Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Discovery Cruise

Price per person
from £5,972

Price based on
London Gatwick
4th Mar 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 28 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Active pace

  • Ocean cruise

Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, discover ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and watch the sunset in the outback on this Southern Hemisphere adventure that explores the highlights of Australia and New Zealand.

At a glance


  • Melbourne Explore the key cultural attractions of Australia's largest city on a guided tour.
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Enjoy champagne and canapes as you admire the changing colour of this prestigious rock at sunset.
  • Great Barrier Reef Swim, snorkel or ride a glass-bottomed boat to the reef from Green Island
  • Sydney Cruise along Sydney Harbour and enjoy uninterrupted views of the city skyline.
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Dunedin
  • Akaroa
  • Wellington
  • Napier
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Cruise map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport and port taxes

Overview

Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, discover ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and watch the sunset in the outback on this Southern Hemisphere adventure that explores the highlights of Australia and New Zealand.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

In flight.

Day
2

No meals included

Arrive Melbourne

Day
3

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights. The rest of the day is yours to relax.

No meals included

Melbourne

Day
4

The capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, Melbourne's charm lies in the magnificently preserved Victorian architecture of its many public buildings and gracious homes. This morning, your city tour will take in the main highlights such as Flinders St Station, St Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, Captain Cooks Cottage, Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore more of this charming city.

No meals included

Melbourne

Day
5

Enjoy another full day to relax and explore.

No meals included

Melbourne - Alice Springs

Day
6

A morning flight will take you to Alice Springs. Enjoy an afternoon tour of this unique outback town with a visit to the Old Telegraph Station, the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (subject to opening times).

No meals included

Alice Springs - Uluru

Day
7

After breakfast, leave Alice Springs for Australia's mythical rock formation, Uluru. Make a stop at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a group of spectacular rock domes located Southwest of Alice Springs. Later, travel to Sunset Strip where you will enjoy champagne and canapés as you admire Uluru at sunset.

No meals included

Uluru - Cairns

Day
8

This morning, enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru where you can get a closer look at the caves, water holes and ancient rock paintings that make this sacred area so spectacular. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's tropical rainforests.

No meals included

Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Day
9

The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reed and choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cairns

Day
10

Set among lush rainforests, soaring peaks and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy. Today is yours to relax or explore.

No meals included

Cairns - Sydney

Day
11

Fly to Sydney where you will spend the next three nights.

No meals included

Sydney

Day
12

Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge and world famous architectural wonder - the Sydney Opera House. This morning your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. Throughout the tour learn about the first interaction between European settlers and Aborigines. End the day with a cruise along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

No meals included

Sydney

Day
13

A full day to explore this fascinating city, or perhaps join an optional tour to see the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

No meals included

Sydney to embark

Day
14

Today, transfer to the cruise port to embark your cruise ship for your 13-night New Zealand cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sea

Days
15 - 16

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fiordland National Park

Day
17

At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies the stunning natural attraction, Milford Sound. Cruise to this spectacular fiord, bound by dense rainforest and steep cliffs that soar dramatically out from the water’s surface. If you’re lucky to experience this area in the rain, you will see the number of waterfalls multiply. Look out for wildlife as you survey the area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Port Chambers (for Dunedin)

Day
18

Disembark the cruise ship at Port Chalmers and transfer to Dunedin. Known as the 'Edinburgh of the South' because of its strong Scottish connections, Dunedin has preserved many of its grand Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings. Spend the day exploring the area. Perhaps pay a visit to the 1906 Flemish Renaissance railway station or New Zealand’s oldest university.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Akaroa

Day
19

Today you have the opportunity to explore Akaroa. Situated on the eastern shores of New Zealand's South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse range of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins. Visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wellington.

