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July 04, 2005

More Choices Offered for Princess' 2006-07 Australia, Hawaii and South Pacific Program

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More Choices Offered for Princess' 2006-07 Australia, Hawaii and South Pacific Program

Line Debuts New "Islands of the Pacific Theater" Route; New Ports of Call in New Zealand, Micronesia

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 28, 2005) - The soft sands and lapping waves of a tropical island beach, the poignant history of a WWII battle site, and the bustle of cosmopolitan Sydney are just some of the experiences that Pacific region cruising will offer to Princess passengers in 2006-07.

Five ships - Sapphire Princess, Island Princess, Tahitian Princess, Pacific Princess and Dawn Princess - together offer a comprehensive program that includes 11 Princess itineraries to 49 destinations, including two new ports for Princess - the fascinating art deco city of Napier, New Zealand and a WWII battle site, Chuuk (Truk) in Micronesia, added to the new Sydney to Osaka sailing of the line's popular "Islands of the Pacific Theater" cruise. In addition to Princess' program featuring Australia & New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti and extended Pacific crossings, the company also offers the opportunity for North American passengers to enjoy a true "Aussie" experience aboard Dawn Princess on her first season sailing for the Australian market.

"With such a wide array of destinations and ships, this program gives our customers an incredibly diverse choice in cruise vacations through the Pacific region," said Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales for Princess. "Passengers can enjoy the many amenities and options available on some of our newest and largest vessels as they cruise 'Down Under,' or choose the intimate atmosphere of our smallest ships as they explore the unique islands and ports of call of our longer Connoisseur Cruises."

Among the Pacific area cruise choices available in 2006-07 are:

Australia & New Zealand on Sapphire Princess - Sapphire Princess returns "Down Under," with the classic 12-day Australia & New Zealand cruises between Sydney and Auckland. The ship offers eight sailings between January 11 and April 5, 2007 that call at Melbourne, Hobart (Tasmania), Dunedin, Christchurch, Tauranga and scenic cruising through Fiordland National Park.

Island Princess to the Hawaiian Islands - The popular Island Princess returns for another season of 15-day round-trip cruises to the tropical paradise of Hawaii from Los Angeles. The series features 15 departures between September 21, 2006 and April 26, 2007. The itinerary will take passengers to all of Hawaii's major islands with visits to both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, Honolulu on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

Tahitian Princess in French Polynesia -- Tahitian Princes continues to sail throughout the year in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia with two 10-day itineraries - Polynesia & the Cook Islands and Polynesia & the Marquesas Islands. Both routes feature scenic cruising along the picturesque island of Tahaa, plus calls in Moorea, Raiatea and Bora Bora; and passengers can choose whether to visit Rarotonga in the Cook Islands or the more remote Marquesas with scenic cruising through the atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago. In addition, Tahitian Princess will offer six voyages between Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands, with 12-day cruises between Papeete and Honolulu featuring calls at Raiatea, Bora Bora, Moorea, Christmas Island, Kauai, Maui and Hilo. Tahitian Princess' season runs between April 29, 2006 and April 16, 2007.

South Pacific Connoisseur Voyages - Princess' series of longer adventure voyages continues with six intriguing ways to cross the Pacific. Sapphire Princess and Dawn Princess offer several journeys between the U.S. and Australia that call at many of the South Pacific's romantic isles plus visits to New Zealand. Dawn Princess makes her transpacific debut with a San Francisco to Sydney sailing on September 26, 2006 and then returns on a Sydney to Los Angeles cruise on March 12, 2007. Sapphire Princess sets sail from Sydney to San Francisco on April 17, 2007.

Pacific Princess meanwhile offers three unique sailings, including new routes and introducing several new ports for Princess. The line's popular Islands of the Pacific Theater cruise departs April 26, 2006 with a new 21-day Sydney to Osaka route to many of WWII's Pacific battle sites, including Guadalcanal, Guam, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Hiroshima, as well as a new port for Princess, Chuuk (formerly Truk) in Micronesia - site of a 1944 battle and today home to a lagoon with sunken war vessels. A 20-day South Pacific Islands cruise departs November 10, 2006, sailing from Sydney to Papeete and features a new port of call, Napier, New Zealand, renowned for its world-class art deco architecture. The ship also offers a 22-day South Pacific and Andes cruise on November 29, 2006 with a route between Papeete and Aruba that features scenic cruising of Pitcairn Island, a call at Easter Island and a full Panama Canal transit.

Dawn Princess Australian Adventures - For passengers who want to enjoy a true Australian experience, Princess is offering North American passengers the opportunity to join Dawn Princess on her first season sailing "Down Under." Cruises range from eight to 28 days on a variety of itineraries that include destinations such as Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tasmania, New Zealand and a complete circumnavigation of the Australian continent. The November 2006 to February 2007 cruise season will offer a genuine "Aussie" experience with Australian dollars as the onboard currency and dining and entertainment options geared to Australian tastes.

