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Queensland Cruise - H162

Departure: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Melbourne
Returns: Melbourne
+ Up to $200 onboard credit
Return Trip
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Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
6
Sea Days
Ports
8
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Queensland Cruise - H162

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Melbourne, Australia Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    2 Thursday, December 2, 2021 At Sea
    3 Friday, December 3, 2021 Sydney, Australia 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    4 Saturday, December 4, 2021 At Sea
    5 Sunday, December 5, 2021 At Sea
    6 Monday, December 6, 2021 Airlie Beach, Australia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Airlie Beach, Australia

    Whether you’re Stand Up Paddle Boarding to take in a different view of Airlie Beach or visiting the must-see Whitehaven Beach full of white sand and crystal-clear water, Airlie Beach experiences temperatures of 23 – 30 degrees all year round. June through August is the best time of year for spotting humpback whales up close as they migrate through the Whitsundays. Read more about Airlie Beach, Australia

    7 Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Cairns, Australia 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    8 Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Port Douglas, Australia 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Port Douglas, Australia

    Port Douglas, once a goldfield port and fishing village, is now one of Far North Queensland's tourism capitals, as no other region in the world is bordered by two World Heritage Listed areas. Firstly, there’s the renowned Great Barrier Reef that is easily reached, and offers great snorkelling and scuba diving. Then there’s the amazing Daintree Rainforest where one should visit the Rainforest Habitat with its over 120 species of wildlife, and hand-feed the kangaroos. The stunning coastline and hinterland of the area will be that much more spectacular by taking a helicopter or a Hot Air balloon ride. Read more about Port Douglas, Australia

    9 Thursday, December 9, 2021 Willis Island, Australia 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
    View of Willis Island, Australia

    Experience beautiful scenic cruising through the Island and duty-free purchases whilst on board any Australian departure. Read more about Willis Island, Australia

    10 Friday, December 10, 2021 At Sea
    11 Saturday, December 11, 2021 Tangalooma, Australia 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Tangalooma, Australia

    Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma is a resort township on the west side of Moreton Island, just a 70 minute catamaran trip from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. Cruise ships from Sydney anchor offshore for a day on the island. Moreton is home to Queensland's oldest operating lighthouse located at Cape Moreton on the northern tip of the island. The star attraction at the resort is undoubtedly the unique experience of hand-feeding a pod of the amazing wild bottlenose dolphins. Read more about Tangalooma, Australia

    12 Sunday, December 12, 2021 At Sea
    13 Monday, December 13, 2021 Eden, Australia 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Eden, Australia

    Eden is located at deep-water Twofold Bay on the Sapphire Coast, 476 km south of Sydney. The port berths ships to 325m. It is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and park lands to the west. Tourism and its related businesses are the mainstays of Eden. Read more about Eden, Australia

    14 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 At Sea
    15 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Melbourne, Australia 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

  • Ship

    Sapphire Princess Overview

    Sapphire Princess

    4.3
    (from 100 verified customers)

    Being a large resort ship, built in 2004, she was refurbished in 2018 that added a new premium stateroom category, Club Class Mini-Suites, along with the Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center and an upgraded Lotus Spa & Fitness Center. At a 115,875 GT she is able to carry up to 2674 passengers.

  • Cabins

    Sapphire Princess Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Sapphire Princess Inside on the Sapphire Princess

    Cabin Types

    IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    The Interior stateroom is approximately 168 to 182 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.Features - 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.*Due to some cabin, configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

    Outside

    Outside

    Outside on the Sapphire Princess Outside on the Sapphire Princess

    Cabin Types

    O5, OC, OF, OV, OW, OY, OZ

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    The Premium Oceanview stateroom is approximately 200 square feet and features a forward-facing cabin for memorable views. The Premium Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.Features - Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed*, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Nightly turn-down service.*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Sapphire Princess Balcony on the Sapphire Princess

    Cabin Types

    M1, MB, MD, ME, B2, B4, BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF

    Average Cabin Size – 18.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    The Club Class Mini-Suite is a premium stateroom category featuring the very best Mini-Suite staterooms, as well as the great amenities found in all Mini-Suites, plus premier dining benefits and luxurious perks. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. Features - Exclusive area of the Main Dining Room, Expedited seating with no wait, expanded menu options, dedicated wait staff, Uniquely styled décor, Table-side preparations, Priority embarkation and disembarkation at the beginning and end of your cruise, One-time complimentary wine setup^, Evening canapés, upon request, Upgraded terry shawl bathrobes. *Open for breakfast and dinner daily as well as lunch on sea days. ^Includes ½ bottle of red wine and ½ bottle of white wine on embarkation day.

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Sapphire Princess Suite on the Sapphire Princess

    Cabin Types

    S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8

    Average Cabin Size – 33.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Approximately 1,329 sq. ft. including balcony, the Grand Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large 114 to 181 square foot balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. All Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.Features - Separate seating area with a sofa bed, Upgraded balcony furniture with room for four: two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, Walk-in closet with personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a 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, Enhanced nightly turn-down service, A host of other benefits and amenities.*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed. Note: Views can be limited due to support beam outside.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Sapphire Princess

    Legend

    • Interconnecting staterooms with private balcony (8 persons)
    • Will accommodate 3rd and 4th person
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Will accommodate 3rd person
    • Will accommodate a rollaway
    • Two lower beds not convertible to queen. Shower only
    • Queen bed not convertible to two twin beds
    • Cabin with Porthole Windows

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    Queensland Cruise - H162

    Cruiseline: Princess Cruises Ship: Sapphire Princess Departure: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Nights: 14 nights Departs: Melbourne Returns: Melbourne

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