The new “Round Australia” cruise goes on sale today. Here’s how you can save…

Nov 30, 2023
Bigger than ever: this time Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth passengers will all have the chance to circumnavigate the country. (Image source: Princess Cruises)

It’s one of the biggest days of the year for cruise lovers: Princess Cruises’ new circumnavigation of Australia goes on sale to the public today — and cabins are already filling quickly.

This popular roundtrip on the Crown Princess, which ranges in length from 28 to 30 days, is among the fastest-selling local cruises on the market. Cabins generally sell out more than a year in advance, with the majority of room categories for the 2024/25 season already booked out and waitlisted.

The newly launched 2025/26 season is more inclusive than ever. In recent years a full circuit of the country has only been offered to Sydney and Brisbane passengers, with selected other cities having to settle for shorter segments. This time the opportunity for a complete roundtrip been extended to Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.

Editor’s note: Despite Princess’ recent announcement that they will not be using Melbourne as a home port in 2025 (a response to Ports Victoria increasing their fees), the cruise line still plans to stop in Melbourne as part of their 2025 and 2026 circuits of Australia. 

With destinations including Tasmania, the Margaret River region, the Kimberley Coast, the Top End and the Great Barrier Reef — to name just a few — this itinerary offers the chance to sample Australia’s very best coastal destinations without needing to think about flights, food, accommodation, or even unpacking more than once.

Source: Princess Cruises

How to save on the new Round Australia cruise

While 2025 and 2026 are a long way off, it can pay to secure a cabin early — especially for those who book this week with a refundable, risk-free deposit.*

Travel at 60, Starts at 60’s dedicated travel agency for Australian baby boomers, is currently offering early bird savings not available directly through the cruise line.

Princess’ fares for the new cruises begin at $5,549 per person, but Travel at 60 customers who book by tomorrow (1 December, 2023) can save up to $150 per person; $300 if travelling solo.

Travel at 60 will also be halving the usual up-front deposit for Princess cruises booked before 12 December, 2023. This up-front payment remains fully refundable just 181 days before departure, when the final balance is due.

Balcony cabins are filling particularly fast, with selected categories already waitlisted this morning.

Travellers have complete flexibility to pay at their own pace before this date, making this dream holiday a surprisingly attainable one for those who start planning early.

Due to enormous demand, the Travel at 60 team recommends phoning directly on 1300 414 198 for the best chance of securing your preferred cabin.

Discounted world cruises also available

For those dreaming bigger. today also marks the launch of the 2026 Round the World Cruise departing Sydney or Brisbane.

This 114-night circumnavigation of the globe covers six continents, 31 countries, 48 ports and more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Source: Princess Cruises

Travellers will have the opportunity to see Machu Picchu, the Easter Island statues, the ancient city of Petra, multiple destinations in Iceland, the streets of New York, and an extraordinary variety of European ports.

Once again, Travel at 60 is offering extra perks to those who book early, with fares up to $1,500 per person off Princess’ asking price and enormously reduced deposits.

For more information about these exciting new itineraries, please click here or phone 1300 414 198.

*Travel at 60 and Princess booking conditions apply. Cruise deposits are refundable until 181 days before departure. For more information, please phone Travel at 60 on 1300 414 198.

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