Princess 2009 European Itineraries

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Mediterranean & Greek Isles — Filled with historic treasures, magnificent cities, picture-perfect islands, and quaint villages, the Mediterranean never fails to delight passengers.

Grand Mediterranean — Princess’ classic 12-day itinerary runs between Barcelona and Venice with calls at Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples/Capri, Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasi (for Ephesus), and Athens (Piraeus). Ruby Princess sailings depart on May 4, 16 and 28, July 3, and 15, August 20, and September 1, 13 and 25.

Greek Isles — A 12-day route between Venice and Rome that takes in Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon (for Olympia), Athens (Piraeus), Mykonos, Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Rhodes, Santorini and Naples/Capri. Crown Princess sails the itinerary on May 29. Ruby Princess sailings depart June 9 and July 27. Grand Princess cruises the area in fall on October 1 and 25, and November 6.

Greek Isles & Mediterranean — Another 12-day Greek Isles option, sailing from Rome to Venice, with calls at Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Naples/Capri, Santorini, Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Mykonos, Athens (Piraeus), Katakolon (for Olympia) and Corfu. Crown Princess offers this sailing on May 17. Ruby Princess sails on June 21 and August 8. Grand Princess departs on September 19.

Grand Mosaic — NEW — Crown Princess sails on this new 12-day route from Lisbon to Rome with calls at Seville (Cadiz), Casablanca (for Marrakech), Gibraltar, Barcelona, Marseille/Provence, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Malta (Valletta), Sicily (Messina), and Naples/Capri. The sailing departs on May 5.

Mediterranean Medley — A 14-day journey roundtrip from London (Southampton), traveling to Gibraltar, Alicante, Barcelona, Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Sardinia (Alghero), and Seville (Cadiz). Four Grand Princess sailings depart on May 9, June 13, July 18 and August 15.

Mediterranean Adventurer — This 14-day Grand Princess itinerary travels roundtrip from London (Southampton) to Málaga (for Granada), Cartagena (Spain), Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples/Capri, Corsica (Ajaccio), and Gibraltar with four sailings on April 25, May 30, June 27 and August 1.

Mediterranean Collection — A series of 12-day voyages on Royal Princess from Venice to Rome with calls at Ravenna, Split (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu, Malta (Valetta), Sicily (Messina), Sorrento/Capri, Corsica (Ajaccio), Monte Carlo, and Portofino. Three departures are offered on June 1, July 7 and August 12.

European Explorer — A 15-day sojourn between Rome and London (Southampton) offering calls at Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (for Milan and Portofino), Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Barcelona, Gibraltar, Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon, Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Cork (Cobh-for Blarney Castle), Paris/Normandy, and Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge). Crown Princess sails on June 10.

European Explorer — Grand Princess sails on a 14-day version of this itinerary from London (Southampton) to Rome, calling at Rotterdam (for Amsterdam), Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), Cork (Cobh – for Blarney Castle), Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Florence/Pisa (Livorno). The cruise departs on September 5.

Holy Land, Egypt and the Black Sea — With more Holy Land sailings that ever before, Princess offers a rich selection of cruise options to this eternal destination, plus the ancient wonders of Egypt and the mystery of the Black Sea.

Holy Land — Two 12-day itineraries on Royal Princess offer the opportunity to visit several ports in Israel’s Holy Land. Sailings between Rome and Athens offer stops at Sorrento/Capri, Alexandria (for Cairo/Giza overland excursion), Port Said, Jerusalem (Ashdod), Galilee/Nazareth (Haifa), Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Patmos, and Santorini, departing on May 8, June 13, July 19, August 24, September 29, October 11 and November 16.
Sailings between Athens and Venice feature calls at Santorini, Patmos, Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Galilee/Nazareth (Haifa), Jerusalem (Ashdod), Port Said (for Cairo/Giza overland excursion), Alexandria, Split (Croatia), with departures on May 20, June 25, September 5, October 23, and November 4.

Egypt & Aegean — A 12-day roundtrip itinerary from Rome to the wonders of Egypt, featuring calls at Naples/Capri, Athens (Piraeus), Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Istanbul, Mykonos, Port Said (for Cairo/Giza overland excursion), and Alexandria. Two sailings are offered on Grand Princess on October 13 and November 18.

