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Sailings
92 Nights South Pacific
departing from Sydney, Australia
Cruise Line Princess Cruises
Ship Pacific Princess
Departing Sun, Jan 03, 2021
Return Port Brisbane, Australia
Ports of Call Sydney, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia | Moorea, French Polynesia | Adamstown,...
Princess Cruises
Sydney, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia | Moorea, French Polynesia | Adamstown, Pitcairn Island | Easter Island, Chile | San Antonio, Santiago, Chile | Puerto Montt, Chile | Puerto Chacabuco, Chile | Amalia (Skua) Glacier, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia, Argentina | Cape Horn, Chile | Stanley, Falkland Islands | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil | Ilhabela, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Natal(Rio Grande do Norte), Brazil | Fortaleza, Brazil | St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies | Curacao, Caribbean | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal, Panama | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Guayaquil (Quito), Ecuador | Callao (Lima), Peru | Bora Bora, French Polynesia | Brisbane, Australia
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    Wed, Jan 13, 2021 MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
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    Mon, Feb 01, 2021 PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Tue, Feb 02, 2021 USHUAIA (TIERRA DEL FUEGO), ARGENTI 1:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Wed, Feb 03, 2021 CAPE HORN (SCENIC CRUISING) SCENIC CRUISING 10:00 am 11:00 am
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    Mon, Feb 08, 2021 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
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    Sun, Feb 14, 2021 ILHABELA, BRAZIL WATER SHUTTLE REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 6:00 pm
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    Tue, Mar 02, 2021 CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA 7:00 am 2:00 pm
    Wed, Mar 03, 2021 PANAMA CANAL FULL TRANSIT HISTORIC SCENIC CRUISING 6:00 am 4:30 pm
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    Mon, Mar 22, 2021 TAHITI (PAPEETE), FRENCH POLYNESIA 9:00 am 8:00 pm
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    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Princess Cruises
General

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Ship
Pacific Princess
Overview

Pacific Princess offers a small-ship experience with many of the amenities found on larger ships, which of course include the Lotus Spa. An intimate number of guests share a unique journey to one-of-a-kind ports that only smaller ships can access. Take part in entertaining activities and dine at tasty venues before rolling the dice in the casino at night.

Entertainment

Musical Revenues

We bring talented performers from Las Vegas to Broadway and even London's West End to entertain guests with colorful musical revues, blending popular tunes and lively dance routines.

Music & Dancing

When it comes to music and dancing we've got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it's tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you'll be satisfied!

Festivals of the World

There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won't want to miss.

Featured Guest Entertainers

There's nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio's Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won't want to miss.

Cabaret Lounge

Part dazzling stage productions and part dance club, the Cabaret Lounge is 100% fun and entertaining. Designed with great acoustics, the lounge showcases talented performers, amazing Broadway-style shows, hilarious comedy acts and more. And the large dance floor, bar and stage adds to the endless entertainment. After a day of energetic sightseeing ashore or an engaging activity on board, relax with a drink or get up and dance.

Pacific Lounge

Throw on a Hawaiian shirt, put a flower in your hair and ease into the Pacific Lounge for a memorable evening. Murals of tropical flowers adorn the walls and low lighting sets the mood. Rum is a beloved spirit of the islands and featured in such cocktails as pina coladas and mai tais. Rum not your cup of tea? Discover the creations that have earned a place on our Top 10 list of tantalizing favorites.

Activities

Photo & Video Gallery

Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!

Vegas Style Casino

For Novices, Casual Players, or High Rollers: From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or "21," and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version.

The Library

And in those moments when you want need to a little quiet corner all to yourself to read the latest best seller or learn a little about your next port of call, be sure to stop in the inviting world of our Library, head to the library where you can find up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary. Want to feel the sun on your face? Then check out a book and stretch out on a deck with a good read and watch the clouds go by.

The Shops of Princess

Tax and Duty-free Shopping: It's no surprise The Shops are awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you'll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.

Saltwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Take a dip in our sparkling salt water pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don't forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.

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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Discovery at SEA Program
  • Golf Practice Cage
  • Internet Cafe & Library
Dining

Included Dining

Traditional Dining

Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.

Crafted by Curtis Stone

In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.

Pizzeria

It’s the "Best Pizza at Sea" says USA TODAY and we couldn’t agree more. Harkening back to our Italian heritage, our Neapolitan-style pizza is hand-tossed and freshly baked right on deck. From traditional favorites like margherita and pepperoni to the daily specials, you'll find it nearly impossible to pass by without grabbing a slice - or two.

Chocolate Journeys

There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess' Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.

