Princess Cruises has announced plans to increase by six months the Australia and New Zealand season of the 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess. The ship will now arrive in Australia on 1 May 2020 and sail down under for 12 months.
This adds a total of 47 new cruises from five major Australian cities to the season.
The ship was previously scheduled to sail in Asia from May-October.
Sapphire Princess will arrive into Perth (Fremantle) following a multi-million dollar refurbishment. The full season comprises 171 port calls including:
A 10-night Coral Coast voyage sailing from Perth (Fremantle), visiting West Australia’s coastal destinations such as Broome, Geraldton and Exmouth. Departing 4 May 2020
A 17-night Northern Explorer between Sydney and Perth (Fremantle) visiting destinations such as Geraldton and Cairns. Departing Perth (Fremantle) on 8 June 2020
Roundtrip voyages to Fiji from Brisbane and Sydney including a 12-night Fiji cruise sailing from Sydney visiting Dravuni Island and Lautoka. Departing 25 June 2020
Australia Circumnavigation voyages from Sydney, Adelaide and Perth (Fremantle) including an inaugural 28-night Round Australia cruise out of Adelaide visiting Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Port Arthur, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Yorkeys Knob, Alotau, Darwin, Kimberley Coast (Scenic Cruising), Broome, Geraldton, Perth (Fremantle), Margaret River (Busselton) and Adelaide. Departing from Perth (Fremantle) 10 August 2020.
Commenting, Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK & Europe, said: “Australia remains one of our most popular destinations for UK guests and we’re offering a variety of new options. If you’re looking to line up your next cruise down under now is a great time to book with Princess.”
The new cruises are on sale from Thursday 27 February 2020