Discovery Princess to Call Sydney Home for the 2025/26 Australian Summer Season
Discovery Princess will be the biggest Princess ship to sail from Australia in its 50-year cruising history
Princess Cruises announced that its current flagship vessel – Discovery Princess – will call Sydney her home in 2025-2026 for the summer Australia season.
Built in 2022, the 145,000-ton ship measuring 1,083 feet in length and 19 decks high will be the biggest ship Princess Cruises has ever homeported in Australia in its 50-year cruising history. The 3,660-guest, ship will debut in her home port of Sydney in October 2025. Here, she will offer a number of itineraries from Down Under.
Princess Cruises President John Padgett was in Sydney yesterday to officially welcome Royal Princess on her debut summer season in Australia. He shared this news in an early reveal of the line’s 2025/26 program.
“Nearly half a century has passed since Princess Cruises introduced the Pacific Princess ship to Sydney’s shores. In commemoration of this milestone, we are delighted to unveil the future deployment of the Discovery Princess, further solidifying our belief in the Australian market,” said Padgett. “We are confident that both our international and Australian guests will be excited about the spectacular experience aboard Discovery Princess as she sails from Sydney in late 2025.”
More on Discovery Princess
Discovery Princess is the third vessel designed from the ground up with Princess MedallionClass. She is the sixth Royal-Class ship and shares all the spectacular style and luxury of her sister ships.
Guests will enjoy 270-degree views from the largest balconies in the Princess fleet with the Sky Suites. They can unwind in the ultimate comfort at the Sanctuary and indulge the senses with world-class dining options.
New to Australia is 360: An Extraordinary Experience which is now available for all guests sailing on Discovery Princess. 360: An Extraordinary Experience is exclusively available on Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess. It takes guests on a sensory journey through world-class cuisine with a fusion of master storytelling and visual entertainment.
In addition, Discovery Princess elevates the guest experience with 14 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, and numerous entertainment options. Among its dining options is The Catch by Rudi, Crown Grill, Sabatini’s Trattoria, and Gigi’s Pizzeria.
Other features include the SeaWalk, a glass-bottomed walkway that extends nearly 28 feet beyond the ship’s edge. There’s also private poolside cabanas, four main pools including two top-deck pools, Retreat Pool and Wakeview Pool, and 10 hot tub spas. The Enclave and Lotus Spa features Princess’ largest-ever thermal suite. And guests also have the exquisite Chef’s Table Lumiere dining option. Meanwhile, more than 82 percent of the ship’s staterooms offer a private balcony.
Additional Australia Deployments for 2025-2026
Padgett added the cruise line is thrilled to announce the addition of Discovery Princess to its Australian fleet for the 2025/26 summer season. The ship will sail in local waters with other Princess ships, Crown Princess and Grand Princess. The full summer program will be revealed next month including the longest World Cruise yet.
“Discovery Princess will continue to set new standards for premium cruising when she sails from Australia in the 2025/26 summer season. She’s an incredible ship with many wonderful features for our guests, from superb cuisine to world-class entertainment and facilities.”
The program will be announced in full on November 15, 2023 and go on sale November 29, 2023.
SOURCE Princess Cruises
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