Princess Cruises to Homeport in Puerto Rico For First Time in Over 10 Years

After over a decade, Princess Cruises has announced that it will be returning to homeport in Puerto Rico in 2025 and 2026.

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Princess Cruises has announced that it will be returning to homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a season of voyages to the southern Caribbean. The schedule will be operated by Grand Princess from October 2025 through March 2026.

“Our return to San Juan after more than a decade not only reconnects our guests with a port rich in history and charm, but further expands the variety of departure points across North America that our guests can sail from,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises.

“Puerto Rico remains one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean and continues to attract new airlift from source markets across the U.S. as well as markets in Europe and South America, which makes it a great fit for Princess. Plus, there are many outstanding options to choose from for a great pre- or post-cruise stay.”

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Grand Princess (Photo via Princess Cruises)

Originally scheduled to sail Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific voyages from Brisbane and Sydney, Grand Princess will now offer two alternating seven-night itineraries from San Juan. They’ll each feature visits to five different destinations, many of which are not available on seven-night cruises from Florida.

Here are the two routes:

  • Day 1: Depart San Juan
  • Day 2: Tortola
  • Day 3: St. Kitts
  • Day 4: Dominica
  • Day 5: Grenada
  • Day 6: Barbados
  • Day 7: At Sea
  • Day 8: Return to San Juan
  • Day 1: Depart San Juan
  • Day 2: St. Thomas
  • Day 3: St. Maarten
  • Day 4: Antigua
  • Day 5: St. Vincent
  • Day 6: Barbados
  • Day 7: At Sea
  • Day 8: Return to San Juan

Guests can combine these two itineraries for a longer 14-day adventure.

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(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

The 2,600-guest Grand Princess includes signature Princess amenities like The Sanctuary and Movies Under the Stars, as well as Broadway-style productions in the Princess Theater. Travelers can choose to enhance their cruise experience by purchasing the Princess Plus or Princess Premier packages, which allow savings of over 65 percent on things such as gratuities, wifi, and beverages.


Are you excited for Princess’ return to San Juan? Do you plan to book one of these voyages? Have you ever sailed from Puerto Rico? 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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