CruiseDiamond Princess will join Sapphire Princess for a homeporting season that will last till March 2019.

Princess Cruises to base two ships from Singapore for the first time

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Diamond Princess at sea.
Diamond Princess at sea.

This is the first time that Princess Cruises has based two ships in Singapore. Sapphire Princess had arrived earlier on November 28.

Diamond Princess has arrived in Singapore from Japan to join Sapphire Princess for a homeporting season that will last until March 2019. 

This is the first time that Princess Cruises has based two ships in Singapore. Sapphire Princess had arrived earlier on November 28.

“With two ships homeporting in Singapore for the first time, we’re offering guests an expansive schedule of sailings to experience some of the most incredible destinations in the region, while celebrating in style on the high seas,” said Farriek Tawfik, director Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.  

Sapphire Princess, sister ship to Diamond Princess, is homeporting in Singapore for her fifth season and is sailing to Southeast Asian destinations on 3- to 13-day voyages.  

During this time, she will also embark on a Grand Asia voyage return trip from Singapore to Shanghai over Christmas and New Year, and continue sailing in the region before heading to Europe for the summer season.

Diamond Princess will offer Christmas and New Year sailings from Singapore to Southeast Asian destinations. For the Christmas period, Diamond offers a 10-day roundtrip sailing from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Ko Samui. The New Year itinerary offers a 10-day sailing from Singapore to Bali, Port Klang, Penang (late night) and Phuket.

Sapphire Princess will return to Singapore for her sixth homeporting season next year, which will include a unique cruise to see the Annular Solar Eclipse from the Straits of Malacca on December 26, 2019. Departing on December 17, the ship will allow passengers to witness this natural wonder where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, and partially obscuring the image of the Sun to form a “ring of fire”.

Diamond Princess will undergo a dry dock in Singapore before she returns to Japan in February, 2019 for her sixth season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe. The March-November 2019 season features 60 departures on 40 itineraries, visiting 41 destinations in seven countries. Offerings include access to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites and nine late-night ports of calls.


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