Coral Princess is the first cruise ship in 30+ months to visit Kangaroo Island

   September 21, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises' Coral Princess became the first cruise ship in 30+ months to visit Kangaroo Island (Penneshaw, South Australia).

The arrival of Coral Princess on Monday, September 19, was one of the scheduled calls for South Australia in 2022-2023, including 32 visits to Penneshaw as well as the beginning of a restart of the once $145M sector of the state’s visitor economy.

With ~2000 guests and 895 crew, Coral Princess will return to South Australia on another itinerary in April 2023, while other Princess ships are also scheduled for Penneshaw during this season through to April 2024.

This includes one of the largest liners to to Kangaroo Island - Majestic Princess, which carries up to 3560 passengers plus 1346 staff/crew.

Other cruise ships scheduled for the island this season (September 2022-April 2023) include P&O Australia's Pacific Explorer with up to 1998 pax and 924 crew, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth with up to 2081 pax and 980 crew, and HAL’s MS Westerdam carrying up to 1964 pax and 800 crew.

Coral Princess cruise ship

SA minister for tourism Zoe Bettison said that it was terrific news for Kangaroo Island to see the return of international cruises which meant "a lot to so many small businesses and to community morale."

According to Princess Cruises senior vice president Asia Pacific, UK + Europe, Stuart Allison, the call was the first of 13 calls Princess ships would make to Kangaroo Island between September 2022-April 2024.