Princess Cruises visits South America on 2014 world cruise

Princess Cruises has launched its 2014 winter program featuring the first world cruise from Australia to visit South America, with maiden calls to Peru, Ecuador and Easter Island.

Departing Sydney on May 18, 2014, the 104-night roundtrip world cruise on Dawn Princess will also include an optional overland excursion to Machu Pichu and a voyage through the iconic Panama Canal.

Priced from $20,999* per person twin share for the full voyage, other highlights include maiden visits to Yangon in Myanmar, Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, New London, Connecticut and a scenic cruise past Pitcairn Island.        

Princess Cruises Commercial Director in Australia, Alan Stuart, said the 2014 world cruise on Dawn Princess will visit 40 destinations in 27 countries across six continents reinforcing Princess Cruises as the destination experts.

“Australians will be able to explore exciting locations around the globe while enjoying all the hallmarks of a Princess cruise, from great entertainment and cuisine through to special features like Movies Under the Stars and The Sanctuary retreat,” Mr Stuart said.

The world cruise, which goes on sale on December 14 in the winter 2014 program, also includes return calls to passenger favourites including Rome, New York, Venice, Dubai and historic ANZAC Cove.

Onboard credit up to $1000 per person is available for bookings made before July 31, 2013.

Other highlights of the winter 2014 program include:

  • New week-long itineraries on Sea Princess departing Brisbane every Sunday from May 18 to June 15, 2014, including two cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and three cruises to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, priced from $1249* per person twin share.
  • A 20-day Papua New Guinea cruise on Dawn Princess featuring maiden calls to the ports of Alotau, Doini Island and Kiriwina Island. Departing Sydney on August 31, 2014, fares start from $3499* per person twin share.
  • Sea Princess’ 15-night roundtrip Indonesian sailing departing Fremantle on August 3, 2014, with inaugural calls to Sulawesi Island, and Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya, as well as a visit to Komodo Island, priced from $2649* per person twin share.