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Princess Cruises to Base Seven Ships in Europe in 2012

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Princess Cruises | September 28, 2011

Princess Cruises to Base Seven Ships in Europe in 2012

Princess Cruises will base seven ships in Europe in 2012 to operate more than 125 departures between April and December on 57 itineraries to 116 destinations. Highlights include the European debut of Caribbean Princess and a new 14-day “Baltic Heritage” itinerary to the ports of Scandinavia and Russia.

In addition, Princess sailings offer two-day experiences in Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Egypt and Israel. Overnight stays in Venice are included on all 12-day Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises.

Two new ports will debut during the season -- the island of Korcula, Croatia, and Nessebar, Bulgaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ruby Princess returns to Europe to again operate the 12-day “Grand Mediterranean” itinerary and Greek Isles routes. Crown Princess will take over the 12-day Egypt, Greek Isles and Mediterranean itineraries. The Emerald Princess again offers Scandinavia and Russia cruises with two days in St. Petersburg. Caribbean Princess takes over British Isles sailings, as well as voyages to Norway and Iceland.

The Grand Princess will sail from London to the Mediterranean, as well as on Northern Europe voyages. The Ocean Princess offers seven-day itineraries that can be combined into 14-day or longer voyages. Small ship Pacific Princess sails to the Holy Land and Black Sea to ports in Egypt, Israel, Ukraine, Greece and Turkey. For more information, call 800-PRINCESS or visit

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