Regal Princess joined the Princess Cruises' fleet in May 2014. As sister ship to the Royal Princess, this contemporary ship retains the evolutionary design of her predecessor, all perfectly complemented by chic interiors, modern artwork and a glittering array of on-board facilities. The splendid Piazza Atrium serves as the social hub of the ship with plentiful bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues lining the balconies, along with atmospheric lighting and a grandiose horseshoe-shaped staircase at its heart. Unique on-board experiences include 'walking over water' along the glass-floored Sea Walk and admiring the awesome panoramic vistas from the cantilevered Sky View Bar.
Days at sea are the best time to enjoy the highlights of Regal Princess. Soak up the sun by day alongside the Fountain Pool, where interactive sound and light Princess WaterColour Fantasy shows light up the decks after dark. Adult-only The Sanctuary, with its private cabanas, whirlpools and the Retreat Pool, is the perfect place to escape. Indulge your mind and body in Lotus Spa and The Enclave thermal suite. Add activity to your day with a spinning class or join in a game of basketball at Centre Court. The Pelicans and Shockwaves Centres offer fun and activities for children aged from 3 to 12 years, while the Remix Teen Lounge is perfect for teenagers.
Regal Princess presents a myriad of dining styles and culinary experiences in her restaurants and eateries. The Allegro Dining Room hosts fixed time Traditional Dining, and the Symphony and Concerto eateries offer Anytime Dining options, each serving a five-course menu of gastronomic delights. Casual dining in Horizon Court includes buffet-style dishes and live cooking stations. Tuck into authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizzas in Alfredo's Pizzeria, or you can discover fast food and burgers in the Trident Grill. Savour cakes and pastries as you sip your morning latte in The Pastry Shop and International Cafe, or tuck into authentic Italian ice cream sundaes in Gelato.
The speciality restaurants on Regal Princess offer a wealth of mouth-watering gourmet treats. Sabatini's Restaurant presents a menu of Italian pasta and seafood specialities. Premium seafood and cooked-to-order steaks are served in the Crown Grill, while there's freshly-prepared, high-quality cuts of beef in Sterling Steakhouse. Kai Susi, Bayou Cafe, and Ocean Terrace add to the gastronomic venues on board. Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with a Wine Maker's Dinner in the Wine Cellar or savour an evening with the Executive Chef at Chef's Table Lumiere.
A plethora of bars and lounges ensure you're never too far from a drink. Sip a glass of Shiraz with tapas and sushi in Vines wine bar, or savour a signature Martini in Crooners as you watch duelling pianists at the glass pianos. Ice-cold imported beers are just waiting to be discovered in the British-style Wheelhouse pub, or watch the world go by with a cocktail in Bellini's. Al fresco cocktails in the Sea View and Outrigger Bars come with stunning ocean vistas.
Evenings on Regal Princess offer something to match your every mood. The Princess Theatre stages Hollywood-style production shows, or you can discover cabaret acts in the Vista Lounge. Princess Live is a live TV studio at sea, presenting interactive culinary shows, late-night comedy, live concerts, and game shows. There’s also Movies under the Stars showing the latest blockbusters in the open-air. Chance your luck at the blackjack tables and slot machines in The Princess Casino, before bringing your day to a close in the Club 6 nightclub with a spot of late-night dancing.
Day 1-2: Fly UK to Sydney, Australia.
Fly from your selected UK airport to Sydney and make your way to a 4* Sydney hotel for your 3 night stay.
Day 3-4: Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is packed to the brim with famous attractions and sights. Explore Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge; before relaxing with a seafood platter in an open-air, waterside eatery. Admire the architecture at Parliament House, Australia Museum and Sydney Town Hall. Head to Darling Harbour and visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo, before discovering the city's history at the nearby Rocks area and Rocks Discovery Museum. Ride to the top of Sydney Tower Eye for amazing city-wide views and to meet the challenge of the Skywalk. Or simply hop on a ferry and spend a few hours enjoying the delights of Manly Beach.
Day 5: Sydney, Australia
Check out the hotel and make your way to the port here you will embark on board Regal Princess for your 13 night cruise.