More Choices
  • Trident Grill
  • La Patisserie
  • Panorama Buffet
  • 24-hr Room Service

Specialty Dining

Sebatini's

Our Italian specialty restaurant has been voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants" at sea by USA TODAY. Savor Sabatini's authentic offerings featuring signature pastas, Italian wines and an irresistible selection of delectable desserts, all celebrating our Italian culinary heritage.

Chef's Table Lumiere

An extraordinary treat for both gastronomes and gourmet novices, the Chef's Table Lumiere is a perfect culinary journey for any special occasion. Join a select group of guests for a behind-the-scenes galley tour with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an extravagant multi-course dinner created and hosted by the ship's executive chef. Perfect for celebrating an anniversary or milestone, or just making your cruise vacation even more amazing.

Sterling Steakhouse

Sterling Steakhouse serves the highest quality cuts of premium, grain-fed beef including New York strip steak, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon. Voted among the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA TODAY. You'll delight at the selection of meats presented for your choice, or perhaps you'll opt for fresh seafood selections, such as tiger prawns and sea bass, all prepared to your exact specifications.

Onboard Experience

Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess offers everything you could need for a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.

Spa and Fitness

Lotus Spa

Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365, the Lotus Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women's styling color, men's haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.

Lotus Spa Fitness Center

The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.

Ship Facts
  • Guests: 670
  • Crew: 375
  • Refurbished: Jun 2019
  • Inaugural Cruise: Apr 2003
  • Tonnage: 30,277
  • Length: 592 feet
Decks
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    BX Balcony (Partially Obstructed View)
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    IA Interior
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    M2 Club Class Mini-Suite
    MC Mini-Suite with Balcony
    ME Mini-Suite with Balcony
    O5 Premium Oceanview
    O6 Premium Oceanview
    OB Oceanview
    OC Oceanview
    OF Oceanview
    OV Oceanview (Obstructed)
    S2 Owner's Suite
    S3 Penthouse Suite
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Deck Eleven

Deck Eleven
Destination
South Pacific
The Pacific Ocean has more than eleven million square miles of ocean dotted with islands, some no larger than a suburban back yard.

The names themselves conjure up images of times past, great voyages of discovery and pitched battles, now etched in history - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa - they all have a charm and allure which has attracted explorers, adventurers and fortune seekers since the dawn of time.

Thirteen island nations, with a total population of just over 6 million people offer so much to see and do. Going on a cruise to the rich and diverse South Pacific will let you experience the enchanting islands and beautiful people that for hundreds of years stirred the mind and excited the imagination.
Ports of Call
Sydney, Australia

Sydney is Australia''s showcase: the oldest settlement, the largest and most thriving city, the cultural melting pot. It curves around idyllic Port Jackson, where sandstone cliffs and bright islands complement the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Wander the cobbled colonial streets of the historic Rocks quarter, or tour the mansions of Watson''s Bay.

Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
City Papeete

The largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Tahiti held a magical attraction for artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. To understand why, simply listen to the winds whistling through casuarina trees on a secluded black-sand beach, or stroll through beautiful botanical gardens and marvel at island flora.

Moorea, French Polynesia
City Moorea

Part of the Society Islands of Polynesia, North West of Tahiti.

Adamstown, Pitcairn Island
City Adamstown

Easter Island, Chile
City Eastern Island

San Antonio, Santiago, Chile
City San Antonio

Puerto Montt, Chile
City Puerto Montt

Evocative of Switzerland, Chile's lake district is noted for its pristine, almost Alpine scenery and bracing climate. Visit Lake Llanquihue (pronounced "Yankee-way"), and explore the rugged coastline leading to Ensenada. Marvel at a Fuji-like volcano, Mount Osorno, which rises to a height of 8,500 feet. View the rushing falls and turbulent rapids of Petrohue and cruise the blue-green waters of placid Lake Todos Los Santos. Taste Chilean country specialties and enjoy folklore entertainment at a rustic hosteria.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
City Puerto Chacabuco

Amalia (Skua) Glacier, Chile

The Amalia Glacier is located in the Southern Ice Fields of Chile along the Peel Inlet. It is a beautiful site to see the white and blue silhouettes of towering ice descend from the Andes Mountains to create a frontal face that covers approximately 1km and as high as 50 meters. This size of this ice mass is generated by blizzards that help to will be amazed by the crystal aspect of this glacier.

Punta Arenas, Chile
City Punta Arenas

Located within the Straits of Magellan, Punta Arenas is proud of being a frontier whaling town. Conveying the flavor of a Northern European seaport, mansions show that some early settlers made fortunes here. Tour the scenic landscapes of Patagonia, with its myriad of wildlife and breathtaking views. Or fly in a chartered airplane over the White Continent of Antarctica.

