As Princess prepares to embark on a record-long world cruise in 2018, today the cruise line announced that Sea Princess will be charting a greatest hits tour of cruising when she embarks on her 106 day world cruise in 2019, an itinerary twelve years in the making.
Hailed as the destination experts, Princess’ 2019 program is a result of guest feedback collected from twelve years of world cruising and clocking over 480,0000 nautical miles around the globe (the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back). With a guest repeat rate of 75 per cent, Princess has expertly cultivated a program which includes calls to the best ranked destinations, including St Petersburg in Russia, New York in North America, and Lima in Peru.
Sea Princess will sail over 34,000 nautical miles (62,968kms) through the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Panama Canal and Pacific Ocean, visiting 39 destinations across 32 countries. Highlights include access to over 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and maiden calls to Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Salaverry, Peru and Portland, U.K. where guests can embark on a shore excursion to World Heritage Site, Stonehenge.
“2019 World Cruise marks an astonishing twelfth year in World Cruise from Australia” said Princess Cruises Vice President Australia and New Zealand Stuart Allison.
“With the 2018 World Cruise already at capacity, it’s clear that Australians and New Zealanders are turning to cruise holidays more than ever to explore the globe.”
“For World Cruise 2019, we’re inviting guests to make the most of each port destination with 3 overnight stays in Dubai, St Petersburg and New York. We’re also encouraging more immersive experiences with 13 More Ashore calls in popular destinations including; Barcelona, London (Dover), Cobh (where guests can join in the port’s World Cruise Australia Day celebrations), Charleston, Lima (Callao), and Papeete.” said Mr. Allison.
Giving guests more flexibility to see the world, following the conclusion of the world cruise, Sea Princess will embark on a shorter, 35 day Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific voyage. Cruisers will sail to five island groups in the Pacific Ocean, including Fiji, American Samoa, Hawaii (with access the World Heritage Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), French Polynesia and New Zealand.
Famous for its longer, destination-rich itineraries, Princess pioneered world cruises from Australia in 2008 and continues to offer Australians and New Zealanders the opportunity to cruise around the world from their doorstep with World Cruise departures in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Approximately 200 tonnes of food and beverage items will be loaded onto Sea Princess before she embarks on her epic voyage, with world cruise guests consuming about 400kg of beef, 300 dozen eggs, 600 litres of milk, 1.5kg of caviar, 1700kg of fresh vegetables and 1000 bottles of beer per day.