Princess Cruises redeploys Sapphire Princess to Australia

Sapphire Princess

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 May 1, 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 May 4, 2020
  • A 17-night Northern Explorer between Sydney and Perth (Fremantle) visiting destinations such as Geraldton and Cairns. Departing Perth (Fremantle) on June 8, 2020
  • Roundtrip voyages to Fiji from Brisbane and Sydney including a 12-night Fiji cruise sailing from Sydney visiting Dravuni Island and Lautoka. Departing June 25, 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

The new cruises are on sale from Thursday, February 27.

Sapphire Princess will receive MedallionNet WiFi from June 4, offering guests the fastest Wi-Fi at sea.

“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.”

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK & Europe .

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Ben Hewitt
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