Princess Cruises to offer biggest European cruise season ever in 2021
Princess Cruises is to offer its longest-ever cruise season in the UK and Europe in 2021, with three ships offering almost 500 sailing days from Southampton, England. Between April and November, the 2,600-guest Grand Princess will offer a total of 207 sailing days from Southampton – the longest-ever period for a UK-based cruise ship.
Grand Princess to start maiden Singapore season in 2020
Princess Cruises is to homeport the 2,600-guest Grand Princess in Singapore for the first time in 2020-2021 following her transformation into a MedallionClass ship in March 2020. Grand Princess will arrive in Singapore on 10 December 2020 after a new 53-day ‘Pacific Crossing & Asia’ itinerary that begins in Vancouver, Canada and takes guests to 26 ports.
Medevac off Newport
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill woman off the "Grand Princess" transiting 55 miles southwest of Newport in the morning of Sep 29, 2018. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 13th District Command Center in Seattle received a phone call from the navigator of the cruise ship at 6:55 a.m. reporting the passengers medical issue. An aircrew from Air Facility Newport was immediately directed to launch to provide assistance. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport arrived on scene with the cruise ship Grand Princess at 8:40 a.m. and evacuated a 77-year-old female suffering symptoms related to a stroke before transferring her to a Life Flight aircrew in Newport. The Life Flight aircrew transferred the patient to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.Upload News