Shanghai Homeport For Costa Serena

Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line owned by industry giant Carnival Corporation, today announced it is scaling up its presence in the Far East. The line is sending the 114,500-GRT Costa Serena to China for a year-round deployment, joining fleet mates Costa Atlantica and Costa Victoria.   From April 2015, the ship will be based … Continue reading

Inaugural China Season For Sapphire Princess Revealed

Princess Cruises has announced details of its upcoming Chinese debut in 2014, naming Shanghai as the home port for Sapphire Princess during a 4-month season expected to carry 70,000 passengers. The news follows Princess Cruises’ earlier reveal of the ship’s Southeast Asian deployment, where she will spend November 2014 to February 2015 cruising the region … Continue reading

Sapphire Princess To Homeport In Singapore For Winter 2014

Leading premium cruise line Princess Cruises has announced the deployment of the 116,000-GRT Sapphire Princess to Singapore, in response to growing interest for cruising in Southeast Asia. During her 4-month stay in the region, the ship will offer 15 roundtrip departures ranging from 3 to 11 days that can be combined for 25 distinct itineraries of … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Reveals 2012/2013 Pacific Ocean Itineraries

Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has unveiled its Pacific Ocean cruise programme for the 2012/2013 season. 8 of the line’s award-winning ships will sail on 56 voyages, ranging from 10- to 35-days covering 10 itinerary choices visiting Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific.   Hawaiian Roundtrips Sailing from Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Sapphire … Continue reading

Princess Cruises To Grow Presence Down Under

Princess Cruises has announced adjustments to its Australian operations for the 2011/2012 cruise season, redeploying ships and committing another vessel.   Sea Princess To Sail From Sydney The 77,000-GRT Sea Princess is the line’s fourth vessel to cruise out of Australia, joining sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, as well as the larger, 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess. Sailing from … Continue reading