Duration
77 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
15 Apr 2020
Destination
Pacific
Sun Princess truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalizing cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences like the new Discovery at SEA programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars, whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable. Starting from Sydney, this 77-day cruise will show you all the best Pacific has to offer, visiting Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Alaska to name just a few.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel from Australia on Princess Cruises Sun Princess around the Pacific
  • All meals on board included & fantastic on board entertainment and shows
  • Visit 34 ports of calls as you travel around the Pacific

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
77 Day Cruise on Sun Princess
All meals onboard, anytime dining or traditional dining
Room Service (24 hours)
Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non- Specialty Coffee)
Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception, Theme Night Parties
Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Churchill’s (cigar lounge), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar, Discovery at SEA™ Programs, Festivals of the World
Activities: Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy, Library & Princess Book Club, Zumba Classes, Afternoon Trivia, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Photo & Video Gallery, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis), Bars, Nightclubs, Discos, Vegas-style Casino, Bingo

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 15 Apr 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Wed 15 Apr – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 2: Thu 16 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 3: Fri 17 Apr – Brisbane, Australia
  • Day 4: Sat 18 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 5: Sun 19 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 6: Mon 20 Apr – Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 7: Tue 21 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 8: Wed 22 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 9: Thu 23 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 10: Fri 24 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 11: Sat 25 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 12: Sun 26 Apr – Manila, Philippines
  • Day 13: Mon 27 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 14: Tue 28 Apr – Hong Kong, China
  • Day 15: Wed 29 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 16: Thu 30 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 17: Fri 01 May – Shanghai, China
  • Day 18: Sat 02 May – At Sea
  • Day 19: Sun 03 May – Busan, South Korea
  • Day 20: Mon 04 May – At Sea
  • Day 21: Tue 05 May – Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan
  • Day 22: Wed 06 May – Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji), Japan
  • Day 23: Thu 07 May – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day 24: Fri 08 May – At Sea
  • Day 25: Sat 09 May – Hakodate, Japan
  • Day 26: Sun 10 May – Kushiro, Japan
  • Day 27: Mon 11 May – At Sea
  • Day 28: Tue 12 May – At Sea – Cross International Date Line
  • Day 29: Wed 13 May – At Sea
  • Day 30: Thu 14 May – At Sea
  • Day 31: Fri 15 May – At Sea
  • Day 32: Sat 16 May – Kodiak, Alaska, United States
  • Day 33: Sun 17 May – Anchorage (Seward), Alaska, United States
  • Day 34: Mon 18 May – College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
  • Day 35: Tue 19 May – Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
  • Day 36: Wed 20 May – Sitka, Alaska, United States
  • Day 37: Thu 21 May – Skagway, Alaska, United States
  • Day 38: Fri 22 May – Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • Day 39: Sat 23 May – Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
  • Day 40: Sun 24 May – At Sea
  • Day 41: Mon 25 May – Vancouver, Canada
  • Day 42: Tue 26 May – Vancouver, Canada
  • Day 43: Wed 27 May – Victoria, Canada
  • Day 44: Thu 28 May – Seattle, United States
  • Day 45: Fri 29 May – At Sea
  • Day 46: Sat 30 May – Astoria, United States
  • Day 47: Sun 31 May – At Sea
  • Day 48: Mon 01 Jun – San Francisco, United States
  • Day 49: Tue 02 Jun – San Francisco, United States
  • Day 50: Wed 03 Jun – Monterey, United States
  • Day 51: Thu 04 Jun – Santa Barbara, United States
  • Day 52: Fri 05 Jun – San Diego, United States
  • Day 53: Sat 06 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 54: Sun 07 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 55: Mon 08 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 56: Tue 09 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 57: Wed 10 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 58: Thu 11 Jun – Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Day 59: Fri 12 Jun – Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii, United States
  • Day 60: Sat 13 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 61: Sun 14 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 62: Mon 15 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 63: Tue 16 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 64: Wed 17 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 65: Thu 18 Jun – Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia
  • Day 66: Fri 19 Jun – Raiatea, French Polynesia
  • Day 67: Sat 20 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 68: Sun 21 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 69: Mon 22 Jun – Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Day 70: Tue 23 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 71: Wed 24 Jun – At Sea – Cross International Date Line
  • Day 72: Fri 26 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 73: Sat 27 Jun – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 74: Sun 28 Jun – Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Day 75: Mon 29 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 76: Tue 30 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 77: Wed 01 Jul – Sydney, Australia
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Wed 15 Apr - Sydney, Australia

