A WORLD AWAY

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - WELCOME EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL, ABU DHABI - BRAD CROUCH

See the world in 2019 on an epic 106-day Syd­ney-toSyd­ney global cruise call­ing at 39 destinations across 32 coun­tries with the el­e­gant com­fort of Princess Cruises. Sea Princess will em­bark on the world voy­age through the In­dian Ocean, Mediter­ranean Sea, Baltic Sea, At­lantic Ocean, Panama Canal and Pa­cific Ocean, with ac­cess to visit more than 15 UN­ESCO World Her­itage Sites such as Stone­henge.

Princess Cruises’ Aus­tralia and New Zealand vice-pres­i­dent Stu­art Al­li­son said the line’s 2018 World Cruise from Aus­tralia is al­ready at ca­pac­ity, re­flect­ing the de­mand by Aus­tralians for cruise hol­i­days to ex­plore the globe.

“For World Cruise 2019, we’re invit­ing guests to make the most of each port des­ti­na­tion with three overnight stays in Dubai, St Peters­burg and New York,” he said. “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.”

Fares for Sea Princess’s 2019 world cruise go on sale on Thurs­day at 9am EST, with fares for the full 106-day roundtrip voy­age de­part­ing Syd­ney on May 14, 2019, priced from $22,999 a per­son twin share. PH 13 24 88, PRINCESS.COM

FLEET KEEPS GROW­ING

Vik­ing Cruises con­tin­ues to ex­pand with an or­der for seven new river ships to de­but in 2019.

Six award-win­ning Vik­ing long­ships will sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, while one ves­sel will be specif­i­cally de­signed for Por­tu­gal’s Douro River.

SEA PRINCESS

P I C T U R E S : S U P P L I E D, A DAM TAY LO R , D E A N M A R T I N

Just days un­til fares for Sea Princess’s 2019 world cruise go on sale (main); Euro­pean river ex­plo­ration and adren­a­line-in­duc­ing ac­tiv­i­ties are in the line-up for other ex­cit­ing sails.

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