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Two new supersized cruise ships heading to Southampton
Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess, both able to accommodate more than 3,000 passengers, will undertake a series of voyages from Southampton, and dedicated to the constantly growing British market.
The decision to bring these vessels to the city underlines the confidence Princess Cruises has in the port of Southampton, northern Europe's premier port for cruising.
Emerald Princess will sail to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands, while Ruby Princess will undertake an expanded series of nine British Isles cruises, more than ever before, as well as a North Cape & Summer Solstice cruise in June 2014.
Emerald Princess replaces Crown Princess sailing out of Southampton to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Canary Islands.
From May through to October she will sail 14 cruises from Southampton with a selection of itineraries ranging from seven to 17-nights in duration.
Each vessel has 1,557 cabins, of which 881 have private balconies, four swimming pools, a casino, library and numerous restaurants, bars and public lounges.