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BALCONY BONANZA SALE: 17-Night Northern Explorer Cruise - Perth to Sydney in April 2021

Unlock the very best onboard savings!

This incredible journey is one of the easiest ways you can enjoy the wonders of the Australia's western, eastern and northern coastlines - and even spend some time in PNG! Choose between the Plus fare with added extras OR the Saver fare without the frills! Cruise YOUR way!

FROM
$2,999PP
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DURATION
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17 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Cruise from Perth to Sydney the leisurely way - via the West, North and East coasts! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see so many essential Aussie attractions in one easy voyage!

The Sapphire Princess truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalising cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences with the Discovery at SEA programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars. Whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.

Inclusions

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  • Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Select beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)
  • Captain's Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception
  • Discovery at Sea Onboard Activities
  • Theatre/Production Shows & Guest Entertainer Shows
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Casino, Bingo & Gaming Lessons
  • Library & Princess Book Club
  • Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy
  • Zumba Classes
  • Afternoon Trivia
  • Theme Night Parties
  • Ultimate Deck Party

Choose the PLUS fare and receive:

  • Premier Beverage package* (Valued at AUD $87pp, per day)
  • Wi-Fi* (valued at up to AUD $30pp per day)

Accommodation

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Sapphire Princess
Sapphire Princess

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa .

  • Last Refurbished: March 2018
  • Guest Capacity: 2,670 lower berths
  • Number of Crew: 1,100
  • Tonnage: 115,875

Travel dates

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Departing Perth 14 April, 2021 on the Sapphire Princess.

Choose between the Plus fare with added extras OR the Saver fare without the frills! Cruise YOUR way!

BEST PRICE FARES:
  • Inside from $2,999pp twin share
  • Oceanview from $3,964pp twin share
  • Balcony from $4,299pp twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $4,999pp twin share
PLUS FARES - includes premier drinks package and wifi*
  • Inside from $3,680pp twin share
  • Oceanview from $4,810pp twin share
  • Balcony from $5,030pp twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $5,730pp twin share

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.

Please contact our team on 1300 414 198 to register your interest.

(Looking to extend your stay in Perth or Sydney? Need flights, or a trip back on the Indian Pacific? Our local travel consultants are here to help!)

Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Perth (Fremantle) - depart 5:00pm
  • Day 2 - Geraldton
  • Day 3 - At sea
  • Day 4 - At sea
  • Day 5 - Broome
  • Day 6 - Kimberley Coast (Scenic Cruising)
  • Day 7 - Scenic cruising
  • Day 8 - Darwin
  • Day 9 - At sea
  • Day 10 - At sea
  • Day 11 - Yorkeys Knob (Cairns)
  • Day 12 - At sea
  • Day 13 - Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea
  • Day 14 - At sea
  • Day 15 - At sea
  • Day 16 - Brisbane
  • Day 17 - At sea
  • Day 18 - Sydney (arrive 6:00am)

Questions

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Premier Beverage Package:
  • The package includes all beer, spirits, wine by the glass and cocktails $12.00 USD and under as listed on our menu(s), or $16.00 AUD and under for voyages departing from and returning to Australia and New Zealand.
  • The package includes all bottled water (500ml only), fountain sodas, fresh juices (if available), specialty coffees and teas, Gong Cha items, Frappés at Coffee & Cones, milk shakes (if available) and Red Bull energy drinks.
  • The package provides a 25% discount on the following excluded items: all bottles of wine, one litre bottles of water, canned soda and bottled juices.
  • The package may be used on our private islands, all food and beverage venues, and other areas such as the theatre or public spaces that offer beverage service. Selections and service are limited to each venue’s menu offerings and operating hours.
  • If dining at a specialty dining venue, a large bottle of water (one litre) of still or sparkling is covered by the package.
  • Alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 beverages per 24-hour period (6 a.m. to 6 a.m.). 
  • Can NOT be used for Room Service or Mini-Bar items
Do I need Travel Insurance when sailing within Australia?

Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance will not cover you for any medical costs on board. All cruises (even cruises that do not visit foreign ports) require international travel insurance. We strongly recommend that you organise your travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote.

Do I need a passport?

For domestic voyages, a valid passport or government issued photo identification is required (Queensland ‘Adult Proof of Age Card’ will be accepted, however the older version of Queensland ‘Card 18+’ will not be accepted).

Do I have to tip?

Tipping is not required or charged to your onboard account when sailing on a Princess ship that departs and returns to Australia and/or operates with Australian currency onboard (please refer to Onboard Currency.) You are welcome to reward our onboard crew for exceptional service, however, tipping is not required.

What Should I Wear?

Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates. We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. You'll also want comfortable shoes for strolling on deck.

For evening dining, keep with what you would wear to a nice restaurant at home: skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, pants and open-neck shirts for men. Cruises five days or longer include at least one formal dining night: evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies and tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits for men.

Are there Theme Nights?

Cruises of 7 nights or more usually feature theme nights for guests to enjoy. Outfits are available for purchase onboard, or you are welcome to bring your own. So why not pack something and join the fun? Theme nights may vary from cruise to cruise; however, you can expect at least the following:

  • Island Night - bring your tropical wear for our Island Night deck party on all warm weather sailings.
  • Country and Western Night - bring your hats and boots and kick up your heels at this popular party.
Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

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Fares are per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation based on the lead category for each stateroom type, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Fares based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates listed. Offer ends 28 May 2020 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may vary. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. All offers are subject to availability. Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views. 

Princess Savers fare is the cruise fare only without any inclusions. 

Princess Plus fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom when booking select cruises sailing between 5-37 nights departing after 01/04/20. Exclusions include select short getaways and all World Cruise voyages. Princess Plus fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Premier Beverage Package and Wifi. Premier Beverage Package- applies to the first 2 guests in the stateroom when aged 18 years or over (21 years on some international voyages). Exclusions apply, see princess.com/drinks for full details. Service of alcohol is always subject to Princess Cruises RSA Policies. Guests under legal drinking age will receive the Premier Coffee & Soda package. Wifi - On Golden Princess and Star Princess: guests receive 5000 minutes of internet access per person per cruise. On Sea Princess, Sun Princess, and Pacific Princess: the Premium PrincessCONNECT Internet Package applies and usage is unlimited across multiple devices in a stateroom (accessed through one device at a time only). All other ships: unlimited MedallionNet package applies, which is limited to 1 device per passenger and up to 4 passengers in the stateroom. For full conditions including usage limitations, see princess.com/medallionnet. 

Balcony Bonanza offers: Onboard spending money, free upgrade and air credit offers only apply when booking on the Princess Plus fare. ^Onboard spending money is per stateroom as marked on selected itineraries when booking a Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Mini-Suite or Suite. Onboard spending money varies by cruise duration. Onboard spending money is applied to the first 2 passengers in a stateroom is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. + Free upgrade offer from Balcony to Deluxe Balcony on select cruises sailing on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Sky Princess, Diamond Princess and Enchanted Princess, as marked. Subject to availability. †Air credit is per stateroom as marked on selected New Zealand, Asia and Japan itineraries only and is applied to the first 2 passengers in a stateroom when booking a Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Mini-Suite or Suite. Single occupancy cabins receive half the per stateroom amount. Air credit applies to Princess EZair bookings only and not combinable with any other offer. Air credit only applies in conjunction with your cruise booking for flights departing up to 42 days before and/or after your cruise. Air credit is not transferable, non-refundable and not redeemable for cash. Flight bookings will be subject to Princess EZAir Terms and Conditions available at princess.com/legal/passage_contract/. Any fees charged by the airline for changes, cancellations, excess baggage and other additional charges must be paid by the passenger.