The countdown is on, and it's nearly over! Fans of Princess Cruises (and there are many loyal ones out there!) will be glad to know that the Emerald Princess is currently departing the northern hemisphere for warmer climes down south, and will soon be here and ready to sail the South Pacific. She is set to arrive in her Sydney homeport on the 15th of November, departing later the same day for a cruise around New Zealand including an inaugural call to Auckland.
The biggest Princess
The Emerald Princess is a sizeable ship, carrying more than 3,000 passengers. She is not the biggest in the Princess fleet, but will be the biggest to sail the South Pacific, and an exciting addition to the Australia-based Princess family.
With a length of 290 metres, more than 50% balcony staterooms, and a whole heap of the latest and greatest Princess features, the Emerald will be a jewel in the crown of Australia cruising. Here's what we can look forward to:
A 125-seat incarnation of the SHARE restaurant by homegrown chef Curtis Stone.
The new Salty Dog pub which serves whiskey flights.
The Voice of the Ocean singing competition, and great new shows by Tony award-winning composer Steven Schwartz.
Two nightclubs, eight showrooms and a grand total of four pools!
If you'd like to get a slice of the action, take a look at the available Emerald Princess cruises. For other cruises from Australia and a whole lot of great Princess cruise deals this coming season, take a look around Cruise Sale Finder!