To answer the strong demand for Princess Cruise holidays by Australian cruisers, the Pacific Princess will be deployed from Sydney for four months over the summer of 2020-2021 beginning in December 2020.
The vessel is the smallest of Princess’ fleet. With a capacity that tops off at 670 passengers, the ship was voted best small-mid sized ship by Cruise Critic cruisers in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The arrival of Pacific Princess will coincide with the 45th anniversary of Princess Cruises’ first roundtrip cruise from Australia, a voyage on the original Pacific Princess which starred in the popular TV series The Love Boat.
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Its new programs highlights will include: a 90-day circumnavigation of South America from Sydney stopping at 25 ports including Santos and Natal in Brazil, Guayaquil in Ecuador, the Caribbean Island of Granada, and even two days in Rio de Janiero at the start of Carnival; a 21-night cruise to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands visiting remote destinations including Alotau and Conflict Islands and featuring the cruise line’s maiden visits to Madang, Wewak and Gizo Island; and a 13-night cruise to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful ports including Princess’ first cruise from Australia to Stewart Island in the south, and visits to Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Picton and New Plymouth.