Princess Cruises’ newest vessel – Sky Princess – will sail from Southampton next summer, after the line announced deployment changes for 2021.
The alterations will see 10 British Isles voyages, due to be operated by Crown Princess, moved to Sky and depart on the same dates.
The news follows the line’s announcement in July that Grand Princess will be replaced by the larger and newer Regal Princess in sailing from Southampton next summer.
Sky – the fourth in Princess’s Royal Class fleet - will spend its summer season sailing the British Isles and the Baltic. Princess Cruises’ UK and Europe vice-president Tony Roberts said it was “fantastic to have our newest ship sailing from the UK”.
Sky Princess will now be sailing from Southampton in summer 2021 (alongside Regal Princess). Fantastic to have our newest ship sailing from the U.K. on A mixture of British Isles and Baltic itineraries. #cruise #SkyPrincess #RegalPrincess #oceanmedallion pic.twitter.com/8yzVR9UHtS— Tony Roberts (@TonyRoberts101) September 10, 2020
The ship’s remaining Baltic sailings will change from 11-day Copenhagen departures to 12-day itineraries from Southampton.
Guests booked on Crown Princess’s Western Europe Passage will be moved to the same itinerary onboard Regal Princes, departing on 23 October 2021.
As a result of the changes, Princess said there had been an unspecified number of voyage cancellations on both Crown and Sky. Guests impacted will receive communications from their travel agent.
The new ex-Southampton British Isles and Baltic itineraries onboard Sky will go on sale later this month.