Sapphire, Northern Explorer ex Perth to Sydney



17 Night Cruise sailing from Perth to Sydney aboard Sapphire Princess.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Perth to Sydney aboard Sapphire Princess.

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Highlights of this cruise:

Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.

Perth's explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle - some 70 percent of Western Australia's population live in and around Perth.

In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as "the pearling capital of the world." Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labor to harvest oysters from the seabed. For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia's Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town's colorful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings. Broome also boasts Cable Beach - a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Pirate William Dampier was the first European to visit Western Australia. Dampier, who circumnavigated the globe three times, landed near Broome in 1688 and again in 1699.

Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the "Top End" - the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory's population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colorful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.

Locals in the Top End consume over 60 gallons of beer a year. All those empties don't go to waste: Each year Darwin residents compete in the Beer Can Regatta, a race with boats, rafts and other vessels manufactured out of beer cans.

Yorkey's Knob
The picturesque town of Yorkeys Knob, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns - one of Australia's hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia's great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast. Inland lays the ancient rainforest of Daintree National Park.

Cairns' graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip - Cairns is pronounced "cans."

As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.

Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (27)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,250 AU$ 2,500 AU$ 3,000 AU$ 6,000

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,265 AU$ 2,520 AU$ 3,030 AU$ 6,060

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,280 AU$ 2,540 AU$ 3,060 AU$ 6,120

IC - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,295 AU$ 2,560 AU$ 3,090 AU$ 6,180

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,310 AU$ 2,580 AU$ 3,120 AU$ 6,240

IA - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,325 AU$ 2,600 AU$ 3,150 AU$ 6,300

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request AU$ 2,620 AU$ 3,180 AU$ 6,360

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,355 AU$ 2,640 AU$ 3,210 AU$ 6,420

OW - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,370 AU$ 2,660 AU$ 3,240 AU$ 6,480

OV - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,385 AU$ 2,680 AU$ 3,270 AU$ 6,540

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request AU$ 3,034 AU$ 3,800 AU$ 7,600

OC - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request AU$ 3,144 AU$ 3,965 AU$ 7,930

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,130 AU$ 8,260

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,300 AU$ 8,600

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 3,043 AU$ 3,490 AU$ 4,385 AU$ 8,770

BD - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 3,085 AU$ 3,547 AU$ 4,470 AU$ 8,940

BC - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 3,128 AU$ 3,604 AU$ 4,555 AU$ 9,110

BB - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 3,660 AU$ 4,640 AU$ 9,280

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 3,298 AU$ 3,830 AU$ 4,895 AU$ 9,790

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 3,830 AU$ 4,895 AU$ 9,790

ME - Cat Mini Suite

Request AU$ 3,900 AU$ 5,000 AU$ 10,000

MD - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 3,400 AU$ 3,967 AU$ 5,100 AU$ 10,200

MB - Cat Mini Suite

Request AU$ 4,100 AU$ 5,300 AU$ 10,600

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request AU$ 6,530 AU$ 7,600 AU$ 15,200

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request AU$ 6,783 AU$ 7,980 AU$ 15,960

S3 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 7,290 AU$ 8,740 AU$ 17,480

S4 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 7,290 AU$ 8,740 AU$ 17,480

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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