Princess Cruises has announced plans to add more ships to its US fleet in February, March, and April 2022, sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and Ft. Lauderdale.

Princess Cruises' Ship Relaunches For February, March, and April of 2022.

From February 13 through April 22, voyages onboard three more Princess MedallionClass ships will transport passengers to the Caribbean, Hawaii, and the California coast. The Crown Princess, Island Princess, and Royal Princess will join the eight Princess ships set to resume service in 2021, accounting for 79 percent of the company’s total ship capacity.

  • Crown Princess: On February 13, Crown Princess will join Majestic Princess and Grand Princess for sailings from Los Angeles to the California Coast and Hawaii. Then, Crown Princess will position to Seattle to sail on a couple of Pacific Northwest Coastal voyages and to Hawaii. Crown Princess will also add another Alaska departure with a new 8-day Inside Passage cruise with Glacier Bay starting on April 29, 2022.
  • Island Princess: Travels to the Caribbean starting March 6, from Ft. Lauderdale on a 14-day, 10-day and series of 7-day cruises to the Southern, Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • Royal Princess: California Coast sailings from Vancouver beginning April 8, 2022

“It has been thrilling to have our guests on board enjoying real vacations in Alaska and on the west coast. By April of 2022 we will have 11 of our ships back at sea, with the support of government and port officials, creating vacation memories for our guests.”

– Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises chief commercial officer

Guests who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to the start of the trip and can provide evidence of immunization are eligible for Princess cruises. All crew will be vaccinated in accordance with CDC recommendations. This is great news and I’m happy to see more cruise lines getting on board with these types of guidelines.

I hope to review a Princess cruise in the not-so-distant future, as I’ve only cruised with them one other time and that was onboard the Regal Princess. The Island Princess caught my eye when they refurbished the ship back in 2017. Perhaps their 7-day cruise to the Caribbean is in order!