Pacific Princess makes six
PRINCESS Cruises has announced a sixth ship will join its fleet of vessels in Australia for the 2020/21 summer cruising season, with the cruise line today confirming that Pacific Princess will return to local waters in Dec 2020 ( CW breaking news).
The arrival of the iconic ship will coincide with the 45th anniversary of Princess Cruises’ first roundtrip cruise from Australia, a voyage on the original
Pacific Princess which starred in
the TV series The Love Boat.
The 670-guest ship will make 15 maiden calls during what Princess is calling its biggest Australian season ( CW 27 Mar), including inaugural visits to Kaikoura and New Plymouth in New Zealand, Wewak and Gizo Island in the Soloman Islands, and Madang in Papua New Guinea.
The ship will also offer passengers a 90-day roundtrip voyage from Sydney around South America.
“Pacific Princess was christened in Australia and became a popular favourite amongst Australian cruisers, offering the first premium cruise experience in the region,” said Stuart Allison, SVP Asia-Pacific, Princess Cruises.
“We can’t wait to welcome her back to our shores and celebrate our 45th anniversary at the same time,” he added.
The addition of the ship means Australian cruisers will have a wide choice of six Princess ships over the course of the season, including Sapphire Princess, Sun Princess, Sea Princess, Majes c Princess and Regal Princess.
Bookings open on 11 Jul for Elite members, and 12 Jul for the general public. Pictured: Pacific Princess.