Pacific Princess Will Depart from Princess Cruises’ Fleet
Today, Princess Cruises announced the Pacific Princess will be departing from its fleet after being sold to an undisclosed buyer. According to a statement from Princess Cruises’ parent company, Carnival Corporation, the sale is part of a company plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships.
The ship joined the Princess Cruises fleet in 2020, and originally entered service in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises. The vessel offers a small, intimate cruising environment, with a total of just 670 passengers.
Pacific Princess has sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, 11 World Cruises, and offered distinctive itineraries to sought-after destinations all over the world. Most notably for Pacific Princess, The Love Boat’s "Captain Stubing" and Princess Cruises Ambassador Gavin MacLeod were on the ship’s navigation bridge as the ship sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time to kick off the inaugural season sailing to Alaska from San Francisco in May 2003.
"Pacific Princess holds so many memories and cherished experiences to all who sailed upon her," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "Pacific Princess offered a traditional style of cruising to unique destinations. While it’s difficult to say goodbye to our 'Love Boat,' our World Cruise and exotic itineraries continue onboard our Medallion Class-enabled Island Princess and Coral Princess, featuring the best Wi-Fi at sea, allowing guests to keep in touch with loved ones and share vacation memories along the way."
Princess Cruises says that guests with bookings currently slated for Pacific Princess will be notified, and along with their travel advisors, and will receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations resume. Guests who prefer a refund will be accommodated.
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