Princess Cruises has announced that the 2,670-passenger Diamond Princess will sail on its first circumnavigation of Australia in November next year.
Priced from $4679* per person twin share, the 28-night voyage will include visits to all state and territory capital cities, as well as the towns of Airlie Beach and Port Douglas in Queensland, Bunbury and Albany in Western Australia and Indonesia’s Bali to the north. The cruise departs Sydney Nov. 14.
The voyage, which will be repeated in February 2015, marks the largest Princess Cruises’ ship to sail around Australia and is a highlight of the cruise line’s new 2014-15 Australasian program, now on sale.
Launching the program, Princess Cruises Commercial Director Alan Stuart said the cruise line offered the biggest choice of ships, homeports and itineraries in Australia, with four ships deployed in local waters over the 2014-15 season.
“This latest program reflects Princess Cruises’ position as the destination experts, featuring cruises from seven to 35 nights sailing to locations ranging from Tasmania to Tahiti and Thailand,”Stuart said. “No other cruise line offers Australians so much choice.”
On top of her new circumnavigations, Diamond Princess will also sail on six cruises between Auckland and Sydney over the 2014-15 summer months. Fares on the 12-night cruises start from $1969 per person (based on double occupancy).
The 2014-15 program also offers an array of cruises on sister ships Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. Meanwhile Ocean Princess will offer cruises between Australia and Asia and Tahiti.