Emerald Princess heads to Australia

In Travel News by The H4C Team

The biggest Princess Cruises’ ship, Emerald Princess, is heading to Australia where she will sail local waters this summer.

The spectacular 3082-guest cruise ship is now on her way down under after departing from Southampton, in a voyage reminiscent of the line voyages of last century.

Making the first of seven maiden Australian port calls in Fremantle on 8 November, Emerald Princess will cruise via Melbourne on 13 November, arriving at her new Sydney homeport on 15 November.

Stretching 290 metres, Emerald Princess is one of Princess’ largest ships and is certain to turn heads as she sails from the Emerald City from November 2016 to April 2017.

Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said the ship’s arrival would take the cruise line’s Australasian capacity to a record 11,800 berths across five ships during the 2016-17 cruise season.

Emerald Princess Captain William Kent said guests onboard the superliner were looking forward to an exciting end to their voyage in November, as Emerald Princess debuts in Australia.

In exciting news for Australian holidaymakers, Emerald Princess will offer Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone’s new restaurant, SHARE as well as Princess’ new Salty Dog pub, serving up the Ernesto Burger – rated the best burger at sea – and gourmet small dishes developed with renowned US chef Ernesto Uchimura, combined with whisky flights. The superliner’s arrival will also set the stage for the debut of some great new entertainment offerings including the much-anticipated onboard musical Magic to Do from Oscar and Tony award-winning Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz.  

Guests can also enjoy the spectacular new Voice of the Ocean competition, exclusive to Princess, which brings the spectacle of TV’s wildly popular international singing competition to the high seas.

Emerald Princess features more than 1500 guest rooms, including nearly 900 balcony staterooms, with every room offering the Princess Luxury Bed designed to deliver the ultimate night of sleep at sea.

Also on board are eight showrooms and lounges, two nightclubs and four swimming pools as well as signature Princess offerings such as the child-free Sanctuary, poolside Movies Under the Stars and the luxurious Lotus Spa.  Guests can enjoy fantastic shopping, with options including a stunning EFFY jewellery outlet, a first in the local market.

Emerald Princess will spend her inaugural five-month season of cruises from Sydney sailing on 13 roundtrip cruises to destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand and around Australia.  

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