Princess Cruises Reveals 2012/2013 Pacific Ocean Itineraries

Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has unveiled its Pacific Ocean cruise programme for the 2012/2013 season. 8 of the line’s award-winning ships will sail on 56 voyages, ranging from 10- to 35-days covering 10 itinerary choices visiting Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific.

 

Hawaiian Roundtrips

Sailing from Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess and Star Princess will bring cruisers on 14-/15-day roundtrip voyages between 26 September 2012 and 25 April 2013. Enroute, the ships will call at Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui, as well as visit the Mexican port of Ensenada.

 

Tahiti and the South Pacific

Cruisers can enjoy the intimacy of small ship sailing on Ocean Princess, as she operates a quartet of 11-day cruises between Honolulu and Papeete, with port visits to Bora Bora, Hilo, Kauai, Maui and Moorea. While in the South Pacific, the ship will also operate a classic 10-day itinerary roundtrip from Papeete, starting with an overnight in the Tahitian capital and continuing to Huahine, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Bora Bora (where she spends 2 full days and an overnight), before returning to Papeete via Moorea.  

 

From Los Angeles, Sapphire Princess and Star Princess offer an unusual roundtrip itinerary that takes in the sights and sounds of 3 island groups. Departing on 20 October 2012 and 26 March 2013, the ships will call at Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Pago Pago, Apia, Bora Bora, Moorea and Papeete. On her 27-day reposition from San Francisco to Sydney, Sea Princess will offer guests the opportunity to visit Honolulu, Kauai, Papeete, Bora Bora, Pago Pago, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and scenic cruising through the Fjordland National Park.

 

Australian Departures

Sun Princess sails roundtrip from Brisbane on a series of 11-day journeys to Noumea, Ile des Pins, Port Denerau, Suva and Port Vila, while guests in Sydney have the option of 16-day voyages between the city and Papeete on Ocean Princess departing 3 December 2012 and 12 March 2013, calling at Apia, Auckland, Bora Bora, Moorea, Pago Pago, Tauranga and Tonga.

 

On 15 April 2013, Sea Princess embarks on a 35-day roundtrip from Sydney to visit Nuku’Alofa, Apia, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Pago Pago, Suva and Noumea. Together with her sister ships Dawn Princess and Sun Princess, the vessel will also operate the popular 14-day roundtrip cruises out of Sydney, calling at Lifou, Port Vila, Port Denerau, Suva, Savu Savu, Dravuni Island and Noumea.

 

Princess Cruises’ new offerings make it one of the biggest operators in the Pacific Ocean for the upcoming cruise season, continuing a 30-year tradition. A line under industry giant Carnival Corporation, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more destinations than any other major line.

 

For more information, visit www.princess.com.

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