Cruises' Pacific Eden is making history in Asia this month, chalking up seven
maiden calls for the Australian cruise line as part of her inaugural Singapore
1500-guest ship departed on her first cruise from Singapore on Saturday,
marking the start of a month-long deployment in the region which will see her
offer four roundtrip seven-night cruises visiting a range of stunning ports in
Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Eden's itineraries feature a series of maiden visits for P&O, commencing
with the cruise line's first call to Langkawi in Malaysia today. Tomorrow
(August 2) she will make P&O's maiden visit to Krabi in Thailand, followed
by the cruise line's first calls to Phuket on Wednesday (August 3) and Sabang
in Indonesia on Thursday (August 4).
returning to Singapore on Saturday, Pacific Eden will sail on her second roundtrip
cruise from the city which will include P&O's inaugural visits to
Cambodia's Sihanoukville (August 8), and Thailand's beautiful Ko Chang (August
9) as well as the island of Koh Samui (August 11).
final cruise from Singapore will be a 14-night sailing to Cairns, where she
will be homeported for two months, becoming the first ship to be based in the
northern Queensland city.
Singapore season follows the expansion of P&O's fleet with the addition of
Pacific Eden and her sister ship Pacific Aria last November, opening the way
for P&O to establish new homeports and extend its itineraries.
Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the cruise line was excited to be offering
so many new Asian ports to its guests.
seven-day itineraries mean guests can discover a fantastic collection of
stunning ports throughout Asia, while enjoying all the comforts of our stylish
Pacific Eden, so they really are quite special," Mr Myrmell said.
cruises underline one of the great benefits of cruising - the ability to easily
access a range of remote destinations in one holiday, something which would be
quite difficult to achieve by land or air."
Myrmell said many Pacific Eden guests had combined the ship's eastern and
western Asia itineraries to create a longer 14-day holiday at sea, visiting
eight ports across four countries.
Eden will return to Singapore in July next year offering two seven-night
roundtrip cruises priced from $899 per person quad share.
For more information
visit pocruises.com.au, or see a licensed travel agent.
About P&O Cruises
Sailing local waters for more than 80 years, P&O is
Australia's only homegrown cruise line and the largest cruise operator in the
region, offering a fleet of five ships cruising year round from eight home
ports in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. With a contemporary look and
feel which captures the spirit of modern Australia, P&O's ships carry more
than 460,000 guests a year on great value holidays. Itineraries range
from short getaways and cruises exploring the Australian coast to longer
holidays to the South Pacific and exotic destinations such as Papua New Guinea,
the Solomon Islands and Asia. In June 2017 P&O Cruises will welcome
its latest ship, Pacific Explorer, while in 2019 P&O will become the first
cruise line to build a ship specifically for the local market, launching
a brand new 135,500-tonne ship - the biggest cruise ship ever to be based
fulltime in Australia.