Picture yourself relaxing on the decks of the Golden Princess.

Opportunity of a lifetime with Princess Cruises

Have you always wanted to experience a maiden voyage? This October, Princess Cruises’ two grand-class ships will be making their maiden voyages from Australia to the South Pacific.

Diamond Princess and Golden Princess will each embark on a 10-night round-trip cruise from Sydney on October 12 and October 18, respectively, both priced from $1099* per person twin share and $799* per person quad share.

Can’t decide on which vessel to relax on, cocktail in hand? Here’s a rundown of their features.

Diamond Princess

Travelling to: Lifou, Noumea; Mare, New Caledonia; Vila, Vanuatu; Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Food and snacks: Sabatini’s (Italian), Sterling Steakhouse (a, er, steakhouse), Trident Grill (burgers and hotdogs), Horizon Court (buffet), Prego Pizzeria (pizza by the pool), patisserie, wine bar, ice-cream bar, 24-hour room service

Keeping busy: The Sanctuary (adults-only area), four pools, eight whirlpool spas, theatre, nightclub, cigar lounge, spa and fitness centre, casino, wedding chapel, internet café, nine-hole putting course, library, duty-free boutiques, art gallery, video arcade

Specifications: Built in Japan, inaugural cruise March 13, 2004, last refurbished November 2010

Capacity: 2706 guests

Golden Princess

Travelling to: Lifou, Noumea; Mare, New Caledonia; Vila, Vanuatu; Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Food and snacks: Sabatini’s (Italian), Crown Grill (steak and seafood), International Café, Horizon Court (buffet), Trident Grill (burgers and hotdogs), Prego Pizzeria (pizzas by the pool), wine bar, ice-cream bar, 24-hour room service

Keeping busy: The Sanctuary (adults-only area), four pools, nine whirlpool spas, theatre, nightclub, cigar bar, poolside screen, spa and fitness centre, wedding chapel, casino, lawn court, internet café, library, art gallery, duty-free boutiques, video arcade

Specifications: Built in Italy, inaugural cruise on May 16, 2001, last refurbished May 2012

Capacity: 2636 guests

Even more confused? Don’t be – you’re bound to have a fabulous time whichever ship you choose!

For more information on the Diamond Princess, click here.

To find out more about the Golden Princess, click here.

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