Sapphire Princess To Make Waves In Sydney Tomorrow

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October 22, 2010

Sapphire Princess to Make Waves in Sydney Tomorrow 

Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess will be making waves in Sydney tomorrow when the spectacular 

290-metre long megaliner docks at Circular Quay.

Carrying around 2700 passengers and 1100 crew, the 116,000-tonne Sapphire Princess will be one of

the largest ships to call at Sydney this cruise season.

Her visit is expected to inject more than $1 million into Sydney’s economy through passenger and

crew spending, port fees and ship stores.

Sapphire Princess - which features five pools and its own wedding chapel - will berth at the Overseas

Passenger Terminal around 6 am, at the end of a Trans-Pacific cruise from the US West Coast.  

She will spend the day in Sydney before departing around 10pm on a 29-night cruise to Los Angeles.

Sapphire Princess is the largest ship to visit Sydney thus far this cruise season and will be the second

largest ship to call here during the entire six-month season.  Her twin sister Diamond Princess will visit

four times between December and February, while Cunard’s flagship, the 151,400-tonne Queen Mary

2 will call on February 22-23.

Launched in 2004, Sapphire Princess stretches 63 metres tall and is almost 49 metres wide, including

her bridge wings. If tipped on her stern, the 290 metre-long ship would be 40 metres taller than the

observation deck of Sydney Tower.

Too big to fit under the Harbour Bridge, the 18-storey ship is equivalent to 96 manly ferries.

Her many features include 10 restaurants and cafes, a wedding chapel, five pools, a mini golf course,

13 bars and lounges, two nightclubs, a luxury spa sanctuary and 1337 cabins – 750 of them with their

own private balcony.

Media information:

Libby Moffet/Larissa Kaye           MG Media Communications      02 9904 0011/0418 310 191 

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