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NEW YEAR SALE: Cruise Sydney-Melbourne on the Sapphire Princess (Oct 2021)

Includes three-night stay in Sydney or Melbourne!

Why fly Sydney-Melbourne when you can turn the journey itself into a mini-holiday! This stay-and-cruise package also includes your choice of accommodation: either three nights in Sydney before your departure, or three nights in Melbourne afterwards.

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About this holiday

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Stay at the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour (pictured) or the Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Every Princess ship is a destination in itself with wide-ranging amenities, elevated culinary experiences and delightful activities.

On this getaway at sea you'll have everything you need to refresh both body and mind. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa® or simply indulge in a little "me time".


  • 3 nights in a Superior Room at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, with daily breakfast included. (Enquire now if you would like to add or swap this with a post-accommodation stay in Melbourne.)
  • Anytime Dining or Traditional on Princess Cruises
  • Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner whilst on Cruise)
  • Beverages (iced tea, lemonade, water, tea varieties, non-specialty coffee)


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Inside Cabin

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour- Superior Room (Breakfast Included for 2 Adults)

The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is perfectly located at the southern end of Sydney's premier entertainment and dining precinct. Many of Sydney must see attractions are all within easy walking distance and buses along George Street are only a 5 minute walk away. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options as well as 2 restaurants, 1 bar and a gym complete with steam room, sauna and spa.

The Sapphire Princess

  • Interior Cabin: These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
  • Balcony Cabin: This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.
  • Mini-Suite: Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony* which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option. *Some suites have windows rather than balconies and are labelled as Mini-Suite No Balcony.

Melbourne - HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR MELBOURNE - Classic Queen Room with Breakfast included.

Situated on Lonsdale Street in the heart of the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne provides guests with gracious hospitality and incomparable service at great value. The hotel is rated four star and is perfectly located within the vibrant theatre district where you will enjoy all the delights Melbourne has to offer - live theatres, cinemas, art galleries, parks and gardens, restaurants and bars and of course the exceptional shopping facilities; are all within easy walking distance. The hotel offers 160 rooms and features three styles - economy, executive and superior. All rooms are fitted with modern conveniences and offer a great range of entertainment and amenities to ensure your utmost comfort.

Travel dates


20 October - 25 October 2021

  • 20 October - 23 October Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
  • 23 October - 25 October 2021 Aboard the Sapphire Princess

Please note: the below cabin prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn without notice during the campaign.

  • Inside Cabin from $659.00 per person Twin Share
  • Oceanview Cabin from $719.00 per person Twin Share
  • Balcony Cabin from $829.00 per person Twin Share
  • Mini Suite from $929.00 per person Twin Share
  • Suites from $1,270.00 per person Twin Share

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure these fantastic prices!



Make your way to Sydney before commencing your two-night pre-cruise stay.

  • 20 October - 23 October 2021 - Stay at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, Sydney. (This can be swapped with three nights post-cruise in Melbourne. Enquire now for a quote!)

Then board the Sapphire Princess for your two-night/ three-day cruise

  • 23 Oct 21 - Sydney, Australia
  • 24 Oct 21 - At Sea
  • 25 Oct 21 - Melbourne, Australia


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Fares are cruise only, per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, inclusive of all taxes, government fees and charges (which are subject to change). Offer ends 17:00 AEDT 15 January 2021 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Suite staterooms are excluded from this promotion. Stateroom will be allocated by Princess Cruises shortly prior to sailing. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be discounted. Valid for new bookings only on select cruises and not combinable with any other offer.

Princess Savers fare is the cruise fare only without any inclusions. Princess Plus fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom when booking select cruises sailing between 5 -37 nights. Exclusions include select short getaways and all World Cruise voyages. Princess Plus fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Premier Beverage Package and Wifi.

Premier Beverage Package - applies to the first 2 guests in the stateroom when aged 18 years or over (21 years on some international voyages). Exclusions apply, see for full details. Service of alcohol is always subject to Princess Cruises RSA Policies. Guests under legal drinking age will receive the Premier Coffee & Soda package. Wifi - unlimited MedallionNet package applies, which is limited to 1 device per passenger and up to 4 passengers in the stateroom. For full conditions including usage limitations, se e

Valid for guests 1 & 2 within a stateroom only. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at which passengers will be bound by. Please review our cancellation policy in our Booking and Passage Conditions. A credit card surcharge of 1.1% for Visa and Mastercard and 2.3% for AMEX, and a 1.0% surcharge for PayPal will apply to direct bookings made through our website or call centre. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. While all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal.