Regal Princess to head down under from the UK as Princess Cruises announces largest ever Australia season in 2020
Princess Cruises has revealed that the 3,560-guest Regal Princess will embark on a 56-day cruise from Southampton to Sydney in October 2020. The ‘Four Continents Grand Adventure’ will span Europe, the Middle East and Asia before arriving in Australasia, taking in the likes of Rome, Dubai, the Suez Canal, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
The Grand Adventure is now on sale. Alternative routes are available for guests who would like to join the cruise for a shorter period of time, including Southampton to Dubai, Southampton to Singapore and Rome to Sydney.
Prior to her Sydney season, Regal Princess will sail from Southampton on 12-day British Isles itineraries from May to October 2020, visiting destinations including Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh. This marks the first time the ship has spent a season based in the UK.
Once in Australia, Regal Princess will form part of Princess’ largest ever Sydney season, with the vessel sailing alongside sister ship Majestic Princess from December 2020 to April 2021. The Sydney deployment will be the first time Princess Cruises has had two ‘royal class’ ships sailing from the same home port outside of the Caribbean.
Regal Princess’ arrival will represent a 40 per cent increase in Princess Cruises’ capacity from Sydney compared with the line’s current 2018/19 summer season. Further information on the Australia 2020-2021 season, including a detailed schedule for Regal Princess and updates on other ships to sail the region, will be published in March 2019.
Australia cruise bookings made by UK guests have surged recently, with numbers doubling in the past year alone.
Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “The Four Continents Grand Adventure will be a spectacular voyage and the perfect send-off for Regal Princess once her UK season comes to a close. We’re confident that having the full 56-day cruise available, as well as various shorter options, means it will appeal to a wide number of holidaymakers who are keen to explore a diverse range of destinations.”
Regal Princess and Majestic Princess boast a number of similar features including 13 dining venues; an over-the-ocean glass walkway named the Sea Walk that extends more than eight meters beyond the edge of the ship; the Princess Live! television studio; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere private dining experience; and balconies on all outside staterooms.
Princess Cruises is offering the Four Continents Grand Adventure from £5239 per person, with up to $500 of onboard spending money per person and complimentary stateroom gratuities. Departing Wednesday October 7, 2020, the ports of call are Seville (Cadiz), Gibraltar, Mallorca, Barcelona, Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Sicily (Messina), Santorini, Rhodes, a 2-day transit of the Suez Canal, Aqaba (Petra), Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Singapore, Ko Samui, Bangkok, Darwin, Port Douglas and Brisbane.
For more information or to book visit www.princess.com, speak to your local travel agent or call 0344 338 8663.
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