Princess Cruises Details Its Biggest European Season Ever in 2026

Princess Cruises has announced that its 2026 European cruise and cruisetour season will be its biggest yet with five ships in the region.

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Princess Cruises has announced that its 2026 European cruise season will be its biggest ever, with five Princess ships sailing in the region.

Running from March through November 2026, the European season features 59 unique itineraries visiting 101 destinations in 29 countries. Sailings will range from five to 42 nights long.

2026 Europe highlights include:

Sun Princess

Princess Cruises’ newest ship will sail seven, 14, and 21-night Mediterranean voyages departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), Piraeus (Athens), and Barcelona. Guests on a 14 and 21-night voyage can enjoy an itinerary without calling to the same port twice for a Grand Mediterranean Adventure.

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(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Sky Princess

The 3,660-guest Sky Princess will return for its sixth year to homeport in Southampton. It will take guests on itineraries ranging from seven to 28 nights to destinations in northern Europe, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean.

On August 12, 2026, Sky Princess will sail into the path of totality on a special 14-night Total Solar Eclipse Cruise which will visit France, Spain, and Portugal. That voyage departs Southampton on August 8th.

New for 2026 is a 28-night northern Europe and Mediterranean itinerary sailing roundtrip from Southampton and calling to Skagen, Copenhagen, Warnemunde (for Berlin), Stockholm (overnight), Helsinki, Tallinn, Visby, Zeebrugge (for Brussels/Bruges), Southampton, Vigo, Cadiz (for Seville), Malaga, Cartagena, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Bilbao, and Le Verdon (for Bordeaux). That voyage departs September 12th.

Enchanted Princess

New for 2026, the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess will offer Mediterranean itineraries roundtrip from Civitavecchia, ranging from five to 14 nights long. A sample itinerary is a seven-night roundtrip from Civitavecchia to Dubrovnik, Kotor, and Corfu.

Majestic Princess

For the first time ever, the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess will sail roundtrip from Southampton, offering British Isles and northern Europe itineraries ranging from 11 to 14 nights. British Isles voyages take guests to historic ports across England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, while the northern Europe itineraries include calls to Scandinavia, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

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Majestic Princess (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Sapphire Princess

Princess Cruises will return to Copenhagen after six years with Sapphire Princess offering 12-night voyages in northern Europe. Prior to sailing from Copenhagen, the vessel will sail in the Mediterranean in March and April from Barcelona and Civitavecchia.

Princess Cruises Cruisetours

Guests can combine a European cruise with multiple days on land to experience more of the region with five cruisetours to choose from. Travelers can choose to sightsee in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid on the Highlights of Spain cruisetour, visit Florence and Rome on the Classic Italy cruisetour, explore Mediterranean treasures on the Best of Greece cruisetour, or take in the beautiful landscapes of Ireland on the Ring of Kerry cruisetour.

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Grand Adventures and More Ashore

All five ships will offer transatlantic voyages ranging from 14 to 29 nights.

19 ports will include ‘More Ashore’ late-night stays on select itineraries, and three ports will provide overnight stays: Alta, Hamburg, and Stockholm.

Princess Captain’s Circle members can take advantage of an early booking window starting May 16, 2024 and are eligible for a special discount if booking before August 31, 2024.


Are you planning to take a cruise with Princess in Europe this year or next? Have you ever done a Mediterranean or northern Europe voyage? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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