One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Since then, Princess has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, with its fleet of 17 ships carrying 1.7 million guests each year to more than 300 destinations around the globe. Cruises range from three to 114 days, allowing guests to see the world and come back new.
No matter where Princess ships sail, guests can enjoy warm and gracious service in an atmosphere of comfortable elegance. Princess crew members are dedicated to providing exceptional service to ensure guests can escape the everyday with an unforgettable holiday.
Since it based its first ship year-round in Australia in 2007, Princess Cruises has continued to expand its offering pioneering new itineraries for the local market including the first roundtrip world cruises from Australia.
With Australia established as the line’s biggest market outside the US, Princess has continued to bring a range of stunning ships here for summer season deployments to sail alongside its full-time local fleet. Summer visitors have included Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Golden Princess, Emerald Princess and, most recently, Majestic Princess.
The 2018-19 summer season saw the return of Golden Princess for her fourth season of cruising from Melbourne – marking 10 years since Princess first based a ship there. Princess's flagship Majestic Princess -- at 143,700-tonnes the largest Princess ship to visit Australia -- arrived in Sydney in September last year for a six-month deployment.
Princess Cruises' 2019-20 Australian cruise season will be the largest on record carrying more guests than ever onboard five ships on itineraries from Sydney, Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. The season will begin with the maiden arrival of the 113,561-tonne 3,080 guest Ruby Princess and with Majestic Princess’s return for a second season down under. Further growth is on the horizon with the impressive 3,560-guest Regal Princess set to sail alongside sister ship Majestic Princess from Sydney for the line’s 2020-21 season.
This capacity growth follows increasing demand for cruise holidays and represents a 40 per cent increase in Princess Cruises’ capacity from Sydney compared with the line’s 2018-19 summer season.
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