Princess Cruises are giving us, even more, to look forward to this summer as they have revealed they will launch a series of short UK cruises departing in late summer. Onboard Regal Princess and Sky Princess you will be able to book short breaks and week-long cruises sailing from Southampton. The cruises are available to UK guests only and will go on sale later this month.
The MedallionClass ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess will provide guests with ‘Truly Touchless’ experiences through the cruise line’s MedallionClass experience and OceanMedallion wearable device, offering a number of new features that significantly enhance the guest experience whilst also supporting new health protocols. Streamlined check-in, simplified safety training, reductions in queueing and the ability to order food and drink anywhere on the ship are just some of the ways Princess Cruises is leveraging the OceanMedallion technology to transform the cruise experience.
Some of the other features of the MedallionClass and OceanMedallion wearable device include;
- Finding family and friends onboard
- Keyless entry to your cabin
- View and book events onboard your ship
- Best Wi-Fi at sea
- Games for the whole family
Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said: “Recent announcements from the UK Government on the roadmap to the end of lockdown has given us all optimism that we will be able to have a summer break.
“When restrictions are lifted, it is clear that holidays in the UK will be the first to restart before the gradual return of international travel. We are eager to welcome our guests back onboard as soon as it is safe to do so. By offering a series of short UK breaks, we can provide guests with a relaxed holiday at sea so they can enjoy a much-needed getaway.
“In order to offer these new cruises, we have unfortunately had to cancel our current ex-UK programme through late September. We share in our guests’ disappointment over these cancelled cruises and we appreciate the continued understanding and cooperation from our loyal guests and travel agents.”
Princess Cruises has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through 25th September 2021.
For guests booked on a cancelled voyage, Princess will offer to move guests to the equivalent cruise in 2022. The rebooking process will have the added benefit of protecting the guests’ 2021 fare on their 2022 voyage. Alternatively, guests can choose a future cruise credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the cruise fare paid (minimum £25) or a full refund to the original form of payment.