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Princess answers call for Down Under cruises with biggest ever Australia season in 2020-21

Answering the booming demand for cruising in Australia, Princess Cruises' biggest ever Down Under programme between October 2020 and April 2021 features its two newest ships, Majestic Princess and Regal Princess, with a choice of 123 cruises departing from six ports across Australia.

Princess will visit almost 80 destinations in 19 countries and increase the number of cruise days to their highest ever level with record capacity in Sydney and Adelaide.

Majestic Princess in Sydnet
Majestic Princess in Sydney where she returns for her third season in 2020-21

The programme features visits to 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites and a range of late night departures.

The season will see the line’s newest ship, the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess, return to Australia for her third season to sail alongside sister ship, Regal Princess, which will make her inaugural visit. Both vessels will be based in Sydney and offer 35 cruises between them.

The move marks the first time that Princess Cruises has deployed two Royal-Class ships from the same port outside of Florida.

Additional highlights include:

  • Regal Princess’s maiden voyage from Sydney to New Zealand, taking in ports including Bay of Islands, Auckland, Picton (Marlborough Wine Region), Christchurch (Lyttleton), Dunedin and Fiordland. The 13-night cruise costs from £1,469 per person, departing 2 December, 2020
  • 20 cruises to and from Adelaide, representing the biggest ever cruise industry commitment to South Australia. The deployment features six roundtrip cruises from Adelaide on Sea Princess and Sapphire Princess, as well as a further 14 one-way itineraries on Sea Princess, Sapphire Princess and Majestic Princess. From £1,359 per person for the 14-night Southern and Eastern Explorer cruise which departs Adelaide 16 November, 2020
  • Sapphire Princess will take in destinations such as New Zealand, South Australia and Tasmania on a series of cruises from Melbourne and Sydney. The ship will also sail on a Northern Explorer itinerary, taking guests from Melbourne to Fremantle via Darwin and the Kimberley region including the ship’s maiden visit to Eden. From £1,389 per person for the 13-night New Zealand cruise which departs from Melbourne on October 28, 2020
  • Sea Princess will be based in Perth (Fremantle) to sail the Western Australian coastline from Broome to Albany and longer voyages to South East Asia. From £2,659 per person for the 26-night Southeast Asia Grand Adventure cruise departing Perth (Fremantle) on 11 January, 2021
  • Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said: “Australia cruises are booming in popularity with our UK guests . From short sailings visiting picturesque Australian coastal towns to exotic voyages to Papua New Guinea and Asia, holidaymakers can tick off a range of bucket list destinations down under and all from the comfort of our premium service ships.”

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    Posted on 28th March 2019 at 05:08 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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