Shortly after Pacific Explorer christened the new Brisbane cruise terminal, Princess Cruises Coral Princess is joining the fun today. 

It will be the first ever ship to be homeported out of the new terminal and the first of Princess Cruises’s MedallionClass vessels to sail in Australian waters. 

And already, according to the Princess website, the first two journeys are sold out.

Princess Cruises’ Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, UK and Europe, Stuart Allison is equally excited to kick off the season and inject cruising dollars back into the local economy.

“Queensland will feature front and centre in a new winter program of sailings from Australia, which demonstrates Princess Cruises’ commitment to cruising Down Under and to the local travel agent community. Our focus on Brisbane also reflects the demand for cruise holidays among Queenslanders, as well as the growing interest in domestic cruising.”

Coral Princess packs in 2000 passengers and has 11 cruises planned across June and August, before coming back for another 10 summer cruises from November.

Director and General Manager of Clean Cruising, Dan Russell says he’s seeing cruisers itching to get on board.

“Our clients have been eagerly waiting for a cruise ship to be homeported in Brisbane, and to see Coral Princess here today is another great step forward for the cruise industry. We have a number of clients booked on this MedallionClass ship for this winter season including a couple who have booked over 50 back-to-back cruises including two Round World Cruises in 2023 and 2024. 

“We thank these guests and all the cruise guests far and wide for their patience as we restart cruising in Australia.”

There’s plenty of range in the itineraries on offer, with everything from quick ‘seacations’ for a couple of days, all the way up to 12-day sailings into the stunning Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.


Highlights of Coral Princess’ winter program includes:

  • Six short getaway cruises from Brisbane and Sydney – perfect ‘seacations’ for those with busy schedules needing a short break.
  • Five 7-day Queensland roundtrip cruises from Brisbane, sailing to Cairns, Port Douglas, and Airlie Beach (for the Whitsundays).
  • A new 7-day New South Wales Coast roundtrip from Brisbane, with a maiden call to Eden (Sapphire Coast), Sydney, and Newcastle.
  • A new 12-day Queensland and New South Wales voyage, sailing roundtrip from Brisbane.
  • A new 12-day Queensland and the Conflict Islands voyage (roundtrip from Sydney or Brisbane) crossing the Coral Sea to visit the stunning and remote Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.

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