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Sail for 5 months on Princess Cruises world cruise

The 2026 Princess Cruises world cruise will sail around the world in 114 days. On board the Coral Princess, guests will visit six continents, 28 countries, and stop at 52 ports – the most destinations ever for a Princess Cruises world cruise. The adventure begins January 2026 with two U.S. departure points – Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 5) or Los Angeles, CA (January 21). This itinerary is open now for booking with special perks for those who reserve their spot by October 31.

Princess ship sails through the Panama Canal
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The 2026 Princess Cruises world cruise will travel over 35,000 nautical miles and feature a number of firsts. This will be Princess Cruises’ inaugural call to Boracay, a tropical paradise in central Philippines known for its gorgeous beaches and resorts. Coral Princess will also make first-time world cruise calls to Puerto Chiapas, Mexico and Ponta Delgado, Azores Island. Among the 52 destinations on the itinerary include access to 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. There will also be late-night stays in 13 ports including Singapore, Sydney, and Honolulu, and one overnight stay in Hong Kong giving guests more time to explore these destinations.

2026 Princess cruises world cruise map

“This 2026 World Cruise addresses a growing interest in longer voyages that make stops at more exotic destinations, and the urge to do it as part of a more all-inclusive experience,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises. “Our 2026 World Cruise offers our most destination-rich itinerary ever so guests can immerse themselves in a global experience rich with landmarks, ancient ruins, unique landscapes, wildlife, gastronomy, cultures, and heritage.” 

Princess cruise ship sailing in Sydney harbor
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Coral Princess Highlights and Entertainment

Programming on board the Coral Princess will connect guests deeper to the destinations along the way with speakers, experts, ambassadors, performers, and theatrical productions to support the itinerary. The 2026 Princess Cruises world cruise onboard experience includes: 

  • Cultural Enrichments: Language classes; dance lessons (tango, salsa, waltz, and more); destination-based arts & crafts; instrument lessons (ukulele, mandolin, and penny whistles); and locally-inspired cuisine, cocktails, and wine.
  • Destination-Specific Events: Folkloric shows highlighting traditional entertainment for various ports in Honolulu, Auckland, Barcelona, and Lisbon; destination-themed deck and sailaway parties; trivia; and Princess Book Club, reading novels set in the countries visited.
  • Guest Lecturers: Mediterranean art and history, maritime and WWII historians, bridge lecturers, and destination ambassadors from Hawaii and Māori.
Honolo Oahu Firedancer on beach
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Book by October 31, 2024 for special perks

Rates for the 2026 World Cruise start at $19,999 per guest. Guests booking the full World Cruise by October 31, 2024, receive the following perks:

  • Free Princess Premier Package – featuring Wi-Fi, crew appreciation, premium alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, specialty dining, unlimited casual dining, unlimited fitness classes, OceanNow delivery anywhere, reserved theater seating, and more.
  • Captain’s Circle discount of $1,000 for two guests.
  • A $500 onboard credit each for two guests.
  • Free EZAir airfare – economy class for balcony accommodation and first class for mini-suite and suite guests.
  • Free transfers from local airports (LAX, FLL, and MIA).
  • Free specialty dining – one experience per week.
Princess Cruises MedallionClass
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Additionally, the MedallionClass vacation experience delivers exceptional, personalized experiences typical of small ships while enjoying the best large ship amenities. With expedited boarding, locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, and enhanced service like having whatever they need delivered – guests can spend more time connecting with each other and doing what they love on their Princess vacation.

Coral Princess at sea
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For guests who only want to see various parts of the world, cruise segments are offered with shorter sailing times and those booking by October 31, 2024, receive a $200 onboard credit. More information, including the full and segmented 2026 World Cruise itineraries, can be found at http://www.princess.com/worldcruise.

To make a reservation on the 2026 Princess Cruises world cruise, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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