What's on the Horizon - Industry News

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As an important part of the travel sector in Australia and New Zealand, cruise tourism will begin the process of rebuilding when cruising can resume.

As an important part of the travel sector in Australia and New Zealand, cruise tourism will begin the process of rebuilding when cruising can resume. The cruise industry can count on the strong support of loyal guests who share a passion for cruise holidays at sea. 

With more than 1.3 million Australians a year taking a cruise holiday prior to the worldwide pause in cruise operations, there is a vast reservoir of supporters whose commitment reflects the resilience of cruising. Even during the pause, there is intense activity across each of our brands as they prepare for the day when guests will be again welcomed on board our ships. This is on the horizon Carnival Australia’s brands: 

  • P&O Cruises Australia – the line’s fleet transformation will reach a high point when Pacific Adventure and Pacific Encounter join Pacific Explorer in the first half of 2021.
  • Princess Cruises – the line will offer five MedallionClass ships for the 2021-22 summer season Down Under in its strongest commitment to the Australian market. New ships, Royal Princess and Coral Princess, will join the local fleet, Emerald Princess, Coral Princess and Sapphire Princess along with Pacific Princess.
  • Carnival Cruise Line -- following her planned return to Australian waters, Carnival Spirit will transition to her new Brisbane home, giving Queenslanders more opportunity than ever to experience all the fun that Carnival offers. 
  • Cunard Line – Queen Elizabeth will make her much anticipated return to local waters in November 2021 featuring Australia's first Gardening themed voyage with TV personalities such as Jamie Durie and Graham Ross.