Princess Cruises’ largest ship to call Australia home will soon be gracing our shores.
The 3082-guest Emerald Princess will arrive in Australian waters November 8, when the 113,000-tonne superliner will make the first of her seven maiden Australian ports of call in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stretching 290-metres, Emerald Princess will call the harbour city of Sydney home with sailings throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific until April 2017.
Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said the ship’s arrival would take the cruise line’s Australasian capacity to a record 11,800 berths across five ships during the 2016-17 cruise season.
“We’ve been basing ships down under for 15 years but the debut of Emerald Princess in the Emerald City will make this a summer to remember for Princess. With five of Princess’ 18 ships cruising local waters this summer, Australia ranks as the cruise line’s biggest market outside the United States,” Mr Allison said.
Emerald Princess Captain William Kent said: “She’s a beautiful ship and she’s going to make a wonderful sight on the horizon as she sails into ports from Fremantle to Melbourne and Sydney for the first time. We can’t wait to add a bit of Emerald sparkle to the Australian summer cruise season.”
The best food at sea
Award-winning celebrity chef Curtis Stone is sharing his three loves and passions with passengers in his new restaurant SHARE – food, travel and the ocean.
The freshest of seafood, paired with other seasonal and regional dishes, will be served in the inviting dining room.
Other food options include Princess’ new Salty Dog pub, serving up the Ernesto Burger – rated the best burger at sea – and gourmet small dishes developed with renowned US chef Ernesto Uchimura, combined with whisky flights.
Other dining options include:
- three main dining rooms,
- steak and seafood grill,
- an international café with coffees, snacks and desserts,
- full buffet restaurant,
- poolside pizza, hot dogs and ice-creams, plus
- 24-hour room service and
- Ultimate Balcony Dining option.
Emerald Princess will be debuting new entertainment offerings for her Australian season, including the much-anticipated onboard musical ‘Magic to Do’ from Oscar and Tony award-winning Broadway composer, Stephen Schwartz.
Passengers will also experience the latest Princess spectacular – Voice of the Ocean, the popular singing competition on the high seas.
With more than 1500 guest staterooms, Emerald Princess boasts nearly 900 balcony cabins, with each room featuring the Princess Luxury Bed, for the ultimate sleep at sea.
Along with the standard interior and ocean-view staterooms, Emerald Princess also has a range of Family Balcony Suites, Mini-Suites with balcony and the Suites, with up to a roomy 683 square-feet of living space.
Guests will also find onboard eight showrooms and lounges, two nightclubs, four swimming pools, a child-free sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside, Lotus Spa, shopping outlets, casino, kids zones, internet café, a sports deck, a wine bar and much more.
Emerald Princess will spend her inaugural five-month season of cruises from her new Sydney base, with 13 roundtrip cruises to destinations in the South Pacific, New Zealand and around Australia.