Crimean & Aegean Coasts — A unique 12-day itinerary between Athens and Venice with port calls in Volos (for Meteora), Varna (Bulgaria), Odessa (Ukraine), Yalta (Ukraine), new port of Sochi (Russia), and Istanbul with departures aboard Royal Princess on July 31 and September 17.

Scandinavia/Russia — Princess passengers can follow in the footsteps of Vikings and czars with several itinerary options to this intriguing region.

Scandinavia / Russia — Sailing roundtrip from Copenhagen, Emerald Princess takes passengers to Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg (overnight), Tallinn, Gdansk (Gdynia) and Oslo. Nine departures of this 10-day cruise are offered on May 16 and 26, June 5 and 15, July 15, August 4 and 24, and September 3 and 13. An alternate version of the cruise calls in Warnemünde (for Berlin) and Helsingborg (Sweden) instead of Oslo. Sailings depart on June 25, July 5 and 25, and August 14.

Scandinavia — Grand Princess offers seven-day getaway roundtrips from Southampton to Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Copenhagen, Helsingborg (Sweden), and Oslo, departing on July 11 and August 29.

Northern Europe & British Isles –The charm of Britain and the stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords highlight the diverse cruise adventures available in Europe’s northern reaches.

British Isles — Crown Princess sails to the best of Britain with a 12-day roundtrip voyage from Southampton calling at Guernsey (St. Peter Port), Cork (Cobh – for Blarney Castle), Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow (Greenock), Inverness/Loch Ness (Invergordon), Edinburgh (South Queensferry) and Paris/Normandy (Le Havre). The ship offers four departures on this itinerary, on June 25, July 19, and August 12 and 24.

Iceland, Norway & British Isles — Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, Crown Princess calls at Bergen, Olden/Nord Fjord, Hellesylt (service call for Geiranger Fjord overland shore excursion), Geiranger, Ã…lesund, Akureyri, Reykjavik and Belfast. This 12-day sailing departs on July 31.

North Cape & Norwegian Fjords — This popular voyage sails roundtrip from Southampton on a 12-day journey aboard Crown Princess up the coast of Norway to Stavanger, Hellesylt (service call for Geiranger Fjord overland shore excursion), Geiranger, Trondheim, Honningsvag (for North Cape), Tromso, Flaam (Sognefjord) and Bergen, departing July 7.

Iberian Interlude — A week-long Spanish option from Southampton aboard Grand Princess with calls at Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Lisbon, La Rochelle (for Cognac) and Brittany (Brest), departing on May 23.

New Northern Europe — Tahitian Princess offers a series of new sailings throughout northern Europe and Scandinavia, offering a number of unique destinations for explorers.

Baltic Heritage — NEW — A 10-day journey from London (Dover) to Stockholm, visiting Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn. Tahitian Princess sets sail on May 2.

Emerald Isles & Russian Splendors — NEW — A 12-day voyage between Stockholm and Dublin, featuring calls at Helsinki, St. Petersburg (overnight), Tallinn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh (Rosyth), new port of Barrow (for the Lake District), and an overnight stay in Dublin. Tahitian Princess offers two sailings, on May 12 and 24.

Connoisseur’s Scandinavia & Russia — NEW — A 14-day cruise from Stockholm to London (Dover) featuring some of the region’s highlights and lesser known ports, including new ports of LuleÃ¥ (for Lapland) and Mariehamn (Ã…land Islands, Finland), Helsinki, St. Petersburg (overnight), Tallinn, Riga (Latvia), new port of Klaipeda (Lithuania), Kiel Canal Transit, and Amsterdam. Tahitian Princess departs on June 5.

Land of the Midnight Sun — NEW — Roundtrip 18-day journey from Dover, calling at Stavanger, Flaam/Sognefjord, Tromso, Magdalenafjord (Spitsbergen – scenic cruising), Ny Ã…lesund (Spitsbergen), Honningsvag (for North Cape), new port of Murmansk (Russia), Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Trondheim, Hellesylt (service call for Geiranger Fjord overland shore excursion), Geiranger, and Bergen. Tahitian Princess sails on June 19.

Top of the World Explorer — NEW — One of two new 18-day Atlantic crossings on Tahitian Princess, featuring visits to Dublin, Edinburgh/Glasgow (Greenock), Faroe Islands (Tórshavn), new port of Seydisfjordur (Iceland), Reykjavik, Prins Christian Sund (Greenland – scenic cruising), Qaqortoq (Greenland), St. John’s (Newfoundland), and new port of St. Pierre et Miquelon (French overseas territory). Two sailings on this route depart on July 7 and August 12.

