Princess Cruises announces new 51-destination world cruise for 2024
By Ruby Norris | 9 Nov 2021
Princess Cruises has announced a brand-new world cruise for 2024.
Princess Cruises has revealed details of its 2024 World Cruise, which opens for sale on 11th November 2021. Scheduled for a 111-night voyage, guests will experience an incredible 51 destinations across 27 different countries, visiting six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
The World Cruise will take place on board Princess Cruises’ MedallionClass ship Island Princess, which is the cruise line’s largest ship to sail a World Cruise. The 111-night roundtrip will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on January 4, 2024, and from Los Angeles on January 18, 2024. A 97-night voyage from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale is also offered, setting sail on January 18, 2024. This will be Island Princess’ second World Cruise to date.
What to Expect from Princess Cruises’ 2024 World Cruise
Island Princess will sail more than 33,000 nautical miles in 111 days and will cross the Equator twice. Guest will also enjoy visits to 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis in Athens, the Port Fortress of Cartagena and the ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey.
Stops include 12 Maiden World Cruise port calls to Galilee/Nazareth (Haifa), Bali (Benoa), Crete (Heraklion), Mykonos, Naples, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (Milan), Villefranche, Lisbon, Agadir, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Bermuda. There’s also an overnight visit in Dubai and 11 more late-night calls including Abu Dhabi, Aukland and Sydney.
Speaking about the new World Cruise, Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises chief commercial officer, says: “Embarking on a Princess World Cruise to experience the globe’s marquis ports and hidden gems, where all the planning is done by the Princess destination experts, easily turns adventurous world travel dreams into a reality.
“And with MedallionClass, cruising is effortless, personalised and easy to stay connected from afar to loved ones back home or even to the office.”
Island Princess, sailing her second World Cruise, features more than 700 balconies, a Princess Luxury Bed in each stateroom, speciality and casual dining options and more. World Cruise guests can delight in the Encounters with Discovery speaker series that includes authors, artists, and explorers, as well as culinary demonstrations, cooking classes, special-themed menus, foreign movies and regional folkloric shows to bring the destinations to life.
Princess MedallionClass holidays deliver the ultimate in effortless, personalised cruising. It begins with the Medallion™, a wearable device that enables everything from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having food, drinks and retail items delivered directly to guests wherever they are on the ship.
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What’s Included in the All-Inclusive Princess Plus Fare?
Rates for the 111-night 2024 World Cruise start from £15,449pp or £18,779pp for the all-inclusive Princess Plus fare, which includes:
- Drinks with Tips – the Premier Beverage Package includes everything from cocktails, beer and wine to specialty coffees, smoothies and bottled water.
- Unlimited MedallionNet Wi-Fi – video chat and text with family back home, stream favourite shows and check e-mails.
- Crew Appreciation – full daily gratuities are paid to crew on behalf of cruise guests.
Guests booking the 97- or 111-night World Cruise by January 31, 2022 will receive the following early booking perks:
- Money to Spend On Board – for shopping, shore excursions, spa treatments and more, a $500 per guest is applied (for the first two guests in a stateroom).
- Speciality Dining – each guest can dine at the specialty restaurants up to four times during the voyage without paying the cover charge.
- Captain’s Circle savings – guests who have previously sailed with Princess can receive up to £1000 in savings per couple when booking before January 31, 2022.
More information about the Princess World Cruise is available at princess.com/world.