Sapphire Princess extends 2020 Asia season


Princess cruises has announced that Sapphire Princess will be extending her season in Asia with Grand Asia voyages and a Solar Eclipse cruise.

Following its sixth homeporting season in Singapore from December 2019 to March 2020, the ship will offer new itineraries comprising eight, 16, 24, and 32-day voyages in Spring 2020.

Guests will have the opportunity to sail on two Grand Asia voyages from Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore to various destinations in Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and South Korea.

“The grand dame of our Singapore sailings, Sapphire Princess is popular with our guests who want to cruise in the region and experience luxurious facilities at the same time,” says Mr. Farriek Tawfik, Director Southeast Asia, Princess Cruises.

“By offering new itineraries such as her first transatlantic cruise, ‘Search for the Northern Lights’ and the ‘Solar Eclipse’ cruise this year, Sapphire Princess continues to delight guests looking for new cruise experiences.”

In between the Grand Asia voyages, Sapphire Princess will undergo a two-week dry dock in Singapore in April 2020.

The ship will be then be based in Shanghai for her summer sailings in North Asia from May to October 2020 before heading to Melbourne via Singapore on a 21-day voyage, for her first homeporting season in Australia.

Sapphire Princess will join four other Princess ships – Regal, Majestic, Sea and Sun Princess for the 2020/21 Australian summer season.