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World CruiseThis 49 day World Cruise takes you from London to Sydney with stops in many magnificent cities around the world.

Ships: Sea Princess,Ports: London (Dover), England | Cork, Ireland (Cobh - For Blarney Castle) | Sydney, Nova Scotia | Boston, Massachusetts | New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York | New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York | Bermuda (West End) | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal, Panama (Full Transit) | Quito (Manta), Ecuador | Lima (Callao), Peru | Lima (Callao), Peru | Pisco (San Martin), Peru | Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile | Easter Island, Chile | Pitcairn Island (Scenic Cruising) | Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia | Raiatea, French Polynesia | Cross International Date Line | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia





Port / Date Arrive Depart
1 London (Dover), England Saturday, 11:00 PM
2 At Sea Sunday,
3 Cork, Ireland (Cobh - For Blarney Castle) Monday, 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
4 At Sea Tuesday,
5 At Sea Wednesday,
6 At Sea Thursday,
7 At Sea Friday,
8 Sydney, Nova Scotia Saturday, 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 At Sea Sunday,
10 Boston, Massachusetts Monday, 6:00 AM 11:00 PM
11 At Sea Tuesday,
12 New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York Wednesday, 7:15 AM Overnight Stay
13 New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York Thursday, 5:00 PM
14 At Sea Friday,
15 Bermuda (West End) Saturday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
16 At Sea Sunday,
17 At Sea Monday,
18 At Sea Tuesday,
19 Cartagena, Colombia Wednesday, 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
20 Panama Canal, Panama (Full Transit) Thursday, 6:00 AM 4:30 PM
21 At Sea Friday,
22 Quito (Manta), Ecuador Saturday, 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
23 At Sea Sunday,
24 Lima (Callao), Peru Monday, 12:00 PM Overnight Stay
25 Lima (Callao), Peru Tuesday, 10:00 PM
26 Pisco (San Martin), Peru Wednesday, 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
27 At Sea Thursday,
28 At Sea Friday,
29 Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile Saturday, 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
30 At Sea Sunday,
31 At Sea Monday,
32 At Sea Tuesday,
33 At Sea Wednesday,
34 Easter Island, Chile Thursday, 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
35 At Sea Friday,
36 At Sea Saturday,
37 Pitcairn Island (Scenic Cruising) Sunday, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
38 At Sea Monday,
39 At Sea Tuesday,
40 Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia Wednesday, 7:00 AM 11:00 PM
41 Raiatea, French Polynesia Thursday, 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
42 At Sea Friday,
43 Cross International Date Line Saturday, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
44 At Sea Monday,
45 At Sea Tuesday,
46 Auckland, New Zealand Wednesday, 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
47 At Sea Thursday,
48 At Sea Friday,
49 At Sea Saturday,
50 Sydney, Australia Sunday, 7:00 AM


Sea Princess Features

Ship Facts:
Passenger Capacity: 1,998 lower berths

Tonnage: 77,499
Inaugural Cruise: December 19, 1998
Last Refurbished: September 2012
Length: 857 feet
Height: 188 feet


Signature Features

The Sanctuary
The Sanctuary offers a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere.

Movies Under the Stars
Movies Under the Stars®, the 300-square foot, 69,000-watt poolside movie-theater, offers passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky.

World Cruise Map The Lotus Spa
Get pampered from head to toe for an hour of bliss or the entire day. Or spend some time with a personal trainer in our world-class gyms.

Theaters
This ship's theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts. The movies shown are all first-run feature-length films.

Princess Theater
Vista Show Lounge
Movies Under the Stars® outdoor theater


Hot Spots
Our ship's Hot Spots are just that - sizzling! They vary depending upon the ship and feature dazzling casinos, our Movies Under The Stars outdoor theater, night clubs, dance floors and more.

Monte Carlo Club Casino


Lounges
Whether you're in the mood for a cozy space to sip cocktails with someone special or a swanky place to make new friends, Princess ships provide it all.

Wheelhouse Bar
Monte Carlo Casino Bar
Atrium Lounge/Crooners Bar
Premier Cru
Sports Bar


Food & Dining

Traditional
This ship offers several formal dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.

Traviata Dining Room


Specialty Restaurants
Princess specialty restaurants offer a memorable dining experience in an intimate and upscale atmosphere. Each restaurant offers a distinctive menu with both traditional favorites and more adventurous options prepared and served by a staff dedicated to making your evening unforgettable.

A more refined approach to the traditional steakhouse serving the highest quality cuts of beef, plus a prime-rib carving station.


Casual
Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

Horizon Court buffet
Wine bar
Patisserie
Sundaes ice cream bar
Café Corniche
Riviera Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
Afternoon tea
24-hour room service

See how Princess ships are outfitted with a variety of stateroom categories.


Suite with Balcony
Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive approximately 516 to 695-square-foot Suites. Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large approximately 97 to 290-square-foot balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites include a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.

Premium Mini Suite with Balcony
The luxurious Premium Mini-Suite offers approximately 365 to 536 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofabed for sleeping a third passenger. The spacious rear-facing balcony is approximately 85 to 160 square feet and offers spectacular wake views. The bathroom has a combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony
The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 370 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofabed for sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 68 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower.

