Princess Cruises Announces Revised 2025 World Cruise Itineraries

Uncertainties in the Red Sea and Surrounding Region Prompts Rerouting of Global Voyages

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif., (April 30, 2024) – Given the ongoing situation in the Red Sea and surrounding area and following extensive consultation with global security experts and government authorities, Princess Cruises is revising the itineraries for its two 2025 World Cruises, which will no longer visit the Middle East or Asia, and now instead, will offer new port stops in Africa and Europe.   

“A Princess World Cruise is truly the voyage of a lifetime and after careful consideration with guidance from global security experts and government authorities, we know our guests will understand and appreciate the change to our upcoming 2025 itineraries to avoid certain areas,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer of Princess Cruises. “These global events beyond our control have necessitated these reroutings but we are pleased to continue to ensure these world cruises retain destination-rich itineraries with incredible stops along the west Africa coast and the Mediterranean.” 

Island Princess World Cruise 

Sailing from North America on Island Princess, the 116-day World Cruise offers two roundtrip options with departures from both Ft. Lauderdale, embarking January 5, 2025, and Los Angeles on January 20, 2025, and ends in Los Angeles on May 17, 2025. This destination dreamers delight will traverse over 36,700 nautical miles, visiting 46 destinations in 24 countries and six continents. The voyage includes visits to historic Bar, Montenegro and Taranto, Italy, along with inaugural World Cruise calls to the idyllic Greek Island of Patmos and to Volos – for the Monasteries of Meteora.  

The revised World Cruise itinerary, from February 16-April 9, departs Sydney and will travel to Melbourne and Perth, then on to South Africa. From there, the cruise resumes the scheduled itinerary starting in Valletta, Malta on April 9.  

Following is the amended portion of the voyage:  

Date Destination
Sunday, February 16 Sydney, Australia (as scheduled)
Monday, February 17  At Sea
Tuesday, February 18    Melbourne, Australia 
Wednesday, February 19    At Sea 
Thursday, February 20    At Sea 
Friday, February 21   At Sea 
Saturday, February 22   At Sea 
Sunday, February 23   Perth (Fremantle), Australia
Monday, February 24  At Sea
Tuesday, February 25    At Sea 
Wednesday, February 26   At Sea 
Thursday, February 27   At Sea
Friday, February 28   At Sea
Saturday, March 1   At Sea
Sunday, March 2   At Sea 
Monday, March 3   Port Louis, Mauritius
Tuesday, March 4 At Sea
Wednesday, March 5   At Sea 
Thursday, March 6   At Sea 
Friday, March 7   At Sea
Saturday, March 8   At Sea 
Sunday, March 9   Cape Town, South Africa (overnight)
Monday, March 10   Cape Town, South Africa
Tuesday, March 11   At Sea
Wednesday, March 12   Walvis Bay, Namibia
Thursday, March 13   At Sea 
Friday, March 14   At Sea
Saturday, March 15   At Sea 
Sunday, March 16   At Sea 
Monday, March 17   At Sea
Tuesday, March 18  At Sea
Wednesday, March 19   At Sea 
Thursday, March 20   Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
Friday, March 21   At Sea
Saturday, March 22   At Sea
Sunday, March 23   Madeira (Funchal), Portugal
Monday, March 24   At Sea
Tuesday, March 25   Gibraltar
Wednesday, March 26   At Sea
Thursday, March 27   At Sea
Friday, March 28   Siracusa, Italy
Saturday, March 29   At Sea
Sunday, March 30   Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Monday, March 31   Volos, Greece 
Tuesday, April 1   Patmos, Greece 
Wednesday, April 2    Kuşadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) 
Thursday, April 3   Rhodes, Greece 
Friday, April 4   Crete (Chania), Greece 
Saturday, April 5  At Sea 
Sunday, April 6   Dubrovnik, Croatia
Monday, April 7   Bar, Montenegro
Tuesday, April 8 Taranto, Italy
Wednesday, April 9   Valletta, Malta (as scheduled)  

Those guests scheduled to originally depart or join the cruise from Dubai on March 14, 2025, will now embark or disembark four days earlier on March 9, in Cape Town, South Africa. Booked guests disembarking in Cape Town will be refunded the amount equivalent to four days of the cruise fare and those joining earlier will not incur an added cost to their cruise fare. All these guests will also receive a $300 onboard credit as a gesture of good will.  

Crown Princess World Cruise 

Departing from Down Under, Crown Princess - the largest ship to ever host a World Cruise - is scheduled to depart Auckland May 31, 2025; and Sydney June 4, 2025; and sail on a 113-day adventure visiting 42 destinations in 22 countries, across five continents. This cruise will also bypass the Red Sea and surrounding region, including the transit of the Suez Canal. The ship will travel via Africa instead of the Red Sea and Asia itinerary. The fully revised itinerary is currently being finalized and will be communicated shortly.   

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