Princess Cruises to offer seven new shore excursions in 2018

Princess Cruises to offer seven new shore excursions in 2018
Sapphire Princess, pictured in Stockholm in Sweden, will sail from the UK this summer (Image: Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises is to offer seven new shore excursions to guests sailing on Sapphire Princess from the UK to northern Europe or the Mediterranean between May and October 2018.

Sapphire Princess, which will sail three- to 14-night voyages from the port of Southampton, will visit a total of 42 northern European and Mediterranean destinations this spring and summer, offering ‘hundreds’ of different shore excursion options.

Five of the new excursions will be available to guess sailing to northern Europe, including a visit to Hötorgshallen food market in Stockholm, Sweden; a walking tour through Tallinn, Estonia, followed by a private pastry and truffle making lesson; and a boat trip to the fjords, waterfalls and islands near Tromsø, Norway. In addition, guests will be able to take a coach tour to famous landmarks in Copenhagen, Denmark, followed by a tasting trip to the Carlsberg brewery, and enjoy a visit to Denmark’s Skagen Odde Nature Centre, followed by beer tasting at a microbrewery.

Meanwhile in the Mediterranean, guests will be able to participate in a guided walking tour of ancient Rome in Italy, and visit the reopened Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a prehistoric underground burial site in Valletta, Malta with remains dating back to 4000 BC.

“We’re continuing to tailor and enhance our shore excursions as we appreciate just how important it is for guests to immerse themselves in the destinations they visit,” said Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president for UK and Europe. “The new excursions complement our aim of providing experiences that cover all tastes and budgets, from foodies to history lovers, from those looking to conveniently take in the sights to those who want to head out by themselves for their own mini adventure.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Wednesday, February 21, 2018