Sales and Marketing Director Nick Ferguson said the early release of the program reflects positive long-term booking trends for cruises as Australia and international travel continue to open after more than 18 months restrictions related to the pandemic.
âOur 2023 Global Cruise has sold out, which is why we are launching the 2024 trip much earlier than ever,â Ferguson said.
He said Princess Plus rates include a Premier beverage package and Wi-Fi, “presenting incredible value to our customers.”
Four MedallionClass compatible ships – Royal Princess, Majestic Princess, Grand Princess and Coral Princess – will operate 113 departures between September 2023 and October 2024 from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Fremantle.
They will offer over 40 Australian cruises and over 30 New Zealand cruises, as well as eight Asian itineraries and over 10 transpacific options.
Round-trip world cruise
One of the highlights of the program is the world’s longest round-trip trip from Australia aboard the 2,000-passenger Coral Princess, departing from Sydney on April 30, 2024 and Brisbane on May 2, 2024.
The 110-night trip will visit 47 ports in 32 countries, with overnight stays in St. Petersburg, Callao (Lima) and New York.
He will visit seven new destinations around the world: Stockholm, Aarhus in Denmark, Kristiansand in Norway, Edinburgh, Crete, Corsica and Bar Harbor (Maine) in the United States.
There will be extended stays in Petra, Barcelona, ââBerlin, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Cork, Boston and Tahiti.
Other highlights include 33 trans-Tasman cruises to New Zealand with departures from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide; a 12-night round-trip cruise from Sydney aboard the Majestic Princess visiting Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Arthur and Hobart; a tour of Australia in a Coral Princess from Sydney on October 25, 2023 and cruises between Singapore and Fremantle aboard the Coral Princess.
The 2023-24 program will be open for sale to Princess Elite guests from December 1 and to the general public the following day.