Princess confirmed that the Regal will leave the fleet in October 2006. She will join a different brand in the Carnival fleet that concentrates on the British market for "new and informal" cruising. It will not be marketed to North Americans.
Princess Cruises will transfer the Regal Princess to Ocean Village, another Carnival Corp. brand that serves the U.K. market. The 1,950-passenger ship will debut in the Ocean Village fleet in October 2006. Princess said the shift was part of its fleet modernization program.