directions_boatCruise in Cairns, Perth, Darwin, Broome, Alotau & Geraldton

Northern Explorer 2021 from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth

Visit Broome, Cairns, Darwin & Alotau!

This incredible journey is one of the easiest ways you can enjoy the wonders of the Kimberley and top end - not to mention the Great Barrier Reef and broader west coast!

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$2,648PP
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DURATION
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15 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Voyage Map - Sydney to Perth
  • Brisbane-Perth: 15 nights from $2648pp twin share
  • Sydney-Perth: 17 nights from $2,998pp twin share
  • Melbourne-Perth: 20 nights from $3498pp twin share
  • Perth-Sydney (reverse itinerary): 16 nights from $2,998pp twin share

See "travel dates" section below for more information.

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

This hugely popular cruise takes places just twice a year and usually sells out well in advance - call now to secure a place for 2021!

Not from Sydney? You can also embark this cruise in Melbourne or Brisbane - or take a reverse itinerary in Feb 2021 from Perth to Sydney. Contact us on freecall 1300 414 198 for further details!

Inclusions

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  • Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)

Accommodation

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Balcony Stateroom

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

Interior Stateroom - Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

Oceanview Stateroom - Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

  • A spacious picture window for memorable views.

Balcony Stateroom - Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony.

  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Mini-Suite - Approximately 323 sq. ft., including balcony

  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head with upgraded amenities
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel TVs

Suite - Approx. 460 to 1507 sq. ft., including balcony

  • Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables
  • One complimentary mini-bar setup
    To coincide with Club Class roll-out suites will get free daily bottled water.
  • Spacious closet
  • Complimentary use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite.
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day.
  • Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation
  • Priority disembarkation at tender ports

Travel dates

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Book before 7 July 2019 and receive $100 FREE onboard spending money!

16-night reverse itinerary from Perth also available. Click here to learn more.

17-night Cruise - Departs Sydney 28 Mar 2021

  • Inside Stateroom from $2,998 per person twin share
  • Oceanview Stateroom from $3,898 per person twin share
  • Balcony Stateroom from $4,498 per person twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $5,298 per person twin share
  • Suites from $8,418 per person twin share

20-night Cruise - Departs Melbourne 25 Mar 2021

  • Inside Stateroom from $3,498 per person twin share
  • Oceanview Stateroom from $4,548 per person twin share
  • Balcony Stateroom from $5,248 per person twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $6,148 per person twin share
  • Suites from $9,298 per person twin share - LIMITED SUITES LEFT!

15-night Cruise - Departs Brisbane, 30 Mar 2021

  • Inside Stateroom from $2,648 per person twin share
  • Oceanview Stateroom from $3,448 per person twin share
  • Balcony Stateroom from $3,968 per person twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $4,678 per person twin share
  • Suites from $7,058 per person twin share - LIMITED SUITES LEFT!

Itinerary

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Itinerary based on Sydney departure. Please contact our travel team for further details on Melbourne & Brisbane departures on freecall 1300 414 198.

18 Days | 7 Ports of Call

Sun, Mar 28 - Embark in Sydney
Mon, Mar 29 - At Sea
Tue, Mar 30 - Brisbane
Wed, Mar 31 - At Sea 
Thu, Apr 1 - At Sea 
Fri, Apr 2 - Yorkeys Knob (Cairns), Tender Required - Wheelchair Access Limited
Sat, Apr 3 - At Sea
Sun, Apr 4 - Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea
Mon, Apr 5 - At Sea
Tue, Apr 6 - At Sea
Wed, Apr 7 - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 
Thu, Apr 8 - At Sea
Fri, Apr 9 - Kimberley Coast (Scenic Cruising)
Sat, Apr 10 - Broome
Sun, Apr 11 - At Sea 
Mon, Apr 12 - At Sea 
Tue, Apr 13 - Geraldton, Tender Required - Wheelchair Access Limited
Wed, Apr 14 - Disembark in Perth (Fremantle)

Questions

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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.

Is There Phone and Internet Access?

Mobile phone service is available for use when the ship is at sea, in international waters, and in other areas where such use is permitted. Please contact your provider for more details on rates and availability.

Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through our 24-hour onboard Internet Cafe and wireless network -- which is available in some staterooms and various public areas including our world famous Piazzas. Please note that Internet access via satellite is significantly slower than high-speed connections on shore. Multiple internet time packages are available to purchase before, or during your cruise to access the internet at sea.

Passport Requirements

Passport requirements vary by destination and your citizenship. Please review the section below to determine your passport requirements.

For international voyages (cruises that visit a foreign port), passports are required for all guests and must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months beyond the date of the cruise return.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.