Princess Cruises has announced its ‘Best Sale Ever’ with prices starting at £499 per person and a £50 low deposit available. The offer runs from 20th December 2019 to 2nd March 2020 and applies to all of Princess’ 1,500 future cruises up to April 2022. This sale coincides with Wave Season 2020.
This represents the most voyages and widest range of choice ever available for a Princess sale. If you’re considering a cruise with Princess Cruises in the next two years this may be one to look at.
Best Value Package
For the first time, guests can choose to add an onboard savings package for £35 per person per day. The package covers premium drinks, unlimited WiFi and gratuities – which is worth over £70 for guests who pay for these items in advance of their cruise, or onboard. This is certainly extra value for those who are contemplating the drinks package or need WiFi whilst on holiday.
The all-inclusive premium drinks include cocktails, wine, beer, spirits, coffee and tea. Guests who prefer soft drinks or are under the drinking age can take advantage of the likes of fruit juices, mocktails and smoothies.
Princess Cruises is now able to offer WiFi as part of a savings package due to an increasing number of ships being upgraded to ‘MedallionNet’. It incorporates next-generation onboard technology to allow ‘fast, reliable and unlimited’ connectivity.
Included in the offers are voyages on Crown Princess, which sails roundtrip from May to November in 2020 from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and northern Europe. Also included is Island Princess, which will sail out of Southampton from June to October 2020 to northern Europe.
Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises vice president UK & Europe, said: “We’re excited to be able to give this level of choice with our best sale ever.
“Just imagine relaxing with an all-inclusive cocktail on the top deck of one of our stunning ships while staying connected with friends and family back home via our fast, reliable and unlimited WiFi.”
Cruises in the Best Sale Ever
Cruises in the Best Sale Ever include:
- A 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise departing May 2, 2020 on Royal Princess. Sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles, calling at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Prices from £499pp cruise only or from £744pp inclusive of onboard savings package.
- A 10-night European Capitals cruise departing September 21, 2020 on Island Princess, Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, calling at Hamburg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Rotterdam, Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) and Paris/Normandy (Le Havre). Prices from £1399pp cruise only or from £1819pp inclusive of onboard savings package.
- A 17-night Mediterranean and Greek Isles departing November 6, 2020 on Crown Princess. Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, calling at Seville (Cadiz), Valletta, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Santorini and Cartagena. Prices from £1299pp cruise only or from £1894pp inclusive of onboard savings package.
Crown Princess, Island Princess and Regal Princess, which will sail round Britain next year, all offer MedallionNet. Crown Princess and Regal Princess also offer the complimentary OceanMedallion wearable device to all guests.
The Medallion is currently also on Royal Princess, Caribbean Princess and Sky Princess. Rolling out in 2020 to Island Princess, Ruby Princess, Grand Princess, Enchanted Princess, Emerald Princess and Coral Princess.
Which Princess cruise ship is the best?
This is a tricky question and will depend on what you want from your cruise holiday. There are five main different classes of ships in the Princess Cruises fleet.
The most recent is Royal Class (Royal, Regal, Majestic, Sky and Enchanted). Enchanted Princess is being launched in 2020. This class boasts the largest ships in the fleet and the latest technology. There are new specialty dining options on some of these ships and so are a great choice for foodies who like to try different cuisines.
The Grand Class has the highest number of ships and includes three sub-classes:
- Grand(Grand, Star and Golden)
- Gem (Sapphire and Diamond)
- Crown (Crown, Emerald and Ruby)
- Caribbean (Caribbean)
These medium size ships are all based around a similar design with slight differences between sub-classes. The Gem Class ships were designed for the Asian market and Caribbean Princess is the only ship in the fleet to have a dedicated family splash zone area. Despite being smaller than the Royal Class ships, the public areas provide plenty of space and offer a less crowded feel.
Coral Class ships (Coral and Island) were specially designed to cruise through the Panama Canal. The atmosphere onboard these ships is more relaxed and traditional. Cruises are more likely to choose these ships because of their itineraries.
Sun Class ships (Sun and Sea) are based in Australasia and also do world cruises. Sun Princess was featured in the 1990s remake of the TV series The Love Boat. Activities onboard these ships tend to be more low key.
Pacific Princess is the only ship in Princess Cruises’ R Class. With only 670 passengers, this is a perfect ship for small ship cruising. It most suited to passengers who don’t need as much organised entertainment. People tend to choose this ship for the itineraries that it sails.
UK cruisers can find more information by visiting Princess Cruises, call 0344 338 8663 or contact your local travel agent. Be aware that this sale does not start until 20th December 2020.