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More Brits head for Oz with Princess Cruises than ever before

Nearly twice as many UK cruisers than ever before will be heading for Australia and New Zealand with Princess Cruises in 2018.

Bookings for sailings Down Under have surged to their highest ever level and are the fastest-growing of all Princess’ worldwide destinations.

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Majestic Princess, the newest addition to the fleet, will be one of five Princess ships Down Under

Voyages from Sydney or Brisbane to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef are the hottest sellers, with year-on-year bookings up by over 750 per cent for the 10-night sailing.

Princess Cruises’ roundtrip sailings from Sydney or Melbourne direct to New Zealand are the next fastest-growing voyage. The 12 or 13-night cruises take Auckland, Wellington and the Fiordland National Park.

The figures bear out the most recent information from Tourism Australia, which stated that tourists from the UK now make up the fourth-highest number of visitors to the country. Furthermore, bookings for 2019 bookings are already 60 per cent up on this time last year.

Five Princess Cruises ships will sail across Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and 2019 including the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess, the newest addition to the line’s fleet.

A range of activities including Haka lessons are also available

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “Australia and New Zealand cruises are booming as holidaymakers combine its striking destinations with the comfort and style of a Princess cruise. The sailaway from Sydney harbour is truly stunning, while other spectacular settings including the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park are equally not to be missed.”

Posted on 6th March 2018 at 11:50 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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