Princess Cruises has announced the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer, it was announced on Friday (Jan. 22).
The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation's plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet, the company said in a release.
Pacific Princess joined the cruise line's fleet in 2002, and originally entered service in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises.
The boutique-style ship offered an intimate cruising environment, with a total of just 670 passengers, but incorporated many of the dining and entertainment options available on the cruise line's larger cruise vessels.
“Pacific Princess holds so many memories and cherished experiences to all who sailed upon her," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, in a statement. "Pacific Princess offered a traditional style of cruising to unique destinations. While it's difficult to say goodbye to our 'Love Boat,' our World Cruise and exotic itineraries continue onboard our Medallion Class-enabled Island Princess and Coral Princess, featuring the best Wi-Fi at sea, allowing guests to keep in touch with loved ones and share vacation memories along the way."
Guests with bookings will be notified and travel advisors will receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations resume.
Guests who prefer a refund will be accommodated, the company said.
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