Northern Explorer (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Fremantle, Australia to Brisbane, Australia
Dates: 03 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

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03 Nov 2018
Fremantle, Australia
5:00 PM
04 Nov 2018
Geraldton, Australia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
05 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018
Broome, Australia
11:00 AM 8:00 PM
08 Nov 2018
Kimberley Coast, Australia
3:00 PM 6:00 PM
09 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018
Darwin, Australia
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
11 Nov 2018
DAY 10
12 Nov 2018
DAY 11
13 Nov 2018
Cairns, Australia
10:00 AM 9:00 PM
DAY 12
14 Nov 2018
DAY 13
15 Nov 2018
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
16 Nov 2018
DAY 15
17 Nov 2018
DAY 16
18 Nov 2018
Brisbane, Australia
7:00 AM
Northern Explorer map

About the Ship

Princess Cruises®
Sun Princess®

Sun Princess® truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalizing cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences with our Discovery at SEA programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars,® whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.

What's Included


  • Accommodations: With ample amenities and attentive staff, your accommodations become your home at sea. A good night’s rest is within reach as you sink into the custom-made Princess® Luxury Bed.

  • Dining: Inclusive dining options are found throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and much more.

  • Onboard Activities: You will find many ways to play, day or night. Our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

  • Entertainment: Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner.

  • Wellness: The Princess® Luxury Bed provides the ultimate night of sleep at sea! And from the top-deck retreat reserved for adults to our fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

  • Youth, Teen and Families: Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy. Each center has a theme where kids make new friends and participate in cruise activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

About Us

At Princess Cruises, we believe in the power of discovery. That's why we design experiences that bring our guests as close as possible with the wonders of the world around them—whether in the Alaskan wilderness or in the warmth of the Caribbean. It's through these experiences that our guests can find a moment of change and come back new. Our marketing campaign highlights the most special gift we can offer our guests: change. It's what's at the heart of our come back new promise. It's the result of the destinations we sail to, the experiences we offer, and the passionate dedication of our crew.

Insider Tip

Get a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes action on the Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour. Final stop is the command center, where you'll meet the Captain and enjoy breathtaking views from the bridge!

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Ship's Registry: Bermuda

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Shore Excursions

Cairns, Australia - 13 Nov 2018

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
4WD Rainforest And Waterfall Exploration
Australia is a massive place. Just take a look at a map and hover over its enormity. Miles and miles of coastlines. The never-ending expanse of the Outback. Out-of-this-world flora and fauna. With all of this size and variance, the area that is Northeast Australia provides a perfect microscope into all that Australia's habitats have to offer. An experienced naturalist guide will take you off the paved highway roads, with a few stops along the way, and into the mystery of the national parks that bookend the northeastern shore.

Starting at Barron Gorge National Park, you will pay a visit to Surprise Falls, which stands at a beautiful 243 meters high. Although "surprise" is its namesake, the real surprise is at Barron Falls, where, if you are lucky, you will arrive during a period of heavy rainfall. The power of water will be on full display as the Barron River rushes through the national park and plummets into the lower Barron Gorge. Trust us when we tell you this isn't your average waterfall.

unforgettable views over Cairns and towards Green Island. At Lake Morris and the Copperlode Dam, even more impressive landscapes will be on the horizon as you are now surrounded by the World Heritage rain forest-clad mountains.

An exclusive access permit will allow your guide to take you to many places not open to the public or larger buses. These unpaved tracks will wind through the rain forest and over mountains of the Great Dividing Range, which separates multiple climates and eco-systems. Every step of the way your guide will interpret the rain forest surroundings and introduce you to everything from massive ferns to the giant strangler fig tree.

This is the perfect day away from the crowds and into Australian's epic wilderness.

07:00 AM, 01:00 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for potentially wet weather.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Cairns Half Day Highlights
Considering how massive Australia is, it would be unreasonable to assume that things in the south are the same as things in the north. This half-day tour will immerse you in the rich and unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland. You are closer to Papa New Guinea than you are to Sydney!

The tour starts at St. Monica's Cathedral with a step inside one of the most beautiful buildings in Australia. This location is home to the world's largest themed stained glass windows that will have you wondering if you are actually staring at a movie screen. After a stop at a local's favorite spot for scones and tea, you will journey to the Flecker Botanic Gardens. A guided walk through the gardens will showcase one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants as Cairns provides the perfect climate for them to thrive.

Stunning lookouts over Cairns and into Lower Barron Gorge National Park will be the highlight of your trip. If the weather is right, soak in the sounds of a nearby waterfall cascading through the rain forest. The final destination will be Palm Cove. This inviting location is one of the most beautiful spots in the area, so take a stroll along the jetty or dig your toes into the sand. This is what Cairns is all about and you won't find it down south!

12:30 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- All entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 9 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Sailing Schooner To The Great Barrier Reef With Snorkel Or Dive Options
From the moment you step on board this 52' sailing schooner, you'll know you have made the right decision for your visit to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. With a maximum of only 25 people on board, the attentive crew will ensure your safety and comfort. Starting off with coffee, tea, pastries and fresh fruit, the adventure begins. Get into the spirit by helping to hoist the sails or kick back and enjoy the ride. Your choice.

When booking, you will have the choice to snorkel, learn to scuba or perhaps if you are a certified diver, a one or two tank dive. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new! The professional instructors will help you feel at ease and provide all the essential equipment and information for a first time diver. Don't worry, the guide will be right by your side for the entire dive, ensuring a wonderful experience.

Your friendly staff will supply high quality snorkel equipment, buoyancy vests and wetsuits (if needed), along with snorkeling instructions for those who are new to this activity. Upon arrival at their private mooring at one of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef, it's time to slip into the water and prepare to be amazed by the incredible beauty of the life below. Marvel at the uniqueness of the coral. Wonder at the wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors of creatures such as the coral trout, batfish, spangled emperors, yellow-tailed fusiliers, the giant trevally, sea turtles and even the harmless black-tipped reef shark. You won't want to leave.

After a splendid time in the water, you'll re-board the boat for the sail to Green Island. Snorkeling can work up quite an appetite and a sumptuous buffet lunch awaits, complete with Tasmanian smoked salmon, prawns, chicken, salads and breads awaits, served up by your friendly crew.

Arrival at Green Island will be a lovely surprise. The tender will take you right to the shore of this 6,000 year old coral cay. Home to more than 120 species of birds and plants, Green island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef that contains a rainforest. You can choose to stroll around the island, snorkel a bit more or purchase one of the activities offered, such as a glass bottom boat ride or visit Marineland Melanesia.

Back on board, take a seat and put your feet up while your crew provides cheese, crackers, cake and a complimentary glass of wine. To ease you back to "the real world", your captain turns off the engines for a true sailing experience.

07:15 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Hotel guests will be picked up at their hotel lobby. Cruise ship passengers will need to walk 5-10 minutes to the meeting point or take a short taxi ride ($5-10).
- Wear or bring a swim suit, non-slip shoes that can get wet, a towel, hat, sunglasses and reef safe sunblock.
- Bring warm clothing for the end of the da, or depending on the season you may want to bring a raincoat.
- Bring money or credit card for purchasing additional activities on board or at Green Island.

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