Eclipse, New Year’s Cruises Highlight Princess’ 2019 Asia Schedule

Exterior shot of the Diamond Princess

Princess Cruises has an extensive schedule of cruise vacations open for sale for the upcoming fall 2019 through spring 2020 season. Special departures include an opportunity to see the Annular Solar Eclipse off the coast of Malaysia on December 26, 2019, a New Year's Eve late-evening departure from Hong Kong, and a trip around Japan on the Diamond Princess in the fall.

With 45 departures departing November 2019 through May 2020, sister ships Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess take guests to experience the sites and cultures of Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Malaysia and more.

Diamond Princess sails from Japan in search of fall colors around Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku. Diamond also sails to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and between Tokyo and Singapore over the holidays.  A special 15-day departure to Hong Kong, Taiwan and beyond will be available on January 20, 2019 over the Lunar New Year.

Sapphire Princess homeports from Singapore sailing to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond for the season. The opportunity for the Annular Eclipse departs on Dec 17, 2019.

Itinerary highlights for the 2019-2020 Asia season include:

  • Two ships – Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess - both built in Nagasaki, Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • Visits to 33 destinations in 11 countries with opportunities to experience 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • A choice of 23 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 25 days.
  • Late-night stays in eight ports, including overnights in Hong Kong on Southeast Asia and Japan cruises.

More on the 2019-2020 Asia and Japan cruises can be found at

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