Fire and Ice Explorer — NEW — The alternate 18-day sailing with calls at Halifax, St. Anthony (Newfoundland), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Nanortalik (Greenland), new port of Grundarfjordur (Iceland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Akureyri, Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Bergen, and new port of Kristiansand (Norwary). Tahitian Princess departs on July 25 and August 30. (Sailings can be combined for a full 36-day round-trip adventure from New York).

West Africa Adventure — NEW — A unique opportunity to sail from London (Dover) to Cape Town on a 31-day adventure, exploring highlights of West Africa along the way. Ports of call include Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), Lisbon, Seville (Cadiz), Ceuta (Spanish Morocco), Casablanca (for Marrakech), Madeira (Funchal), Canary Islands (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Cape Verde Islands (Mindelo), Dakar (Senegal), Bajul (The Gambia), Tema (Ghana – for Accra), Lome (Togo), Cotonou (Benin), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Luderitz (Namibia), plus an overnight stay in Cape Town. Tahitian Princess sets sail on September 17. (The voyage can also be combined with the ship’s August 30 Fire & Ice Explorer itinerary for a full 49-day journey from New York to Cape Town).

Transatlantics — A journey like no other, an ocean crossing evokes the romance of sailing and offers the opportunity for unique itineraries to ports on either side of the Atlantic.

Spring

Mediterranean Transatlantic — A 16-day adventure crossing the Atlantic aboard Ruby Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona with calls in Madeira (Funchal), Seville (Cadiz), Gibraltar, Sardinia (Cagliari), Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), and Monte Carlo, departing on April 18.

Western Europe Transatlantic — A 17-day transatlantic on Emerald Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen with stops in the Azores Islands (Ponta Delgada), Lisbon, Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), Dover (for London), Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Rotterdam and Oslo, departing on April 29.

Western Europe Transatlantic — A 15-day crossing from Ft. Lauderdale to London (Southampton), stopping at Bermuda (West End), Edinburgh/Glasgow (Greenock), Dublin, Cork (Cobh – for Blarney Castle), Cornwall (Falmouth), Paris/Normandy (Le Havre). Grand Princess departs April 10.

Passage to Portugal — NEW — A quick nine-day crossing from Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon with a call in the Azores Islands (Ponta Delgada). Crown Princess sets sail on April 26. (Can be combined with the ship’s new 12-day Grand Mosaic sailing for a 21-day Grand Transatlantic Adventure.)

Fall

Mediterranean Transatlantic — An opportunity to cross the Atlantic from Venice to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Ruby Princess with an overnight call in Venice and including visits to Naples/Capri, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Marseille/ Provence, Barcelona, Lisbon and Azores Islands (Ponta Delgada). The 18-day crossing departs October 7.

Iceland, Greenland & British Isles Transatlantic — This 18-day Copenhagen to Ft. Lauderdale crossing offers visits to Oslo, Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Dublin, Belfast, Reykjavik, Qaqortoq (Greenland), and St. John’s (Newfoundland) with a sailing that departs September 23 on Emerald Princess.

Iceland, Greenland & Norway Transatlantic — An 18-day London (Southampton) to New York crossing taking in the wonders of the northern latitudes with calls at Stavanger, Bergen, Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Faroe Islands (Tórshavn), Akureyri and Reykjavik in Iceland, Nuuk and Nanortalik in Greenland, and St. Johns (Newfoundland). The Crown Princess cruise departs on September 5.

Three Continents Transatlantic — This 21-day fall crossing from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale calls at Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Barcelona, Gibraltar, Casablanca (for Marrakech), Dakar (Senegal), Fortaleza (Brazil), Barbados, and Dominica, departing November 30 on Grand Princess.

Passage to the Amazon — A unique opportunity for passengers to travel across the Atlantic Ocean on Royal Princess, starting in Rome then to Africa and finally to the Amazon ending in Manaus. The 21-day adventure features calls at Naples/Capri, Sicily (Palermo), La Goulette (for Tunis/Carthage), Casablanca (for Marrakech), Dakar (Senegal), Cape Verde Islands (Mindelo), Santarém (Amazon), Boca da Valéria (Amazon), and an overnight call in Manaus. The sailing departs on November 28.