Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess has set sail with guests onboard for the first time over 17 months. The MedallionClass ship departed from the Port of Southampton yesterday, commencing its ‘Summer Seacations’ season and marking Sky Princess’ first-ever sailing from the UK with guests onboard.
As the third ship in the Princess Cruises fleet to return to service since the line voluntarily paused operations in March 2020, Sky Princess has joined sister ship Regal Princess to sail around the UK on a series of Seacations.
Sky Princess will take UK guests on short scenic voyages and itineraries that visit UK port cities Liverpool, Greenock, Belfast and Portland until 5 October 2021.
The new Princess Cruises ship joined the fleet in October 2019 and boasts a host of new features, such as jazz bar Take Five, French restaurant Bistro La Sur Mer, the WakeView Bar and Pool, and two Sky Suites, which have the largest balconies at sea and offer 270-degree panorama views.
“It is fantastic to be welcoming guests back onboard another Princess ship, this time the beautiful Sky Princess, our second ship to join us here in the UK.” Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe said. “Princess is one of only two cruise lines to have two ships operating out of the UK this summer, which bears testament to our commitment and devotion to UK guests.”
He continued: “Yesterday was a significant day for Sky Princess as it also marked her first sailing from Southampton – her homeport for three consecutive years – with guests onboard. We are delighted to have one of our newest ships dedicated to the UK market and we are certain guests will love everything Sky Princess has to offer.”
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