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Princess Cruises Will Homeport Caribbean Princess in Port Canaveral Starting November 2024

Princess Cruises Will Homeport Caribbean Princess in Port Canaveral Starting November 2024

For the first time, Princess Cruises will homeport one of the company’s ships in Central Florida.

On May 9, 2023 Princess Cruises announced that Caribbean Princess will reposition in late November 2024 and begin sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida for the winter. The ship will sail both eastern and western Caribbean itineraries during the season.

According to a press release, establishing Port Canaveral as a homeport is part of Princess’ North American expansion plan.

“The combination of a vibrant Central Florida community, exceptional flight options into Orlando International Airport, and great pre-cruise and post-cruise experience options makes Port Canaveral an easy choice,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. 

“Princess is unique in its ability to deliver incredible cruise ship amenities typical of the largest ships in the world, while delivering personalized service found on the industry’s smallest ships,” Padgett continued.

Caribbean Princess will begin sailing from Port Canaveral in late November 2024 (image courtesy of Princess Cruises)

“Our collaboration with Princess Cruises marks an exciting milestone for us,” stated Captain John Murray, Port CEO. “The fleet of ships homeported at Port Canaveral continues to grow with next year’s arrival of Caribbean Princess. We’re looking forward to providing a high-quality experience for our new cruise partners and their cruise guests.”

Caribbean Princess’ new Port Canaveral itineraries

Starting November 27, 2024, Caribbean Princess will sail four- to 14-day cruises out of Port Canaveral. Itinerary highlights include:

  • One departure of a 4-day Turks & Caicos Getaway over the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Five departures of an 8-day Eastern Caribbean sailing to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, and Grand Turk
  • Five departures of an 8-day Western Caribbean sailing to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize City, and Roatan (Mahogany Bay)
  • Nine departures of a 6-day Eastern Caribbean including Nassau, Grand Turk, and either Amber Cove or San Juan

Bookings for Caribbean Princess cruises from Port Canaveral will open May 24, 2023.

Related: What to Pack for a Caribbean Cruise

About Caribbean Princess

One of Princess’ older ships, Caribbean Princess was launched in 2004 (image courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Caribbean Princess offers 1,571 staterooms and has a total capacity of 3,140 guests and 1,200 crew. She features 19 decks (including 15 passenger decks) and measures 112,894 gross tons. The ship launched in 2004.

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Are you excited to have Caribbean Princess homeport at Port Canaveral? Or would you prefer a newer ship? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen


Friday 12th of May 2023

Can't wait tired of driving 95 to ft lauderdale.