Day
20

Arrive in New Zealand's small but bustling capital city, Wellington. Nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour, Wellington has a vibrant and compact downtown area that's best explored on foot. Take a walk and people-watch on lively Courtenay Place, or perhaps you can pay a visit to the Museum of New Zealand to learn more about the country’s Māori heritage.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Napier

Day
21

Today you have the opportunity to explore Napier, one of New Zealand’s most attractive cities. After being destroyed by an earthquake in 1931, this coastal area was completely rebuilt in art-deco style. Get your bearings on a walk along Marine Parade, the attractive waterfront promenade lined with parks, gardens and memorials. The nearby i-SITE Visitor Centre is within easy reach if you want to explore other activities available in the area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tauranga

Day
22

Continue your journey to the coastal city of Tauranga, situated on New Zealand’s North Island. With its golden beaches and well-kept parks, Tauranga is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities. Sit and people-watch at a waterfront cafe, take a dip in the sea or take the opportunity to try your hand at a new water sport.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Auckland

Day
23

Situated between the mighty Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland’s waterside location has earned it the nickname ‘The City of Sails'. Discover the city at your own pace today. You may want to explore the shops and restaurants along the harbour or visit one of the city’s beautifully-kept parks.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bay of Islands

Day
24

Consisting of more than 140 subtropical islands, the stunning Bay of Islands enclave is located next to New Zealand's North Island. Visitors flock here for its untouched beaches, fishing trips and excellent water sports. Enjoy a full day to discover its natural wonders for yourself.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sea

Days
25 - 26

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sydney - UK

Day
27

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Flight lands in the UK

Day
28

No meals included

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Day 6: The School of Air and the Royal flying doctor service is subject to opening times.

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

The cruise itinerary is subject to change.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Melbourne: Holiday Inn Flinders
  • Alice Springs: Chifley
  • Uluru: Outback Pioneer
  • Cairns: Park Regis City Quays
  • Sydney: Travelodge Wynyard

Sun Princess

Whether you’re cutting into a juicy steak cooked to order in the dining room, or enjoying the luxury of a special breakfast just for booking a suite, you’ll be taken care of on board as you sail to fascinating destinations all over the world with Sun Princess.

Ship facts

  • Style: Resort
  • Class: Sun class
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 924
  • Number of cabins: 1011
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 19
  • Capacity: 2010 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: AUS
  • Number of decks: 15
  • Gross tonnage: 77449
  • Length (m): 260.9
  • Width (m): 39.9
  • Speed in knots: 21
  • Launch year: 1995
  • Refit year: 2013

Amenities

  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery

Cabins on this ship

Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony with room for four with two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs. They also feature special suite-only benefits, such as a separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, walk-in closet, full bathroom with deluxe amenities including Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, A luxurious queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service and enhanced nightly turn-down service.

Details

  • Staterooms 516 - 695 square feet
  • Balcony 97 - 290 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Available as Mini-Suite & Premium Mini Suite, The luxurious Mini-Suites offer guests a welcome glass of champagne, Separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, Private bathroom with combination tub and shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and a daily housekeeping service. 

Details

  • Staterooms 365 - 536 square feet
  • Balcony 85 - 160 square feet
  • Sleep 2-4

The Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities such as a Balcony with patio furniture and outstanding views, twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.

Details

  • Staterooms 179 square feet
  • Balcony - 28 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

The Oceanview and Premium Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window for memorable views. They are richly appointed with fine amenities such as Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.

Details

  • 147 - 155 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

The Interior stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities such as twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

Details

  • 135 - 148 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Life on board

Age Restrictions

The legal drinking age of 21 years is always observed on-board all ships and proof of age may be required. All on-board staff are trained to take their responsibility to not serve alcohol to under-age passengers seriously. The age restrictions are clearly posted in the bars.
Entry into the disco is limited to passengers 18 years and older. Be sure to check with the child and teen centres, however, for special disco events designed just for kids. Children under the age of 18 are welcome in the gymnasium, spa and jacuzzi; and also in the evening entertainment show lounges when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In line with domestic age limits, as well as Princess' company policy, the casino is reserved for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol. For those whose age is questionable, picture identification may be requested.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair users will find access-friendly design across most of the Princess fleet, making it easy to enjoy each vessel's restaurants, theaters, spas, lounges and open deck space. Elevators have generous 36- to 42-inch doorways, and wheelchair seating is available in show lounges and other public spaces.

Guests with sight and hearing disabilities will find vessels equipped with such helpful features as Braille elevator call buttons, audible arrival sounds and infrared listening assistance systems in the Princess theatres. ADA "all in one" kits are available upon request -- featuring telephone amplifiers, visual smoke detectors, door knock sensors, text telephones (TDD) and other aids.