Balcony
The spacious approximately 179-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 28-square-foot private balcony.

Premium Oceanview
The Premium Oceanview stateroom is approximately 173 square feet and features a picture window for memorable views.
The Premium Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.


Oceanview
The Oceanview stateroom is approximately 147 to 155 square feet and features a picture window for memorable views.
The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities.


Oceanview (Obstructed)
The Obstructed Oceanview stateroom is approximately 135 to 155 square feet and features the same fine amenities as our Oceanview stateroom, but the view from the picture window is fully or partially obstructed.

Interior
The Interior stateroom is 135 to 148 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities.

PORTS & EXCURSIONS

London (Dover), England
Visible for miles from sea, the White Cliffs of Dover are an instantly recognizable symbol of England. Modern highways make Dover the doorstep to London - Britain's ever-fascinating capital. Visitors to this great city have a wealth of pleasures to choose from. Explore the notorious Tower of London and view the Crown Jewels. Visit Windsor Castle or see Westminster Abbey. The choices are fascinating and endless. Dover is also your gateway to Kent's green countryside, dotted with old medieval towns and castles.

Dover has played a major role in world history since the days of the Norman invasion. Today 13th century Dover Castle dominates a harbour filled with cross-channel ferries and merchant and passenger shipping.


Cork, Ireland (Cobh - For Blarney Castle)
Founded in the 7th century by St. Fin Barre, Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down narrow country lanes or see the Lakes of Killarney. The intrepid visitor may scale the narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also home to one of the densest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. And, in a land where fable and fact blend to become folklore, it was near Cork that the great Tuatha De Danaan, a race with magical powers, was driven underground by the conquering Celts.

Cobh was the single most important port of emigration from Ireland.


Note: Your ship will dock in Cobh which is about 15 miles from Cork.

Sydney, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton is fabled as a magical travel destination and the Port of Sydney is the gateway. Known for its beauty and unique Celtic music and culture, Sydney puts some of the Island's greatest sights and attractions at your fingertips when you disembark into the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

The dockside pavilion offers an array of Shopping Boutiques, a Craft Market and the World's Largest Fiddle. You will also find wireless Internet services, a Visitor Information Centre, and the Cape Breton Island Exhibition Centre featuring artifacts, images and an overview of the rich culture and heritage of this historic Island. Or you can simply sit and savour our local seafood cuisine at the Range Light Cafe, or enjoy a glass of wine on our second level balcony.

The city of Sydney has a deep history and was originally founded in 1785 by British Loyalists fleeing the perils of the American Revolution. The rich natural resources led these new settlers to establish prosperous coal and steel industries, which attracted immigrants from a myriad of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To this day, Sydney remains a haven of multiculturalism.

The Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion is just a short drive from the community of Baddeck and the breathtaking Bras d'Or Lake where Alexander Graham Bell lived, worked and studied. On the east coast of Cape Breton lies the largest historic reconstruction in North America, the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Fortress is a Parks Canada National Historic Site and is described as a Williamsburg-style attraction that is not to be missed.


Boston, Massachusetts
Hailed as the "Cradle of American Independence," Boston is filled with historic sites. Boston was America's first great city. In the 19th century, Boston was rightly described as the "Athens of America." Today this city of 800,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centers while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country. See the site of the Boston Tea Party, trace the route of Paul Revere's famous ride, and stand on the bridge where Minutemen fired "the shot heard 'round the world." In the old Charleston Navy Yard you can see the USS Constitution, the nation's oldest commissioned warship.

New York City (Manhattan or Brooklyn), New York
A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture and fashion, and entertainment. The city consists of five boroughs and an intricate patchwork of neighborhoods. Some of these include Lower Manhattan and the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park and South Street Seaport, Chinatown, trendy SoHo and Greenwich Village, along with Little Italy, the flat Iron District and Gramercy Park. Famous Central Park covers 843 acres of paths, ponds, lakes and green space within the asphalt jungle. Many districts and landmarks have become well-known to outsiders. Nearly 170 languages are spoken in the city and over 35% of its population was born outside the United States.

Bermuda (West End)
The Royal Naval Dockyard, the westernmost point in Bermuda, not only showcases Bermuda's nautical heritage, but it also provides a home for an impressive array of attractions and shopping opportunities. The fortifications of the Royal Naval Dockyard were built by British convicts and slave labor during the mid-1800s. Since then it has served many purposes, including the headquarters for the Royal Navy and a strategic defense post for the British in the North Atlantic. Most recently it has been redeveloped into a fascinating attraction offering visitors a glimpse into Bermuda's history, and has become a fun place to shop or explore. The centerpiece of the Dockyard is the commanding Clocktower building, which once served as a naval store and the captain's offices. Today, it has been marvelously restored. Throughout the Dockyard, you will find several restaurants, art galleries, the Bermuda Craft Market, and the Bermuda Maritime Museum, as well as an array of specialty shops and boutiques.

