New Zealanders will be able to experience the tropical magic of Tahiti and Hawaii as well as the beauty of their own North and South islands with Princess Cruises’ latest 2017-18 summer program, which offers nine different cruises sailing from Auckland.
From four-night getaways cruising to Sydney via the Bay of Islands to a 35-night odyssey exploring the islands of the Pacific, Kiwi holidaymakers will be able to relax and unwind as they cruise from their doorstep.
The season will start with a 12-night cruise from Auckland to Sydney on the popular Diamond Princess, which will return to local waters for the summer. Priced from NZ$2369* per person twin share, the voyage starts in Auckland on December 30, 2017 and will visit Wellington, Picton, Akaroa, Dunedin, Fiordland and Hobart en route to Sydney.
Meanwhile, the 2000-guest Sun Princess will offer three roundtrip cruises from Auckland visiting seven ports in Australia and New Zealand, with fares starting from $2419* per person twin share.
For those keen to explore the Pacific, Sun Princess will sail from Auckland on a relaxing 35-night journey on April 8, 2018, visiting Fiji, Hawaii and Tahiti with fares priced from $6489* per person twin share.
And for the time poor, Princess is also offering two short break options with four-night sailings from Auckland to Sydney via Bay of Islands on Sun Princess, departing January 26 and May 18, 2018 with fares from $659* per person twin share.
The cruises form part of the cruise line’s 2017-18 Australasian summer season which will see Diamond Princess join Golden Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess to offer cruises from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle and Auckland.
In addition to its local cruises from Auckland, Princess will continue to offer Australians the biggest selection of transTasman cruises, with 25 cruises to New Zealand from Australian cities over the summer.
Among the offerings will be Princess Cruises’ first cruise from Adelaide, giving South Australians the unprecedented opportunity to enjoy a roundtrip voyage to New Zealand from their doorstep.
Releasing details of the 2017-18 program, Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said the cruise line was pleased to once again feature a strong New Zealand component in its itineraries.
“No other cruise line sails across the Tasman more than Princess, which has delivered hundreds of thousands of Australian holidaymakers to New Zealand shores over the past decade, while also offering Kiwis the chance to enjoy a premium cruise experience. This program continues that tradition and gives local holidaymakers a great range of cruise options to enjoy from their doorstep,” Mr Allison said.