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17-Night Northern Explorer Cruise - Perth to Sydney in April 2021

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This incredible journey is one of the easiest ways you can enjoy the wonders of the Australia's western, eastern and northern coastlines. Travel with like-minded travellers from our wonderful Travel at 60 community!

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About this holiday

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Cruise from Perth to Sydney the leisurely way - via the West, North and East coasts! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see so many essential Aussie attractions in one easy voyage!

The Sapphire Princess truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalising cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences with the Discovery at SEA programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars. Whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.


  • Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Select beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)
  • Captain's Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception
  • Discovery at Sea Onboard Activities
  • Theatre/Production Shows & Guest Entertainer Shows
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Casino, Bingo & Gaming Lessons
  • Library & Princess Book Club
  • Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy
  • Zumba Classes
  • Afternoon Trivia
  • Theme Night Parties
  • Ultimate Deck Party


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Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa .

  • Last Refurbished: March 2018
  • Guest Capacity: 2,670 lower berths
  • Number of Crew: 1,100
  • Tonnage: 115,875

Travel dates


Departing Perth 14 April, 2021 on the Sapphire Princess.

  • Inside - from $2,999 pp twin share
  • Oceanview - from $3,899 pp twin share
  • Balcony - from $4,499 pp twin share
  • Mini-Suite - Waitlisted, ask your travel consultant for further details

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.

Please contact our team on 1300 414 198 to register your interest.

(Looking to extend your stay in Perth or Sydney? Need flights, or a trip back on the Indian Pacific? Our local travel consultants are here to help!)


  • Day 1 - Perth (Fremantle) - depart 5:00pm
  • Day 2 - Geraldton
  • Day 3 - At sea
  • Day 4 - At sea
  • Day 5 - Broome
  • Day 6 - Kimberley Coast (Scenic Cruising)
  • Day 7 - Scenic cruising
  • Day 8 - Darwin
  • Day 9 - At sea
  • Day 10 - At sea
  • Day 11 - Yorkeys Knob (Cairns)
  • Day 12 - At sea
  • Day 13 - Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea
  • Day 14 - At sea
  • Day 15 - At sea
  • Day 16 - Brisbane
  • Day 17 - At sea
  • Day 18 - Sydney (arrive 6:00am)


Do I need Travel Insurance when sailing within Australia?

Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance will not cover you for any medical costs on board. All cruises (even cruises that do not visit foreign ports) require international travel insurance. We strongly recommend that you organise your travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote.

Do I need a passport?

For domestic voyages, a valid passport or government issued photo identification is required (Queensland ‘Adult Proof of Age Card’ will be accepted, however the older version of Queensland ‘Card 18+’ will not be accepted).

Do I have to tip?

Tipping is not required or charged to your onboard account when sailing on a Princess ship that departs and returns to Australia and/or operates with Australian currency onboard (please refer to Onboard Currency.) You are welcome to reward our onboard crew for exceptional service, however, tipping is not required.

What Should I Wear?

Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates. We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. You'll also want comfortable shoes for strolling on deck.

For evening dining, keep with what you would wear to a nice restaurant at home: skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, pants and open-neck shirts for men. Cruises five days or longer include at least one formal dining night: evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies and tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits for men.

Are there Theme Nights?

Cruises of 7 nights or more usually feature theme nights for guests to enjoy. Outfits are available for purchase onboard, or you are welcome to bring your own. So why not pack something and join the fun? Theme nights may vary from cruise to cruise; however, you can expect at least the following:

  • Island Night - bring your tropical wear for our Island Night deck party on all warm weather sailings.
  • Country and Western Night - bring your hats and boots and kick up your heels at this popular party.
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