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She is due to join the P&O fleet in 2020
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- Maiden Season of Voyages Announced
- “News Update” Second Grand Class ship to join in 2010
P&O Cruises President Mr. Sture Myrmell said:
“The Pacific Adventure is the cruise line’s first Grand Class shipP&O Cruises’ guests will be at the leading edge of a global revolution in the cruise experience when the line welcomes its first Ocean Medallion-enabled ship, Golden Princess to the brand in October 2020.”
In 2015 P&O decided to renew their fleet and added a new style of
ships into the
I am delighted to say,
that I have been fortunate to have cruised on the Pacific Aria from
P&O has taken all the best features found on the Aria, and when they were added, as well as other exciting new ones to the ex Dawn Princess, which became the amazing new P&O flagship, the “Pacific Explorer”.
Much the same was repeated when the Pacific Dawn was refitted, and the same applied to other ships, Of course all ships also feature something else on their bows, and that is the “Southern Cross Stars” draped over her bow.
P&O’s magnificent new cruise ship, the MV Pacific Adventure will arrive in October 2020
The Pacific Adventure will have countless amazing new features, as well as those stated above, and some shown below, there are of course many others that are yet to be announced and be assured that this page will be updated as news arrives!
This in an
excitingly elegant venue, featuring grandiose
This in an excitingly elegant venue, featuring grandiosewhite columns a deep blue Bar with off white bar seats with blue interiors , the venue has cosy sofas, lounge chairs and some stools all which are obviously blue, however the lounge chairs have off white backs. Tables are mostly round and they are black, and all the aforementioned are located atop of blue carpets with a lighter shade of blue as well as off white markings. Generally the Blue Room is famed for it’s music, including Blues, Jazz, as well as featured bands. In addition to all the above, both the Blue Room Bar and the Ocean Room Bar are famed for making the best Barista coffee on the seven seas! I know, I have been sailing on the Pacific Aria, and I am a coffee connoisseur and like only the very best, and believe me, coffee in the venues are as good as the very best in Melbourne Café’s or those in
The stylish Blue Room and Bar the place for some great Coffee and superb Music!
P&O Cruises Australia will be offering a limited number of guest’s exclusive access to a private "Byron Beach Club" onboard the Pacific Adventure. The “Byron Beach Club” will be available to guests booked in to the ship’s suites and selected mini suites.
The magnificent Byron Beach Club Pool and its two decks
The exclusive-access retreat offers a private outdoor pool, whirlpool spas and comfortable seating situated on the top deck of the ship. With expansive sea views, club-goers can enjoy pure relaxation and pampering in stylish surroundings as well in its exclusive Spa area.
And this is the luxurious Byron Beach Club Spa
“The Oasis” is an Adults only Retreat, which is located aft of the ship and there is a spacious swimming with bar service from the deck above. The deck is furnished with high quality sun lounges and tables and chairs tables an ideal place to relax and have a chat and a drink!
An over view of the “The Oasis”
The Waterfront is unique and offers a beautifully appointed light venue, featuring fine aboriginal design on the floor, and murals and pictures and paintings all around the venue. Tables vary from round, square, to the occasional long table. The image below shows part of the Waterfront very well. It is a wonderful place for Breakfast Lunch and your Evening Meal!
A corner of the “Waterfront” Restaurant
As many P&O passengers have already discovered on the Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden, as well as the Pacific Jewel that “The Pantry” has replaced the old style Buffet, and I am well aware, that there were a small number of past passengers, that the idea of change did not prove to be a good idea at first, but soon enough the majority realised that this Food Court Style of venue was a far superior option. Why? It is very simple, the variety of food was by far superior and the food was fresher and when served it was hot! And of course, you can still obtain food from different outlets, for some in the early stages did not think that this was possible, but of course it is all still a completely free of charge therefore, go, and eat as you desire! And wait until you see the Sweets venue, you will find that it is a beautiful and a sumptuous sweet delight!
Stix-Pan-Asian offers a variety of great Asian food and it will have dishes from
different countries around Asia, be it
Hook’s Fish & Chips offers crispy battered fish together with fresh hot chips that will have the perfect amount of crunch! There will be daily specials available, such as crumbed scallops, salt and pepper squid, and herbed calamari rings. And this is available for you on a P&O cruise!