Ushuaia, Argentina
City Ushuaia

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Cape Horn, Chile

Stanley, Falkland Islands

Montevideo, Uruguay
City Montevideo

This charming capital city, with its broad boulevards and beautiful parks, will entice you to explore the coastline. You'll also want to visit the Parque Batille y Ordonez, honoring the Father of Uruguay, and to see La Carreta-The Oxcart-a monument sculpted by Bellini.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
City Buenos Aires

Latin America's most sophisticated city, dubbed the "Paris of South America," invites you to stroll along broad, tree-lined boulevards to the picturesque Plaza San Martin. Tour the dazzling Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses, and the tomb of Evita Peron. Perhaps you would enjoy a dinner ashore, followed by a performance of the Tango or an optional excursion into the pampas to visit an estancia (ranch) with traditional gaucho hospitality.

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil
City Santos

Santos is the port for Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America and the economic heart and soul of Brazil. Originally built as a Jesuit mission in the 1500's, the city's towering skyscrapers and a bustling population of 11 million now lend it the air of a subtropical New York.

Ilhabela, Brazil
City Ilhabela

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
City Rio De Janeiro

Undoubtedly the highlight of everyone's South American experience, glittering Rio is a city that enchants mind, body and soul. Radiant beaches, like Ipanema and Copacabana, stretch like bejeweled arcs around the city's perimeter. The monumental 120-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio atop Corcovado Mountain. Take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the mountains, beaches and skyline. Visit world-renowned nightclubs where samba bands and disco dancers jump all night long.

Natal(Rio Grande do Norte), Brazil
City Natal

Fortaleza, Brazil
City Fortaleza

This 16th-century Portuguese town offers the most exquisite handmade lace and embroidery in all Brazil. In addition to its wonderful handicrafts, Fortaleza offers some of the loveliest golden beaches on Brazil's northeast coast. Take a drive along the coast to Brabco, where the sand dunes are beautified by watefalls. Dotting the coastline, you'll see many "jangadas," rustic fishing craft that are the unofficial symbol of the state.

St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies
City St. George's

Called the "Spice Island" for its abundance of cinnamon and nutmeg, still sold at the waterfront market, Grenada is spicy in many other ways. St. George's has historic buildings in brick and mellow stone, and one of the loveliest harbors in the Caribbean. The coastline is full of secluded coves, while the mountainous interior is rich in rainforests and frothy rivers.

Curacao, Caribbean
City Curacao

If you are a veteran Caribbean traveler, Curacao is a good choice for you. At the beaches, you will see a range from snowy white sand to volcanic pebbles. Most of Curacao''s beauty lies around the island in its coral reefs. These coral reefs are so beautiful that they are drawing in an increasing number of divers and snorkelers.

The original Dutch settlers of Curacao did well in bringing a bit of home with them. This is seen in the appearance of the colonial buildings painted in shades of yellow, orange and blue. But no one can mistake this island as a part of the Amsterdam as the climate is dryer, the soil is barren and cacti thrive easily.

The main attractions of this island are the historic Dutch architecture, shopping, nightlife, diving and snorkeling, nature areas, caves, swimming, the Sea Aquarium, casinos, and restaurants. With all the unique culture and varied attractions Curacao has a pleasant mixture of all the best things in the Caribbean. This island is definitely good for more than laying on the beach.

Cartagena, Colombia
City Cartagena

Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.

Panama Canal, Panama

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
City Puntarenas

Guayaquil (Quito), Ecuador
City Guayaquil

Guayaquil is a port for Quito, the beautiful capital of Ecuador. As you stroll the cobbled streets of the city called "Queen of the Andes," rich legacies of art, history and magnificent Spanish colonial architecture surround you. Or, experience the natural Eden of the fabled Galapagos, Darwin's living laboratory, on a special land tour.

Callao (Lima), Peru
City Lima

Callao is your port of entry to the glittering, elegant city of Lima, the darling of Peru. Founded by Pizarro and the Conquistadors, the capital city today offers priceless collections ranging from the Museum of Gold to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology. Pizarro's remains can be found in the Cathedral, built in 1746. From Lima, you can also take a tour to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas high in the Andes, or to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
City Bora Bora

James Michener called it the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. You may confirm his opinion, either by the local "Le Truck" transport, 4-wheel-drive van, or in a helicopter overhead. And the offshore beauty is accessible by a glass-bottomed boat or by snorkeling.

Brisbane, Australia

Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.

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