Coral Princess


Lines promise compensation after three ships fall foul of New Zealand’s tough bio security regulations

Viking Orion arrived in Sydney today after being forced to change itineraries after New Zealand authorities claim to have found “biofouling” on its hull. The vessel is not alone.  Regent Seven Seas Explorer and Coral […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 4 2023

“I’d rather be here than at home” – a pandemic passenger’s story from the Coral Princess

Julie Jester woke up on board the Coral Princess with a sore throat  – and found herself in isolation shortly afterwards. As she was cared for by the crew, she read reports of the so-called […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 27 2022

Carnival Australia CEO speaks out on Coral Princess COVID outbreak in WA

Guests who have tested positive for COVID-19 on board the Coral Princess will isolate for five days on-board the ship, which arrived in Western Australia as the first cruise ship in two years. The cruise […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2022

A crewman’s story: what really happened aboard the Coral Princess

It was the story that turned the tide for cruising in Australia:  The Coral Princess went from zero to hero in a day after members of her crew and a few passengers caught COVID. Some […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 21 2022

Coral Princess: how cruise passengers ended a media beat up

It was the day – finally – when the real people who matter got their say.  As Coral Princess sailed into Sydney Harbour with 118 COVID cases on board, the Breakfast TV hosts were already […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 14 2022

NSW Health says Coral Princess passengers were likely infected before getting onboard

A NSW Health statement has said that the passengers who are infected with COVID on the Coral Princess, likely contracted COVID before actually getting onboard. The statement reads: “While a small number of passengers have been […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 13 2022

Praise for COVID measures after “inevitable” outbreak on Coral Princess

Ever since cruise restarted, it was inevitable that COVID cases would occur on ships in Australia. It’s happened everywhere else without serious incident. And yesterday, it was confirmed that 114 crew and four passengers aboard […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 12 2022

The battle for Brisbane is on between Royal Caribbean, P&O, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises

This week saw an important announcement in Australia’s return to cruising – another ship is bound for Brisbane. The new Carnival Luminosa will start her inaugural voyages from November from the Sunshine State. Having recently […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 16 2022

Bookings soar for Coral Princess’s first cruises from new Brisbane terminal

Shortly after Pacific Explorer christened the new Brisbane cruise terminal, Princess Cruises Coral Princess is joining the fun today.  It will be the first ever ship to be homeported out of the new terminal and […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 7 2022

Dare to compare: Coral Princess vs Enchantment of the Seas

It’s finally happening! Australia’s Cruise ban has been lifted and two major cruise companies have confirmed itineraries from Australian ports.  Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean revealed this week, Australian and New Zealand voyages for 2022 […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 25 2022

Princess launches winter sailings and injects $71 million into Queensland economy

Coral Princess will relaunch the Princess brand in the Australian market after a two-year absence with an inaugural season in Queensland which is worth an estimated $71 million dollars to the state’s economy. The  2000-guest […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 16 2022