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  • P&O Pioneers More of PNG in Unprecedented Regional Program

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    One of the most remote island groups in the world – the privately-owned Conflict Islands – is set to be the latest tourism hot spot for Australian holidaymakers with P&O Cruises announcing it will make the first cruise ship calls to the picturesque Papua New Guinea atoll next year.
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  • P&O Cruises Announces First Cruise Calls to Fraser Island

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    In another spectacular development in its suite of cruise itineraries, P&O Cruises today announced that it will next year make two calls to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island located off the southern Queensland coast.
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  • P&O Cruises Announces Name of its Latest Ship: Pacific Explorer

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    P&O Cruises has announced its latest ship will be called Pacific Explorer and will join the fleet in early 2017.
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  • P&O to Make History as Australian Stars Name Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden by Twitter

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    In a social media first, P&O Cruises has revealed that its latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, will be officially named by singer Jessica Mauboy and actress Kate Ritchie – via Twitter.
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  • P&O Cruises Marks the Start of Cruise Season with Record Guest Numbers and Five Million Online Views

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    P&O Cruises is sailing into its biggest summer cruise season on a high, celebrating an all-time record month of passengers as well as an overwhelming response to its quirky short-film trilogy starring Hollywood actor Owen Wilson.
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  • Carnival Australia Announces Local Fleet Changes as Australian Demand for Cruising Continues to Grow

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Carnival Australia today announced changes to its local cruise line deployments to cater for the growing popularity of cruise holidays from Australian ports.
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  • P&O Cruises Offers Winning Trifecta of Guest Talent as Entire Fleet Races to the Melbourne Cup

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    With its entire fleet cruising south for ‘the race that stops the nation’, P&O Cruises is offering a winning field of onboard talent to ensure guests have the ultimate Melbourne Cup cruise experience.
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  • P&O Cruises Adds a Modern Australian Taste to Cruising with New Restaurant Offerings

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    P&O Cruises has unveiled the menus for its two new restaurants, Angelo’s and Dragon Lady, which will add an international flavour to its latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, when they join the cruise line’s fleet in November.
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  • Owen Wilson stars in short-film trilogy to launch P&O’s latest ships

    Sunday, September 13, 2015

    P&O Cruises has teamed up with Hollywood star Owen Wilson to showcase its two latest ships - Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden - which will join the cruise line’s fleet in November this year.
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  • P&O Cruises' Parties Swing To a Twenties Tune

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    P&O Cruises has launched its latest Party concept – a new Gatsby evening which is set to send guests into a flap as it swings into action across the fleet this month.
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  • P&O Adds Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines to Main Event Line Up

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Rugby league fans will be cruising to next year’s Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines under a new partnership between the National Rugby League, P&O Cruises and Sportsnet Holidays.
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  • Pacific Pearl to Take on Edgy New Style in Sydney Dry Dock

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    In a stunning demonstration of Timor-Leste’s progress as a free and independent nation, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Jewel at the weekend made the first ever cruise ship visit to the national capital Dili.
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  • P&O Cruises' Five Ship Spectacular Will Rock Sydney Harbour

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    P&O Cruises has revealed details of its history-making five ship spectacular which is set to rock Sydney Harbour on November 25.
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  • P&O Cruises Receives Trusted Brand Nod for Third Year in a Row

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    P&O Cruises has scored a hat-trick after being named Australia’s most trusted cruise operator for the third year running by Reader’s Digest.
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  • A Recipe for Success – P&O Cruises Celebrates Five Years of Salt Grill

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Adding a touch of salt to its menus has proved a winner for P&O Cruises, which last night celebrated its five year partnership with celebrity chef Luke Mangan at a special event on the Gold Coast.
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  • Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry And Timor-Leste Special Adviser Steve Bracks Hail First Cruise Ship Visit to Dili

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    In a stunning demonstration of Timor-Leste’s progress as a free and independent nation, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Jewel at the weekend made the first ever cruise ship visit to the national capital Dili.
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  • New Look Pacific Jewel Opens the Doors to Its Pantry

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    P&O Cruises has opened the doors to its new Pantry, with Pacific Jewel becoming the first of the cruise line’s ships to offer the ground-breaking dining concept following a multi-million dollar refit.
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  • Carnival Australia Proud of its Leadership Role as Cruising Achieves One Million Passengers a Year Landmark