Fat Cow welcomes all those who are genuine meat lovers, for here you will find quality cuts of meat that will delight you! The range is vast from succulent beef scotch fillets that will melt in your mouth. Then there are the delicious racks of lamb, roast pork with crackling, tender carvings of beef, chicken, and succulent legs of lamb as well as cured hams. Now, who would want that old fashioned lukewarm buffet, when you can have all this freshly prepared food and served for you hot and given to you on a plate, etc!
A view along part of the Pantry and the “Fat Cow” is seen on the left
Mexicana, you can have either a hard or a soft shell taco, filled with all your favourites, including the salsa, pickles, chilli as required and guacamole, together with some lime and cheese. Now that sounds like a great meal or possibly, an in-between meal snack?
Kettle & Bun offers freshly baked bread, and expertly made sandwiches with a variety of fresh toppings and salads, as well as mouth-watering soups. Thus, pending on taste of the day, you can mix and match and make a perfect combo meal.
Curry House, “Some Like it Hot” then others may like it mild, but what ever you choose the curries here are traditional, and they offer all the classic flavours, including Tandoori style delights. Meals come complete with homemade breads, chutneys, raitas and pickles. This is Indian food to enjoy.
Sugar Bar offers a variety of sweet cakes, pastries and individual desserts all freshly made onboard.
And there is so much more to choose from, I am not one for Buffets, and thankfully the Pantry is a whole new concept and I love it, thank you P&O for, introducing it! You can dine here, for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and your Evening Meal, and have it indoors, or outside under cover, or under the Stars!
Maiden Season of Voyages Announced
P&O Cruises Australia has announced the maiden season of its first Grand Class ship the absolutely fabulous “Pacific Adventure” and P&O has announced a range of new ‘Voyages’ cruises, which offer exclusive onboard experiences for sailings of 13-nights and longer.
The new 2020 winter & spring cruise program will deliver 132 cruises in total including 57 Short Breaks of two, three and four nights in duration departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.
More cruise details below the photograph of the Pacific Adventure …
Another aerial view of the ship with her new P&O funnel
P&O 'Voyages' will visit numerous exotic international destinations while offering an enhanced onboard experience starting with the Captain’s Gala Cocktail Party where guests have the chance to meet the Master and Senior Officers.
Throughout the longer cruises, guests can take part in a range of presentations and activities covering topics that include current affairs, the arts and culinary experiences with appearances, talks and seminars from notable Australian guest presenters. The events lead to a sparkling Masquerade Ball where guests can dance the night away.
Pacific Adventure will
commence with an 18-night Southeast Asia and
P&O Cruises Mr.
Myrmell said the new program offered an exciting selection of
“Voyages” cruises to Asia and
“This season we
have an exciting opportunity to offer select longer cruises and as part of the
“Voyages” concept we have enhanced the onboard experience for
guests, providing an opportunity to try new things onboard and sample new
entertainment options on Pacific Adventure,”
Pacific Adventure joins
the fleet in October 2020 and will be home-ported in
Pacific Adventure will
also offer shorter options including a three night comedy cruise, four night
Pacific Aria will join
Pacific Adventure sailing from
Event program includes nine themed cruises and will see Pacific Explorer
The Pacific Explorer
will be home ported in
program offers cruises from more home ports than any other cruise line in the
market with round trip itineraries from
*Subject to availability, conditions apply.
P&O Cruises’ new 2919 / 2020 Program was released and is now on sale as from October 23, 2018:
For more information visit pocruises.com.au, call 13 24 94 or go and see a licensed specialised Cruise (travel) agent.
A Second Grand Class Ship to Join P&O
On August 22, 2018 P&O Cruises officially announced that a second Grand Class ship, the “Star Princess” will join the P&O fleet, and they will then be bidding farewell to one of its “jewels” being part of P&O’s commitment to refresh their fleet over time.
The new ship will accommodate more than 3,100 guests being looked after by a crew of 1,200, and the “Star Princess” will join the fleet and join her equally superb sister ship, the “Pacific Adventure” towards the end of 2021.
The 109.000 Gross Registered Ton “Star Princess” which will soon be named by P&O
P&O Cruises Australia - INDEX:
: 77,441 Gross Tons – 1,998 passengers (lower berths).
Page TwoDeck Plan & Accommodations.
MV Pacific Dawn 2017: 70,285 Gross Tons - 2,000 passengers (all berths).
: 55,820 Gross Tons - 1,500 passengers (all berths).
: 70,310 Gross Tons - 1,950 passengers (all berths).
: 114,147 Gross Tons - 3,780 passengers (all berths) due in 2020.
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