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Regal Princess to cruise from Dubai in 2020 as Princess Cruises expands Australian season

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australian cruise season ever for 2020, headlined by Regal Princess, which means that she will be cruising via Dubai on her way down under.

The 3,560-guest Regal Princess will embark on a 56-day cruise from Southampton to Sydney in October 2020.

Regal Princess

Regal Princess will cruise from Dubai to Singapore in 2020.

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The ‘Four Continents Grand Adventure’ will span Europe, the Middle East and Asia before arriving in Australasia, taking in the likes of Rome, Dubai, the Suez Canal, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

More than that though, the Dubai to Singapore leg is available for booking as its own 11-night itinerary, giving Middle East cruisers a chance to experience the magnificent Royal-class ship, and reinforcing Dubai’s position as a key global cruise hub.

Alternative routes are also available for guests who would like to join the cruise for a shorter period of time between other cities, including Southampton to Dubai, Southampton to Singapore and Rome to Sydney.

“The Four Continents Grand Adventure will be a spectacular voyage and the perfect send-off for Regal Princess once her UK season comes to a close,” said Tony Roberts, Vice President of Princess Cruises UK and Europe.


Regal Princess will be the second Royal-class ship to cruise from Dubai after Majestic Princess in 2017.

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“We’re confident that having the full 56-day cruise available, as well as various shorter options, means it will appeal to a wide number of holidaymakers who are keen to explore a diverse range of destinations,” he added.

The Dubai to Singapore cruise will depart November 3rd and arrive in Singapore November 14th.


It’s a shorter cruise than the usual 14-night Dubai to Singapore run because Princess have opted for a port-lean itinerary that sees Regal Princess visit Muscat in Oman, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, skipping the usual stops in Mumbai, Cochin, Myanmar and Phuket.

Once in Australia, Regal Princess will form part of Princess’ largest ever Sydney season, with the vessel sailing alongside sister ship Majestic Princess from December 2020 to April 2021.

The Sydney deployment will be the first time Princess Cruises has had two ‘royal class’ ships sailing from the same homeport outside of the Caribbean.

Regal Princess and Majestic Princess boast a number of similar features including 13 dining venues; an over-the-ocean glass walkway named the SeaWalk that extends more than eight metres beyond the edge of the ship; the Princess Live! television studio; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere private dining experience; and balconies on all outside staterooms.

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