Local Connections

Local Connections

Immersive destination experiences designed by local experts

Locally Crafted Destination Expereinces in Europe

See it like a local

Princess Cruises, the destination leader, has partnered with a trusted team of local experts to bring you the best each region has to offer. From intriguing cultural content on board, to exclusive experiences ashore, you'll gain a richer appreciation for the places you visit.

Intriguing Destination Videos

INTRIGUING DESTINATION VIDEOS

Get to know our trusted partners or catch some tips from a local speaker on a previous cruise. We've curated video content featuring some of our best local experts and onboard speakers. These videos will enhance port presentations and be available on stateroom television. Short videos are even available to help you connect with each destination before you cruise.

View Local Experts video series

Global Travel Partners

Our Partners

Princess' 35-year plus legacy in the region means longstanding relationships with our port partners*. We've collaborated with these local experts to bring you more meaningful destination experiences. Be inspired by the passion, pride and creativity of those who know the destination best.

Learn more about Cruise Baltic, Cruise Europe, MedCruise

Engaging videos

Local Onboard Speakers

What inspires you about travel? Perhaps it's a delicious local specialty. Cultural insights. Soaring architecture. Or moving music. Learn about these regional topics and more, directly from intriguing local speakers who join us on board. Their personal knowledge will infuse your destination with new meaning.

Learn more about Encounters with Discovery at Sea

Shore Excursions

NEW AWE-INSPIRING SHORE EXCURSIONS

Hundreds of new shore excursions are now available, crafted by local experts, designed to fit a variety of interests. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or seeking a unique experience off-the-beaten-path, a culinary enthusiast, or prefer to travel with a smaller group - there's a tour for you! DiscoveryTM and Animal PlanetTM Exclusive Tours provide immersive experiences that cannot be booked independently.

Learn more about Shore Excursions

Insiders Guide to Essential Experiences

Insider's guide

Where can I get the best local cuisine? What regional product would make a unique souvenir? Every voyage of discovery naturally raises plenty of questions. Our experts have scoured the region to recommend essential experiences and find distinctive things you'll want to bring home with you as lasting memories.

*Local Connections debuted in Europe with the region's three leading port and cruise associations. Cruise Baltic is the partner for Regal Princess Scandinavia & Russia cruises, Cruise Europe is the partner for Caribbean Princess British Isles cruises, and MedCruise is the partner for Royal Princess Mediterranean sailings.