Many lines have hit the market with world cruises and seen cabins fly out the door in a day. Princess Cruises latest circumnavigation – 107-nights onboard Coral Princess with 44 destinations in 26 countries – is also exciting Australian passengers.
The line’s director of sales and marketing Nick Ferguson told Cruise Passenger: “Australians have long had a zest to see the world…the longer voyages of Coral Princess, including the World Cruise, Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific and her Australian circumnavigation, have all been popular with our regular cruisers given the itineraries depart from a variety of homeports.”
He continued: “Coral Princess will make six maiden visits to new destinations including Elba (Portoferraio, Italy), Marseille (France), Malaga (Spain), Tangier (Morocco), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Invergordon (Scotland). There will also be overnight stays in Dubai, New York and Lima (Callao), with late evening departures for ports including Papeete, Quebec City and Barcelona.
“Coral Princess will be a MedallionClass enabled ship offering guests the chance to easily connect with family and friends around the globe and experience a more personalised and effortless cruise holiday. Another bonus is with MedallionNet our guests will be able to stream all their favourite movies and shows anywhere on the ship.”
Princess is so sure its Wi-Fi network is the best, it’s suggesting globe-trotting corporates can now WFS (that’s work from ship to the uninitiated).
A recent McKinsey study found a quarter of the workforce can work from home without losing productivity. Princess says it wants those interested in remote work to know that its ships are viable options. Perfect, if you want to carry on working while world cruising.
“Many cruise lines will claim to have guest Wi-Fi and they actually don’t – they have public area Wi-Fi. When we say guest Wi-Fi that means every stateroom has an access point as well,” John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, parent company of Princess Cruises says.
“It’s not every other stateroom, it’s not every third stateroom, it’s not only in the hallway and opening up the door. It’s every public area, every guest area, every stateroom, every deck. There is no exception. I have complete confidence in it, anywhere in the world and any place on the ship.”
The cruise line is now marketing to remote remote workers in the UK.
Says a Princes news release reported on Phocuswire: “In a world where working remotely has become commonplace out of necessity, Princess Cruises is delivering super-charged internet connectivity by leveraging a new constellation of satellites to offer the ultimate remote workstation – an office at sea.”
If you chose the Coral Princess world cruise, you could be reporting back to the office from the Arctic Circle.
Crystal Morgan, Director Deployment & Itinerary Planning, says of the world cruise 2023: “We try to alter the routing each year to focus on a different region. For the 2023 World Cruise, we’ve made the Arctic Circle ports the key focus with port calls to Greenland, Iceland and cruising the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec City we anticipate will generate many highlights for our guests.”
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Mr Ferguson says: “Before booking, guests should consider all the practical aspects of being away from home, such as making plans for their pets or houseplants. Once you have booked, it is a good idea to research the average temperature at each destination to ensure that you have the appropriate clothing for the different climates.”
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