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Explore Australasia by Sea

December 11, 2006

Explore Australasia by Sea

One of the world's biggest cruise ships, Sapphire Princess, will return to Australasia in 2008 for a series of spectacular voyages between Australia and New Zealand.

Eight 12-night voyages between Auckland and Sydney are available from January to April, 2008, offering New Zealanders a great way to explore both Australia and New Zealand at a relaxed pace.

In addition to Auckland and Sydney, each cruise visits Melbourne, Hobart, Fiordland, Dunedin, Christchurch and Tauranga.

Offering a premium cruise experience with multiple dining and entertainment options, the 116,000-tonne Sapphire Princess carries more than 2,670 passengers.

The megaliner has 13 bars and lounges, 10 restaurants and cafes, five pools, two nightclubs - including one suspended over the ship - a wedding chapel, mini golf course, spa sanctuary and 1337 staterooms - 750 of them with their own private balcony.

Princess Cruises has released new fly-cruise deals for Sapphire Princess including a flight from Auckland to Sydney before a spectacular 12-night cruise from Sydney back to Auckland available from NZ$3,285 per person*.

To book a holiday on Diamond or Sapphire Princess visit a travel agent, call Princess Cruises on 0800 95 12 00 or visit

*Fares are per person, in complete twin stateroom and include all main meals, onboard accommodation, entertainment and all taxes and charges (which are subject to change). Subject to availability. Conditions apply. To be read in conjunction with passage and booking conditions which passengers will be bound by.


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