In a bid to “launch Brisbane as a gateway to the world”, Princess Cruises have announced they are to have their biggest ever presence in the city during 2014.
The company have recently announced a series of Brisbane departures for two of their ships, Sea Princess and Dawn Princess. Both ships will offer a series of new roundtrip voyages from the Queensland capital to destinations in the South Pacific and South America.
Some exciting new 2014 cruises on sale include a 35-night Dawn Princess cruise, which will call at ports in Australia and New Zealand, a 41-night Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific cruise onboard Sea Princess and a WHOPPING 104-night World Cruise onboard Dawn Princess.
These longer cruises join a range of shorter Brisbane roundtrips onboard Sea Princess. These include an 11-night trip to Fiji and a 14-night cruise to New Zealand. One particular highlight in the ships’s itinerary is a seven-night voyage to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.
Princess Cruises Executive President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Jan Swartz, said the the 2014 itineraries from Brisbane open up a “whole new world” for the cruiseline’s Queensland passengers.
“With a growing number of Queenslanders choosing to holiday at sea, Princess Cruises’ Brisbane sailings are the perfect way to see the world”.
About Princess Cruises:
The company began with modest beginnings, in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico.
Fast forward nearly 50 years and today Princess Cruises is one of the premier cruise lines in the world, with a fleet of 17 ships, carrying in excess of 1.3 million passengers each year to “more worldwide destinations than any other line.”
Today, Princess ships are renowned for their innovative features, a wide array of onboard options and their excellent customer service.
The company are continually updating their fleet. Royal Princess, the cruise line’s most recent ship, was christened by official Godmother, The Duchess of Cambridge, earlier this year in an exciting, live televised ceremony.
An additional new ship named Regal Princess is pegged for launch in 2014. Both ships feature a 50% larger “atrium” (also known as ‘the social hub of the ship’); a dramatic over-water “SeaWalk”, which is a glass-bottomed walkway; a number of new private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on the water; an impressive water and lights show; a new pastry shop and the show-stopping “Chef’s Table Lumiere” experience: a private dining space that is surrounded by an illuminated curtain of twinkling lights.
Both Sea Princess (1998) and Dawn Princess (1997) – the ships sailing from Brisbane in 2014 – form part of the mid-sized section of the line’s fleet.