Princess Cruises has announced that new ship Enchanted Princess will be based in Southampton for this year’s UK summer season.
New itineraries include short cruises and longer voyages to the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Norway, and Iceland.
Outgoing Princess Cruises UK and Europe vice-president Tony Roberts said: “Driven by the fantastic response from UK travel agents on having two Royal-class ships sailing out of Southampton in 2021, we have decided to bring Enchanted Princess to Southampton for this year’s UK summer season.
“We’ve been extremely encouraged by demand for Princess Cruises’ 2022 sailings, with UK bookings already exceeding our full year 2019 result.
“This could not have been achieved without our UK travel agent partners. Having two of our newest ships based in Southampton this summer is testament to their continued support.”
Enchanted Princess joined the Princess fleet in November 2021 and is currently completing its inaugural Caribbean season before heading to Europe in April.
It will join sister ship Sky Princess and two other Princess ships – Emerald Princess and Island Princess – to sail out of Southampton this year.
Enchanted Princess was officially named in December 2021 by its three godmothers – Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr Vicki Ferrini, and Jenifer Austin, who are all members of The Explorers Club.
The ship features Sky Suites, 25 bars and restaurants, four swimming pools and original production shows.
It also includes signature Princess venues and amenities, including the Piazza, Lotus Spa, The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars, Princess Live! Café, a Vegas-style casino, and more.