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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In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.