SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Princess Cruises said it will debut a new
series of its "exotics" cruises to Asia, South America, Africa and
the South Pacific next year, using five ships. The 2004 Exotics
season will include the line's first summer exotics sailings.
Princess will debut seven new itineraries and three new
destinations: Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific; Puerto Ordaz,
Vuenezuela; and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. In addition,
Princess will add a line-up of longer sailings called Connoisseur
• The Sapphire Princess, which debuts in early 2004, will take
over the Star Princess' routes in Australia and Asia.
• The Royal Princess will spend fall 2004 in Asia before sailing
to South America. It also will offer a new Princess itinerary
featuring the Orinoco River.
• Regal Princess will offer its second season of 15-day Hawaii
cruises from Los Angeles.
• The Pacific Princess, a former Renaissance vessel, will sail
in the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Hawaii, West Africa, South
America and the Indian Ocean.
• The Tahitian Princess will continue to offer Tahiti-themed
cruises with 10-day itineraries. The voyages also will call in
either the Cook Islands or the Marquesas Islands.
For details, visit www.princess.com.