Cruises has underlined its commitment to the Queensland cruise market,
announcing a major multi-million dollar refit for its Brisbane-based ship Pacific
Dawn, which will include a new state-of-the-art waterpark.
2000-guest ship will be refurbished in February 2017, emerging from its drydock
with a stylish new look and a host of new features never before seen on a Queensland-based ship including a
waterpark with two exhilarating waterslides and an interactive kids-only play
The refit comes as P&O
prepares for its biggest year of Queensland cruising, with two ships sailing
from Brisbane year round. Between them, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will offer
a record 108 cruises to holidaymakers in 2017 – up from 98 cruises this year.
Maintaining the cruise line's reputation for
innovation, the Brisbane-based superliner will emerge from its revamp with The
Pantry, an international market place of fresh food outlets which will replace
the traditional ship buffet. In addition to the tried and tested outlets that
have made the dining concept hugely popular, Pacific Dawn's Pantry will include
a new Mediterranean-inspired offering called Nic and Toni's. Also on offer will
be the extremely popular poolside Grill, offering casual dining options.
of Pacific Dawn's public spaces will be redesigned to mirror the striking
contemporary look which has become a trademark of the P&O fleet including
the atrium, Charlie's, The Orient and the Promenade Bar, which will be styled
with similar décor to sister ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
nightclub will be completely revamped and will offer more live music than ever
before, as well as a sophisticated new design. The Orient will take on a new
summer pub vibe and the Promenade Bar will be transformed into the perfect
venue to enjoy a delicious cocktail with friends while listening to live music.
Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the refurbishment would kick off a big
year for the cruise line in Queensland.
the new waterpark, dining options and a refreshed interior design, we're creating
a great new look for Pacific Dawn which will combine some fun innovations with
the winning features of our existing ships," Mr Myrmell said.
no question that Queenslanders love holidaying at sea with P&O, so we're
very excited that our Brisbane guests will soon be able to enjoy a stylish new
Pacific Dawn as part of their cruise holiday experience, alongside one of our
latest ships, Pacific Aria."
increased presence in Queensland follows the impressive growth in the number of
passengers cruising from Brisbane since P&O became the first cruise line to
base a ship in the city in 2004. Latest industry statistics show that
Queensland leads Australia in terms of cruising growth with the State's
passenger numbers rising almost 30 per cent to 282,000 in 2015.
will be able to enjoy Pacific Dawn's new features from March 2017. Cruises include a seven-night South Pacific itinerary
departing Brisbane on May 13, 2017, priced from $849* per person quad share.
*subject to availability, conditions apply
Contact: Libby Moffet/Christine Allen
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