Princess Cruises’ sixth Royal-class newbuild to be named Discovery Princess

Princess Cruises’ sixth Royal-class newbuild will be called Discovery Princess when she is launched in November, 2021, which is also a year earlier than previously planned.

The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess is under construction at Fincantieri and is scheduled to sail her first cruise on November 3rd, 2021, a 7-night Mediterranean & Aegean inaugural cruise from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Athens.

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“Discovery Princess will take our guests on the most memorable vacations of their lifetime introducing them to new sights, new cultures, and new experiences on-board every voyage,” said Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises, during a name reveal ceremony in Los Angeles.

“Discovery is both an expression of our brand as well as an important aspect of our guest experience,” she added. “We know Discovery Princess will offer our guests cruise vacations that create memories they will cherish for a lifetime and we’re proud to mark a major milestone basing our newest ship on the West Coast.”

The inaugural season for Discovery Princess includes 30 departures on 21 unique itineraries to more than 50 destinations in 23 countries.

In the Mediterranean she offers eight itinerary options, sailing to 19 destinations in eight countries, and ranging in length from seven to 21 days.

Guests can choose to sail from Rome, Athens or Barcelona. More Ashore late-night calls are offered in Barcelona, Genoa (Milan), and Mykonos on select itineraries. Cruise departure dates: Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021.

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In the Caribbean there are six itineraries for Discovery Princess, ranging from four, eight or 16 days, cruising to eight destinations in seven countries visiting the Eastern Caribbean with a new port of call in Tortula and a Southern Caribbean sailing to all three ABC islands. Cruise departure dates: Dec. 9, 13, 21, 29, 2021.

Discovery Princess will also sail to 22 destinations in 11 countries on six departures in South America, including a 50-day voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. More Ashore late night calls include Rio de Janeiro (overnight), Buenos Aires and Lima (overnight). Departure dates: Jan. 6, 24, Feb. 7, 2022.

Discovery Princess will make her West Coast debut in Los Angeles on March 1st, 2022 with a 5-day cruise with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas, and a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise.

Guest can then enjoy the beauty of the scenic California coastline on a 7-day Classic California Coast with More Ashore in San Francisco and San Diego including the unique experiences of sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Departure dates: March 1, 6, 13, April 3, 10, and May 1, 2022.

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