CruiseTwo Grand Asia voyages from Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore will visit various destinations in Japan, Taiwan, South-east Asia and South Korea.

Asia gets the royal treatment with Sapphire Princess’ extended 2020 season

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Sapphire Princess will be extending its 2020 season in Asia.

During that period, the cruise ship will offer new itineraries ranging from eight, 16, 24 to 32 nights, providing guests the opportunity to sail on two Grand Asia voyages from Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore to various destinations in Japan, Taiwan, South-east Asia and South Korea.

Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess will have an extended season in Asia in 2020, following its sixth homeporting season in Singapore from December 2019 to March 2020.

During that period, the cruise ship will offer new itineraries ranging from eight, 16, 24 to 32 nights, providing guests the opportunity to sail on two Grand Asia voyages from Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore to various destinations in Japan, Taiwan, South-east Asia and South Korea.

In between the Grand Asia voyages, Sapphire Princess will undergo a two-week dry dock in Singapore in April 2020, after which it will be based in Shanghai for summer sailings in North Asia from May to October 2020, where it will sail on a 21-day voyage from Shanghai to Melbourne via Singapore.

“By offering new itineraries such as her first transatlantic cruise, Search for the Northern Lights and the Solar Eclipse cruise this year, Sapphire Princess continues to delight guests looking for new cruise experiences,” said Farriek Tawfik, director South-east Asia, Princess Cruises.

Sapphire Princess will be based in Melbourne for Australian/New Zealand sailings from October 2020 to April 2021, marking her first homeporting season in Australia.

Over 40 itineraries will be offered covering off-the-beaten-track stops such as Kangaroo Island, Arlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Philip Island.

Sapphire Princess will join four other Princess ships – Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess – for the 2020-21 season Down Under, marking the cruise line’s biggest ever Australian summer programme, offering 123 departures on more than 70 itineraries, ranging in length from two to 35 days.

More than 40 itineraries will be offered covering off-the-beaten-track stops such as Kangaroo Island, Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Phillip Island.

Sapphire Princess will join four other Princess ships – Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess – for the 2020-21 season Down Under, marking the cruise line’s biggest ever Australian summer programme, offering 123 departures on more than 70 itineraries, ranging in length from two to 35 days.


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