Princess gets local in Australia

Princess gets local in Australia

Princess Cruises has launched its Local Connections programme in Australia to coincide with the start of the cruise line’s 2018/19 summer cruise season. A global initiative, the Australian-based programme will see the development of up to 20 new shore excursions in six ports – Broome, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Speaking at the 2018 Carnival Australia Partnership Summit aboard Majestic Princess in Australia, Princess Cruises’ chief commercial officer, Deanna Austin says the line was pioneering partnerships with regional experts in response to demand for meaningful and authentic tourism

experiences.
‘Building on the success of New Zealand’s Local Connections programme launched as part of our Across the Ditch offering, the Australian arm of the programme will drive tourism to regions across the country,’
says Austin.
Each Local Connections excursion features artisans and culinary leaders who have intimate knowledge of their region and craft. Highlights include a Narlijia Heritage and cultural tour in Broome with local expert, Bart Pigram, and in Melbourne, a full day tour that commences with a behind-the-scenes look at artisanal coffee roaster, St Ali’s Port Melbourne Roastery hosted by founder Salvatore Malatesta.
Fares for an 11-night cruise onboard Majestic Princess to New Zealand sailing one way from Auckland to Sydney departing
2 March 2019 start from $2179pp twin share.
www.princess.com

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