Princess Cruises is redeploying the Emerald Princess to Australia, giving it five ships there during the winter season.
The 3,082-passenger ship will be the largest and youngest of the five. It was built in 2007.
The Emerald Princess will be based in Sydney from November 2016 to April 2017. Currently it sails in the Caribbean. Its itineraries to New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific will be announced in detail later this spring.
The Dawn Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess sail year-round from Australia. The Diamond Princess splits its time between Australia and China.