Princess Cruises has formally introduced the switch of Golden Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. The cruise line has additionally accelerated the transition of one other ship, Star Princess, to the Australian firm.
Premium cruise line, Princess Cruises, just lately confirmed the official switch of Golden Princess and the accelerated transition of Star Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. After almost twenty years within the Princess Cruises fleet – Golden Princess joined in Could 2001 and Star Princess set sail in early 2002 – the 2 ships will now proceed their legacy underneath Princess’ sister model.
With the transfer initially introduced in 2018, the 2 vessels will now debut as Pacific Journey (Golden Princess) and Pacific Encounter (Star Princess) and are each anticipated to sail again in 2021.
Talking concerning the transition, Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz says, “Golden Princess and Star Princess have sailed everywhere in the world, creating lifelong recollections for the thousands and thousands of friends who sailed upon these beloved cruise ships.
“We all know their fantastic legacy will proceed underneath sister model P&O Cruises Australia, which has grow to be so well-known for delivering unforgettable cruise holidays for Aussies and Kiwis to a few of the most idyllic locations within the South Pacific.”
As a part of the P&O Cruises Australia fleet, Pacific Journey is deliberate to start crusing from Sydney on 30 April 2021. In the meantime, the supply of Pacific Encounter is being introduced ahead by a minimum of six months to make sure the native fleet is prepared for when sailing can resume.
The sister ships will sail alongside P&O’s present flagship, Pacific Explorer, which has just lately prolonged its pause in operations till January 2021.
“The arrival of those much-anticipated ships, Pacific Journey and Pacific Encounter, within the first half of subsequent 12 months represents a step-change for the fleet and an indication of confidence available in the market,” says P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell.
“This funding in our fleet is an illustration that P&O Cruises Australia is able to lead the business in bouncing again when authorities and public well being authorities agree it’s applicable to start crusing once more with protocols in place.
“It’s also a mark of respect for our many loyal friends in addition to crew, recent meals suppliers, entertainers and musicians, shore tour operators and port logistics companions who need to be part of the resurgence of the Australian cruise sector over time.”
In different cruise information, a brand-new cruise line, Havila Voyages, has launched 4 environmentally-friendly ships alongside the well-known Norwegian coastal route.
Havila Voyages will function 4 new cruises alongside the enduring coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes. Havila Castor and Havila Capella will kick issues off in Spring 2022 and two additional ships (Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux) will begin crusing in 2022.