Day 8: Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island and is best known for its glacier-carved fiords, lush green slopes and forests, alpine lakes, waterfalls, and iconic landscapes. See what has mesmerised and intrigued visitors for centuries as you sail through virtually unexplored wilderness and the Doubtful, Dusky, and Milford Sounds. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook in Dusky Sound and gaze in awe at the dramatic views at Milford Sound and marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak distinguished by its steep triangular silhouette. Doubtful Sound is ten times bigger than Milford Sound and the perfect place to catch sight of vertical cliffs, teeming waterfalls, and beautiful dolphins and other marine life.
Day 9: Dunedin, New Zealand
Surrounded by dramatic hills, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere. Discover the spectacular landscape on a mountain biking expedition; the countryside offers five trail networks. Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the New Zealand so head to Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle, to explore the Scottish heritage and see sweeping scenery. Drive up the Otago Peninsula and marvel at the magnificent views and rugged beaches. Discover incredible wildlife in Dunedin; the world's rarest penguin colonies can sometimes be spotted close by and the Royal Albatross Centre at the foot of Taiaroa is the only mainland place in the world where you can view the Northern Royal Albatross in its natural habitat.
Day 10: Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island; known for its English heritage and famous Avon River which meanders through the city centre. The river banks are home to fabulous cycling paths and sprawling North Hagley Park with sports courts and botanical gardens, as well as the green heart of the city Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Simulated Antarctic environments, penguins, huskies, and rides can be found at the International Antarctic Centre and Canterbury Museum displays insightful Maori and Antarctic collections. For all animal lovers, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park give you the chance to see fascinating kiwi birds, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and white rhinos.
Day 11: Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's capital city is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, the city is renowned for its heritage, culture, art and beauty. Discover Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach at Oriental Bay. There's a pulsing cultural vibe in Wellington, with an array of museums, art galleries and theatre shows to explore. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand's national museum, is located on the waterfront; learn about the country at one of the best interactive museums in the world. If you're into adventure, discover the great outdoors on a mountain bike ride or go sea-water kayaking. Take a walk around the stunning harbour or trek up Makara Peak to experience spectacular views. A must for any Lord of the Rings fans; visit Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and discover a behind-the-scenes experience.
Day 13: Tauranga, New Zealand
Explore Tauranga, a harbour side city in the Bay of Plenty region, and one of New Zealand's main centres for international trade and culture. Climb the extinct 232 metre-tall Mount Maunganui volcano and admire spectacular views of the city and the harbour below. Enjoy a picturesque stroll to Tauranga Harbour and look out to sea, or take a boat tour to Mayor Island and watch the sunset. Pay a visit to Taupo Volcano Zone and admire the pools of colourful bubbling water at the Waiotapu active geothermal area. Thrill-seekers can venture to Waimarino Adventure Park and take part in a range of water activities and finish with a picnic or a BBQ. Those seeking tranquillity need look no further than Kaiate Falls which features a picnic area along with a swimming hole and beautiful scenic views.
Day 14: Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's largest city of Auckland is an urban jungle with natural beauty on its doorstep. Auckland is packed with things to see and do; discover lush green rainforests and dramatic black sand beaches in the west and golden sandy beaches sheltered by red-flowering trees in the east. The rolling hills and country gardens are met by the 48 volcanic cones dotted around the Auckland region. Each provides spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbour, Rangitoto Island is the most iconic and an ideal location for day trips. The city centre is a shopaholic's paradise with its diverse range of boutiques and markets. The nightlife is buzzing at city centre hotspots such as Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour and the Britomart precinct, where you'll also find a variety of restaurants which offer cuisines from around the world.
Day 15: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
A sub-tropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty and history, the Bays of Islands is made up of 144 islands, including the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. A voyage around the islands reveals a playground for marine life including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales and gannets. There are many walking tracks on the islands which are ideal for discovering the spectacular beauty on foot. Encounter the great Kauri Tree in the tropical rainforest, spend the day on one of the many beaches working on your tan, or take a day trip to Cape Reinga, the tip of the North Island. Bay of Islands is also an idyllic place for dolphin watching.
Day 18: Sydney, Australia
Disembark in Sydney and make your way to a 4* Sydney hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 19: Sydney, Australia
Check out the hotel and make your way to the port here you will embark on board Sapphire Princess for your 17 night cruise.
Day 21: Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and combines a modern and vibrant atmosphere with a sub-tropical climate and unique natural beauty. Take a trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can create unforgettable memories as you cuddle a koala. In the South Bank cultural precinct you'll discover top attractions including Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Explore the colourful flora and fauna at Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens or indulge in retail therapy at the Queen Street Mall. If you're feeling adventurous, why not abseil down the iconic Story Bridge?
