|As it prepares to
celebrate 10 years of world cruises from Australia, Princess Cruises has
announced its longest and most exciting world cruise yet, with Sea Princess
offering a 106-night voyage in 2018. |
The historic circumnavigation of the world will depart Sydney on June 5, 2018,
visiting 40 destinations in 27 countries over a distance of 32,000 nautical
miles (about 1.5 times around the Earth).
Highlights include a range of exciting new ports across Greenland, Newfoundland
and Eastern Canada as well as overnight stays in some of the world's most
sought-after destinations such as New York, Barcelona and Venice.
Known for its longer, destination-rich itineraries, Princess pioneered world
cruises from Australia in 2008 and remains the only cruise line to offer
Australians the opportunity to cruise around the world from their doorstep.
Having marked its
10th year of world cruising from Australia in 2017, Sea Princess' 2018 world
cruise will see Princess Cruises' welcome its 30,000th local world cruise guest
onboard, while also notching up a total of 450,000 nautical miles, 183 unique
destinations and its 1500th day at sea on long voyages of more than 75 days
cruises on offer from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, Princess Cruises Vice
President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said a world cruise
offered an easy and great value way to see the world.
"There are many advantages of a Princess world cruise. As the destination
experts and the only cruise line offering world voyages from Australia, we
pride ourselves on creating exciting itineraries without the need for costly
international airfares," Mr Allison said.
"With Australian dollars onboard, our world cruises also remove the stress of
tipping and the expense of currency exchange. Best of all, our guests only have
to unpack once and the world will come to them from the luxury and comfort of a
magnificent Princess ship."
Mr Allison said the high guest repeat rates showed that Australians were hooked
on world cruising.
Of the 3000 guests who travelled on Sea Princess' 104-night world cruise this
year, more than half did the full world cruise and about a quarter had
previously sailed on a full world cruise with Princess. Mr Allison said 75 per
cent of guests booked on the ship's 2017 voyage had already enjoyed part or all
of a world cruise with Princess.
Sea Princess' 2018
world cruise is on sale now with fares for the full 106-night voyage priced
from $21,999* per person twin share.