Princess Cruises has revealed its 2023 Caribbean cruise season, along with its Canada and New England program, visiting 28 destinations and featuring 48 cruise departures.
Princess Cruises will deploy three ships across both regions, one in the Caribbean and two in Canada and New England.
In the Caribbean, Princess Cruises will deploy its Caribbean Princess cruise ship, sailing roundtrip out of Fort Lauderdale on four itineraries ranging from 7 to 14 days.
Princess Cruises’ Caribbean season will run from April through July, 2023 and features 11 destinations, and 31 departures, visiting world-famous beaches in the Eastern Caribbean, or exploring Mayan ruins in the Western Caribbean, or both.
Eastern Caribbean: Bask in Soft Sands & Turquoise Waters of Top-Rated Beaches
Eastern Caribbean with Bahamas (seven days), visiting Princess Cays, St. Thomas (More Ashore late-night stay) and St. Maarten
Eastern Caribbean with Puerto Rico (seven days) with Princess Cays, San Juan and Grand Turk
Western Caribbean: Explore Caribbean Culture & Mayan Ruins
Western Caribbean with Grand Cayman (seven days), visiting Grand Cayman, Roatan (Mahogany Bay), Belize City, Cozumel
Eastern & Western Caribbean: Combine Relaxation & Exploration
Caribbean East-West Adventurer with St. Thomas & St. Maarten (14 days), visiting Grand Cayman, Roatan (Mahogany Bay), Belize City, Cozumel, Princess Cays, St. Thomas (More Ashore late-stay) and St. Maarten
Caribbean East-West Adventurer with Grand Turk & Amber Cove (14 days), visiting Grand Cayman, Roatan (Mahogany Bay), Belize City, Cozumel, Princess Cays, San Juan, Grand Turk and Amber Cove
All guests sailing on Eastern Caribbean itineraries visit the cruise line’s Princess Cays private island resort for a day of fun, sun, water activities and a beach BBQ.
The island even offers cabanas with air conditioning and bar service. MedallionNet Wi-Fi featuring reliable and fast connectivity is also available on the island.
Exclusive Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions offer more immersive shoreside experiences, such as visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Mayan Ruins at Tulum or the Belize Barrier Reef.
That’s in addition to snorkeling, feeding stingrays, ziplining through lush rainforests or simply relaxing on a catamaran while floating through crystal clear blue water.
Caribbean Princess was recently modernized to appeal to families of all sizes and age groups and offersunique food and drink offerings themed to the destinations visited by the ship.
Favorite family features onboard include The Reef Outdoor Splash Zone with shade, sun and water activities for the kids; Movies Under the Stars showcasing first-fun movies, sports events and more; and fine and quick-service dining options appealing to all tastes and preferences.
In Canada and New England, Princess Cruises will deploy two cruise ships, Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess, visiting 17 destinations, 11 states and provinces in three countries, with five itineraries and 16 departures.
“Discovering colonial history, rocky shorelines, seaside villages, stunning lighthouses, fresh regional seafood and the colors of fall are the top reasons to experience Canada & New England with Princess Cruises,” the cruise line said in a statement.
From cruising underneath the iconic Verrazzano Bridge during the sailaway from New York City, to visiting Boston’s Freedom Trail and strolling the scenic streets of Old Québec, seven- to 16-day voyages, that even take cruisers are far north to Greenland, are offered.
Highlights of the season include:
Canada & New England – Regal Princess – Seven Days: Roundtrip from New York, visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), and Halifax. Cruises depart September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023
Classic Canada & New England – Caribbean Princess – 10 Days: From New York City to Québec (More Ashore overnight), with port stops in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Halifax, Sydney (Cape Breton Island), and Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island). Cruises depart August 30, September 19 and October 9, 2023
Classic Canada & New England – Caribbean Princess – 10 Days: From Québec (More Ashore overnight) to New York City, visiting Saguenay, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Sydney (Cape Breton Island), Halifax, Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park) and Boston. Departure dates of August 4, September 9 and 29, 2023
Canada & Colonial America – Caribbean Princess – 13 days: From Ft. Lauderdale to Québec (More Ashore overnight) visiting Norfolk (with access to Williamsburg and Jamestown), New York, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor (for Acadia National Park), Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Halifax and Sydney (Cape Breton Island). Cruise departs July 22, 2023
Canada & Colonial America – Caribbean Princess – 12 Days: From Québec (More Ashore overnight) to Ft. Lauderdale, visiting Halifax, Portland, Boston, Newport and New York City. Cruise departs October 19, 2023
Greenland & Canada – Caribbean Princess – 16 days: Roundtrip from New York City visiting Halifax, Sydney (Cape Breton Island), Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik and St. John (Newfoundland). Cruise departs Aug 14, 2023
Options for guests wishing to spend more time exploring historic cities and monuments include two in-depth Cruisetours, combining a scheduled 2023 cruise with multiple days on land.
Highlights of these itineraries include:
Historic America Cruisetour – with seven nights on land guests visit U.S. Capital Washington D.C., Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, Colonial Williamsburg, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Gettysburg Battlefield.
The Maple Explorer Cruisetour – brings guests to beautiful Niagara Falls; exciting cities like the capital of Ottawa and French-flavored Montréal with guided tours of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, dazzling cathedrals and the historic 19th century Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Both ships offer the best Wi-Fi at sea, MedallionNet, which offers fast, unlimited, reliable, and affordable connectivity with an access point in every stateroom, so guests can stream favorite movies, shows, games and music; connect to favorite social media sites; and video chat from anywhere on the ship.