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Princess Reveals Largest Ever Australian Deployment, Majestic Returns and Ruby Arrives for Historic 2019/2020 Summer Season

March 23, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Majestic Princess at Sea Trials

Princess Cruises have today announced that the 2019/2020 Australian cruise season will be their largest in history, cementing the brand’s position as the leading cruise line in Australia and New Zealand. The record-breaking 900+ day deployment will see Princess carry more guests than ever onboard five ships on itineraries from Sydney, Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

The historic season is spearheaded by the maiden arrival of the 113,561 tonne 3,080 guest Ruby Princess and the second season return of the 143,700 tonne 3,560 guest Majestic Princess. Cruising 444 cruise days out of Sydney, Majestic and Ruby will generate a combined landmark capacity of over 100,000 guests, a 25 per cent increase on the 2018/2019 season.

“Princess is gearing up for our largest Australian and New Zealand deployment in history, which will see a record number of people cruising on Princess ships over the 2019/2020 season,” said Senior Vice President Princess Cruises Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison

“Our largest ever deployment will feature 5 ships sailing from six homeports on over 125 departures across more than 60 itineraries to over 100 destinations in 30 countries. The arrival of Ruby Princess,  combined with news of Majestic’s return before she’s completed her maiden season here, means we’ll have 2 of the 4 latest Princess ships sailing in this region which speaks to the momentous growth of our market.”

In another milestone, Princess will spend an unprecedented 141 days deployed in Fremantle, the largest financial commitment made to the state of Western Australia by a cruise brand.

South Australia will also see a surge in cruise ships sailing to and from the region, with Golden Princess, Sun Princess and Majestic Princess completing itineraries to and from Adelaide. Following the first ever roundtrip international voyage from Adelaide in January this year on Golden Princess, Princess Cruises will feature a record three international roundtrip voyages over the 2019/2020 season, including a new 18-day Fiji cruise on Golden Princess and a new 55-day Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey cruise on Sun Princess.

In Brisbane, Sea Princess will return to complete itineraries spanning 2 to 35 days, calling to destinations across New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Coral Sea, South Pacific, and Hawaii. Highlights include a new 10-day voyage to Tasmania, with calls to Burnie, Port Arthur, Hobart, and Sydney.

In Melbourne, Golden Princess returns, sailing to destinations in New Zealand, South Australia and the South Pacific. Highlights include a new 14 day Queensland cruise with calls to Airlie Beach, Yorkey’s Knob, Port Douglas, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney and a new 7-day Southern Australia Explorer with late night calls in Adelaide.

Bookings for Princess’ largest Australian and New Zealand season open 9am on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 for Elite Princess guests. General public bookings open  9am on Thursday, 19 April 2018 For more information, see a licensed travel agent; call 13 24 88 or visit www.princess.com

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