Massive cruise ship carrier Princess Cruises will be bolstering its service from New Zealand and Australia in the southern hemisphere’s summer of 2019-20 (winter 2019-20 in the UK). The company is rolling out a record of five different ships for the added travel and is expected to carry 200,000 passengers to five destinations.
The primary reason as to why Princess Cruises has expanded its service in the Oceania/East Asia area is due to the fact that total bookings for the company have doubled in 2018 across the UK. Passengers can begin their journey from Sydney, Perth (Fremantle Port), Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. Depending on the service they select, passengers will be able to visit various parts of Australia and New Zealand, plus heading out towards Asia where they can explore Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, and Bali.
The expanded service will feature the company’s newest ship, the Majestic Princess. The carrier’s largest ship holds 3,650 passengers and will be serviced to and from Adelaide. Four Princess ships will spend 141 days cruising from Perth, the longest period of time a cruise line has visited Western Australia.
The Sea Princess ship will offer one of the most extensive trips that the company has to offer. The 2,000 passenger ship will be stationed in Brisbane to run voyages ranging from two to 35 days. The voyages will call at the following destinations:
- Across New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Coral Sea
- South Pacific
- A 10-day voyage to Tasmania, calling at Burnie, Port Arthur, Hobart, and Sydney
“We’re anticipating an increase in UK visitors to the west coast of Australia, including historic Perth and its stunning coastal setting, and have ensured we’ll spend more time there so guests can take advantage of everything the region has to offer.” Said Tony Roberts, the UK and Europe vice president of Princess Cruises.