Princess Cruises has just divulged the juicy details of its 2020-21 summer season Down Under and it’s going to be ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE. We’re talking nothing short of Princess’ biggest Australian summer program on record.

Yesterday we joined 180 Travel Advisors on board Majestic Princess for her last day in Sydney for this season and to get a sneak preview of the 2020-21 summer season.

The program, which goes on sale from April 11 2019 (quick, put it in your diaries), will see a fleet of five Princess ships across six home ports in Australia and New Zealand.

This will offer holidaymakers a choice of 123 cruises between October 2020 and April 2021.

One major announcement was that Adelaide will become the fastest growing home port for Princess Cruises in Australia with 20 cruises planned to and from the South Australian capital.

When KARRYON sat down to speak with Princess Cruises’ Sales and Marketing Director, Nick Ferguson yesterday he said the news was a huge boost for South Australian Travel Advisors.

“For Travel Advisors based in South Australia, it’s a huge opportunity to get new cruising clients because one of the big things we’ve found is that many of our guests like the freedom of not having to worry about flying. They like the ease of cruising from their doorstep.”

Princess Cruises’ Sales and Marketing Director, Nick Ferguson

Sydney, on the other hand, will see Majestic Princess and Regal Princess sail from the harbour, marking the first time in history that Princess Cruises has deployed two Royal-Class ships from the same homeport outside Florida

In more firsts, the season will also see Sapphire Princess mark her inaugural season in Melbourne and the introduction of Ocean MedallionClass technology onboard Regal Princess.

On top of this, Sea Princess will be homeporting in Fremantle, Perth to sail the western coast from Broome to Albany.

All in all, the new local fleet will visit almost 80 destinations across 19 countries.

“From short cruises visiting picturesque Australian coastal towns to exotic cruises to Papua New Guinea and Asia, the new program also includes a wide choice of roundtrip voyages to New Zealand from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, enabling guests to select a cruise based on the featured ports,” Nick commented.

“Options include calls to Tauranga, Picton (for the Marlborough wine region), Akaroa and Wellington as well as Majestic Princess and Regal Princess’ first visits to the restored Lyttleton Cruise Terminal, the gateway to Christchurch.”

On top of this Princess will also launch unique “local connections” shore excursions around Australia with local experts.

What a huge season it will be!

What are your thoughts on the HUGE news from Princess Cruises?