Princess Cruises has revealed a destination-rich set of itineraries for it’s upcoming Australia and New Zealand 2021-2022 season, which includes the popular South Pacific tropical destinations of Fiji, Papa New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu.
The cruise itineraries from October, 2021 through April, 2022 will offer opportunities for seaside exploration, cultural immersion, unique wildlife, regional wine and magical landscapes, Princess Cruises said in a press release.
The Australian and New Zealand deployment will be the largest ever offered, with five cruise ships sailing to 82 destinations in 19 countries on 59 itineraries.
The five ships include Royal Princess, Emerald Princess, Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess, and Pacific Princess, with voyages ranging in length from two to 36 days.
There are a variety of homeports, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland, as well as journeys afar to Southeast Asia and North America.
Highlights of the Australia and New Zealand season include:
Roundtrip New Zealand sailings ranging from 11 to 14 days, from a variety of homeports in Australia including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Itineraries feature the famed Marlborough Wine Region (from Picton) and scenic cruising of the glacier-carved fjords of Fiordland National Park.
Four one-way Australia & New Zealand voyages between Sydney and Auckland travelling to key home ports including Melbourne and Christchurch on Royal Princess and Emerald Princess. Circumnavigate the “Down Under” continent on a Round Australia voyage departing from Sydney and Brisbane, including visits to Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and scenic cruising of the epic Kimberley Coast.
Discover the remote island of Tasmania on roundtrip voyages from five to 10 days from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Visit many islands of the South Pacific including Fiji, Hawaii & Tahiti, New Caledonia & Vanuatu or Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands on a variety of voyages ranging from 11 to 35 days.
Variety of Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing voyages connecting North America to Australia in autumn 2021 and spring 2022, ranging from 27 to 29 days.
Several two- to four-day Australia and Tasmania Getaway cruises from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with stops in Newcastle, Eden and Hobart.
Offering more time to maximise the experience in each locale, Princess lists 14 destinations with late-night, or “More Ashore” stays, including Auckland, Darwin, Hobart and. Sydney, to name a few.
There are two Cruisetour options – Australian Outback and Ultimate Australia – offering guests the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru National Park’s iconic Ayers Rock, combining a multi-night land tour with a traditional cruise.
Guests also spend time in world-class cities like Sydney, Darwin and Cairns.
The 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites include:
Tasmanian Wilderness(from Burnie) – one of the largest conservation areas in Australia covering nearly 20 percent of Tasmania.
Greater Blue Mountainswith the chance to gaze up at the Three Sisters spectacular rock formation (from Sydney).
Chief Roi Mata’s Domain(from Port Vila) – the most notable chief in Vanuatu’s history, the “domain” is the first site inscribed in Vanuatu and is a triangle including his old tribe village, his burial grounds, as well as the cave where he supposedly died.
Komodo National Park(on Komodo Island in Indonesia) – founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard.