Cruisers in South Australia will have an amazing opportunity to cruise from Adelaide aboard Princess Cruises in 2017. The leading cruise liner recently announced its 2017-2018 summer program offering a 17-night cruise to New Zealand in January 2017 aboard Golden Princess, with calls at Melbourne, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga and Auckland.
“With cruising booming around Australia, Princess is thrilled to be adding Adelaide to its homeport offering, providing South Australians with their first ever chance to cruise to New Zealand from their doorstep,” said Mr Stuart Allison, Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand.
The New Zealand cruise from Adelaide is one of the 25 roundtrip cruises in the summer program; there are more than 80 departures from Australia and New Zealand, including 35-night roundtrip cruises from Australia to Hawaii and Tahiti.
Golden Princess will also make maiden visits to Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln as part of its 4-night cruise from Adelaide to Melbourne.
Releasing details of the 2017-18 program, Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said the popular Diamond Princess would return to Sydney for a summer of cruising, joining Golden Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess to offer cruises from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland.
Diamond Princess and Golden Princess will also sail on exotic cruises between Australia and Singapore and Japan during the season, with both ships featuring Australian onboard currency and a no tipping policy on their repositional voyages to and from Australia for the first time.
Princess cruises ships will also sail to more than 73 destinations in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region from October 2017 through to April 2018.
“From the crystal clear waters of Bora Bora and the exotic culture of Papua New Guinea through to the stunning beauty of New Zealand’s fiordland and the wildlife of Port Phillip Bay, this new program offers a fabulous selection of ports, designed to excite our guests and deliver an enriching holiday experience,” said Mr Stuart Allison.