Princess Cruises Unveils 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand Season

Crown Princess to sail 114-Day Around the World Cruise Departing from Australia

SANTA CLARITA, CA – Nov. 22, 2023Princess Cruises, a leading premium cruise line, today announced details of its 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand season, featuring the debut of its flagship Discovery Princess in the region, as well as the longest-ever World Cruise to depart from Australia.

Highlights of the 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand Season:

  • Two- to 37-day departures from seven Australia and New Zealand homeports: Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, Perth (Fremantle), Adelaide, and Hobart (Tasmania).
  • Access to over 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Including the Great Barrier Reef, the Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia, and the Tasmanian Wilderness.
  • Late-night stays in eight ports: Auckland, Melbourne, Darwin, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Yokohama), Sydney, Fremantle (Perth), and Hobart (Tasmania).
  • Holiday sailings: 14-day Fiji Holiday on Crown Princess and a 14-day New Zealand Holiday on Discovery Princess, both roundtrip from Sydney.
  • A wide range of cruise durations and itineraries:
    • New Zealand: Five- to 15-day departures from Sydney, Brisbane, or Auckland, including many roundtrip options, or circumnavigate the continent on 27- to 29-day Round Australia voyages.
    • Tasmania: Five- to 12-day roundtrip voyages from Sydney or Brisbane.
    • South Pacific: Eight- to 37-day voyages with calls to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Fiji, roundtrip from Sydney, Brisbane, and Hobart.
    • Southeast Asia: Voyages that sail between Australia and Asia, along with epic Pacific adventures of up to 32 days sailing between popular North American homeports (Los Angeles, Vancouver, Honolulu, Seattle) and Australia & New Zealand.

Longest-Ever Australia World Cruise: In 2026, Crown Princess will embark on the longest-ever World Cruise to depart from Australia, a 114-day voyage calling at 48 destinations in 31 countries across six continents. Key Features of the World Cruise:

  • Global voyage departing in May 2026: Sailing to Southeast Asia, across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence River, the Panama Canal, and the South Pacific back to Australia.
  • 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Including two newly designated sites: The Viking-Age Ring Fortresses in Trelleborg and Bogring in Denmark, and the Funeral and Memory sites of the First World War on the Western Front in Belgium.
  • Maiden stops for Australian World Cruises: Alexandria (for Cairo & Giza) in Egypt and Patmos, Greece.
  • Overnight visits to New York, Lima, and Quebec: Late-night stays in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Papeete, Tahiti.

All three ships based Down Under feature the exclusive Princess Medallion: Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional personalized experience typical of small ships, while enjoying only the best large-ship amenities. Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages: Offer several amenities at tremendous values, including express boarding; alcoholic beverages, mocktails, specialty coffees, and smoothies; unlimited MedallionNet Wi-Fi (the fastest at sea); casual and specialty dining; boutique fitness classes; complimentary room service, and more.