Princess Sapphire

Princess Cruises redeploys Sapphire Princess to Australia

California-based Princess Cruises has announced plans to increase the 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess’ Australia and New Zealand season by six months.

The ship will now arrive in Australia on May 1 and sail down under for 12 months. The ship was previously scheduled to sail in Asia from May to October.

The new season adds a total of 47 new cruises from five major Australian cities.

Sapphire Princess will arrive into Perth (Fremantle), following a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

The full season comprises 171 port calls including:

– A ten-night Coral Coast voyage sailing from Perth (Fremantle), visiting West Australia’s coastal destinations such as Broome, Geraldton and Exmouth. It departs on May 4.

– A 17-night Northern Explorer between Sydney and Perth (Fremantle), visiting destinations such as Geraldton and Cairns. It departs Perth (Fremantle) on June 8

– Roundtrip voyages to Fiji from Brisbane and Sydney including a 12-night Fiji cruise sailing from Sydney, visiting Dravuni Island and Lautoka. It departs on June 25.

– Australia circumnavigation voyages are from Sydney, Adelaide and Perth (Fremantle) including an inaugural 28-night Round Australia cruise out of Adelaide, visiting Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Port Arthur, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Yorkeys Knob, Alotau,  Darwin, Kimberley coast (scenic cruising), Broome, Geraldton, Perth (Fremantle), Margaret River (Busselton) and Adelaide. Departure is from Perth (Fremantle) on August 10.

The new cruises are on sale from Thursday, February 27.

Sapphire Princess will receive MedallionNet Wi-Fi from June 4, offering guests high-speed Wi-Fi at sea.

For more information, go to www.princess.com.


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