Princess Cruises returns to Tahiti for autumn 2020 season

Princess Cruises has announced it will return to Tahiti in autumn 2020. Sailings will be available on the 670-guest Pacific Princess.

Tahiti and French Polynesia cruises go on sale on April 17, 2019, allowing holidaymakers the opportunity to discover the region’s unspoilt lagoons and white-sandy beaches on five 10-day Tahiti & French Polynesia departures.

Pacific Princess will sale roundtrip from Tahiti around the islands of French Polynesia. Every voyage will include overnight calls in Tahiti’s capital Papeete and Bora Bora, as well as a late-night stay in Raiatea. Additional ports of call include Huahine, Rangiroa, and Moorea.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “With its volcanic and coral islands, the French Polynesia is always a popular destination for holidaymakers seeking a once in a lifetime experience.

“With sailings on our smaller ship Pacific Princess, guests can enjoy a more intimate voyage around these remote islands, witnessing first-hand the crystal clear waters in this unspoilt paradise.”

With four Grand Adventure & Crossings itineraries also available, ranging in length from 19-35 days, Pacific Princess additionally offers longer sailings for guests to experience the Aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands or discover the treasures of South America, including Easter Island renowned its Moai, stone statues of human figures carved by the Rapa Nui.

Example sailings:

· 10-night Tahiti & French Polynesia cruise on Pacific Princess departing October 5, 2020. Sailing roundtrip with an overnight in Tahiti (Papeete), ports of call include Huahine, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Bora Bora (overnight) and Moorea. Prices start from £1,649 per person.

· 19-night Hawaii & Tahiti Grand Adventure on Pacific Princess departing September 16, 2020. Sailing from Vancouver, ports of call include Maui (Lahaina), Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hilo, Honolulu, Kona, Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti (Papeete). Prices start from £2,569 per person.

Captain’s Circle loyalty club members are eligible for savings of up to £50 per person.

About Princess Cruises

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year on 170 itineraries to more than 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Itineraries range in length from three to 111 days.

In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass cruises enabled by the Ocean Medallion – the cruises industry’s most advanced wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to a hassle-free, personalised cruise, giving guests more opportunity to enjoy their time onboard. Ocean Medallion will be activated on five ships by the end of 2019. An activation plan will continue across the global fleet in 2020 and beyond.

Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a £330 million-pound product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; shows created in partnership with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet from exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and more.

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

As always, thank you for your support and for taking the time to read my blog.

Forever grateful – Claire Harris xx

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