Princess Cruises To Grow Presence Down Under

Princess Cruises has announced adjustments to its Australian operations for the 2011/2012 cruise season, redeploying ships and committing another vessel.


Sea Princess To Sail From Sydney

The 77,000-GRT Sea Princess is the line’s fourth vessel to cruise out of Australia, joining sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, as well as the larger, 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess. Sailing from Sydney from October 2011 to March 2012, the 1,950-passenger ship will offer cruises to New Zealand, Tasmania and Japan. Onboard the vessel, passengers can enjoy luxury accomodation in one of the 975 cabins (of which 400 feature private balconies), gourmet dining and an array of entertainment and leisure activities.


Sun Princess To Redeploy To Brisbane, Dawn Princess To Homeport In Melbourne

With the deployment of Sea Princess to Sydney, Sun Princess moves north to Brisbane, a new homeport for the line. The ship will be based in the Queensland capital from September 2011 to February 2012, sailing 2-week cruises to New Zealand, 11-night South Pacific cruises to Fiji and a 41-night Asian voyage, calling at ports in Brunei, China, Japan and Vietnam. 


Dawn Princess  returns to cruise another summer season from Melbourne. The vessel will sail the South Pacific to Tahiti, in addition to cruises around Australia and to New Zealand with a Hawaii voyage scheduled.


Princess Cruises first based a ship in Australia in late 2007 and the latest announcement comes as major cruise lines add capacity with the booming of the industry down under. In recent times, fellow Carnival affiliate Holland America Line and competitor Royal Caribbean International have unveiled plans to deploy greater capacity to the market from 2011.


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