In less than a week's time,
P&O Cruises will welcome its latest ship to the fleet when Pacific Explorer
arrives in Sydney following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.
On Monday June 19, the
vessel will sail in to Sydney for the first time after spending 12-days in dry
dock in Singapore.
Pacific Explorer was
transformed into an iconic P&O cruise ship with the help of more than 1,000
contractors who spent over 200,000 hours fitting 25,000 square metres of new
carpet and painting 10,000 square metres of walls before installing over 3,000
items of new furniture and 1,200 pieces of artwork.
to sister-ship Pacific Dawn,
Pacific Explorer will be fitted with the longest and wildest waterslides at sea
and an interactive water park. One slide is transparent so that spectators can
watch guests shoot through its twists and turns, while the other slide is
multi-coloured, with music pumping through it to give guests a high-impact ride
to the bottom.
Pacific Explorer will also wear the signature Southern Cross
livery emblazoned on her hull, which was also debuted by Pacific Dawn in March
New and exclusive to Pacific Explorer are two new
'fast-casual' dining options: Luke's, a poolside grill by Australian chef and
restaurateur Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi, a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria by
award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco.
Relaxation and good times will also be on the menu in
Pacific Explorer's elegant new small bar, The Bonded Store, featuring a
cocktail list created in partnership with Sydney-based award-winning Archie
Rose Distilling Co, as well as whisky and gin-making classes.
Guests can also enjoy a
cocktail or two on the upper deck playing outdoor lawn bowls – an Australian
cruise ship first.
Offering something for
everyone on board, guests will also be able to dine in the ship's Waterfront
Restaurant, try a taste of la dolce vita in its Italian restaurant Angelo's,
relax in the sultry atmosphere of the pan-Asian restaurant Dragon Lady or be
spoilt for choice in The Pantry, an international marketplace of nine fresh
food outlets already popular across the P&O Cruises' fleet.
P&O Cruises President
Sture Myrmell said Pacific Explorer would be a fitting new addition to the fleet.
"Pacific Explorer is
the next stage in the evolution of P&O, building on our very popular modern
Australian holiday offering with some exciting new features. We've taken the
winning features of our existing ships and added a whole new layer of
excitement with some big wow moments like the waterslides and the bowling green
and The Bonded Store, which we're sure will put a smile on our guests' faces.
It really will be a ship that offers something for everyone and we can't wait
to show her off to our guests"
Pacific Explorer's cruises include an
8-night, A Taste of New Caledonia cruise departing Sydney on July 20, 2017.
Fares start from $835* per person quad share on the 3
x Free Sale.
For more information visit
pocruises.com.au, call 13 24 94 or see a licensed travel agent.
availability, conditions apply
Lyndsey Gordon, 0466
Zoe Finlayson, 0434