Departs 16:00 Before embarking on Sun Princess, enjoy the beautiful skyline of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city centre to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.
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Thu 16 Apr - At Sea

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Fri 17 Apr - Brisbane, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. This cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands, but Brisbane is also a gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.
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Sat 18 Apr - At Sea

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Sun 19 Apr - At Sea

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Mon 20 Apr - Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 16:00 Welcome to an undiscovered paradise of white-sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and volcanic mountains. And if you’ve come for history, you’ll find that, too. This peaceful town was the site of fierce fighting during World War II. Today, it’s a peaceful retreat offering the vacationer plenty of time to relax and connect with nature. Beyond the city you’ll find a tropical rainforest full of birds of paradise and a laid-back ease worth discovering.
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Tue 21 Apr - At Sea

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Wed 22 Apr - At Sea

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Thu 23 Apr - At Sea

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Fri 24 Apr - At Sea

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Sat 25 Apr - At Sea

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Sun 26 Apr - Manila, Philippines

Arrives 12:00 – Departs 20:00 Manila is the pearl of the Philippines, a vast archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 60 million people. Here a mix of Malay, Chinese, American, Spanish and Arab influences created one of the most diverse and colorful societies in the world. At the heart of this unique culture lies bayanihan, the Filipinos’ extraordinary spirit of national kinship. The Philippines are also a place of extraordinary physical beauty, from Manila’s Intramuros district with its old colonial architecture to the tropical countryside with its forest, waterfalls, and volcanoes. Manila’s strategic location made it one of Asia’s major commercial centers. Today the city is a fascinating place where East meets West and the modern stands side by side with the ancient.
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Mon 27 Apr - At Sea

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Tue 28 Apr - Hong Kong, China

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 23:00 Skyscrapers form a glistening forest of steel and glass, junks and sampans ply the busy harbor waters, and the green, dragon-crested hills of Kowloon beckon. Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world’s great travel destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong – literally “Fragrant Harbor” – has lost none of its charm, excitement or exoticism. Modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels climb the slopes of Hong Kong Island. Narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortunetellers and bonesetters. The endless array of shops offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and ancient porcelain to the latest consumer electronics. And everywhere more than seven million people are moving at a breathtaking pace in one of the world’s great monuments to capitalism, commerce and enterprise. The former Crown Colony has enough attractions to last a lifetime. To take in the entire spectacle, head to Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Enjoy lunch on one of the city’s floating restaurants. Walk down one of the crowded streets to take the city’s rapid pulse. And whether you think you are in the mood or not – shop. After all, you are in the duty-free capital of the world.
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Wed 29 Apr - At Sea

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Thu 30 Apr - At Sea

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Fri 01 May - Shanghai, China

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 23:00 This fabled port on the Huangpu River has played a pivotal role in the history of modern China. One of seven treaty ports inflicted by the West on Imperial China, the city was famed for the Bund, an elegant section of riverbank lined with European mercantile houses and elegant mansions. Shanghai was also the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party, and it is here that the People’s Republic created its vast commercial and industrial bastion. Shanghai is also one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the earth. Its streets are packed with individuals, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet serenity and beauty are always present, be it a class practicing early morning tai chi or the serene repose of the city’s jade Buddha. Shanghai’s attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to the Bund’s elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the legendary city of Suzhou.
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Sat 02 May - At Sea

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Sun 03 May - Busan, South Korea

