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P&O Cruises launches South Australia’s Cruise Season with longest-ever itinerary from Adelaide

P&O Cruises is kicking off the South Australia cruise season with its longest itinerary from Adelaide to

date – an eight-night round trip cruise to Tasmania on Pacific Eden.

The new ‘Taste of Tasmania' voyage has twice the number of nights of P&O's previous Adelaide

cruises and calls at Melbourne, Hobart and Port Arthur with a scenic pass through Wineglass and

Great Oyster Bay.

In addition to the sell-out Tasmanian cruise, P&O's latest season includes three-night comedy and food

and wine-themed cruises and popular short SeaBreaks to Port Lincoln and Melbourne.

Guests can choose from 56 shore tours such as sampling some of the world's finest oysters at Coffin

Bay and exploring South Australia's first lighthouse at Cape Willoughby Conservation Park.

During the 2018 season, P&O will undertake five cruises from Adelaide, carrying nearly 7,000

holidaymakers and injecting an estimated $5 million* into the local economy.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the new eight-night itinerary was a taste of what's to come

for Adelaide in 2019 which will see a bumper season of cruises.

"Next year will be our biggest-ever Adelaide program, offering locals with more choice and variety of

cruises from their home-port. From January 30 to March 16, we will offer a record 12 cruises including

two eight-night round-trip cruises to Tasmania," said Mr Myrmell.

"There's no doubt that cruising in South Australia is booming. From the foodie mecca of Kangaroo

Island to watching the world's smallest penguin species at night and swimming with sea lions at Port

Lincoln, some of the most authentic Australian experiences are only a short cruise from Adelaide."

The 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden makes her maiden 2018 voyage today, departing on a three-night

comedy cruise.

Pacific Eden's cruises include a three-night Food & Wine themed cruise departing Adelaide on

February 27, 2018. Fares start from $211* per person quad share.

Note to editor

*Figure derived from passenger and crew expenditure, port fees and charges, stores and other costs.

For more information, visit, call 13 24 94 or see a licensed travel agent.

Media information, please contact:

Zoe Finlayson


M: 0434 279 709


Lyndsey Gordon

P&O Cruises

M: 0466 170 047


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