Cruise News Today — June 1, 2022 [VIDEO]

Cruising Resumes in Australia

Cruising is finally back in Australia. The first major cruise line set sail from Sydney on Tuesday, as P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer departed on a four-night voyage.

It’s the first official passenger cruise on a large ship in Australia in over two years.

2022 marks 90 years since P&O departed on its first Australia cruise back in December 1932.

Next month, Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess will begin Australia voyages as well, homeporting in Brisbane. In August, P&O Australia’s Pacific Encounter will also restart sailings.

STORY: Australia Cruising Is Back: P&O Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Sydney

Virgin Voyages Giving Away 1,000 Cruises

Virgin Voyages has announced that it will be giving away 1,000 cruises.

From today through June 21, you can enter to win a sailing on Scarlet or Valiant Lady in a balcony cabin, setting sail this summer or fall. Winners will be announced in July.

Scarlet Lady is currently operating four and five-night Caribbean cruises from Miami, and Valiant Lady is sailing seven-night Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona.

STORY: Virgin Voyages Giving Away 1,000 Balcony Cabin Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Announces Longest-Ever World Cruise

Regent Seven Seas has announced its longest voyage ever — a 150 night world cruise.

The sailing will embark on January 7, 2025 in Miami and end five months later in San Francisco. Passengers will have the option to add on an 18-night extension from San Francisco to Miami, making their voyage roundtrip Miami.

The journey will include 97 ports in 25 countries across South America, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Alaska.

Fares will range from $87,000 to $250,000 per person, and include shore excursions, first-class airfare, valet laundry, and unlimited wifi.

Bookings will open on June 15.

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