Princess Cruises said its Caribbean Princess will offer a partial transit of the new locks on the Panama Canal in its 2017-18 winter season.

It will be the first time a Princess ship has gone into the new locks. Caribbean Princess will do the new locks on 10-day roundtrip cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Three other Princess ships (Coral Princess, Island Princess and Pacific Princess) will sail ocean-to-ocean with full transit offerings through all three sets of traditional canal locks: Gatun, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores.

In another first, Princess in 2017-18 will sail Emerald Princess on a 12-day roundtrip voyage from Los Angeles with port calls in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Vancouver, featuring scenic cruising of Glacier Bay National Park.

Princess said select cruises will offer extended stays in Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, Cozumel, San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Honolulu in 2017-18. A new overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas on the line’s five-day voyages from Los Angeles will also be offered.


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