Princess Cruises has announced two preview cruises on board Royal Princess, giving passengers an opportunity to get a taste of the new ship before the official maiden voyage on June 16. The June 9 and June 14 cruises will sail roundtrip from Southampton on a two-night itinerary featuring a call in St. Peter Port, on the island of Guernsey.

Passengers on the short sailings will be able to sample the many ground-breaking features, including SeaWalk, the Princess Live! television studio and new poolside cabanas before the ship’s inaugural sailing.

Both voyages will go on sale on Tuesday January 29 at 2pm to passengers already booked on the maiden voyage, and Wednesday January 30 at 2pm to all other customers. Fares start from £349pp for a balcony stateroom.

Paul Ludlow, Princess Cruises UK director, said “Passengers and agents have shown great interest in these preview cruises and have been eagerly awaiting the chance to book. Therefore, we are delighted to be offering them the opportunity to experience Royal Princess on these two sailings.”

More information and video previews of the ship are available here.