The Crown Princess is set to become the largest ever ship to homeport year-round in Australia. The 3080-passenger Crown Princess will be homeporting in Sydney from next October onwards, right up until she embarks on a 113-night world cruise, before coming right back to Sydney.

The news comes as Princess announces its deployments for next year.

Princess Cruises President John Padgett said: “Over the past season we’ve seen more and more Australian and New Zealand guests making up for lost time travelling, choosing our longer, life-changing journeys to maximise their holiday style.

“Thanks to Crown Princess’ generous size, we’ll be able to carry over 50% more guests on popular itineraries like our world cruise and Australian circumnavigation voyages, adding more affordable stateroom types and more premium suites than ever before to cater for a broad range of travellers.”

Between October 2024 and September, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess and Royal Princess will offer 117 different departures, including Royal Princess taking the first-ever Princess roundtrip out of Hobart on November 14, 2024.

Other exciting cruises include circumnavigations of Australia that show off our best slices of the coast, including a venture to the epic cliffs and roaring waterfalls of the Kimberley Coast region.

If you’d rather look into some Asia sailings, you can opt for one of two repositioning cruises between Australia and Tokyo, with ports at Tawain, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea all on the menu.

There is a series of 13 to 15-night roundtrips to the South Pacific out of Sydney, with beloved ports such as Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu all on offer.

While itineraries are yet to be released, sailings will be on sale from April 4.

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