Princess Cruises‘ Sky Princess will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton in March. You can get onboard for £593 (~€672) in an inside cabin, but even more interestingly for £692 (~€784) in a balcony cabin. This price includes full-board dining onboard and taxes.
For cruises after February 19 (so, this sailing included), Princess raised the onboard gratuities to US$16 (~€15) per person per day (US$240 (~€221) per person). If you are not happy with the service, you can change the tip amount at the guest services desk.
The sailing starts in Fort Lauderdale and ends in Southampton.
- March 18: Fort Lauderdale (Florida), USA (15:30)
- March 19-25: At Sea
- March 26: Funchal (Madeira), Portugal (08:00-17:00)
- March 27: At Sea
- March 28: Casablanca, Morocco (07:00-20:00)
- March 29: At Sea
- March 30: La Coruña, Spain (09:00-18:00)
- March 31: At Sea
- April 1: Southampton, UK (07:00)
Sky Princess entered into service in late 2019 as part of the Royal class. It can carry 3,660 passengers, whom are looked after by 1,346 crew members. Across its 19 decks, you can find more than a dozen restaurants and bars, both free and speciality. Every age is welcome, as adults are able to escape to the Sanctuary while the kids are looked after in the Treehouse, Lodge or Beach House depending on their age.
As it’s a new ship, there is no lack of entertainment options. Of course, there is a big theatre, an outdoor movie theatre and a handful of events, such as art auctions or trivia. If these are not for you, you can use one of the three big pools or the many jacuzzis. You can play on the Sports Court, burn the calories from the lunch in the gym or bet away your salary in the Vegas-style casino.
This is what the cabins look like:
Here are some impressions of the ship:
We recommend arriving a day before your embarkation date, so you will still catch the ship even if something goes wrong.
Our European followers could consider the following flights:
- Berlin – Fort Lauderdale on March 17 with Norse Atlantic Airways at €199 (Economy Standard at €296)
- Barcelona – Miami on March 17 with Royal Air Maroc at €280 (Includes two checked bags)
- London – Miami on March 17 with TAP Air Portugal at €284 (Includes a carry-on)
There aren’t many cheap flights for our American readers, although a TAP fare from London to New York with a Porto layover for €264 (~US$286) is a pretty good value. If you add a bag, the price will increase to €317 (~US$344).
If the flights listed above don’t fit your plans, you can use our flight search box below that will forward you to either the Travel-Dealz flight search tool or to the Go2 tool where you can select dozens of airlines’ websites.
Hotel prices in Miami usually start at roughly €60 (~US$65), depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Miami
Miami is the largest metropolitan region in Florida, although the city itself has only a population of about 400,000. Also called “Capital of Latin America”, the city has a lot of influences from Central and South America which give it its unmistakable character. Miami can be reached quite cheaply from Europe, fares of under €300 are now the norm and from time to time there are also bargains for under €200! Miami International Airport is served by numerous European airlines and American carriers also offer transatlantic flights.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Miami is between November and May. At this time of year the weather is warm but moderate and the water temperatures are perfect for swimming. During the Hurricane Season from the beginning of June to the end of November, hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds and extremely high precipitation can occur.
From the Airport to the City Center
The Metrorail Orange Line to Downtown costs US$2.25 (~€2.07) per person and takes only 15 minutes to get to the city centre. A taxi costs about €20-25, while the Miami Beach Bus will take you directly to the beach. For $2,65[7c] it leaves every 30 minutes from the airport to Miami Beach.
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Cover Picture: Princess Cruises