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Carnival Australia is proud of its leading role in the landmark achievement of a million Australian cruise passengers a year, CEO Ann Sherry said today following the release of the cruise industry’s latest annual growth report.
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  • Party in Style with P&O Cruises' New White Nights

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Party time on P&O Cruises is about to take on a stylish new shade as the cruise line revamps its onboard entertainment program to include dazzling top deck white parties.
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  • Good News for P&O Cruises’ Youngest Cruisers

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    P&O Cruises has lowered the entry age to its popular kids’ clubs in a move which is sure to please its youngest cruisers – and their parents.
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  • Australia’s Favourite Jewellery PANDORA Charms with First Stores at Sea on P&O Cruises

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    P&O Cruises is ramping up the glamour onboard its ships, announcing a partnership with one of the world’s best known jewellery brands, PANDORA, which will see it launch five PANDORA outlets across its fleet.
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  • P&O Cruises Unveils Latest Look of Next Generation Modern Australian Cruise Ships

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    With just over six months to go until Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden join P&O Cruises, the cruise line has revealed more of the ships’ stunning features set to take modern Australian cruising to the next level – including luxe new bars, a plush private dining room and some of the most spacious rooms across the fleet.
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  • P&O Cruises Makes Maiden Call to Margaret River

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Superliner Pacific Jewel will become the first P&O Cruises’ ship to visit Busselton when it anchors in Geographe Bay this Friday (April 24).
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  • Pacific Pearl Cruises From Auckland With Humanitarian Aid and Handcrafted Kiwi Quilts to Help Vanuatu Rebuild

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    P&O Cruises’ superliner Pacific Pearl will sail for Vanuatu this afternoon with a precious cargo of humanitarian aid to help the region rebuild following Cyclone Pam.
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  • P&O Cruises Reports Surge in Interest in Meetings at Sea

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    P&O Cruises has reported a surge in queries and bookings in response to the launch of its new P&O Conferences division.
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  • Carnival Australia Cruise Passengers First to Go Ashore in Port Vila

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Passengers departing Brisbane this Saturday on P&O Cruises Pacific Dawn will become the first to go ashore in Port Vila following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.
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  • Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison Matches CAU Contribution to Save the Children Vanuatu Cyclone Response

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison has matched Carnival Australia’s existing $150,000 combined contribution to Save the Children Australia’s relief efforts in cyclone devastated Vanuatu.
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  • Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison Matches Cau Contribution To Save The Children Vanuatu Cyclone Response

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison has matched Carnival Australia’s existing $150,000 combined contribution to Save the Children Australia’s relief efforts in cyclone devastated Vanuatu.
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  • An update on cruises calling into Vanuatu

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Vanuatu has been devastated by the affects of Cyclone Pam. Vila was hard hit, and for the moment cannot accept cruise ship visits. Pacific Dawn's current cruise, W511, will not be calling to Vila. Instead, Pacific Dawn will remain in Noumea overnight, and depart at 5pm on Tuesday afternoon. The call to Lifou will now be on Wednesday 18 march.
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  • Carnival Australia's Immediate Contribution to Vanuatu Relief

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    Australia’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Australia, which has multiple cruise brands sailing to the South Pacific, has pledged $150,000 as an immediate contribution to cyclone ravaged Vanuatu.
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  • P&O Cruises Puts Meetings on the Agenda as it Expands its Fleet

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Australia’s leading cruise line P&O Cruises has announced a major push into the meetings market, creating a new P&O Conferences division to spearhead an increase in corporate bookings.
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  • Record Week as P&O Cruises Puts Three Regional Towns on its Cruise Map

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    In an historic week of cruise firsts, Australia’s leading cruise line P&O Cruises is poised to make its maiden visits to Eden, Portland and Mornington as part of a new itinerary featuring regional Aussie gems.
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  • Carnival Australia Director of Entertainment Brett Annable Signs for Encore

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    Brett Annable has returned to Carnival Australia for an encore performance as Director of Entertainment.
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  • P&O Cruises Puts Victorian Coastal Towns on Cruise Map

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Australia’s leading cruise line P&O Cruises is putting two picturesque Victorian towns on the cruise map with the first cruise ship visits to Portland and Mornington later this month.
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  • Shipload of Fans Sail to the Australian Open

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    It’s game-on for 1800 cruise passengers today, as P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl superliner departs Sydney to sail to the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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