Princess Cruises is offering travellers three ways to see the world in 2017, with an unprecedented trifecta of world cruises setting sail next year to exotic ports across the globe, including South America, the Arctic Circle and Alaska.
Well known for its longer, destination-rich itineraries, Princess pioneered world cruises from Australia in 2008 and remains the only cruise line to offer Australians the opportunity to cruise around the world from their doorstep.
Globetrotters can first set sail next year in early January when Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess will depart on the inaugural circumnavigation of South America from Australia, an 84-night Circle South America cruise, which will visit 28 ports across 18 countries. With calls to destinations across Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Uruguay, travellers will have plenty of opportunities to explore the wonders of South America, while enjoying all the comforts of a Princess cruise.
Departing Sydney on January 11, 2017, the cruise is priced from $15,999* per person twin share, with up to $2000 onboard credit per room, with the roundtrip voyage also available from Auckland and Brisbane.
Sea Princess will offer a second overseas experience in May, when the ship departs on an epic 104-night world cruise, which will be the first voyage from Australia to visit the Arctic Circle.
Setting sail from Sydney on May 20, 2017, the ship will call at 39 ports in 26 countries. Cruising via the Middle East to Europe and the United Kingdom, Sea Princess will make unforgettable calls to the Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Tromso, Honningsvag and Akureyri in the Arctic Circle before visiting North and South America and the islands of the Pacific on her return to Australia.
Roundtrip departures are available from Sydney, Fremantle and Auckland with fares priced from $20,499* per person twin share, with up to $2000 onboard credit per room, for the full 104-night voyage roundtrip from Sydney.
Also setting sail in May will be the 2600-guest Golden Princess, the largest ship to ever offer a world cruise from Australia.
Sailing from Sydney on May 19, 2017, Golden Princess’ 75-night Circle Pacific itinerary will take holidaymakers to China and Japan before heading north to the waters of Alaska. Guests will be treated to an overnight stay in Vancouver on Canada Day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation before heading to San Francisco for spectacular Fourth of July fireworks over the Golden Gate Bridge. Golden Princess will then sail to Los Angeles and San Diego before returning to local waters via Hawaii and Tahiti.
Roundtrip options are available from both Sydney and Brisbane with balcony room fares from $20,999* per person twin share, with up to $2000 onboard credit per room, for the roundtrip Sydney departure.
To experience a virtual world cruise please see the video from leading over 50s lifestyle blogger Jo Castro who recently travelled on Sea Princess’ 2016 world cruise.