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Princess Cruises Announce Olympic-Inspired 2020 Winter Program
                                                                                Norway. With nine calls in the popular
                                                                                Baltic region, including Honningsvag
                                                                                at the tip of Norway, guests will also be
                                                                                able to experience a never-ending day
                                                                                in the land of the Midnight Sun.
                                                                                Sun Princess’ record-long 77-night
                                                                                Circle Pacific cruise featuring more
                                                                                calls to Japan than ever before with
                                                                                sailings to Osaka (for Kyoto), Toba,
                                                                                Tokyo (Yokohama) and maiden calls to
                                                                                Hakodate and Kushiro. The itinerary also
                                                                                offers access to seven UNESCO World
                                                                                Heritage sites including Mt. Fuji, and the
                                                                                iconic temples and shrines of Kyoto and
                                                                                Nara. Sailing roundtrip from Sydney on 15
                                                                                April 2020, travellers will be transported
                                                                                through Asia and then north to Alaska
                                                                                on an itinerary showcasing
                                                                                a range of new ports including Alotau
                                                                                in Papua New Guinea, Kodiak and
                                                                                College Fjord in Alaska and Monterey,
                                                                                and Santa Barbara in the US, as well as
                                                                                additional maiden call to Prince Rupert
                                                                                in Canada and 11 late-night calls and
                                                                                overnight stays in Vancouver and San
       Princess Cruises is set to break one of the   taking our guests 14,000 nautical miles     Francisco.
       first records in Japan over the Olympic   from Sydney to Honningsvag to see the   Guests can also choose from two
       year, with the launch of the line’s 2020   northern most point of the European   Asia voyages onboard Sun Princess
       Winter Program featuring more calls   continent. Just think how many people   between Australia and Japan in July
       to the region than ever before. The   from Australia get to say that they have   and August 2020. The 20-night Asia and
       program will see both Sun Princess   done that!”                         Australia voyage from Tokyo to Brisbane,
       and Sea Princess sail on 36 itineraries   Sea Princess will embark on a 106-night   the cruises take guests to a range of
       to 90 destinations across 38 countries.   World Cruise with roundtrip departures   destinations across Papua New Guinea,
       Highlights include the return of Princess   available from Sydney, Brisbane and   Hong Kong, China and Korea.
       Cruises’ 77-night Circle Pacific itinerary,   Auckland. Calling into the Arctic Circle,   For those wanting to discover Australia’s
       back by popular demand following    guests will literally sail from the bottom of   coastline, the winter program also
       a three-year hiatus, a 106-night World   the globe right to the very top, touching   features Princess Cruises’ much-loved
       Cruise that touches every continent   on all continents except Antarctica. The   Northern Explorer cruises between
       on the globe with the exception of   global circumnavigation will visit 41 ports   Sydney/Brisbane and Fremantle as well
       Antarctica, and a variety of destination   across 27 countries and introduce new   as an eight-night Coral Coast roundtrip
       rich itineraries ranging from 2-35 nights.   world cruise passengers to such places   cruise from Fremantle.
       Speaking at the launch of the winter      as Sibenik in Croatia, Ceuta in Spanish   The new winter 2020 program went on
       program aboard Majestic Princess in      Morocco and Isafjordur in Iceland,   sale to Elite guests on 9 October before
       Sydney Princess Cruises’ Senior Vice   as well Bergen and Geirangerfjord in   going on public sale on 11 October.
       President Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison said,
       “This annual launch event has become
       the most anticipated booking day in the
       cruise industry in Australia. In fact maybe
       it’s the most anticipated booking day for
       any travel product.”
       Princess Cruises’ Director of Marketing
       and Sales, Nick Ferguson who presented
       the program added, “From short breaks
       exploring our beautiful coastline to
       longer voyages travelling to distant
       lands, our new 2020 program features
       a fantastic selection of cruises, all
       designed to give Australian and New
       Zealand travellers a truly memorable
       holiday.”
       Also addressing agents and media
       Princess Cruises’ Director of Deployment
       and Planning, Crystal Morgan
       highlighted the preparation each
       itinerary requires, speaking via video link,
       she said,” A full World Cruise can take
       18-months to plan, and we’re always
       thinking where can we take our guests
       next where they haven’t been before.
       And, in 2020 we’re doing just that by

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