The World Leading Cruise Lines (WLCL) bi-annual ‘Cruise Summit’ will today set sail from Auckland bound for Sydney onboard Princess Cruises flagship, Majestic Princess.

The cruising ‘pow wow’ sees WLCL brands meet and network with 300 Travel Agents, cruise wholesalers and media from all over Australia and New Zealand.

Come Sunday morning at dawn, the Princess will be sailing through the heads of Sydney towards the Overseas Passenger Terminal with delegates then flying home after what will have been an action-packed three days at sea.


The aim of the conference is to update and inspire industry on the latest cruise trends and all that’s new across the WLCL brand portfolio including; Princess Cruises, Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, P&O and Seabourn.

This year’s ‘Next wave’ themed Summit will be extra special given its happening on Princess Cruises newest and biggest ship, the 3,560 passenger Majestic Princess who this summer is calling Australia and New Zealand home for the first time.


The 330 metre long flagship first arrived in Sydney on Saturday, 15 September 2018, to begin the 2018/2019 summer cruise season.

Most delegates for the Summit (including myself) flew in from Australia on Tuesday with some arriving on Wednesday to join the ship before she leaves this afternoon.

The Summit will begin with a sail away party out of Auckland Harbour at sunset on Wednesday evening followed by dinner in the Crown Grill, with Majestic Princess then cruising northward overnight up to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands where she will drop anchor.

On Thursday, the Summit delegation will get to explore some of the stunning Bay of Islands off shore wonders before the ship departs later that day.

Friday and Saturday will see two half days of Business Sessions onboard with a black and white themed Gala Dinner and awards event on Friday evening.

There’ll also be plenty of time for delegates to relax and explore the ship and of course experience the Princess difference including the ship’s two Michelin star rated restaurants; La Mer and Harmony.

Majestic Princess will sail on 16 cruises on her inaugural Australian season, to destinations including Fiji, New Zealand and Tasmania. There’ll also be two Asia voyages between Shanghai and Sydney, and Sydney and Hong Kong.

KARRYON will be reporting throughout the Summit so stayed tuned for more updates across our website and Social Media Channels.


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