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city’s bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia’s most sophisticated and venerable cultures. Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.
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Mon 04 May - At Sea

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Tue 05 May - Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan

For centuries, Osaka was Japan’s cultural and commercial gateway to Asia – the point of entry both for trade goods and, most importantly, cultural influences that shaped Japanese society. From tea to Zen, from art to science and philosophy, Osaka was Japan’s contact with the great East Asian cultures that flourished in China and Korea. The city reached its zenith in the late 16th century, when the great feudal lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi made Osaka his capital. Toyotomi was master of Japan, and an immense administrative and commercial center rapidly developed around Osaka Castle. After Toyotomi’s death, the nation’s seat of power shifted from Osaka to a sleepy little fishing village called Edo – modern Tokyo. While overshadowed by Tokyo, Osaka remains Japan’s second largest city and a vital commercial center. Modern Osaka is home to monuments from Japan’s past including Toyotomi’s immense castle and the Sumiyoshi Shrine. The city is also your gateway to Kyoto, Japan’s ancient imperial capital and the nation’s cultural and spiritual center.
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Wed 06 May - Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji), Japan

Arrives 12:00 – Departs 21:00 A mesmerizing landscape, a revered cultural history, and Japan’s most sacred volcano are just a few of the many delights beckoning you to come and explore this ancient city. While Shimizu may have the reputation as being bustling and modern, its cultural and spiritual side is on display in the form of ancient and enthralling shrines. Of course, it may be the sacred and snow-capped Mount Fuji that garners the most attention. Towering over the region at approximately 12,388 feet above sea level, the active volcano, designated a “place and source of artistic inspiration” by UNESCO is just one of the many unforgettable adventures Shimizu inspires.
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Thu 07 May - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Arrives 06:00 – Departs 22:00 Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the center of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866. Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It’s a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza – an international shopping mecca – stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveler with a dizzying experience. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo, the “Eastern Capital,” to distinguish it from the old imperial capital at Kyoto, the “Western Capital.”
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Fri 08 May - At Sea

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Sat 09 May - Hakodate, Japan

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 22:00 It took Commodore Perry and American gunboat diplomacy to open Japan to the outside world after two centuries of self-imposed isolation. In 1859, the port of Hakodate became the first Japanese city fully opened to Westerners under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Foreigners soon flocked to Hakodate, and today visitors wandering the cobblestone streets of the city’s Motomachi District can view their Western-style frame houses. Hakodate, once a fishing port famed for its high quality fish and shellfish, quickly became Hokkaido’s largest city and one of Japan’s most important ports. The Great Hakodate Fire of 1934 dealt the city a near fatal blow – a blow from which Hakodate was slow to recover. Today the city is Hokkaido’s third largest – surpassed by Sapporo and Asahikawa – but retains its foremost position as the finest Japanese producer of sushi’s raw product: the high quality seafood caught in Hokkaido’s cold waters. It may not compare to Tokyo’s Tsukiji’s Fish Market, but at Hakodate’s four-block-long Morning Market, vendors offer a stunning array of fresh fish and shellfish prized for sushi including salmon roe, sea urchin, scallops and crab. Restaurants and food stands prepare a wide arrange of dishes including domburi topped with fresh seafood.
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Sun 10 May - Kushiro, Japan

Arrives 10:00 – Departs 17:00 Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japan, it should come as no surprise that this “town of mist” is a major Japanese fishing port. But although the freshly caught seafood served ashore is a highlight for many visitors, Kushiro has so much more to offer! Stroll through Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO, where a variety of coastal restaurants and boutiques delight tourists from all over. Or head inland to explore the natural wonders of this region, such as Kushiro Marsh, a lush national park and home to the country’s most extensive marshland. Break out your binoculars for close-up views of the rare and graceful Japanese cranes at Tancho Nature Park. And if you’re an architecture enthusiast, you’ll be fascinated by the unusual structure of the Kushiro City Museum of Art, which resembles the shape of a Japanese crane spreading its wings.
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Mon 11 May - At Sea

