Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2023/24 program, headlined by its 110 night Global Odyssey cruise.
Princess Cruises is offering New Zealanders a world of new travel opportunities, with its latest program featuring its longest-ever cruise from Auckland – a 110-night global odyssey departing late April 2024. In a move that reflects strong demand for bucket list destinations, the cruise line has announced it will open bookings for the 2024 world cruise and its new 2023/24 New Zealand cruise program in early December, an unprecedented 11 months ahead of schedule.
The new program will be one of the largest that Princess Cruises has offered in New Zealand, with 10 different cruises sailing to Australia, Hawaii and Tahiti, and around New Zealand. Many of the cruises will be on the MedallionClass enabled Royal Princess – the first of Princess’ flagship Royal-class vessels to ever offer roundtrip sailings from New Zealand. Carrying 3560 guests in style, the award-winning ship’s features include a fabulous selection of dining and entertainment options, Princess’ largest-ever top deck pool and a spectacular SeaWalk glass-panelled walkway, cantilevered over the ocean for panoramic views.
Announcing details, Princess Cruises Sales and Marketing Director Nick Ferguson said the early release of the program reflected the positive long-term booking trends for cruising as Australia and international travel continue to open up following more than 18 months of pandemic-related travel restrictions. Mr Ferguson said Coral Princess’ record-breaking world cruise was a highlight of the program, with guests set to enjoy 47 spectacular ports across 32 countries on an itinerary that includes overnight stays in Russia’s romantic St Petersburg as well as exotic Lima in Peru and magnificent New York.
The voyage will offer more European port calls including visits to seven exciting new world cruise destinations: Stockholm in Sweden, Aarhus in Denmark, Kristiansand in Norway, Edinburgh in Scotland, the Greek island of Crete, France’s Corsica, and Bar Harbor (Maine) in the United States of America with extended visits to Petra, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Cork, Boston and Tahiti. Fares for a balcony stateroom start from NZ$43,159* per person twin share. Additionally, Princess will offer up to NZ$4000 per stateroom of Early Booking Benefits including NZ$1,000 of on board credit per person and NZ$1,000 worth of savings for past guests.
Highlights of the 2023/24 program include:
A 31-night Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific voyage from Sydney to South Pacific on Coral Princess departing March 26, 2024. Fares start from NZ$7,819* per person twin share in an interior stateroom and NZ$10,089* per person twin share in a balcony stateroom.
A 17-night Australia and New Zealand round trip voyage from Auckland on Royal Princess departing February 14, 2024. Port calls include Bay of Islands, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Fiordland National Park (scenic cruising), Dunedin (Port Chalmers), Wellington, and Tauranga. Fares start from NZ$3,729* per person twin share in an interior stateroom and NZ$4,719* per person twin share in a balcony stateroom.
Three 13-night summer roundtrip cruises from Auckland around New Zealand on Royal Princess during January and February 2024, with fares from NZ$2,859* per person twin share in an interior stateroom and NZ$3,589* per person twin share in a balcony stateroom.
One 13-night New Zealand voyage from Auckland to Sydney on Royal Princess departing March 2, 2024. Fares start from NZ$3,059* per person twin share in an interior stateroom and NZ$3,919* per person twin share in a balcony stateroom.
Three shorter length voyages exploring beautiful ports in Australia and New Zealand. Fares for a 4-night voyage from Auckland to Sydney departing on October 17, 2023 start from NZ $679* per person twin share in an interior stateroom and NZ $1,099* per person twin share in a balcony stateroom. For full details head to www.princess.com