Princess Cruises Returns to the South Pacific for Spring 2020
Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess will return to the South Pacific, homeporting in Tahiti from September 2020. Guests will enjoy the welcoming spirit and idyllic islands of French Polynesia – including Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea – onboard the intimate 670-guest Pacific Princess as the cruise liner offers a series of roundtrip sailings for the first time since 2015.
Cruise bookings onboard Pacific Princess to French Polynesia open today and will offer travellers a trove of unspoiled treasures with sparkling lagoons and white-sand beaches available on five- and 10-day Tahiti and French Polynesia departures, sailing roundtrip from Tahiti’s capital Papeete.
Every voyage includes overnight calls in Papeete and the romantic Bora Bora, as well as a late-night stay in Raiatea – the second largest isle after Tahiti. Additional ports of call include Huahine, Rangiroa, and Moorea.
“Tahiti and French Polynesia are go-to destinations in themselves and Princess Cruises offers the best way to explore remote island life onboard one of our more intimate ships,” said Princess Cruises’ Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison. “The upcoming spring 2020 season will mark Pacific Princess’ first visit to the South Pacific in more than five years.”
“While Pacific Princess is the smallest ship in our fleet, she is also the ship that propelled our brand growth in Australia, supported by the nation’s love of cruising. We are elated to see her return to the South Pacific.
Pacific Princess was christened in Sydney on 8 December 2002 by founding director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Gabi Hollows AO.
“Princess Cruises has a long history with Tahiti and is a highly valued partner showcasing the diversity of our islands, the rich authentic local culture, and the great variety of experiences that await discovery,” said Tahiti Tourisme Directeur Général and CEO Paul Sloan. “We are eagerly looking forward to next year and welcoming Pacific Princess back to The Islands of Tahiti.”
Fares for a 10-night cruise onboard Pacific Princess to French Polynesia – including calls to Bora Bora, Huahine and Moorea – sailing roundtrip from Tahiti departing 15 October 2020 start from $2,939 per person twin share*. Alternative cruise departure dates include 5 and 25 October 2020, and 4 and 14 November 2020.
About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing international premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 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, Antarctica and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises is continuously recognised as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”
In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass Vacations enabled by the OceanMedallion, the vacation 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 vacation giving guests more time to do the things they love most. MedallionClass Vacations 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 $450 million product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment-inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include 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 under construction, Sky Princess, scheduled for delivery in October 2019, followed by Enchanted Princess in June 2020. Princess previously announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests are planned for delivery in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 and 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
Captain’s Circle Savings and Early Booking Deposit
Princess Cruises’ past guests who book early are eligible for a special promotion of a $100 per person discount off the public fare. This can be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth guests. Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain’s Circle guests when they book by 30 November 2019.