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Princess hands over two ships to P&O Cruises Australia

Princess hands over two ships to P&O Cruises Australia

Princess Cruises has completed the official transfer of Golden Princess and Star Princess to P&O Cruises Australia.

Previously announced in 2018, the two vessels will now debut as Pacific Adventure (Golden Princess) and Pacific Encounter (Star Princess) anticipated to sail in 2021.

“Golden Princess and Star Princess have sailed all over the world, creating lifelong memories for the millions of guests who sailed upon these beloved cruise ships,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president.

“We know their wonderful legacy will continue under sister brand P&O Cruises Australia, which has become so well-known for delivering unforgettable cruise holidays for Aussies and Kiwis to some of the most idyllic destinations in the South Pacific.” 


Golden Princess first joined the fleet in May 2001 with her sister ship Star Princess setting sail the following year in January 2002.

Both Golden Princess and Star Princess played an instrumental role in the evolution of Princess. 

All guests enjoyed the privacy afforded by the ships’ more than 710 balcony staterooms, a trademark of the brand.

Guests with bookings will be notified, along with their travel agents, and will receive information on how to book another Princess Cruise when operations resume.

Guests who prefer a refund will be accommodated.