First-Ever New Princess Cruise Ship to be Based on West Coast

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The sixth Royal-class Princess Cruise ship which will be named Discovery princess will be the first new Princess vessel to be based on the West Coast.

Discovery Princess Based on U.S. West Coast

New details have been revealed about the sixth Royal-class Princess cruise ship including the new ship being based on the U.S. west coast and the name being revealed as Discovery Princess.

The cruise line has also announced the largest inaugural launch ever with itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South America before arriving in Los Angeles for her West Coast debut, sailing to Mexico and the California Coast.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said:

“Discovery Princess will take our guests on the most memorable vacations of their lifetime introducing them to new sights, new cultures, and new experiences onboard every voyage.”

“Discovery is both an expression of our brand as well as an important aspect of our guest experience. We know Discovery Princess will offer our guests cruise vacations that create memories they will cherish for a lifetime and we’re proud to mark a major milestone basing our newest ship on the West Coast.”

The inaugural season includes 30 departures on 21 unique itineraries to more than 50 destinations in 23 countries, including several holiday sailings offering the perfect celebration vacation. The ship will also become Princess Cruises’ first new cruise to ever be based on the West Coast.

Here are the departures for each of the regions:

  • Mediterranean: Eight itinerary options in the Mediterranean, sailing to 19 destinations in eight countries, and ranging in length from seven to 21 days. Guests can choose to sail from Rome, Athens or Barcelona. More Ashore late-night calls are offered in Barcelona, Genoa (Milan), and Mykonos on select itineraries. Cruise departure dates: Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021.
  • Caribbean: Six holiday voyages, ranging from four, eight or 16 days, cruising to eight destinations in seven countries visiting the Eastern Caribbean with a new port of call in Tortula and Southern Caribbean sailing to all three ABC islands. Cruise departure dates: Dec. 9, 13, 21, 29, 2021.
  • South America: Sailing to 22 destinations in 11 countries on six departures, including a 50-day voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. More Ashore late night calls include Rio de Janeiro (overnight), Buenos Aires and Lima (overnight). Departure dates: Jan. 6, 24, Feb. 7, 2022.
  • Mexico and the California Coast: Discovery Princess makes her West Coast debut in Los Angeles on March 1, 2022.  Guests can set sail to the sunny beaches of Mexico on a 5-day cruise with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas or on a 7-day Mexican Riveria cruise. Guest can then enjoy the beauty of the scenic California coastline on a 7-day Classic California Coast with More Ashore in San Francisco and San Diego including the unique experiences of sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Departure dates: March 1, 6, 13, April 3, 10, and May 1, 2022.

Discovery Princess is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 143,700 gross tons cruise ship will debut on November 3 in the Mediterranean. The ship will be all teched out with the Madallion programs such as super-fast wi-fi, keyless cabins and more. She will be the most advanced Royal-class cruise ship in the fleet.

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