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Princess Cruises announce 2022-23 Australia and New Zealand Programme.

20th February 2021 - 11:30am

Team Princess Cruises Ireland reveals Australia & New Zealand 2022-2023 itineraries and Australia-based 2023 World Cruise

Team Princess Cruises Ireland reveals Australia & New Zealand 2022-2023 itineraries and Australia-based 2023 World Cruise


Princess Cruises has announced its 2022-2023 Australia & New Zealand programme and Australia-based 2023 world cruise will go on sale from March 3, 2021.


Australia & New Zealand 2022-2023 cruise season

Four ships, including for the first time ever Royal Princess and Majestic Princess will sail out of Sydney. Grand Princess makes her debut in Australia sailing out of Melbourne and Coral Princess returns to Brisbane offering longer voyages.


The programme features 121 departures ranging from two to 36 days, with 76 unique itineraries to 68 destinations in 14 countries across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.


Highlights include:

  • Departures from the homeports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide and Auckland.
  • New Zealand itineraries ranging from 10 to 19 days, with flexible options to sail from Australia to New Zealand and vice versa.
  • Circumnavigation of the Australian continent on roundtrip Australia voyages, including stops in Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and new calls to Kuri Bay for the epic landscapes of the Kimberley Region.
  • Sail the island of Tasmania on roundtrip voyages from Sydney or Brisbane in five to 10 days.
  • Four transpacific crossings connecting North America to Australia in autumn 2022 and spring 2023 on Majestic Princess and Grand Princess.
  • Eight destinations with late-night, or “More Ashore” stays, including Adelaide, Auckland and Phillip Island.
  • Access to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Tasmanian Wilderness; Greater Blue Mountains; and Te Wahipounamu.


Two cruisetour options will be available – Australian Outback and Ultimate Australia – offering guests the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru National Park’s iconic Uluru/Ayers Rock, combining a multi-night land tour with a traditional cruise.


Australia-based 2023 World Cruise

The 13th annual Australia-based 2023 world cruise will span across 107 days onboard the 2,000-guest Coral Princess. The ship will sail roundtrip from three departure homeports: Auckland (May 31, 2023), Sydney (June 4, 2023) and Brisbane (June 6, 2023). The 107-night cruise will visit 44 destinations in 26 countries on six continents – Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa.


Guests also have the opportunity to book shorter voyages on Coral Princess, including 50 to 73-night sailings departing from Dover, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, as well as a 21-night segment from Dover to New York.


Highlights include:

  • Sailing 32,500 nautical miles through the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, three historic locks of the Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean – crossing the Arctic Circle once and the equator twice.
  • Access to more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Archaeological “lost” City of Petra (from Aqaba); Medina of Tétouan (from Tangier); The Statue of Liberty; Thingvellir National Park; Rapa Nui National Park.
  • Six maiden World Cruise ports: Elba (Portoferraio); Marseille; Malaga; Tangier; Belfast; and Invergordon.
  • More time in port with ten late-night “More Ashore” stays, including Barcelona, Papeete (Tahiti) and Quebec City; and three overnight stays in Dubai, New York and Lima (Callao).



When Princess Cruises returns to service, all ships will feature the ‘MedallionClass Experience’. The cruise line’s OceanMedallion wearable device replaces the traditional cruise card to offer a number of new features that leverage touchless technologies and significantly enhance and personalise the guest experience, as well as support new health protocols.

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