Love P&O: Pacific Partnership

Turtle Hatchings

This season, our friends at the Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative (CICI), released a record 13,000 turtle hatchlings into the Coral Sea off the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.

The release of the turtle hatchlings is part of the CICI's partnership work with P&O Cruises Australia to monitor rare and endangered marine turtle populations and to develop a long-term tagging and nesting program for these animals.

It has only been able to happen thanks to the support of you, amazing Cruiselings, through the guest-funded P&O Pacific Partnership.

Thank you so much Cruiselings!

Vanuatu Promedical Milestone

Cruiselings, thanks to your generous donations to the P&O Pacific Partnership, Vanuatu ambulance service, ProMedical Vanuatu, has reached an important milestone – six of their team have graduated as paramedicine professionals.

The two year Diploma of Paramedical Science means the graduates have the formal qualifications to assess and help patients in an emergency before they get to hospital.

With your help, we have nurtured a new generation of medical professionals, ensuring ProMedical Vanuatu can continue providing the community with international standard pre-hospital emergency services.

Again, thank you Cruiselings for making such an important contribution to this program. It will directly improve the health outcomes for the people of Vanuatu and leave a lasting legacy.

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Vanuatu Volleyball Team

First they won the hearts of their South Pacific nation when they narrowly missed out on selection for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Then they triumphed in 2018 on the Gold Coast becoming the first Vanuatu athletes to win a Commonwealth Games team medal.

Now the Vanuatu Women’s Beach Volleyball team are battling for selection to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

And you, our Cruiselings, have supported the team through the guest funded P&O Pacific Partnership, with additional direct assistance from P&O Cruises Australia.

As International travel is no longer routine in a pandemic world, the Vanuatu players have faced every obstacle imaginable to get to the Continental Cup Final in Thailand in June that will decide whether they make it to Tokyo.

If courage, resilience and determination were the deciding factors, the team would already have earned ‘gold!’

Cruiselings, when you support the Vanuatu Women’s Beach Volleyball team you are also supporting the aspirations of a nation that are so special to our P&O Cruises' community. We wish them luck and send thanks to you.

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Giving Hands Vanuatu

Your valued contributions to the P&O Pacific Partnership continue to make a difference to our friends in the South Pacific. In Vanuatu, we've been able to commit $21,000 to the Giving Hands Vanuatu fundraising campaign which has helped to repair a leaking corridor roof adjoining Vila Central Hospital's maternity unit and children's ward.

This area has suffered flooding in recent years and had been in dire need of attention, with its restoration helping to ensure newborns get the best possible start in life, in the best possible environment.

New mothers like Maximiliene Bihu Taviri and baby Ashton who was born earlier this year, are just one family of many who have already benefitted from the restoration works, all thanks to support from you, Cruiselings.

We look forward to when P&O can visit Vanuatu again and we sincerely thank you for your unrivalled community support and kindness for the people that live there.