Princess Cruises has grown increasingly exotic or, to put it more precisely, is offering more opportunities to cruise Tahiti while creating new Asia and Australia itineraries as part of its 2010-11 “exotics” program.
The Princess worldwide cruising program will touch all seven continents, and passengers will be able to explore the charm of the South Pacific with an extended series of sailings to romantic Tahiti and French Polynesia.
Other intriguing options include a number of new routes in Australia, China, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, and a new world cruise itinerary. In addition, world explorers can take in the spectacular scenery of South America and Antarctica, or the jungles of the Amazon River.
In total, eight Princess ships will sail to Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific, India and South America.
- Diamond Princess returns to Australia and Asia and features a new Australia & China itinerary sailing from Sydney to Beijing.
- The intimate Ocean Princess also sails throughout Asia with some intriguing longer routes, including a new holiday sailing from Singapore to Bangkok, and the opportunity to travel to India and Africa.
- Star Princess explores South America featuring a new holiday voyage to Antarctica sailing from Rio de Janeiro, while the intimate Pacific Princess explores the vastness of the Amazon River.
- Royal Princess offers more Tahiti and Hawaii sailings while Golden Princess explores the Hawaiian Islands from Los Angeles.
- For world travelers, Pacific Princess offers a new 107-day world cruise route featuring Western Australia and Cape Town via West Africa.
- Dawn Princess and Sun Princess continue year-round Australia-based cruising throughout the region.
Prncess will also be calling at six new ports, including Maputo, the capital of Mozambique; Toulon in the south of France, providing access to charming Provence; Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates; Manila, the heart of the Philippines; and Xiamen, a charming Chinese seaport.
A variety of cruisetour packages are also available in Australia, Asia and South America, extending vacations with land portions that explore world wonders such as the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Kakadu National Park, Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu.
In the world-cruise universe, Princess offers some of the most affordable fares, and most of these itineraries can be split up into sections as short as seven days. We’d love to know: Which destinations rank highest on your wishlist?