SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 13, 2008) – Princess Cruises has announced that Caribbean Princess will return to New York in Summer 2009 for a second season of the line’s popular roundtrip sailings to Bermuda and the Caribbean. The ship will then change directions in late summer to head north for a season of roundtrip Canada & New England sailings.
In total the ship will offer 20 sailings on two primary routes from New York – including a nine-day journey heading to the pink sands of Bermuda and the resort atmosphere of Grand Turk, and a week-long voyage to the rich history and colorful scenery of New England and Canada’s eastern provinces. The ship also offers a special seven-day cruise from San Juan to New York.
“This will be our fourth summer sailing from New York to the Caribbean,” said Jan Swartz, Princess’ senior vice president of customer service and sales. “Both the route and the ship have become passenger favorites, and this year we’re pleased to feature Bermuda on every Caribbean voyage. Plus, we’ll sail to Canada and New England in August, so passengers can enjoy the summer weather in these great ports.”
Bermuda & Eastern Caribbean from New York — Caribbean Princess’ summer season from New York will feature 10 departures between May 24 and August 13, 2009. The nine-day voyages sail roundtrip on an itinerary that includes Bermuda (West End), San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Caribbean Princess will also offer one seven-day Bermuda & Eastern Caribbean sailing from San Juan to New York, departing May 17, calling at St. Thomas, Antigua and Bermuda.
Roundtrip Canada & New England – Starting in August, the itinerary moves north for an early season of cruises to the best of the northeast, with a roundtrip route offering New York departures with visits to Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, and Halifax. Caribbean Princess will offer nine sailings between August 22 and October 17.
Caribbean Princess features the many hallmark amenities that define the Princess experience, including the dramatic Movies Under the Stars outdoor movie screen; multiple dining venues including specialty restaurants; Personal Choice Dining featuring traditional or Anytime seating; Lotus Spa with fitness center; an extensive children and teen’s center; a wedding chapel and nearly 900 staterooms with private balconies.
Escape Fares for nine-day Caribbean Princess summer Bermuda & Eastern Caribbean cruises begin at $1,099 per person, and Canada & New England sailings begin at $945, based on double occupancy. A $50 per person Captain’s Circle Launch Savings discount is available to Princess past passengers on bookings made by December 31, 2008. Sailings open for booking on March 21, 2008.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.