Day 24: Yorkeys Knob, Australia
A coastal suburb of Cairns, Yorkey's Knob is the third beach suburb following Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. Treat yourself to a pleasant lunch or dinner along the picturesque cover of Marina Bay and pause here in the evening for live music and traditional dancing. Rest or build sandcastles on Yorkey's Knob Beach; perhaps enjoy a cooling swim or pack a picnic. Take a motor yacht to discover the Great Barrier Reef and its abundant sea life or try out a range of water sports, including kite surfing, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. Bird watch in the finest spots of Australia or practice your put at the 18-hole Half Moon Bay Golf Course. The best of the nightlife can be seen at Yorkey's Knob Boat Club; weekends are the best time to be here to sip delicious cocktails and watch local talent.
Day 26: Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province in the southeast of Papua New Guinea. Take a day tour of Alotau to visit war memorials, markets, villages, and try out snorkelling. Find a detailed description of the Battle of Milne Bay at the Australian War Memorial or take a look at the Turnbull Memorial which commemorates the death of Australia's Squadron Leader Peter St George Turnbull. Call by Alotau Town Market to buy fresh produce and fish or spend time in the most colourful part of town - Sanderson Harbour - where you'll find one-man canoes, brightly-painted boats, work tugs, and passenger dinghies. Head up to the famous Viewpoint for a birds-eye-view across Alotau or hold out for the iconic Milne Bay Canoe & Kunda Festival.
Day 29: Darwin, Australia
Darwin is the only seaport in Australia's Northern Territory. Enjoy a dose of history and culture at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Visit Australian Pearling Exhibition, Deckchair Cinema, Wave and Recreation Lagoon, and the Indo Pacific Marine aquarium at Darwin Wharf Precinct. See the largest collection of Australian reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove and the natural Aquascene phenomenon at high tide at Doctors Gully. Step back in time at Defence of Darwin Experience and Australian Aviation Heritage Centre. On Thursday and Sunday evenings follow the crowds to Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Darwin also serves as a gateway to safaris at Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and Katherine Gorge.
Day 31: Kimberley Coast
The Kimberly is Western Australia's sparsely settled northern region and is known for its rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, and largely isolated coastline. Discover Kimberley's tropical tides at the Horizontal Falls or take time to explore the ancient domes of the Bungle Bungles to marvel at the towering tiger-striped rock formations eroded into beehive-like domes. You'll spot that the famous boab trees of Kimberley come in many different shapes and sizes; they dot the Outback along the Gibb River Road. At Freshwater Cove enjoy walking through sweeping rock galleries accessed by a scenic flight or take in the dramatic colours of Cape Levque and the spectacular ochre cliffs, white beaches, and turquoise blue ocean. Cable Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand and glistening waters perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and spending time with the family.
Day 32: Broome, Australia
Settled in Western Australia's Kimberley region, discover the pretty beach resort town of Broome. Find the powder-white sands of 22km-long Cable Beach along its Indian Ocean coastline and marvel at dramatic backdrops; take a camel ride along the sands to watch the sunset. Check out the dinosaur tracks in the beach's red rocks during low tide at Gantheaume Point or pay a visit to Broome Historical Museum to marvel at unique exhibits of local history. Take a stroll through the Japanese Cemetery or stop by Broome Courthouse Markets to pick up handmade gifts to bring home for friends and family. Go fishing in the waters off the coast, particularly in the stunning Roebuck Bay, where you can try your hand at catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, or Threadfin salmon.
Day 35: Geraldton, Australia
Geraldton is a stunning coastal city in the Mid West region of the state Western Australia. Learn about Wajarri, Noongar, Badimaya, Wilunyu, and other fascinating regional art in Yamaji Art. Visit Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park to meet the grey and red kangaroos, plus dingos and emus. Plenty of beautiful beaches and grass spots perfect for a picnic or a brisk walk can be found at Foreshore. From 1856 to 1985 the Old Geraldton Gaol & Craft Centre held prisoners; discover that framed historic documents tell tales of many daring escapes. Uncover one Geraldton's greatest architectural achievements - the Cathedral of St Francis Xavier Church. Wander Geraldton Market and stock up on produce from local farms, orchards, and home crafts. Point Moore Lighthouse is a great spot to watch the sunset.
Day 36: Perth (Fremantle), Australia – UK
Disembark in Fremantle for your flight back to the UK.