Princess: Australia, New Zealand, & South Pacific, 2018-19
Sail deep into the South Pacific and discover a wealth of unique cultures and a region overflowing with natural wonders. Uncover a land of contrasts, from the deep red of its world-renowned wines to the turquoise waters of its shimmering beaches.
From Australia & New Zealand to the Islands of the Pacific & Asia, explore it all with Princess,® awarded the Best Cruise Line in Australia & New Zealand by the Women’s Choice Awards, and come back new.®
Majestic Princess, the newest ship in the Princess fleet with a host of luxurious dining options, makes her Australian debut with a variety of sailings to New Zealand, Tasmania and the South Pacific.
Maiden Calls: Moreton Island, known as “The Gem of South East Queensland” is Australia’s largest sand island, home to coral reefs, sand dunes, glossy lakes and lagoons. Located in the clear waters of the Coral Sea, Papua New Guinea’s Conflict Island is a snorkeler’s dream with over 1000 species of fish found nowhere else in the world.
Cruisetours: Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru National Park’s iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) on our Australian Outback or Ultimate Australia cruisetours, which combine a multinight land tour with a cruise. You’ll also visit cities like Sydney, Darwin and Cairns.
More Options: With four ships and a wide range of departures, you can choose to sail from four great cities: sparkling Sydney and its world-famous Opera House, charming Auckland with its fine wines, exciting Brisbane, gateway to the Gold Coast, or historic Melbourne, home to breathtaking botanical gardens.
MORE ASHORE With our Late Night calls (9 p.m. or later departures) you’ll not only see this region by day, but have a chance to experience the unique nightlife. Look for ports shaded in blue for late night on the More Ashore itineraries at right.
Five reasons to visit Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific with Princess Cruises:
#1 Cruise Line in Australia: Offering a variety of voyages where you can circumnavigate the Australian continent, explore the Māori culture in New Zealand, visit the fascinating isle of Tasmania, or discover enchanting islands South Pacific gems like New Caledonia and Fiji. For the ultimate adventure, choose an in-depth cruisetour vacation which combines a cruise with a 6- to 7-night land tour that ventures into Australia’s rugged outback for a look at fabled Uluru and the brilliant kaleidoscope world of the Great Barrier Reef.
Exclusive Onboard Experiences: On board your ship, you can celebrate Matariki, a Māori festival marking the start of the Māori New Year, with ceremonial offerings and homage to whakapapa (ancestors) or enjoy a Māori Hangi Dinner, prepared in the kitchens by our expert chef.
Regional Wine: Pursue your passion for wine with a visit to Yarra Valley, known as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Or, experience some of the world’s most well-known varietals in Marlborough Valley, New Zealand.
Natural Wonders & Landscapes: Witness the unparalleled beauty of what locals call “Godzone’s” (God’s own country) on a hike into Tauranga’s Wai-O-Tapu thermal valley, or behold the ancient ravines of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO site, from Sydney. Hop aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine Train in Akaroa for a serene journey through New Zealand’s dramatic Southern Alps.
The Mighty Māori: Witness the rich Māori culture with stirring performances of traditional Māori stories, chants, dances, and the world-famous Haka Māori War Dance in Tauranga. See Napier’s beautifully preserved 1930s architecture which pays homage to the Māori by merging Art Deco with tribal motifs or visit Wellington to experience a world teeming with Māori myths.
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