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Princess Cruises Announces Largest European Season for 2026

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Princess Cruises has unveiled its largest cruising and cruisetour season in Europe for 2026, featuring a record-breaking 222 cruises from March through November. The new season includes a diverse range of itineraries and the opportunity to sail aboard the line’s newest ship, the Sun Princess.

Key Points

  • Record-breaking 222 cruises in Europe for the 2026 season.
  • 59 different itineraries visiting 101 destinations across 29 countries.
  • Opportunity to view the 2026 total solar eclipse on a special Cruise.

New Itineraries and Ships

Princess Cruises will offer 59 itineraries, ranging from five-night to 42-night sailings, visiting 101 destinations in 29 countries. This extensive selection provides travelers with a variety of options to explore Europe’s rich culture and history. The new season includes the debut of the Sun Princess, which will sail 7-night, 14-night, and 21-night voyages in the Mediterranean, departing from Civitavecchia, Italy; Piraeus, Greece; and Barcelona, Spain.

One notable seven-night voyage on the Sun Princess sails roundtrip from Piraeus, visiting Santorini, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; and Messina, Italy; before concluding in Barcelona, Spain. Further north, the Sky Princess will offer itineraries to Northern Europe, the Canary Islands, Spain; and the Mediterranean from Southampton, England. This includes a special 14-night Total Solar Eclipse Cruise departing on August 8, 2026, visiting France, Spain, and Portugal.

Diverse European Destinations

The Sky Princess will also sail a new 28-night Northern Europe and Mediterranean itinerary from Southampton, England on September 12, 2026. This comprehensive journey visits Skagen, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; an overnight in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; Visby, Sweden; Brussels, Belgium; Vigo, Spain; Seville, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Gibraltar; Bilbao, Spain; and Bordeaux, France.

The Enchanted Princess will operate in the Mediterranean, offering roundtrip voyages from Civitavecchia. These itineraries range from five to 14 nights and include destinations in Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro. Meanwhile, the Majestic Princess will sail roundtrip from Southampton, England to the British Isles, and Northern Europe on 11, 12, and 14-night itineraries, visiting ports such as Haugesund, Norway; Sognefjord, Norway; Nordfjord, Norway; Aalesund, Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Isafjordur, Iceland; and Akureyri, Iceland.

Additionally, Princess Cruises will return to Copenhagen after a six-year hiatus, with the Sapphire Princess offering 12-night Northern Europe itineraries. These cruises will visit ports such as as Skagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Gdynia, Poland; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden.

Booking and Early Access

Bookings for the 2026 European season opens to the general public on May 23, 2024. Captain’s Circle members can enjoy an early booking window starting May 16, 2024, with discounts available for new bookings made before the end of August. The Chief Commercial Officer for Princess Cruises emphasizes the high demand for European vacations and encourages guests to book early to secure the best pricing.

Final Thoughts

Princess Cruises’ 2026 European season offers an unprecedented variety of itineraries and destinations, catering to diverse traveler preferences. With the debut of the Sun Princess and the return to Copenhagen, the season promises unique experiences and unforgettable journeys. Travelers can look forward to exploring both well-known and off-the-beaten-path destinations across Europe.

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