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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises of Santa Clarita, California plans to operate the M/S Royal Princess during one cruise to the Antarctic during the 2004-2005 season.

M/S Royal Princess

The Royal Princess is registered in the United Kingdom and can accommodate 1,200 passengers and 539 staff and crew. No landings in the Treaty Area are planned.

ITINERARY: Sites visited may vary depending on weather and ice conditions as well as length of cruise, and may include Elephant Island, Esperanza Station, Bransfield Strait, Antarctic Sound, Hope Bay, Gerlache Strait, Neumayer Channel, Melchior Islands, Intercurrence Island, Sigma Island, and Deception Island.

Schedule for the cruise follows:

  1. Depart Stanley December 26, 2004, arrive Ushuaia January 3, 2005 (in Treaty area December 28, 2004 - January 1, 2005).


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