Palm Beach Princess setting sail Friday

The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the Palm Beach Princess for sailing. The ship will resume passenger service from the Port of Palm Beach starting Friday.

"We are very excited to get back to sea and are looking forward to a great 2010," Palm Beach Princess President Mauro Sebben said Thursday. "Our ship is safe - just as it always has been - our crew and staff are eager to get to work, and we're thrilled to invite our customers back onboard."

Going forward, Palm Beach Princess ownership is in negotiations to purchase a new ship and will do so as soon as the right deal can be reached.