For culture, history and stunning scenery, nothing quite beats a holiday to continental Europe. Princess Cruises clearly agrees, and has just revealed a glimpse at its 2017 European itineraries, with ships set to sail from London, Barcelona, Athens, Rome and more. In total Princess will base six ships in European waters, with calls at 119 ports. Needless to say, it’s going to be a busy summer!
Spring 2017 will mark the maiden voyage of the line’s newest fleet member, Majestic Princess. With an itinerary featuring five to 28-day voyages, Princess is offering everything from whirlwind getaways to month long expeditions. Royal Princess will reconnoitre Mediterranean waters, while Regal Princess, Crown Princess and Pacific Princess will sail to Scandinavian and Russian ports, with some itineraries offering passengers overnight stays in the mesmerising city of St. Petersburg.
To further enrich the experience, Princess is offering five exclusive Land & Sea Vacation options, which couple select sailings with prearranged land tours. Here’s a glimpse at what’s on offer:
Paris and the French Countryside
From the elegance and refinement of Paris to the tranquillity of the French countryside, this tour is a wonderful add-on for those who want to experience more than just Mediterranean port cities.
Ring of Kerry
Rugged, remote and starkly beautiful, exploring Ireland’s breathtaking western lands is an unmissable opportunity. As well as the impressive Ring of Kerry, guests will also visit the towering Cliffs of Moher, and of course, plenty of local neighbourhood pubs along the way.
A nation of unparalleled romance, this escorted tour introduces guests to a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore the magical canals of Venice, marvel at historic landmarks in Rome and discover Renaissance splendour in Florence.
Europe’s Imperial Treasures
Pegged as one of Europe’s hottest up and coming destinations, Budapest is the perfect blend of chic and authentic. Vienna and Prague are another two of the continent’s most enchanting cities, with the tour winding up with two nights in buzzing Berlin.
Offering more than just a mouth-watering chocolate and cheese spree, Switzerland is home to the magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Bernese and Swiss Alps, the enchanting gardens of Lake Como, the gorgeous Lucerne and the medieval town of Old Berne, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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