In 2018, Princess Cruises said that for the first time in
four years it will keep a ship in the Caribbean during the summer.
From April to October, the 3,192-passenger Caribbean Princess
will sail roundtrip cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
New for 2018, a 20-day cruise combines a 10-day Panama
cruise and a 10-day southern Caribbean or eastern Caribbean itinerary.
The Caribbean Princess is scheduled to sail from
Southampton, England, on various European itineraries next summer.
In other deployment news, Princess will send a record seven
ships to Alaska in the summer of 2018. Departures will be offered from Seattle,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Anchorage.
In a new development, the Island Princess will feature a
full season of calls to Icy Strait Point on every seven-day northbound "Voyage
of the Glaciers" itinerary between Vancouver and Anchorage.
Princess will increase its Alaska capacity by 15% in 2018.