Princess ships also welcome service animals, and have hosted a variety of such special helpers, including seeing-eye dogs, hearing-assistance dogs, and even a "helping hands" monkey.

Dress Code

You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort.
Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.

Princess recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don't forget a hat or visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. You'll also want low-heeled, rubber soled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.

Princess makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when you’re dining on-board our spectacular ships. There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.

Smart Casual:
Passenger attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home; Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, trousers and open-neck shirts for men
Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.

Formal:
When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all guests. Evening gowns and cocktail dresses are suggested for women; Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men

Drinks Packages

All Inclusive Beverage Package:
Relax and enjoy the convenience of an all inclusive beverage package featuring any drink up to $10 including cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, lattes, cappuccinos, bottled water & more. All for just $49 per person per day.

Unlimited Soda Packages:
Guests wi'll never be without their favourite fountain sodas, from Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barq's Root Beer, to nostalgic orange soda, soda water, tonic water and ginger ale. The Unlimited Soda & More Package allows guests as many fountain sodas, refreshing juices, fruity mocktails and creamy ice cream shakes as you can handle.

E-Cigarette & Smoking Policies

Clearly marked “Designated Smoking Areas” are available on-board and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.

The use of electronic cigarettes is allowed within the confines of the passenger's stateroom (balcony not included) and within designated smoking areas only.

Special Dietary Requirements

Princess Cruises are happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar and vegetarian diets. Kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office.

You or your travel agent must advise Princess in writing of any special diet, allergies or medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days prior to departure for cruises to Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and Coastal Getaways. For all other cruises, requests must be received no later than 65 days prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D' to confirm your request.

Lotus Spa

The Lotus Spa offers a range of facilities including a pool with two hot tubs, fitness centre, aerobics room, saunas, treatment rooms and a unisex beauty salon.

Treatments on offer range from manicures, pedicures and waxing to massages and body wraps.

The Spa is located aft of the 12th deck.

Riviera Pool

The Ships' main pool and is divided into two halves and flanked by two hot tubs and the Movies Under The Stars Screen. It is served by the Riviera Bar and Swirls Ice Cream.

Sports Centre & Aerobics Studio

This ship will keep you on the run, literally, with basketball, paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll keep your heart rate pumping.

The Aerobics studio offers a range of classes, some of which are complimentary and others such as pilates and yoga which attract a charge of around $12 per session. Both the gymnasium and the Aerobics studio are located separately within the Oasis Spa.

The Sanctuary

Leave stress at the door when you enter this blissful signature haven exclusively for adults. Perfect for that al fresco massage, feel the gentle breeze on your skin and listen to the ocean waves wash your cares away as you enjoy refreshing drinks and healthy snacks settled on a comfy lounger.

This oasis of tranquility includes all the special touches that have made The Sanctuary so popular since it was first introduced in 2006, plus a number of new features. 

The Sanctuary has Cabanas for more luxurious experience, plus two Lotus Spa Cabanas offering an elegant private space for a range of spa treatments. Featuring the air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These elements create an inviting path leading to a new central pavilion. Passengers can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary can be reserved for $20 for a half day/$40 for a full day, per person.

Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool provides an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool is open to all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental is available beginning at $50 for a half day. At night, this area turns into the “Chill Lounge,” offering passengers a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy the night with drinks and music.

Crooners Bar and Atrium Lounge

The Crooners Bar on the 7th Deck is part of a large lounge combined with the Atrium Lounge.

Crooners itself is a martini bar and entertainment for the venue includes live piano music. The Atrium, with live music, is considered to be a highly sophisticated venue onboard.

Cyber Café

Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard Internet Cafe and wireless network- which is available in staterooms and various public.

Use the state-of-the-art computer systems to access your web-based email account, or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your wireless-enabled laptop and access the Internet through the improved onboard wireless service.

Grand Casino Casino & Card Room

On the 8th Deck is the ship's casino served by the Sports Bar which shows a number of sporting events and is also the location of the ship's card room.

It features a range of slot machines and tables including blackjack, poker and roulette.

Accessible to over 21's only, free taster sessions are held for those new to casinos to learn how to play the games.

