Duration
19 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
26 March 21
Destination
Papua New Guinea, West Australia
Having set your sights on cruising close to home let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim beginning with a 2 night pre cruise stay in Sydney before setting sail north. Enjoy the coastal views from your balcony or from their many lounges offering panoramic coastal vistas. Sea Princess delivers world-class gourmet dining and facilities, like dazzling live entertainment. And what better way to spend your onboard credit than a relaxation and rejuvenate treatment at Lotus Spa®.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Picturesque town of Yorkeys Knob, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns – one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders
  • Take in Darwin, the capital of the “Top End” with its colourful history to add to its heritage. But lets not to forget their crocodiles!
  • Take in the history of Broome, a remote outpost on Australia’s Kimberley Coast. The township boasts Cable Beach, a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
  • BONUS AU $85 INSIDE, OUTSIDE, BALCONY OR SUITE PER TWIN CABIN ONBOARD CREDIT
  • One way economy airfare with full service carrier from Perth to Sydney
  • 2 nights in 4 star accommodation in Sydney
  • Tour: Bondi Beach , Sydney Sights & Captain cook Luncheon Cruise
  • 17 night Northern Explorer cruise with “Sapphire Princess”
  • Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
  • Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
Please Note: The Oceanview cabins have obstructed views
SAIL DATE
  • Departs 28 March 2021

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Flight from Perth to Sydney
  • Day 2: City, Bondi Beach , Sydney Sights & Captain cook Luncheon Cruise
  • Day 3: Embark Sapphire Princess
  • Day 4: At Sea
  • Day 5: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Day 6: At Sea
  • Day 7: At Sea
  • Day 8: Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Day 9:  At Sea
  • Day 10: Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 11: At Sea
  • Day 12: At Sea
  • Day 13:Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Day 14: At Sea
  • Day 15: Kimberley Coast, Western Australia
  • Day 16: Broome, Western Australia
  • Day 17: At Sea
  • Day 18: At Sea
  • Day 19:Geraldton, Western Australia
  • Day 20: Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 26 March 2021
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Advertised prices are based on 26 March 21, Perth departure, on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin.
  • The Oceanview cabins have obstructed views.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales until 24 Dec 19 or unless sold out prior.
  • This is a Fly Cruise Stay package ex Perth to Sydney and cruise sailing from Sydney navigating the top end and onto Perth.
  • Prices are based on the lead category price and may have obstructed views.
  • Bonus on board credits are at the discretion of Princess Cruises and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
  • Prices excludes ship gratuities.
  • For ex Sydney sailing with 2 nights in Perth Fly, Cruise & Stay package option contact MyDiscoveries for price and availability.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300404606
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Fly Perth to Sydney

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Bondi Beach , Sydney Sights & Captain cook Luncheon Cruise

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Embark Sapphire Princess

Departs 18:45 Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney – hailed by many seafarers as “the most beautiful harbor in the world.” Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains. Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the “First Fleet” transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.
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At Sea

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Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot. Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world’s first koala sanctuary. Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 The picturesque town of Yorkeys Knob, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns – one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city – the famed Marlin Coast. Inland lays the ancient rainforest of Daintree National Park. Cairns’ graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip – Cairns is pronounced “cans.”
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At Sea

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Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 Alotau is the capital of the Milne Bay Province, which lies at the most south-eastern tip of PNG. It is a very scenic town on the north shore of Milne Bay. It is a quiet, friendly provincial town, and operates successfully as a scuba diving base. Ecotourism is being developed here focusing on the rainforest, trekking, bird watching, bat caving, fishing, diving, snorkelling, war sites, surfing and cultural sites of interest. The province has the richest marine biodiversity in the world, which is why so many divers come to the area. There are orchids, marsupials, birds of paradise, mountains, islands, rainforest, waterfalls, hot springs and skull caves as well as a fascinating local history.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Arrives 13:00 – Departs 22:00 Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” – the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory’s population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colorful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened an invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life. Locals in the Top End consume over 60 gallons of beer a year. All those empties don’t go to waste: Each year Darwin residents compete in the Beer Can Regatta, a race with boats, rafts and other vessels manufactured out of beer cans.
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At Sea

