Three ways to see the world in 2013
Princess Cruises has announced it will have its biggest April to November season in 2013, including a record three world
cruises with two featuring an Auckland disembarkation.The Sea Princess and Sun Princess will offer New Zealand holidaymakers a cruise with an Auckland disembark, and will go on sale next Friday 16DEC. Passengers also have the option of a 90-day world cruise out of Sydney.
Princess Cruises Commercial Director Stan Birge, said the programme includes four new ports of call for the cruise line –
Colombo in Sri Lanka, Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, Christmas Island in Australia and Semarang in Indonesia.
“From 16-day cruises to Asia to full world voyages visiting 29 different countries, the 2013 program reinforces Princess Cruises as the destination experts.” Birge said. Highlights of the 2013 programme include: A new 90-day Grand Europe World Cruise on Dawn Princess taking passengers to the continent during the Northern Hemisphere summer.
Destinations include Venice, Rome, Florence and the Greek Isles as well as a visit to Turkey’s ANZAC Cove. Departing Sydney on 13JUL13. Prices start from NZ$22,271*pp twin share. Sea Princess’ first Round World Cruise – a 104-night roundtrip cruise visiting 43 destinations including exotic ports of Northern Europe and a cruise by ANZAC Cove. Departing Sydney on 20MAY13. The cruise offers Auckland as a disembark. Prices start from NZ$26,879*pp twin share.
A 75-day Grand Pacific World Cruise on Sun Princess visiting 31 destinations around the Pacific Rim, from Alaska and
San Francisco to Beijing and Osaka. Departing Sydney on 26APR13. The cruise offers Auckland as a disembark. Fares start from NZ$18,559*pp twin share. In addition, a new 16-night Indonesian cruise from Fremantle featuring calls to Bali, Lombok and Semarang as well as a cruise by the historic HMAS Sydney site off the coast of Western Australia. Departing
Fremantle on 10JUN13, the cruise is priced from NZ$3585*pp twin share.
Birge said the move to introduce three world cruises reflected the growing popularity of longer voyages. Princess Cruises
pioneered the annual world cruise itinerary in 2008 and extended to two world cruises in 2012 in response to demand.
“The decision to leave Sea Princess in Australian waters for the winter after her 2012-13 summer deployment gives us even
more flexibility to introduce some great new cruise itineraries,” he said. *Subject to availability, conditions apply