Top News Pacific Princess departs fleet By TTG Asia / Posted on 25 January, 2021 16:02 Princess Cruises has sold the Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer, as parent company Carnival Corporation looks to accelerate the exit of less-efficient ships from its fleet. The boutique-style ship first joined the cruise line’s fleet in 2002, and originally entered service in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises. The sale of Pacific Princess marks the 18th ship sold by Carnival, which plans to sell a total of 19 ships Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 million nautical miles, and completed 11 World Cruises. In fact, The Love Boat’s “Captain Stubing” and Princess Cruises ambassador Gavin MacLeod was on the ship’s navigation bridge as the ship sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time to kick off the inaugural season sailing to Alaska from San Francisco in May 2003. In another historic moment, Pacific Princess sailed a throwback cruise on December 3, 2015, recreating the cruise line’s very first itinerary to the Mexican Riviera in celebration of Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary. The cruise line said that guests with bookings will be notified, and along with their travel advisors, will receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations resume. Guests can also opt for a refund.