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Kimberley Coast, Western Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 23:00 The Kimberley is the northernmost region of Western Australia. It is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. Most of the population is concentrated in small towns such as Kununurra in the East and Broome and Derby on the coast in the west. Highlights of the Kimberley include magnificent wilderness scenery, rare fauna and flora and a rich and colourful history. Broome Surrounds and Dampier Peninsula are fashionable tourist destinations. Nice beaches and relatively few people make for a nice retreat away from it all. Fitzroy Crossing, Purnululu and Windjana Gorge National Park are also popular tourist attractions.
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Broome, Western Australia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 20:00 Broome is an historical pearling town situated in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It is developing as a tourist resort, popular with Australians, in the dry season (from May to September). In the dry months the weather is ideal. It has sunny days with temperatures around 30C and balmy evenings and nights when the temperature falls to the low twenties. The town is situated on the Indian Ocean and the main beach, Cable Beach, is a beautiful expanse of golden sand. The sunsets on Cable Beach are magnificent and can be enjoyed on the beach or from one of the restaurants on the esplanade.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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Geraldton, Western Australia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 16:00 Situated 424km north of Perth, Geraldton is the capital of Western Australia’s Mid-West region and the gateway to the amazing Abrolhos Islands. Geraldton is perched on a spectacular coastline to the west, rolling hills and breakaway ranges to the east, whilst the Chapman and Greenough Rivers frame this unique city to the north and south. The superb positioning and climate make Geraldton a truly perfect place to visit and live. Winters are mild, Summers can be hot (but are cooled due to the regular sea breeze), Autumn is balmy and Spring is bursting with blooming wildflowers. World renowned for an extensive host of water sports, Geraldton lends itself to some of the most spectacular kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing and diving conditions. With a world leading rock lobster fishery, farming and agriculture, the production of iron ore, making it a truly thriving and sustainable regional city. Come and revel in the beautiful climate, discover the natural attractions and enjoy the sensational cultural and dining experiences that Geraldton has to offer.
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Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia

Arrives 06:00  Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. The Perth inner area radiates north and south of the Swan River on a flat coastal plain, bounded in by the Darling Scarp to the east and the Indian Ocean coastline in the west. It is known as a quiet, safe and laid-back city. Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums and bookshops. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present. From Perth you can access the West Australian Outback, feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia or perhaps swim with the Gentle creatures of the deep – Whale Sharks. Alternatively visitors can experience the wines of Margaret River region south of Perth.
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®.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
Dining:
  • Anytime Dining: Just like a restaurant at home, the choice is yours! Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group or be seated with other guests.
  •  Traditional Dining: This option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
  • Crafted by Curtis Stone: In the Main Dining Room, savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.
  • You will also love: 
    • Chef’s Table Experience
    • Chocolate Journeys℠
    • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian speciality restaurant)
    • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse speciality restaurant)
    • Vines (wine bar)
    • International Café
    • Horizon Court (buffet)
    • Prego Pizzeria
    • Trident Grill (burgers and hot dogs)
Activities onboard:
  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)
Entertainments onboard:
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Wheelhouse Bar
Joyful rejuvenation:
  • The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Oct. 2017)
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)
  • Lotus Spa®
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300404606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300404606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300404606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300404606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300404606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300404606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE (https://www.mydiscoveries.com.au/terms-conditions)
When will I receive my tour documentation? AAT Kings will post your travel wallet containing documents and luggage tags to MyDIscoveries approximately four weeks before your departure date. MyDiscoveries will then forward the information on to you. for Short Breaks and Day Tours E-documents will be emailed to you within 24 hours of full payment.
What type of clothes should I bring? If you are travelling on a Guided Holiday casual clothing that can drip-dry and are preferably lightweight. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner.
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