Newest Princess Cruise Makes Sydney Debut

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The newest addition to Princess Cruises’ local fleet, Golden Princess, made its Australian debut on Sunday as the massive ship sailed into Sydney Harbour.

The 2600-guest vessel will take the cruise operator’s Australian fleet to five vessels, and will contribute to making this summer season its biggest ever.

On deck of Golden Princess' sister ship, Sea Princess, 2013

On deck of Golden Princess’ sister ship, Sea Princess, 2013

Golden Princess is the first in its fleet to feature menu items created by Aussie chef Curtis Stone as part of the Crafted by Curtis partnership.

Other features of the cruise include Skywalkers, a suspended nightclub accessible via a moving walkway, over 1300 staterooms, four pools, and nine whirlpools. There are 12 dining options as well as two show lounges.

Golden Princess set off again Sunday afternoon on a 10-night South Pacific cruise, but is scheduled to return to Melbourne on October 30 to kick off a five-month season based in the Victorian capital.

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