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More Choices Offered for Princess' 2006-07 Australia, Hawaii and South Pacific Program

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More Choices Offered for Princess' 2006-07 Australia, Hawaii and South Pacific Program

Line Debuts New "Islands of the Pacific Theater" Route; New Ports of Call in New Zealand, Micronesia

SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 28, 2005) - The soft sands and lapping waves of a tropical island beach, the poignant history of a WWII battle site, and the bustle of cosmopolitan Sydney are just some of the experiences that Pacific region cruising will offer to Princess passengers in 2006-07.

Five ships - Sapphire Princess, Island Princess, Tahitian Princess, Pacific Princess and Dawn Princess - together offer a comprehensive program that includes 11 Princess itineraries to 49 destinations, including two new ports for Princess - the fascinating art deco city of Napier, New Zealand and a WWII battle site, Chuuk (Truk) in Micronesia, added to the new Sydney to Osaka sailing of the line's popular "Islands of the Pacific Theater" cruise. In addition to Princess' program featuring Australia & New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti and extended Pacific crossings, the company also offers the opportunity for North American passengers to enjoy a true "Aussie" experience aboard Dawn Princess on her first season sailing for the Australian market.

"With such a wide array of destinations and ships, this program gives our customers an incredibly diverse choice in cruise vacations through the Pacific region," said Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales for Princess. "Passengers can enjoy the many amenities and options available on some of our newest and largest vessels as they cruise 'Down Under,' or choose the intimate atmosphere of our smallest ships as they explore the unique islands and ports of call of our longer Connoisseur Cruises."

Among the Pacific area cruise choices available in 2006-07 are:

Australia & New Zealand on Sapphire Princess - Sapphire Princess returns "Down Under," with the classic 12-day Australia & New Zealand cruises between Sydney and Auckland. The ship offers eight sailings between January 11 and April 5, 2007 that call at Melbourne, Hobart (Tasmania), Dunedin, Christchurch, Tauranga and scenic cruising through Fiordland National Park.

Island Princess to the Hawaiian Islands - The popular Island Princess returns for another season of 15-day round-trip cruises to the tropical paradise of Hawaii from Los Angeles. The series features 15 departures between September 21, 2006 and April 26, 2007. The itinerary will take passengers to all of Hawaii's major islands with visits to both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, Honolulu on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

Tahitian Princess in French Polynesia -- Tahitian Princes continues to sail throughout the year in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia with two 10-day itineraries - Polynesia & the Cook Islands and Polynesia & the Marquesas Islands. Both routes feature scenic cruising along the picturesque island of Tahaa, plus calls in Moorea, Raiatea and Bora Bora; and passengers can choose whether to visit Rarotonga in the Cook Islands or the more remote Marquesas with scenic cruising through the atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago. In addition, Tahitian Princess will offer six voyages between Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands, with 12-day cruises between Papeete and Honolulu featuring calls at Raiatea, Bora Bora, Moorea, Christmas Island, Kauai, Maui and Hilo. Tahitian Princess' season runs between April 29, 2006 and April 16, 2007.

South Pacific Connoisseur Voyages - Princess' series of longer adventure voyages continues with six intriguing ways to cross the Pacific. Sapphire Princess and Dawn Princess offer several journeys between the U.S. and Australia that call at many of the South Pacific's romantic isles plus visits to New Zealand. Dawn Princess makes her transpacific debut with a San Francisco to Sydney sailing on September 26, 2006 and then returns on a Sydney to Los Angeles cruise on March 12, 2007. Sapphire Princess sets sail from Sydney to San Francisco on April 17, 2007.

Pacific Princess meanwhile offers three unique sailings, including new routes and introducing several new ports for Princess. The line's popular Islands of the Pacific Theater cruise departs April 26, 2006 with a new 21-day Sydney to Osaka route to many of WWII's Pacific battle sites, including Guadalcanal, Guam, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Hiroshima, as well as a new port for Princess, Chuuk (formerly Truk) in Micronesia - site of a 1944 battle and today home to a lagoon with sunken war vessels. A 20-day South Pacific Islands cruise departs November 10, 2006, sailing from Sydney to Papeete and features a new port of call, Napier, New Zealand, renowned for its world-class art deco architecture. The ship also offers a 22-day South Pacific and Andes cruise on November 29, 2006 with a route between Papeete and Aruba that features scenic cruising of Pitcairn Island, a call at Easter Island and a full Panama Canal transit.

Dawn Princess Australian Adventures - For passengers who want to enjoy a true Australian experience, Princess is offering North American passengers the opportunity to join Dawn Princess on her first season sailing "Down Under." Cruises range from eight to 28 days on a variety of itineraries that include destinations such as Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tasmania, New Zealand and a complete circumnavigation of the Australian continent. The November 2006 to February 2007 cruise season will offer a genuine "Aussie" experience with Australian dollars as the onboard currency and dining and entertainment options geared to Australian tastes.

Press Release by Princess Cruises

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Posted by Denise at July 4, 2005 09:27 AM

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