West Coast, The Kimberley, Top End & Red Centre with Sea Princess & Field of Light

 19 nights departing 16 March 2020

  Package Reference: HOA2616RC
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$5,629 pp

Pay just $1,634 pp to book today

Discover the West Coast in style aboard Sea Princess before exploring the Top End and Red Centre.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal.†
  • 12 nights aboard Sea Princess cruising from Adelaide to Darwin with scenic cruising along the Kimberley Coast and port calls in Albany, Margaret River (Busselton), Perth (Fremantle) and Broome. Your cruise includes onboard meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal to your hotel including a half day Darwin City Sights tour with lunch.
  • 4 night stay in Darwin at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin including breakfast, welcome drinks & canapés.
  • Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour including lunch.
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise including transfers.
  • Transfer from your hotel to the Darwin Airport.
  • One way economy flight from Darwin to Alice Springs.
  • 3 night Alice Springs to Uluru Discovery tour including accommodation & touring.
  • Field of Light Pass.
  • Transfer from your hotel to the Alice Springs Airport.
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Tour itinerary

Monday 16 March
Today you will be transferred to the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal† where you will board the Sea Princess bound for Darwin. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 12 nights onboard


Tuesday 17 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. From the four-story Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit on this grand vessel.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 18 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 16 March
Today you will be transferred to the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal† where you will board the Sea Princess bound for Darwin. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 12 nights onboard


Tuesday 17 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. From the four-story Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit on this grand vessel.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 18 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 19 March
Albany, Australia

On December 26, 1826 - Boxing Day - Major Edmund Lockyer and his party of convicts and soldiers landed at Princess Royal Harbor to establish a penal colony. Originally named Frederickstown in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, the first European settlement in Western Australia was renamed Albany in 1832. Thanks to its superb harbor, the town quickly became a busy port. Albany served as a coaling station for steam ships, as a commercial outlet for the rich farms of the interior, and as a base for the highly profitable whaling industry. The whaling station at Frenchman Bay was the last whaling station in all Australia, closing in 1978. Today it is home to Whale World, one of the world’s largest whaling museums. This small city of some 25,000 souls is off the beaten track. Which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting Whale World Museum or touring one of the area’s excellent wineries.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 20 March
Margaret River (Busselton), Australia

This vibrant coastal city is a laid-back charmer with an enticing array of natural wonders and active pursuits. Just steps from the mile-long Jetty are glistening white sand beaches and sun-drenched seaside villages. Yet the magic of the Margaret River area beckons with 120 premium wineries; ancient caves boasting a subterranean world of jaw-dropping stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations; a fascinating Aboriginal culture rooted in ancient history; and a picture perfect landscape of meandering country roads and spectacular scenery.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 21 March
Perth (Fremantle), Australia

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.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 22 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. There’s always something happening on board - from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 23 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the spa. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 24 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Indulge your appetite whenever you wish. Every hour, chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 25 March
Broome, Australia

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.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 26 March
Kimberley Coast (Scenic Cruising), Australia

Located in the northern part of Western Australia, Kimberley is one of the continent’s earliest settled regions, dating as far back as 40,000 years. But although its mainland has been inhabited for centuries, its over 8,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline remain so unspoiled that the Kimberley Coast has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. Healthy reefs and incredible biodiversity make the Kimberley Coast a prime spot for marine wildlife viewing, from sea turtles to blue crabs, manta rays and the planet’s largest population of humpback whales. Approaching the Kimberley Coast from the Indian Ocean, you’ll make out dramatic red cliffs that stand out in stark contrast to the aquamarine waters of the fringing reefs below. More than 2,600 islands are scattered beyond the reefs, serving as nesting grounds to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, giant Australian pelicans and red-footed boobies. The islands also provide breathtaking scenery in one of the world’s most extensive coastal wilderness areas - and the best way to take it all in is from the sea!
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinne


Friday 27 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Be sure to visit one of the award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 28 March
This morning you will arrive into Darwin and disembark. Join your fellow passengers on a sightseeing tour of Darwin. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facilty and enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. After lunch at Stokes Hill Wharf, you will be dropped at your hotel where welcome drinks and canapés await you this evening.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin - 4 night stay


Sunday 29 March
Today you will have a free day in Darwin to explore the city at your own pace. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city’s Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers’ paradise.
Included meals: breakfast


Monday 30 March
Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park, your Driver Guide will keep you entertained with stories surrounding the history of Australia’s longest highway, the Stuart . The gorgeous, historical town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park and you will stop here for a morning tea break at one of the local cafés (own expense). Stop for a photo at the Termite Mounds, the work of local termites, standing upright like magnetic compasses. View the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a dip in the plunge pool below There’s time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest. Continue to spectacular Tolmer Falls, home to several colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats. Take a break for lunch at Litchfield Café. Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is the perfect place for you to take a final dip today Visit Howard Springs Nature Park, a great place to see wildlife including turtles, barramundi and freshwater fish, before returning to Darwin.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Tuesday 31 March
Today in the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Stokes Hill Wharf for your Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise. Get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce all in air-conditioned comfort.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner


Wednesday 1 April
This morning you will be transferred to the Darwin Airport for your flight to Alice Springs. Upon landing, you will be transferred to your hotel. During today’s afternoon sightseeing tour, visit the historic Telegraph Station, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.
Included meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Alice Springs Resort - 1 night stay


Thursday 2 April
This morning, travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges. Visit a camel farm and learn about the impact of the ‘ship of the desert’ on the development of Outback Australia. View soaring Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. See the amazing collection of Indigenous paintings at the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and take the Kuniya Walk to the sacred Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon, witness the remarkable colour changes of Uluru, the world’s largest monolith, at sunset while sipping sparkling wine. This evening’s Field of Light experience begins 2 hours after sunset with a convenient hotel pick-up and short transfer to the remote desert location. Arrive after dark to witness 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres gently bloom with rhythms of coloured light. Temporarily lose yourself in this monumental light installation as its pathways draw you in.
Accommodation: Sails in the Desert Hotel - 1 night stay


Friday 3 April
Glory in an Uluru sunrise, then explore a walking trail through Walpa Gorge that follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest of the towering red-rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Later, travel on to Alice Springs.
Accommodation: Mercure Alice Springs Resort - 1 night stay


Saturday 4 April
Today you will be transferred to the Alice Springs Airport, marking the end of your arrangements.

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^Above pricing is based on the arrangements listed under package inclusions only. Itinerary is subject to change or substitution.

†Transfers included within a 50km radius. Extra km’s additional.

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