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Tue 12 May - At Sea - Cross International Date Line

Arrives 12:00 – Departs 13:00
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Wed 13 May - At Sea

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Thu 14 May - At Sea

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Fri 15 May - At Sea

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Sat 16 May - Kodiak, Alaska, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 Perched on the eastern shore of Kodiak Island, this charming waterfront town offers picturesque scenery, quaint architecture and an abundance of cultural delights. Settled by the indigenous Alutiiq over 7,000 years ago, it was Russian explorer Stephan Glotov who put Kodiak on the map in 1763. But it was James Cook who who first recorded “Kodiak” in his journals in 1778. Yet Kodiak is far more than its history, it’s beauty on an epic scale. Jagged peaks, fjord-like bays, misty mountains dense with lush vegetation and abundant wildlife are just a few of the reasons this magical isle calls out to the intrepid adventurer.
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Sun 17 May - Anchorage (Seward), Alaska, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00
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Mon 18 May - College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 11:30
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Tue 19 May - Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 14:00 Nicknamed the “Galloping Glacier,” this east Alaskan glacier is rapidly advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska into a pristine area known as Disenchantment Bay. In fact, its movement temporarily formed a natural dam that twice closed off nearby Russell Fjord from the bay, but the intense water pressure building within the fjord-turned-lake has thus far been enough to explode through the wall of ice. The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it’s when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high. There, with the snowcapped mountains serving as a glorious backdrop, you’ll have a prime viewing spot from which to witness the glacier calving, as it often expels icebergs the size of 10-story buildings-imagine the splash! The area around Hubbard Glacier is also renowned for its wildlife, where whales, harbor seals and otters swim, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer roam ashore, and a wide variety of seabirds soar gracefully across the sky.
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Wed 20 May - Sitka, Alaska, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 In 1799, the Russian explorer Alexander Baranof founded New Archangel next to the Tlingit village of Sitka. This was the beginning of permanent Russian settlement in North America. But New Archangel was destroyed three years later by the Tlingit Indians in an attempt to reclaim their ancestral home. Their brief victory ended in 1804, when Baranof returned with warships and retook Sitka in the Battle of Alaska. Sitka was now the captial of Russian America. In 1867, the Imperial Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased Alaska. With the discovery of gold, and the rapid population growth that followed, Alaska’s capital was moved north to Juneau in 1906. Today, picturesque Sitka, sitting opposite snow-capped Mount Edgecumbe, is known for its fishing, its annual summer classical-music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions.
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Thu 21 May - Skagway, Alaska, United States

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 20:30 Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn’t the easiest. Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail. The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska’s largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.
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Fri 22 May - Juneau, Alaska, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets “as large as beans.” From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government. Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau’s 3,248 square miles. Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.
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Sat 23 May - Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

Arrives 10:00 – Departs 18:00 Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means “eagle with spread-out wings,” a reference to a waterfall near town. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska’s fourth-largest city. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city’s colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.
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Sun 24 May - At Sea

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Mon 25 May - Vancouver, Canada

Arrives 07:30 It seems unlikely that a character named “Gassy Jack” Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that’s history for you. During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region’s waters in 1792. Canada’s third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It’s a community with a rich ethnic mix – including the second-largest Chinatown in North America – and stunningly beautiful parks.
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Tue 26 May - Vancouver, Canada

Departs 23:00 It seems unlikely that a character named “Gassy Jack” Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that’s history for you. During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region’s waters in 1792. Canada’s third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It’s a community with a rich ethnic mix – including the second-largest Chinatown in North America – and stunningly beautiful parks.
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Wed 27 May - Victoria, Canada

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 19:00 Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital. In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province. Although it’s a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.
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Thu 28 May - Seattle, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 23:00 Seattle is a young city with a rich history. Settlers first landed at Alki Point in 1851 and named the area after Sealth, the Suquamish Indian chief who befriended them. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, “The Emerald City” has a legacy of vision and strength. Seattle has hosted two World’s Fairs (1909 and 1962) and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft. Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world. Seattle tours are available to passengers with afternoon flights or an overnight stay in Seattle after their cruise.
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Fri 29 May - At Sea

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Sat 30 May - Astoria, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria. Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation’s finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts. Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.
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Sun 31 May - At Sea

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Mon 01 Jun - San Francisco, United States

Arrives 07:00 Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.
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Tue 02 Jun - San Francisco, United States

Departs 22:00 Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.
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Wed 03 Jun - Monterey, United States

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 One of the most stunning, natural locales on earth, the Monterey Peninsula, with its jagged coastline, deep blue waters, marine sanctuaries and cooling cypress forests, is so jaw-droppingly beautiful it has inspired artists and writers Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck on its fabled shores. Just 120 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey was first settled by the Rumsien, a Native American tribe; then, European settlers established a Royal Presidio and Mission in 1770, today one the most authentically restored Franciscan missions. Monterey’s friendly community takes pride in its maritime heritage. A walk down iconic Cannery Row reveals its past as the West’s sardine capital, and the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is a celebration of all creatures of the sea. Top it off with freshly caught seafood and a tasting of local, hand-crafted wines for a perfect day. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to bike along tree-lined trails or drive the 17-mile road, a spectacular stretch of coastline real estate that includes Carmel, the seaside, star-studded town that boasts cottage-style curio shops, tiny candy stores, cafes and fashionable boutiques, and the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course. From sandy beaches to salt-water taffy, Monterey offers the quintessential California experience to those lucky enough to grace its shores.
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Thu 04 Jun - Santa Barbara, United States

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 19:00 “Welcome to Paradise,” is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor. Charming Spanish and Moorish style buildings graced by brilliantly-colored bougainvillea, palm-lined beaches, a warm Mediterranean climate, charming sidewalk cafés and a pristine seaside setting are some of the aesthetic reasons for visiting Santa Barbara. The “Queen of the Missions,” Santa Barbara’s Old Mission can be traced back to the 1700’s when the mission was built to bring Christianity to the Chumash Indians. The Old Mission is now a California Historical Landmark and is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Just outside of Santa Barbara, lies the Santa Ynez Valley which is home to numerous world-renowned wineries. The scenic beauty of the dramatic mountains, lush valleys and oak trees is only surpassed by the rich flavors of the wines produced in the area.
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Fri 05 Jun - San Diego, United States

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 22:00 Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America’s favorite cities. Located in the southwest corner of California, close to the border of Mexico, San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town. The history of San Diego is rooted in its Spanish and Mexican past. San Diego was declared the capital of upper and lower Baja only four years after Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Less than thirty years later, the United States declared war on Mexico and within two years the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo was signed creating the current borders between Mexico and the United States. The city continues to prosper with a population exceeding one million. World-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, the Salk Institute, Sea World, La Jolla and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge have created a strong tourism industry for the area. But undoubtedly what attracts visitors from around the world is the city’s breathtaking natural beauty, superb coastline and near-perfect weather.
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Sat 06 Jun - At Sea

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Sun 07 Jun - At Sea

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Mon 08 Jun - At Sea

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Tue 09 Jun - At Sea

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Wed 10 Jun - At Sea

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Thu 11 Jun - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 23:00 Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii’s state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city’s enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the “Punchbowl,” are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches. A draw card to visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, Honolulu’s appeal ranges from it’s magnificent beaches, countless well-stocked shops, tempting restaurants and a multitude of historic, cultural and scenic attractions.
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Fri 12 Jun - Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii, United States

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 Maui has always occupied a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians. The great warrior King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital and Ka’anapali was once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty. And no wonder – Maui boasts stunning landscapes and superb beaches. Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano, rises 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Once hailed as “The Valley of the Kings,” Maui’s Iao Valley is a tropical paradise dominated by the Needle, a volcanic monolith towering over the valley floor. Then there is Lahaina, once home to a royal court and a raucous port-of-call enjoyed by 19th-century Yankee whalers. Haleakala means “The House of the Sun.” To the Hawaiians, it appeared that the sun both rose from and set in the depths of its massive crater. Today, the centerpiece of Haleakala National Park, it is one of Maui’s major attractions. Note: Lahaina is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship’s tender service.
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Sat 13 Jun - At Sea

