Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. The company is incorporated in Bermuda with its headquarters located in Santa Clarita, California.

It was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises plc, and is part of the Holland America Group, which controls the three Carnival brands based on the West Coast of the United States; these being Seabourn Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line and in Australia, P&O Cruises Australia.

Founded by Stanley McDonald, Princess Cruises commenced operations in 1965. The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) acquired Princess Cruises in 1974. P&O Princess Cruises acquired Sitmar Line in 1988 and transferred all of its major tonnage to Princess, including three cruise ships then under construction.

On the 23rd October 2000, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) demerged its passenger cruise division from the main P&O Group to form an independent company, P&O Princess Cruises plc.

The company subsequently merged with the  Carnival Corporation on the 17th April 2003, to form the world’s largest cruise operating company in a deal worth US$5.4 billion. As a result of the merger the Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess Cruises plc were integrated to form Carnival Corporation & plc, with a portfolio of eleven cruise ship brands. It is a dual-listed company, registered in both the United States and the United Kingdom, with the former P&O Princess Cruises plc being relisted as Carnival plc, more commonly known as Carnival UK.

As an American-based company, executive control of Princess Cruises was transferred to Carnival’s American operations, with Carnival UK taking control of Southampton-based Cunard Line and P&O Cruises.

MV Regal Princess (1991) – Past and Present

MV Regal Princess (1991) – Past and Present

MV Pacific Dawn, ex Regal Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone,…
MV Queen of the Oceans – Past and Present

MV Queen of the Oceans – Past and Present

MV Oceana, ex Ocean Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani…
MV Azamara Pursuit – Past and Present

MV Azamara Pursuit – Past and Present

MV Azamara Pursuit, ex Adonia, Royal Princess, Minerva II, R8 - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by…
MV Crown Princess (1990) – Past and Present

MV Crown Princess (1990) – Past and Present

MV Karnika, ex Pacific Jewel, Ocean Village Two, Aidablu, A’Rosa Blu, Crown Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel built…
MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Veronica, ex Mona Lisa, Scholarship, Oceanic II, Mona Lisa, Victoria, Sea Princess, Kungsholm - Twin screw motor vessel built…
MV Columbus – Past and Present

MV Columbus – Past and Present

MV Columbus, ex Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Sitmar Fair Majesty - Steel twin screw motor vessel built…
MV Sea Princess – Past and Present

MV Sea Princess – Past and Present

MV Sea Princess, ex Adonia - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No…
MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess, ex R Three - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St.…
MV Sirena – Past and Present

MV Sirena – Past and Present

MV Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de…
MV Artania – Past and Present

MV Artania – Past and Present

MV Artania - ex Artemis, ex Royal Princess - Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab,…
MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Discovery, ex Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke,…
MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca, ex Royal Viking Sky - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Oy Wartsila Ab, Helsingfors,…
Back to top button