Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

5 4 MA IDEN SEASON A western adventure Crystal Morgan of Princess Cruises tells Alex Smith why the cruise line has chosen to welcome its new ship Discovery Princess with an inaugural season along the USA’s West Coast Debuting in March 2022, Discovery Princess is the sixth and final Royal-class vessel to be built for Princess Cruises, and the third to be built specifically to accommodate its MedallionClass cruise experience. The ship will bring a host of new features and experiences to the Princess Cruises fleet, says Crystal Morgan, director of deployment planning for Princess Cruises. “Guests will be able to enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies in our fleet, unwind in ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary, and indulge with world-class dining options from Michelin-starred chefs,” she says. “Plus, Princess Live Entertainment will present spectacular new productions that can only be seen in our state-of-the-art Princess Theatre. And with a variety of dining options, more connected rooms, more pools and spas, Discovery Princess will offer more ways than ever for families to connect.” MedallionClass guests each receive a wearable device, the Medallion, either in the mail before leaving home or when they depart the terminal. This is used to power personalised services across the ship. “With MedallionClass, guests receive the ultimate in effortless, personalised cruising, from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced services to enable them to have whatever they need delivered directly to them wherever they are on the ship,” says Morgan. “Guests can enjoy fast, reliable wi-fi, ‘TrulyTouchless’ experiences and so much more.” Before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Princess Cruises planned for Discovery Princess to sail in Europe, the Caribbean and South America for her inaugural season, before redeploying to the West Coast of the USA in 2022. However, the West Coast sailings have now been moved to the start of the ship’s operation. “It was important to us to bring one of our Royal-class ships to the West Coast,” says Morgan. “Now, Discovery Princess will have an inaugural season of California