Looking Ahead: Royal Princess and Coral Princess to Cruise Down Under

In anticipation of cruising ultimately being able to resume in the region, Princess Cruises today unveiled the cruise line’s proposed new Australian program beginning late next year and proceeding into 2022. 

In anticipation of cruising ultimately being able to resume in the region, Princess Cruises today unveiled the cruise line’s proposed new Australian program beginning late next year and proceeding into 2022. 

Royal Princess and Coral Princess will cruise Down Under for the first time under the planned forward program. The season also includes plans for Coral Princess’ first roundtrip world cruise from Australia in 2022, as well as the return of Emerald Princess and Sapphire Princess. 

Princess Cruises Senior Vice President Asia Pacific Stuart Allison said, “The first of the cruises being offered is still a year away and two years for the last voyages in the season.

We know that many of our guests wish to cruise again when the time is right and it is important that we have options available so that they can plan to resume holidaying at sea.

Stuart Allison, Princess Cruises Senior Vice President Asia Pacific

Our new itineraries will give our Australian guests some holiday inspiration for the time when we will all be able to travel again.” 

Five-ship program

Emerald Princess

Mr Allison said the five-ship program underlined Princess Cruises’ strong commitment to the Australian market. 

“With new ships on offer and a total of 95 departures to choose from, 2021-22 will be one of our strongest seasons Down Under, and reflects demand from our Princess guests and travel agent community who have remained loyal to cruising during this challenging period.” 

Stuart Allison, Princess Cruises Senior Vice President Asia Pacific

Both Brisbane and Sydney have homeport seasons in late 2021, with Brisbane hosting the 2000-guest Coral Princess and Sydney hosting the 3560-guest Royal Princess as well as the 3080-guest Emerald Princess

Mr Allison said the deployments meant guests sailing from Sydney would experience the latest cruise innovation. The 142,229-tonne Royal Princess, and the 113,561-tonne Emerald Princess are both equipped with the cruise line’s Ocean MedallionClass technology

The 2670-guest Sapphire Princess will be homeported in Melbourne, while the boutique 670-guest Pacific Princess will cruise on two different itineraries from Australia during the season. 

2021-22 season highlights 

Royal Princess
  • A Round Australia cruise on Coral Princess, departing from Sydney on March 16, 2022 and Brisbane on March 18, 2022, priced from $5199* per person twin share. –
  • New Zealand roundtrip cruises from Sydney on Royal Princess and Emerald Princess from $1999* per person twin share; from Brisbane on Coral Princess from $2399* per person twin share and from Melbourne on Sapphire Princess from $2099* per person twin share.
  • Six one-way New Zealand voyages between Auckland and Sydney on Royal Princess and Emerald Princess from $1899* per person twin share.
  • Five Tasmanian roundtrip cruises from Sydney, three from Melbourne and two from Brisbane from $999* per person twin share.
  • Five Southern Australia Explorer cruises from Melbourne on Sapphire Princess from $1119* per person twin share.
  • A Pacific Princess roundtrip cruise to Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea from Sydney from $4299* per person twin share.
  • Two Papua New Guinea cruises on Coral Princess sailing from Brisbane from $1969* per person twin share.
  • A roundtrip voyage to New Caledonia from Melbourne on Sapphire Princess from $2159*  per person twin share. 

Princess Cruises says it is currently enhancing health and safety protocols with input from global health leaders in light of COVID-19 and assessing how they may impact future itineraries.

The 2021-22 program will be open for sale to Princess Elite Guests on Tuesday September 15, 2020 and to the public on Wednesday September 16, 2020. 

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