Cruises’ latest ship Pacific Eden cruised into her namesake port – Eden – for the
first time on Sunday.
The 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden turned heads
when she docked in Eden’s harbour on Sunday morning with her 1500 guests spending
the day exploring the picturesque New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast town on tours
that visited the Killer Whale Museum as well as local oyster farms and the
thriving coastal art scene.
Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell said Pacific Eden received a warm welcome from the
people of Eden.
Eden is a beautiful ship and Eden is a beautiful coastal town – this maiden
visit was a match made in heaven. In
addition to the Sapphire Coast’s many attractions, Eden has the only deep water
harbour between Sydney and Melbourne, making it an ideal cruise destination for
our increasingly popular short break cruises and regional itineraries,” Mr Myrmell
“In this case, it was a particularly nice synergy
for our ship which shares the town’s name – we’re sure the Eden community will
embrace our Eden as one of their own as she becomes a familiar figure in the
harbour in the coming months.”
visit marks the first cruise call of
the year for Eden with Pacific Eden set to make two more visits in the coming
months (February 2 and March 13).
The Eden call was the first stop on an eight-night
roundtrip Sydney itinerary which visits only regional towns. After Eden,
Pacific Eden is scheduled to make her maiden call to Mornington (January 12) and
Portland (January 13) before calling at Kangaroo Island and returning to Sydney.
Notes to editors: The
region’s largest and longest-serving cruise operator, P&O Cruises Australia
leads the way in cruising as Australasia's only 'home brand' and its favourite
cruise line. P&O Cruises has been sailing the region for more than 80
years, and has pioneered new destinations around Australia, the Pacific and
Asia including Papua New Guinea, as reported in the New York Times’ 52 top
destinations for 2015. P&O Cruises is
the nation’s largest cruise line with five ships cruising from eight home ports
in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The addition of Pacific Aria and
Pacific Eden in November 2015 has paved the way for exciting new cruise options
including deployments from every mainland state in Australia and an extended
deployment from Auckland. The pair herald a new era for P&O Cruises, as
reflected in its brand repositioning - P&O Cruises, Like no Place on Earth.