Princess Cruises says that the sale of its ships Sun Princess and Sea Princess is ‘in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet’.
The two ships have been sold to undisclosed buyers and they are due to leave the Princess Cruise fleet ‘imminently’.
Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz commented: ‘Sun Princess and Sea Princess contributed to significant growth in Australian cruising. Both ships defined the premium cruise experience with Australians and New Zealanders spending close to 14 million nights aboard these ships.
‘While it is never easy to say goodbye to any ship in our fleet, this will allow us to deploy newer ships enhancing our offerings for Australia cruisers and focus on bringing into service exciting newbuilds like the upcoming delivery of Enchanted Princess.’