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Princess 'Exotics' program has 111-day world cruise, W. Africa, S. America grand voyages

Princess 'Exotics' program has 111-day world cruise, W. Africa, S. America grand voyages

Princess Cruises' 2015-16 'Exotics' program includes the line's second consecutive 111-day world cruise sailing round-trip from North America plus grand Asia, West Africa and South America programs. As earlier reported, Princess will also have its biggest Australia/New Zealand deployment and varied Asia sailings.

A robust Sapphire Princess season from Singapore includes round-trips and sailings to Hong Kong or Beijing, plus the line's most popular Asia cruise, the 17-day 'Grand Asia.'

Small ship Ocean Princess will operate a 36-day 'West Africa Adventure' from Dover to Cape Town, followed by a 35-day voyage ending in Civitavecchia (Rome), or a combined 71-day 'Grand Adventure' cruise to a number of destinations around Africa.

Star Princess sails to South America, between Valparaíso and Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, including the Chilean Fjords. In addition, Star Princess will cruise between two continents and cross the Equator on two departures of Andes and South American cruises featuring Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica and offering an optional overland tour of Machu Picchu.

2016 will open with Ocean Princess operating its first full circumnavigation of South America, sailing round-trip Fort Lauderdale. This 64-day grand voyage will offer the opportunity to visit Antarctica on an optional overflight tour from Punta Arenas.

Pacific Princess will return to Tahiti for 10-day voyages from Papeete throughout the fall. Each cruise includes two full days in Bora Bora. Adding variety to the 10-day program, the ship will include one departure of a 'Marquesas & Polynesia' itinerary featuring remote Nuku Hiva.

Princess’ world cruise will once again depart from and return to North America. The 111-day voyage on Pacific Princess will sail round-trip from Los Angeles or Fort Lauderdale, visiting 35 destinations in 26 countries and including overnights in Hong Kong, Dubai and Venice, as well as maiden calls to Chania, Crete, and Bari, Italy.

As previously reported, Golden Princess becomes one of five ships to sail from Australia/New Zealand, more vessels than ever before for Princess and a 35% capacity increase. Golden Princess will operate five different routes from Melbourne to New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Tasmania.

Sydney will be home to both Diamond Princess and Dawn Princess and Sun Princess will sail year-round, remaining in Sydney through June 2015 for a mix of cruises, and for the first time, will homeport in Fremantle (Perth) for the Australian summer offering both shorter and longer cruises, including a 46-day voyage to South Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Sea Princess will return to Brisbane for the Australian summer season sailing seven-, 10- and 11-day voyages to New Zealand and islands in the South Pacific including Papua New Guinea.

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