Princess Cruises announced destination-rich itineraries for the line’s upcoming Australia & New Zealand 2021-2022 season, on sale from September 16, 2020, which also includes calling at the South Pacific destinations of Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu.
This is also one of Princess Cruises' largest deployments ever offered as 5 ships will sail to a total of 82 destinations in 19 different countries on 59 itineraries.
Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, and Sapphire Princess, will sail this season with cruises ranging from 2 to 36 days. Options abound with voyages between various homeports including Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, as well as sailings to North America and Southeast Asia.
Itinerary highlights of the line's Australia & New Zealand October 2021-April 2022 season include:
- Roundtrip New Zealand cruises ranging from 11 to 14 days, from various homeports in Australia including Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Itineraries feature the popular Marlborough Wine Region (from Picton) as well as scenic cruising of Fiordland National Park.
- 4 one-way Australia & New Zealand cruises between Sydney and Auckland sailing to key homeports including Christchurch and Melbourne on Emerald Princess and Royal Princess. Circumnavigate Down Under on a Round Australia trip departing from Brisbane and Sydney, including calls at Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Kimberley Coast.
- Discover Tasmania on roundtrip sailings from 5 to 10 days from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.
- Visit many South Pacific islands including Fiji, Hawaii & Tahiti, PNG & Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia & Vanuatu, on a variety of journeys ranging from 11 to 35 days.
- Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossings connecting North America to Australia in fall 2021-spring 2022, ranging between 27-29 days.
- 2- to 4-day Australia and Tasmania Getaways from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne with calls at Eden, Hobart, and Newcastle.
Offering more time in port, Princess Cruises lists 14 destinations with late-night, “More Ashore”, stays, including Sydney, Auckland, Darwin, and Hobart.
Access to a total of 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites includes Tasmanian Wilderness (from Burnie), Greater Blue Mountains, Chief Roi Mata’s Domain (from Port Vila), Komodo National Park (on Komodo Island in Indonesia).
Two Cruisetour options (Ultimate Australia and Australian Outback) offer passengers the chance to visit the Great Barrier Reef and iconic Ayers Rock (Uluru National Park) combining a traditional cruise with a multi-night land tour. Passengers also spend time in world-class port cities like Darwin, Cairns, and Sydney.