One of Australia’s favourite cruise lines, Princess Cruises has announced its exciting World Cruise for 2021. And Cruise1st are offering the chance to pre-register your interest so you can jump the queue and book this epic voyage, which historically, sells out in just 24 hours.
Starting from Australia, the 108-day voyage aboard the stunning Sea Princess will even have a dedicated music playlist created in Spotify, featuring 108 songs so guests can remember their journey.
This will be the Sea Princess’ longest ever world cruise, and guests have the option to cruise out of either Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland, to 44 destinations in 29 countries over six continents. You’ll be sailing to spectacular regions and visit 10 new ports while ticking off over 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The voyage also includes nine late night stays and three overnight stays in Dubai, New York, Lima, Barcelona, Quebec, London and more so guests can immerse themselves in the nightlife, dine out and get more time to explore these vibrant cities.
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Departing from Australia, Sea Princess’ first region she visits is the hot and sticky sights of Southeast Asia before sailing the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo is a feast for the senses. It’s a busy metropolis which combines the hustle and bustle of a big city with ancient Buddhist temples and relics.
Heading to the Arabian Peninsula, she’ll call in Aqaba, the gateway to the Lost City of Petra. Built into the hills is this sandstone city that you can wander and explore the tombs of ancient rulers. It was only by chance that explorers stumbled upon this ancient wonder, which disappeared for around 500 years.
The Sea Princess then makes her way to Europe, where she will take guests to places in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Greenland. The sunny and warm waters of the Med beckon for lazing on the pebbled beaches of Sorento or sipping cerveza with plates of tapas in the back-street restaurants of Barcelona.
Northern Europe, which has a rich history of kings, queens, dukes, duchesses and knights, will be the next region the Sea Princess visits. One of the shore excursions available on this World Cruise is a search for the famous sea creature, Nessie in Scotland’s Loch Ness. Guests will also be taken to Cawdor Castle, made famous in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Making her way to The Americas, the Sea Princess will spend a night in New York – the city of bright lights, Broadway, yellow cabs and of course, Lady Liberty. Here, guests are given to opportunity to spend more time exploring the bars, eateries, museums and shows that The Big Apple has to offer.
And before heading home, the Sea Princess visits the South Pacific and New Zealand. The crystal-clear waters of places like Bora Bora and the remote wilderness of New Zealand’s Fjordland, will tick off bucket list destinations for many cruisers.
The Sea Princess is one of the more intimate ships in Princess Cruises growing fleet. With the capacity of just 1,950, she is perfect for a world cruise. Guests will get to know each other over the 108-day voyage and make life long friends. Because of her size, she will be able to navigate into smaller ports and spend more overnights in destinations around the world.
Described as a sociable ship, you won’t be short of activities and getting to know your fellow passengers on board. From the Lotus Spa to cooking demonstrations and ceramics classes, there’s sure to be an activity for you. In the evenings you can also attend shows, listen to live music, watch magicians and comedians or attend the nightly Movies Under The Stars.
Tips for your world cruise
How to pick a cabin
It’s important to pick a cabin that you will feel comfortable in, especially since you are spending so many days away from home. While a lot is dependent on your budget, it is best to splurge as much as you can on the best room you can afford. Otherwise, getting a cabin with ample storage space is important as you will be away for several months – you need that closet space.
If you can afford a suite, it is worth the cost. Otherwise it’s worth investing in a balcony cabin with unobstructed views so you can enjoy a book, watch the sea go by or see the different cities as you pull into port. But most importantly, it will make your cabin feel as if it has more space.
In terms of the stateroom position on the ship, a lower cabin in the middle of the ship on the mid to lower decks is the best way to avoid getting sea sick if the sea turns rough. While the front and the back of the ship bear the brunt of the waves, the back does have spectacular views and sometimes the balconies are bigger.
What to pack
Because you are away for months on end, you have to make sure you pack accordingly to the weather of each destination you are visiting. You need to match the itinerary against the weather charts for the time of the year.
Because this Princess Cruises itinerary departs Australia in winter and immediately heads to humid Southeast Asia, consider packing less heavy winter clothes. While you’ll be cruising the northern hemisphere during summer, you’ll still be heading to places like Iceland, Greenland and Canada. It can still get chilly on some summer evenings so make sure you have some warm clothing. It’s handy to pack light layers and make sure you always have a jacket.
It’s also important to pack appropriately to the dress code. You can check with the cruise line or your agent how many formal nights there are when you book. If there are a number of formal nights, packing a few little black dresses and changing it up with boleros, capes and scarves, will ensure that it looks like you’re wearing something different. For the gents, change up your suit with different shirts, ties or even pocket squares to give a different polished look.
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