Grand Plaza

The Grand Plaza area, located in the central atrium area on the 5th Deck, plays host to a variety of events from vegetable carving demonstrations to string quartets and piano music.

Library

The onboard library is fully stocked with a wide range of titles, all of which can be checked out free of charge - so you might want to save your money and avoid the airport book shop.

Movies Under The Stars

Boasting a giant screen 30% larger than Princess Cruises other ships, this signature poolside venue presents first-run movies, sporting events and concerts under the night sky, accompanied by complimentary fresh-popped popcorn. The 300 square foot theatre offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a blockbuster Hollywood movie against a backdrop of twinkling stars. Personal touches include comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk, with cosy blankets in the evenings.

Platinum Studio

Get a professional portrait created by the talented photographers in our Platinum Studio

Princess Theatre

With sophisticated architectural lighting, West End-style shows are on every cruise, with more than one performance each evening allowing passengers the flexibility to see a show before or after dinner. With lively music, stunning choreography and some of the largest casts at sea.

Rendez-Vous

The Ship's quiet champagne bar on Deck 7, offers caviar, Champagne and a variety of wines.

Shoiting Stars Disco

Razzmatazz is the ship's nightclub but also hosts other events such as Nintendo Wii competitions.

Shops & Boutiques

The boutiques onboard offer more than just accessories and sundries you may have left at home. Shop onboard and benefit from incredible tax-and duty-free savings off suggested U.S. retail prices on fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery and gifts, apparel and liquor.

In addition to everyday savings, they bring you special promotions throughout the cruise.

Topsiders Bar

The Topsiders bar is located on the Sun Deck outside the sanctuary.

Vista Lounge

A show lounge that offers comfortable seating, gracious drink service, and cutting edge lighting and sound.

A range of activities take place from audience participation game shows, Princess Popstar, country and western nights, hypnotists and trivia to comedians and ballroom dancing.

Wheelhouse Bar

Step into the Wheelhouse Bar on-board for a taste of British tradition. You'll find a menu of favourites advertised on chalkboards and displayed on counters for an authentic pub feel including fish & chips or a hearty Ploughman's Lunch.

Live piano entertainment and drinks in a club-like ambience.

Art Collections, Galleries and Auctions

Princess Fine Arts auctions are fun, fast-paced, and offer an exciting opportunity to collect exceptional works of art. You’ll find some of the art world’s biggest stars, from Picasso, Chagall, and Rockwell to Peter Max, all represented, with hundreds of works available from contemporary art’s most popular figures.

Any purchased pieces from new collections are shipped to your door.

Edutainment

Princess Cruises believe learning is fun. Through their exclusive partnership with the California Science Centre, their Youth Staff are trained to deliver exciting interactive science activities for kids ages 3-12. Whale watching, roller-coaster building, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the activities that may be offered.

Also on offer is the Pete’s Pals Program as a way for Princess kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess sails. Children participating in this program will receive a limited-edition plush animal to take home as a souvenir.

Princess Cruises Book Club

The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers. Book selections are carefully selected from a variety of sources, offering titles that appeal to many different interests.

Depending on the length of the voyage, one or more Book Club meetings will be scheduled. For those who wish to participate on their voyage but haven’t yet read the selection, multiple copies of the book will be available at the ship’s library.

ScholarShip@Sea

Expand your mind with an array of engaging Scholarship@sea opportunities. There are up to 40 classes on every cruise. Tantalise your taste buds on the Culinary Arts course or take a Wine Tasting seminar. Discover your crafty side and create a wonderful holiday keepsake.

Fancy a little enlightenment on your holiday? Learn to navigate a cruise ship at an engaging presentation. Embrace the digital age and tackle technology at one of the

Afternoon Tea

A trademark British-style afternoon tea daily, complete with tablecloths, easy listening music in the background, and tea boxes for herbal and specialty teas. Passengers can enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies, biscuits and cakes served by white-gloved waiters in smart, formal attire.

Casual Eating

Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

Terrace Grill– The Balcony Grill overlooks the pool deck and offers an array of burgers, hot dogs, kebabs and pies amongst other choices.

