Emerald Princess debuted in her new homeport of Sydney on 15 November, where she will be based until April 2017. During her Australian season Emerald Princess will sail to Fiji and the South Pacific, Tasmania, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
The 113,561-tonne Emerald Princess will be the largest Princess Cruises’ ship to be based in Australia this summer. She is one of three ships in the fleet to feature Aussie chef Curtis Stone’s new SHARE restaurant, while guests can also dine at the new Salty Dog Pub – a first for Australian waters – or sample a drink from the Vines wine bar. Emerald’s arrival will also see the Australian debut
of Stephen Schwarz’s Broadway-style production Magic to Do, and the cruise line’s ‘The Voice of the Ocean’ talent show. There are new Princess Luxury Beds on board, a child-free Sanctuary retreat, a Movies Under the Stars outdoor movie screen, duty-free shops, seven bars and lounges, the Lotus Spa and Fitness centre, four swimming pools and seven whirlpool spas.