Princess Cruises today announced their 2023/24 cruise program, which includes the longest ever roundtrip cruise from Sydney. The 110-day world cruise will depart in late April 2024.
Bookings for the 2023/24 season will open in early December and will include 113 departures onboard two Royal Class ships – the Royal Princess and Majestic Princess will be based in Sydney.
The Grand Princess will cruise from Melbourne and Coral Princess will sail from Brisbane and Fremantle.
Between the four ships, Australians can choose between 40 Australian cruises and over 30 New Zealand cruises plus eight Asian itineraries and ten Trans-Pacific sailings.
Princess Cruises Sales and Marketing Director Nick Ferguson said the early release of the itineraries reflected a positive sentiment towards cruising as Australia and international travel recommence following over 18 months of pandemic-related travel restrictions.
“The latest program offers four MedallionClass enabled ships and more than 100 fantastic holiday options designed to inspire our guests as we prepare to cruise together again,” he said
“Regardless of which ship they travel on or where they cruise, Princess guests will be able to experience the cruise line’s cutting-edge MedallionClass technology, designed to deliver a personalised and effortless cruise holiday,” he said.
“Furthermore, when guests purchase a Princess Plus fare their cruise holiday includes a Premier Beverage Package and Wi-Fi – presenting unbelievable value for our guests.”
All guests onboard a MedallionClass ship will be given the OceanMedallion, a coin-sized wearable device that allows touchless boarding and guests the ability to locate their travel companions wherever they are on the sip as well as enhanced service.
Mr Ferguson said that Coral Princess’ world cruise was the highlight of the program with guests enjoying 47 ports across 32 countries.
The itinerary includes overnight stays in Russia’s St Petersburg, Lima in Peru and New York.
The cruise will visit many new destinations including Stockholm in Sweden, Aarhus in Denmark, Kristiansand in Norway, Edinburgh in Scotland, the Greek island of Crete, France’s Corsica, and Bar Harbor (Maine) in the United States of America with extended visits to Petra, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Cork, Boston and Tahiti.
“Our 2023 world cruise has been a sell-out which is why we’re launching the 2024 voyage much earlier than ever before. This reflects both the desire and interest from our guests to travel the world and make up for lost time” Mr Ferguson said.
The Coral Princess can accommodate 2,000 guests, and features balcony staterooms, suites and mini suites plus restaurants and lounges. There is plenty of space and comfort for longer cruises.
Fares on Coral Princess’ 110-night world cruise from Sydney on April 30, 2024 and Brisbane on May 2, 2024 start at $32,299 for an interior stateroom and $41,099 for a balcony stateroom. Guests will also receive up to $4,000 early booking benefits including $1,000 on board credit per person and $1,0000 worth of savings for past guests.
Along with the world cruise, Coral Princess will also sail on Australia’s circumnavigation itineraries, with two departures from Sydney and Brisbane starting at $7,119 for an interior stateroom and $10,419 for a balcony stateroom.
Princess Cruises is also selling a 12-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney aboard the Majestic Princess with stops in Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Arthur and Hobart. Fares start at $2,579 per person twin share in an interior stateroom and $3,239 for a balcony stateroom.
A 10-night exploration of Western Australia’s Coral Coast from Fremantle on Coral Princess and visiting Exmouth, Broome, Kuri Bay and Geraldton will cost $2,479 for an interior stateroom and $3,549 for a balcony stateroom.
The Coral Princess will sail between Singapore and Fremantle with fares starting at $2,679 per person twin share in an interior stateroom and $3,229 for a balcony stateroom.
Princess Elite Guests can book from 9am December 1, 2021 and the general public from 9am on December 2, 2021.