With the parent company Carnival Corporations’ plan in removing less efficient ships, Princess Cruises has announced on 21st January 2021 that Pacific Princess has been sold to an undisclosed buyer.
Pacific Princess was built in 1999, and originally entered service as R3 for Renaissance Cruises. It joined the Princess Cruises’ fleet in 2002. The boutique-style ship offered an intimate cruising environment that can only accommodate 670 passengers. Despite its small size, it has incorporated many of the dining and entertainment options available on the cruise line’s larger cruise vessels. During Pacific Princess’ career with Princess Cruise, she has sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, including 11 world cruises for the company.
Princess Cruises president, Jan Swartz says,
“Pacific Princess holds so many memories and cherished experiences to all who sailed upon her,”
“Pacific Princess offered a traditional style of cruising to unique destinations. While it’s difficult to say goodbye to our ‘Love Boat,’ our World Cruise and exotic itineraries continue onboard our Medallion Class-enabled Island Princess and Coral Princess, featuring the best Wi-Fi at sea, allowing guests to keep in touch with loved ones and share vacation memories along the way.”
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Credit: Princess Cruises