The new itinerary will offer six different roundtrip cruises from Sydney including two circumnavigations of Australia, a cruise to Tasmania, a five day break to Melbourne and its first roundtrip to New Zealand, catering to the ever increasing popularity for Princess Cruises in the Australian market. “With Aussie cruisers now spending more nights on the cruise line’s ships around the world than on any other cruise line, the new roundtrip itineraries will see the ship carry more Australians than ever before, with a capacity increase of 64 per cent compared to the summer season just been and really affirm its position as the cruise line’s premier homeported ship,” Princess Cruises vice president Australia and New Zealand Stuart Allison said. Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich Princess Cruises held an exclusive lunch at Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill this week, thanking the industry for their ongoing support and making a few announcements along the way. This new development will follow a AUD $30 million refurbishment which will include special Japanese themed additions such as a new sushi restaurant, Japanese garden and the biggest Japanese bath house at sea, perfectly matched to Princess Cruise’s new branding campaign titled “Come back new”. Aussies never ending love affair with cruise combined with a particular soft spot for Princess Cruises, will see one of the cruise line’s premier ships move into Sydney Harbour next summer Diamond Princess will be calling Sydney home next summer, as she embarks on her first ever series of roundtrip cruises from the city, joining Sun Princess in November to make it the cruise line’s biggest Sydney season.