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Princess Cruises Sailing Five Ships to Europe 2026

Princess Cruises announced that its 2026 European cruise and cruisetour season will be its biggest ever as it will be sending five ships to sail the region, including the new Sun Princess. The five ships will sail a record-breaking 222 cruises giving guests the opportunity to explore the beauty of Europe.

The season, which goes on sail May 23, 2024, runs March through November 2026 and will feature 59 unique itineraries, visiting 101 destinations across 29 countries. The itineraries will range from five to 42 nights with various highlights–the 2026 total solar eclipse, sailing on the new Sun Princess, roundtrip cruises from Copenhagen, and new itineraries from Rome. 

“There’s incredible demand for European vacations and we don’t see that slowing down anytime soon,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises. “Guests should book early as our best pricing will be when these cruises first go on sale. Our 2026 season delivers the best of Europe with incredible voyages visiting a mix of marquee ports, as well as smaller, off-the-beaten-path spots offering guests their very own personalized journey.”

The five “Love Boat” ships sailing Europe in 2026 are Sun Princess, Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sapphire Princess

Sun Princess will sail 7-, 14, and 21-night Mediterranean voyages departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), Piraeus (Athens), and Barcelona. Sun Princess is an engineering marvel and offers an extraordinary cruise experience for every guest.

Sky Princess is returning to homeport in Southampton for her sixth year. Her itineraries will range from seven to 28 nights to destinations in Northern Europe, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean. In August 2026, Sky Princess will sail a special 14-night Total Eclipse Cruise straight into the “path of totality.” 

Enchanted Princess will offer roundtrip Mediterranean sailings from Civitavecchia (Rome). The sailings will range from five, seven, eight and 14-nights. 

For the first time, Majestic Princess will sail roundtrip from Southampton. Itineraries will range from 11-, 12- and 14-nights in the British Isles and Northern Europe. British Isle itineraries will visit historic ports across England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, while Northern European itineraries will include port stops in Scandinavia, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. 

Princess Cruises is returning to Copenhagen after a six year hiatus with Sapphire Princess. Before she sails 12-night Northern Europe itineraries from Copenhagen, she will sail in the Mediterranean from Barcelona as well as offering roundtrip itineraries from Civitavecchia (Rome) between March and April 2026.

Princess Captain’s Circle members are eligible to take part in early booking starting May 16, 2024 with a special discount if booked before August 31, 2024.