EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: March 12, 2019 - April 9, 2019

AUSTRALIA – GRAND VOYAGE

29-Day cruise aboard SEA PRINCESS
March 12 – April 9, 2019

Australia is teeming with vast treasures. Indulge in seasonal delicacies and fine wines. Snorkel among technicolor fish. Discover ancient cultures, explore historic landmarks, and tour the country’s most charming cities. Princess will help you create memories to last a lifetime.  Explore the Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach. Visit the award-winning Rainforestation National Park in Cairns. Ride a camel along the shore, and learn the secrets to pearl farming in Broome. The wonders of Australia are like no other! From iconic Sydney to the coastal beauty of Brisbane, the rich culture of Melbourne, the famed wine country of Perth.

 

Book now and receive FREE “All-Inclusive Beverage Package” when booking balcony and above!

Sydney, AUSTRALIA                            Embark            4 pm
Cruise Tasman Sea                              ~                      ~
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA                      7 am                4 pm
Burnie, TASMANIA                             8 am                5 pm
Hobart, TASMANIA                            Noon                9 pm
Cruise Long Bay                                   ~                      ~
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA                         Noon                9 pm
Cruise Australian Bight                       ~                      ~
Cruise Australian Bight                       ~                      ~
Albany, AUSTRALIA                            7 am                4 pm
Margaret River, AUSTRALIA               9 am                6 pm
Perth/Fermantle, AUSTRALIA             8 am                11 pm
Cruise Indian Ocean                            ~                      ~
Cruise Indian Ocean                            ~                      ~
Cruise Indian Ocean                            ~                      ~
Broome, AUSTRALIA                           7 am                6 pm
Cruising Kimberley Coast                    3 pm                6 pm
Cruise Timor Sea                                 ~                      ~
Darwin, AUSTRALIA                            7 am                4 pm
Cruise Arafura Sea                              ~                      ~
Cruise Coral Sea                                  ~                      ~
Cairns, AUSTRALIA                             10 am              7 pm
Cruise Coral Sea                                  ~                      ~
Alotau, PAPUA NEW GUINEA             7 am                4 pm
Cruise Coral Sea                                  ~                      ~
Cruise Coral Sea                                  ~                      ~
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA                         7 am                5 pm
Cruise South Pacific                            ~                      ~
Sydney, AUSTRALIA                            Disembark

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Cat. ID              $5,595              INSIDE Cat. IC              $5,695                           INSIDE Cat. IB              $5,795
OUTSDE Cat. OW*       $6,995              OUTSIDE Cat. OF         $7,795                          OUTSIDE Cat. OC            $7,995
BALCONY Cat. BD       $9,495              BALCONY Cat. BC       $9,695                          BALCONY Cat. BB            $9,895
MINI SUITES – Sold Out                       *Please note category OW has obstructed view.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Cat. ID              $9,995              OUTSIDE Cat. OW*      $12,795                         BALCONY Cat. BD – $17,795

Initial deposit of $1,750 per person is required.  Final Payment is due by DECEMBER 12, 2018

ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
29-Day cruise with all your meals and onboard entertainment.
All your port taxes and government fees.
All your prepaid shipboard gratuities during your cruise.
Please Note: Cost of the airfare from select cities will be quoted at time of booking
when available with Princess Cruises as well as any optional hotel stays with your cruise.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney – hailed by many seafarers as “the most beautiful harbor in the world.” Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge, and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor.  There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.  Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the “First Fleet” transporting 760 British convicts.  Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

MELBOURNE – Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything.  With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion, and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore.  At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants, and theaters.  Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne’s growth to prominence and prosperity.

BURNIE, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA – Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania’s fourth-largest city and a major port.  Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads, and historic homes.  Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.

HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA – Tasmania’s capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony – and its natural setting is just as impressive.  Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen’s Domain. Many of Tasmania’s other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.  With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia’s Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city’s center and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia.  Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys.  Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Shiraz.

ALBANY, AUSTRALIA – On December 26, 1826 – Boxing Day – Major Edmund Lockyer and his party of convicts and soldiers landed at Princess Royal Harbor to establish a penal colony.  Originally named Frederickstown in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, the first European settlement in Western Australia was renamed Albany in 1832.  Thanks to its superb harbor, the town quickly became a busy port.  Albany served as a coaling station for steam ships, as a commercial outlet for the rich farms of the interior, and as a base for the highly profitable whaling industry. The whaling station at Frenchman Bay was the last whaling station in all Australia, closing in 1978.  Today it is home to Whale World, one of the world’s largest whaling museums.  This small city of some 25,000 souls is off the beaten track.  Which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting Whale World Museum or touring one of the area’s excellent wineries.

MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA – This vibrant coastal city is a laid-back charmer with an enticing array of natural wonders and active pursuits. Just steps from the mile-long Jetty are glistening white sand beaches and sun-drenched seaside villages.  Yet the magic of the Margaret River area beckons with 120 premium wineries; ancient caves boasting a subterranean world of jaw-dropping stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations; a fascinating Aboriginal culture rooted in ancient history and a picture perfect landscape of meandering country roads and spectacular.

FREMANTLE/PERTH, AUSTRALIA – Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle – founded in 1829 – is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.   Perth’s explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle – some 70 percent of Western Australia’s population live in and around Perth.

BROOME, AUSTRALIA – In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as “the pearling capital of the world.”  Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labor to harvest oysters from the seabed.  For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia’s Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town’s colorful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings.  Broome also boasts Cable Beach – a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.  Pirate William Dampier was the first European to visit Western Australia. Dampier, who circumnavigated the globe three times, landed near Broome in 1688 and again in 1699.

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA – Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” – the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory’s population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback.  Darwin also boasts a colorful history to add to that heritage.  During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat, and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.  Locals in the Top End consume over 60 gallons of beer a year. All those empties don’t go to waste: Each year Darwin residents compete in the Beer Can Regatta, a race with boats, rafts and other vessels manufactured out of beer cans.

ALOTAU, PAPAU NEW GUINEA – Welcome to an undiscovered paradise of white-sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and volcanic mountains. And if you’ve come for history, you’ll find that, too. This peaceful town was the site of fierce fighting during World War II.  Today, it’s a peaceful retreat offering the vacationer plenty of time to relax and connect with nature.  Beyond the city you’ll find a tropical rainforest full of birds of paradise and a laid-back ease worth discovering.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Once considered the “country cousin” among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country.  Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene, and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.  The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland’s Gold Coast.  Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced “Bris-bin.”