(PRESS RELEASE)_SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 18, 2023) – An expert in the Panama Canal, Princess Cruises has been bringing guests to this sought-after region since 1967. On sale now, the upcoming 2024-2025 season offers guests the incredible opportunity to experience this marvel of modern technology and engineering, known as the “world’s greatest shortcut,” and a gorgeous destination that is best seen by ship.
“Three ships will transit the historic Panama Canal during our upcoming 2024-2025 season offering full transit sailings, ocean-to-ocean or roundtrip options from Ft. Lauderdale,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “We’re excited to bring Coral Princess back to the region, returning the ship to her roots where she was christened in the Panama Canal in 2003, by the then president of Panama, Mireya Moscoso.”
Three ships sailing on 26 departures, visiting 23 destinations in 12 countries, feature 24 transits through the new locks and 13 transits through the historic locks.
The only way to go through the Panama Canal is via ship and Princess guests enjoy an immersive experience with onboard destination experts explaining the history and culture of Panama as ships sail through the locks. Ashore, guests can explore lush rainforests filled with ecological wonders and unique wildlife by visiting a sloth sanctuary on an Animal Planet™ recommended shore excursion.
Princess packages give guests more value and savings than ever. Guests opting for the popular Princess Plus for just $60 per person per day covering drinks, Wi-Fi and crew gratuities also receive premium desserts (two per day), fitness classes (two per voyage) and unlimited juices, at almost 60% off a retail value of $140 if components are purchased separately.
Guests who add Princess latest vacation value enhancing package Princess Premier for $80 per person per day, enjoy an almost 70% savings with $257 per day in total amenity value and receive:
The 2024-25 Panama Canal season includes seven desirable UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Spanish Fortifications at Portobelo-San Lorenzo (from Colón), The Archaeological Site and Historic District of Panama, and the Port Fortress, or walled city, of Cartagena.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.
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