Princess Cruises has announced plans to cruise
from Adelaide for the first time, offering South Australians the unprecedented
opportunity to enjoy a roundtrip voyage to New Zealand from their doorstep.
The cruise line’s new 2017-18 summer program will see its spectacular
Golden Princess make history when she departs Adelaide on a 17-night
international cruise to New Zealand on January 8, 2018, with guests set to
enjoy calls to Melbourne, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga and
Auckland during their holiday, as well as scenic cruising through the stunning
Fiordland National Park.
The cruise is one of 25 roundtrip cruises to New Zealand featured in the
summer program, with Princess continuing to offer the biggest range of
transTasman departures from cities around Australia.
Offering more than 80 departures from cities across Australia and New
Zealand, the new program also features Princess’ signature longer voyages,
including 28-night cruises around Australia from both Brisbane and Sydney as
well as its popular 35-night roundtrip itinerary from Australia to the tropical
waters of Hawaii and Tahiti.
Closer to home, Princess will be making maiden visits to South
Australia’s Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln as part of a six-night Golden Princess
cruise from Melbourne or a four-night cruise from Adelaide to Melbourne.
Releasing details of the 2017-18 program, Princess Cruises Vice
President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said the popular Diamond
Princess would return to Sydney for a summer of cruising, joining Golden
Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess to offer cruises from Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland.
Diamond Princess and Golden Princess will also sail on exotic cruises
between Australia and Singapore and Japan during the season, with both ships
featuring Australian onboard currency and a no tipping policy on their
repositional voyages to and from Australia for the first time.
Mr Allison said Princess was excited to be featuring more of South
Australia in its itineraries.
“With cruising booming around Australia, Princess is thrilled to be
adding Adelaide to its homeport offering, providing South Australians with
their first ever chance to cruise to New Zealand from their doorstep,” Mr Allison
He said Princess would sail to more than 73 destinations in 17 countries
in the Asia Pacific region from October 2017 through to April 2018.
“From the crystal clear waters of Bora Bora and the exotic culture of
Papua New Guinea through to the stunning beauty of New Zealand’s fiordland
and the wildlife of Port Phillip Bay, this new program offers a fabulous
selection of ports, designed to excite our guests and deliver an enriching
Reinforcing its position as the leader in cruises to New Zealand,
Princess has also scheduled longer calls in Auckland on its cruises from
Sydney, with ships now sailing from the North Island city in the late evening
to enable guests to enjoy more ashore time.