Princess Cruises, which is part of the Carnival Corporation & plc group, will add a third ship to its UK base port Southampton in 2020 it will name ship Enchanted Princess there as well, Travel Weekly reports.
As a result the line’s capacity in the UK for 2020 will be 30% more than in 2019, with three ships sailing a full season out of Southampton for the first time. It amounts to 1.4 million cruise nights on board.
“The 3,080-passenger Crown Princess will sail for more than 150 days out of Southampton between May and November to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and northern Europe; 2,200-passenger Island Princess will spend June to October sailing from Southampton to northern Europe; and 3,560-passenger Regal Princess will sail out of the UK’s largest cruise port from May to September,” the report said.
Princess’ European capacity will also increase in 2020 by 15% on 2019. Sky Princess, which will be introduced next year and will carry 3,660 passengers, will spend its first spring and summer season sailing Scandinavia and Russia roundtrip from Copenhagen.
The line’s newest ship Enchanted Princess will be named at Southampton in late June 2020 and will be the first Princess Cruises vessel to be named in the UK since Royal Princess in 2013, the report said.