Verdi's Pizzeria – A perennial Princess passenger favourite, here they serve up freshly made Italian-style pizza by the slice, featuring classic flavours and a daily special. Open for lunch from 12-2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 11pm.

Swirls Ice cream bar – Passengers can enjoy a refreshing soft-serve cone complete with dipping sauces and sprinkles or splurge on other ice cream treats.

Chef's Table

You can choose to dine at the Chef's Table with a private dining experience amidst a softly-lit curtain that encloses your extravagant table.

The Chef's Table experience provides the chance to tour the ship's busy galley during dinner service, where the ship's executive chef previews the evenings menu with a selection of hors d'oeuvres and Champagne for guests to enjoy.

Guests are then taken to a private table in the main dining room to enjoy a specially created multi-course menu accompanied by selected wines to complement each course.

During the dessert course the chef re-joins the table to discuss the evenings menu and share their culinary knowledge.

Horizon Court

Located forward of the 14th Deck, both continental style and hot breakfast is served from around 6.30am to 11.00am, lunch from 11.30 to 3.30 offering a carvery, sandwiches, salads and desserts as well as other options, and bistro style dinner from 5.30pm to 11pm.

Between 11.30 and 1.30 on some days a traditional British style pub lunch is served in the centre of the buffet with fare ranging from bangers and mash to steak and kidney pie or fish and chips.

It also has its own bar, dance floor and stage for entertainment both during and after meals.

Kai Sushi

An exquisitely decorated traditional sushi bar, serving up sushi and sashimi expertly prepared before your eyes. Dine at the sushi bar or enjoy an elegant restaurant experience.

Sterling Steakhouse

The Sterling Steakhouse, recently voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA Today, showcases prime cuts of Sterling Silver grain-fed beef presented to passengers on a silver presentation tray. Passengers are treated to a traditional American Steakhouse experience with special table settings, decorative linens, signature cutlery and table lanterns.

Traditional Dining- Marquis Dining Room & Regency Dining Room

The Marquis Dining Room on Deck 5 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Waiter served breakfast and lunch are both open seating with breakfast served from around 6.30 to 9am and offering a choice of continental and cooked options, whilst lunch is served on sea days from around 12 to 1.30pm.

Afternoon tea is also served in the Marquis Dining Room from 3.30 to 4.30pm again with waiter service offering finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries along with beverages.

Traditional seating dinner with a choice of either early seating-5.45pm or late seating-7.45pm offers a choice of a set menu of signature pasta dishes, Caesar salad, chicken, beef, salmon and lotus spa healthy eating options or a changing menu comprising of four courses of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts.

The Regency Dining room is open for dinner with two seatings and is located on Deck 6.

The menu in both restaurants offers the same dishes with just the décor of the two rooms varying.

The menu comprises of set options on one side including signature pasta dishes, salmon, chicken, beef and lotus spa healthy eating options whilst the other side changes and consists of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Stay in for dinner and enjoy the Ultimate Balcony Dining Experience, delivered right to the comfort of your own balcony.

Deck Plans

Deck 1

  • Medical Centre

Deck 2

  • Marquis Dining Room
  • Grand Plaza
  • Internet Café
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 3

  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Regency Dining Room
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 4

  • Art Gallery
  • Crooners Lounge & Atrium Lounge
  • Internet Café
  • Library & Writing Room
  • Kai Sushi
  • Photo Gallery
  • Photo Shop
  • Princess Theatre
  • Rendez-Vous
  • Shooting Stars
  • Vista Lounge
  • Wheelhouse Bar

Deck 5

  • Grand Casino
  • Verdi's Pizzeria
  • Sports Bar
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 6

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 7

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Mini-Suite Staterooms
  • Suites

Deck 8

  • Interior Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms

Deck 9

  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tubs
  • Lotus Spa
  • Aerobics Studio & Fitness Centre
  • Riviera Bar
  • Riviera Pool
  • Swirls Ice Cream Bar
  • Teen Centre & Youth Centre
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Platinum Studio

Deck 10

  • Terrace Grill
  • Horizon Court
  • Hot Tubs
  • Movies Under The Stars
  • Pool Bar
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sterling Steakhouse

Deck 11

  • Sports Court
  • The Sanctuary Pool
  • Topsiders bar

Why book with Archers Holidays?