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Sun 14 Jun - At Sea

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Tue 16 Jun - At Sea

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Wed 17 Jun - At Sea

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Thu 18 Jun - Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 22:00 Tahiti is not just an island – Tahiti has always been a state of mind. The bustling capital of Tahiti and her islands, Papeete is the chief port and trading center, as well as a provocative temptress luring people to her shores. Immortalized in the novel “Mutiny on the Bounty,” who could blame the men of “HMS Bounty” for abandoning their ship in favor of basking in paradise? And what would Modern Art be without Tahiti’s influence on Gauguin and Matisse? Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian “joie de vivre” and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete and you find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches. Contrasting with other French Polynesian ports, Papeete’s coastline initially greets you with a vista of commercial activity that graciously gives way to both black and white-sand beaches, villages, resorts and historic landmarks.
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Fri 19 Jun - Raiatea, French Polynesia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Considered the second largest island in French Polynesia, Raiatea is situated approximately 120 miles northwest of Tahiti. For the Polynesian “Maohi,” ancestor of today’s Tahitian, Raiatea was known as “Sacred Havai’i” and was the center of royalty, religion, culture and history. The principal village is Uturoa, with a population of over 10,000. This bustling port town features a colorful market and arts and crafts shops along the waterfront. Raiatea is currently undergoing a renaissance, with special attention being given to preserve the island’s rich culture and heritage. Raiatea’s importance as both a religious and historical center for all of Polynesia is complemented by a wealth of archaelogical sites, tropical scenery and reef fringed lagoons.
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Sat 20 Jun - At Sea

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Sun 21 Jun - At Sea

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Mon 22 Jun - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Pago Pago Bay is one of the most dramatic harbors in the South Pacific, a region known for dramatic landscapes. Eons ago, the massive seaward wall of a volcano collapsed and the sea poured in. Today, dramatic mountain peaks encircle the deep harbor. The capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago is more village than city. The town is dominated by looming Mt. Pioa, whose summit draws moisture-bearing clouds, earning it the nickname of “The Rainmaker.” Indeed, Pago Pago draws more than its fair share of rain – the island of Tutuila is a vision of deep, verdant green. Pronounced “Pango Pango,” this island paradise awaits exploration.
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Tue 23 Jun - At Sea

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Wed 24 Jun - At Sea - Cross International Date Line

Arrives 12:00 – Departs 13:00
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Fri 26 Jun - At Sea

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Sat 27 Jun - Auckland, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 19:00 Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand’s former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand’s fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand’s capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.
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Sun 28 Jun - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 16:00 The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand’s early settlers. The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries. Note: Bay of Islands is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
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Wed 01 Jul - Sydney, Australia

Arrives 07:00 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
Cruising on Sun Princess is always an invitation to discover the wonders of the world, with the luxury of a world-class vessel. Whether you seek an active escape or total tranquillity, the ship has it all. Day and night you will love all the entertainments, activities, and amenities onboard.
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: 
    • SHARE℠ by Curtis Stone (speciality restaurant)
    • Chocolate Journeys℠
    • Kai Seafood Bar (speciality restaurant)
    • Sterling Steakhouse℠ (speciality restaurant)
    • International Café
    • Horizon Court (buffet)
    • Amuleto Café
    • New Zealand Natural Ice Cream
    • Terrace Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
Activities onboard:
  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
Entertainments onboard:
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Beer & Wine Festival
  • Crooners Bar
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Wheelhouse Bar
Joyful rejuvenation:
  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • 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 1300 404 606 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 1300 404 606 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 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
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 1300 404 606
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 1300 404 606. 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.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 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 My Discoveries 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
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.