Princess reveals new deployment for Diamond Princess

Grandiose ship moving out of Japan to South America and Antarctica

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Princess Cruises announced last week it was taking the Diamond Princess out of Asia.  Today the line revealed the new destinations.

As you might recall the 2,670-passenger Diamond was  one of the earliest ships overcome with cases of coronavirus in Japan.  She has been docked there since the pandemic hit the world.

New itineraries

The Diamond is destined to South America and Antarctica. She will make her maiden season Dec. 1, 2021 sailing the Andes, South America and Cape Horn. Those itineraries continue through March 19, 2022.

In addition, Diamond Princess will sail on two new Pacific Crossings to and from Asia in fall 2021 and spring 2022. She will also  sail the North Pacific Ocean with either Southeast Asia and Hawaii or Hawaii and Japan. These sailings are between Los Angeles and either Singapore or Yokohama (Tokyo).

Cancelled cruises

As a result of this change, three Sapphire Princess Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez cruises and three Hawaiian Islands cruises in fall 2021 and spring 2022 will be cancelled.

Additional information and bookings are available at Pavlus Travel (800-528-9300) or at

Like all cruise lines Princess is actively enhancing health and safety protocols with input from global health leaders in light of COVID-19. Check out:  current Travel Advisories and Health & Safety protocols.



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