Medallion class ships to resume service starting Feb. 2021

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Princess plans comeback

Princess Cruises slogan “Come back new” takes on a double meaning with the company’s return to the sea.

Beginning between February 13 and April 22  three additional Princess MedallionClass™ ships will be sailing to the Caribbean, Hawaii and the California Coast. The trio includes Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess. They will  join the eight Princess ships that are  restarting soon.

Schedule in a ‘sea’ shell

Crown Princess  is sailing February 13 along with Crown Princess will join Majestic Princess and Grand Princess from Los Angeles to the California Coast and Hawaii. Then, Crown Princess positions to Seattle to sail on a couple of Pacific Northwest Coastal and Hawaii voyages. i. Crown Princess will also add another Alaska departure with a new 8-day Inside Passage cruise with Glacier Bay starting on April 29, 2022.

The Island Princess heads 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.

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And then Royal Princess does California Coast sailings from Vancouver beginning April 8, 2022

Happy to be back in business

“It has been thrilling to have our guests on board enjoying real vacations in Alaska and on the west coast,” said Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises chief commercial officer. “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.”


To sail with Princess through February 2022 are available you must have proof of a final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. Crew vaccinations are in accordance with CDC guidelines.

What’s in a Medallion Class

Princess Sports book gamblineBasically Medallion Class cruises are what  Princess ships calls TrulyTouchless™ experiences. That intend to simplify the guest experience and delivers next-level service supporting new health protocols.

The OceanMedallion wearable device replaces  traditional cruise cards to offer the following:

  • Touchless embarkation and disembarkation
  • Keyless stateroom entry
  • Completely contactless commerce
  • Easier safety training
  • On-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere on board
  • Guest service requests via mobile device chat
  • Location-based gaming and wagering
  • Entertainment content via smart devices

Princess claims to offer the best Wi-Fi at sea, MedallionNet, for seamless connections to all your mobile devices.  For more information and booking contact a Pavlus agent at 1-800-528-9300.

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