Princess Cruises and Brightline launch Rail & Sail

Princess Cruises and Brightline Debut Rail & Sail for Easy Florida Travel

Princess Cruises has partnered with Brightline, Florida’s premier intercity passenger rail service, to introduce the groundbreaking Rail & Sail program.

This initiative offers cruisers efficient and streamlined travel options to board Princess Cruises departing from two popular Florida homeports – Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (Port Canaveral).

With Rail & Sail, guests enjoy a seamless journey in luxurious comfort, arriving at their preferred homeport in significantly less time than traditional travel methods.

The announcement also included the debut of a train with four custom-designed cars adorned with Princess’ iconic Love Boat branding, complete with its signature seawitch logo and depictions of popular ports of call. Princess’ branding will also be featured within Brightline’s five terminals throughout Florida.

Adding to the allure of this partnership is the launch of a luggage express service, enabling guests to check their bags at their departure Brightline station and find them waiting in their stateroom upon arrival at the ship. This service not only epitomizes convenience but also ensures a seamless transition from rail to sail. In celebration of this new venture, Princess Cruises is offering up to 15% off on Smart and Premium Rail & Sail packages booked through Brightline, along with a limited-time offer granting up to $150 Brightline credit per person.

One-of-a-Kind ‘Rail & Sail’ Service

Princess guests will have access to Brightline’s full schedule of convenient trains departing daily with 16 round-trip transits between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Options include:

  • Southbound from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale (with stops at West Palm Beach and Boca Raton)
  • Northbound from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando (with stops at Boca Raton and West Palm Beach)
  • South Florida residents can also take Brightline from its downtown Miami and Aventura terminals with stops in Fort Lauderdale or Orlando.

Princess will also provide guests with complimentary motorcoach service between Brightline’s Orlando and Fort Lauderdale stations and their embarkation terminal.

Special Discount Offer, Convenient Luggage Express Service

With the convenient new luggage express service guests can check their bags upon arrival at their Brightline station and their luggage will be automatically delivered to their stateroom, making their cruise experience seamless and hassle-free and saving valuable time and effort. The cost is $35 per bag. Luggage express will be initially available on Orlando-to-Fort Lauderdale trains with plans to add the service to Fort Lauderdale-to-Orlando trains ahead of Caribbean Princess’ arrival and homeport at Port Canaveral in November.

For a limited time only, Princess guests who book a cruise through May 5 will receive a credit that can be used toward Brightline’s signature Premium and Smart class:

  • Interior/Oceanview stateroom – $50 per person Brightline credit
  • Balcony/Deluxe stateroom – $100 per person Brightline credit
  • Mini-Suite/Suite – $150 per person Brightline credit

Brightline’s Smart service includes hand-stitched leather seats, complimentary WiFi and multiple power and USB connections at each seat while Premium service adds complimentary snacks and beverages and access to a Premium Lounge.

Love Boat Sailings from Fort Lauderdale, Space Coast

  • Fort Lauderdale: Princess is one of Port Everglades’ largest cruise operators with seven ships – nearly half its fleet – sailing from Fort Lauderdale. Voyages include week-long getaways to the Caribbean to longer length 10- to 20-day cruises offering guests a chance to explore a host of tropical island destinations, including through the Panama Canal.
  • Port Canaveral: Caribbean Princess will inaugurate Love Boat cruises from Port Canaveral November 27, 2024, with a series of four- to 14-day sailings visiting some of the western Caribbean’s most picturesque locales, including Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, San Juan, Belize, Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) and Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan). The program runs through April 2025.

Additional information on the new Rail & Sail service is available at or

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