Cartagena, Colombia
One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.

Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

**Please note that passengers may encounter numerous local vendors at various tourist locations and may find them to be persistent in their sales offers.


Quito (Manta), Ecuador
Manta is your gateway to Ecuador and its capital, Quito. Founded in 1534, Quito is one of the best-preserved cities in South America, boasting superb 16th- and 17th-century Baroque architecture including Convents and Churches which include the first major religious structure built in the New World. In 1978, Quito and Krakow, Poland were the first World Heritage Sites to be designated by UNESCO.

Ecuador possesses one of the world's most varied terrains. To the west of Manta lie the Galapagos Islands. To the east rises the great rampart of the Andes.


Note: Manta offers little in the way of tourist infrastructure. Transportation and tour guides are imported to the area. Despite the sometimes hot and humid conditions there is no guarantee of air-conditioned vehicles..

Lima (Callao), Peru
In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labeled the open plains where Lima now stands as inhospitable. Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became the center of imperial Spanish power, a "City of Kings" where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of the King of Spain. With independence in 1821, Lima became Peru's capital. Near Lima, one of the world's most desolate deserts is home to the famed drawings of Nazca. These drawings inspired Erik von Daniken's best-selling book "Chariots of the Gods." With mysteries seeming to be part of Peru's history, perhaps these "drawings" are in fact "the largest astronomy book in the world."

Pisco (San Martin), Peru
San Martin is your gateway to the quiet colonial town of Pisco and its fertile coastal valley. For thousands of years, pre-Columbian societies thrived in river valleys such as this. Utilizing sophisticated systems of irrigation, they transformed the harsh coastal desert into productive farmland. The legacy of these ancient people, from their giant geometric etchings on the desert floor to their ancient burial grounds, continues to draw curious adventurers from around the world. San Martin is also your gateway to two other mysterious marvels: the Inca palace complex at Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Archipelago.

Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile
A bay bordered by steep hills, stately old Victorian homes, cable cars - no, it's not San Francisco, California. Welcome to Valparaiso. Populated in 1536, and named after the birthplace of conquistador Diego de Almagro, Valparaiso is Chile's oldest city. It is also the gateway to Chile's central valley and the capital of Santiago. With a population of over 5 million people, Santiago sprawls at the feet of the snow-capped Andes. The Maipo Valley, Chile's internationally renowned wine district is a short drive to the south.

Easter Island, Chile
The monoliths of Easter Island have fascinated and puzzled Westerners since the Dutch seaman Roggeven made landfall there on Easter Sunday, 1722. The mystery of Easter Island's first settlers remains just that - a mystery. Today, most anthropologists believe the island was settled as part of the great wave of Polynesian emigration. (The oldest of the Moai, as the great monoliths are called, date to 700 A.D.) The society that produced the Moai flourished during the 16th and 17th centuries, but population growth, deforestation and food shortages led to its collapse. Today some 3,400 souls inhabit this 64-square-mile island, which lies some 2,200 miles equidistant from Tahiti and South America.

The society of Rapa Nui possessed stone-working skills on a par with those found in the Inca Empire. Islanders also possessed a script called Rongorongo, the only written language in all of Oceania.

Please note: The current fee for entry into the National Park is $63 per person, this fee is included in all organized shore tours. Independent passengers are required to pay this fee on arrival at the park.

Easter Island is an anchorage port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service.


Pitcairn Island (Scenic Cruising)
Lying below the tropic of Capricorn, halfway between New Zealand and the Americas, lonely Pitcairn Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. It was here that Fletcher Christian and eight of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty, along with their Tahitian companions, came in search of a new life. Set aflame and sunk by the infamous mutineers, parts of the legendary HMS Bounty shipwreck are still visible in the waters of Bounty Bay.

Today, one of the island's most famous residents is its sole surviving Galapagos Giant Tortoise, named Turpen, who was introduced to Pitcairn sometime between 1937 and 1951. Several species of seabirds also nest here, including the flightless Henderson Crake, Fairy Terns, the Common Noddy, the Red-tailed Tropic Bird and the Pitcairn Island Warbler.


Note: Pitcairn is a scenic cruising site. Ships will slowly travel past while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you'll be able to see onboard.

Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia
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.


Raiatea, French Polynesia
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.


Cross International Date Line
The International Date Line is an imaginary line extending from the North Pole to the South Pole through the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the 180th meridian of longitude, and is used to designate the beginning of each calendar day.

As you know, each adjacent time zone on the map has an hour time difference. However, at the International Date Line, +12 hours and -12 hours meet, bringing about a 24-hour time change. So while a person standing just to the west of the line may be celebrating Christmas Eve at 6 pm, someone just to the east will already be sitting down to Christmas dinner on December 25th.

Therefore, when your ship crosses this line heading west, a day is added, and while crossing in an easterly direction, a day is subtracted.

Crossing the International Date Line has long been a rite of passage for sailors, who often must participate in a line-crossing ceremony to become part of the sacred "Order of the Golden Dragon", an honorary naval fraternity.


Auckland, New Zealand
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.


Sydney, Australia
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.

Departures
July

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