Pacific Adventure, the latest addition to the three-ship P&O Cruises Australia fleet, has emerged from dry dock showcasing the cruise line’s personality and identity including its sweeping Southern Cross bow livery and host of exciting onboard features.
With a dedicated team of designers and contractors carrying out the ambitious dry dock project, Pacific Adventure’s new look and feel is emblematic of P&O’s determination to continue its fleet transformation throughout the pause in operations, and in preparation for when cruising is approved to re-start.
P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell said Pacific Adventure’s addition to the fleet to join Pacific Encounter and Pacific Explorer was a landmark event for Australia’s home grown cruise line.
“Making Pacific Adventure a proud member of the P&O cruising family is the latest exciting stage in our fleet transformation enabling us to offer our guests even more wonderful ways to holiday at sea,” Mr Myrmell said.
When cruising is approved to resume, beginning with cruises for vaccinated Australians for visits to Australian ports, the 109,000-tonne Pacific Adventure is planned to be homeported in Sydney.
During her dry dock at the Fincantieri Trieste ATSM Shipyard in Trieste, Pacific Adventure received the distinctive Southern Cross livery and a range of signature P&O features to give her the cruise line’s familiar contemporary look and feel.
These included the creation of a host of diverse dining experiences including options developed with Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and award-winning Melbourne-based chef Johnny Di Francesco.
P&O’s popular restaurant trio — the Italian fan-favourite Angelo’s, sultry Pan-Asian-inspired Dragon Lady and contemporary Australian dining outlet The Waterfront — were also installed.
Other additions included the international marketplace, The Pantry, offering classic, comforting and modern fresh food outlets.
The ship’s many public spaces now boast the P&O signature look with the introduction of the Adventure Hotel and the Blue Room reflecting its vibrant nighttime venues featuring fantastic live music from some of Australia’s leading musicians.
“We can’t wait to show Pacific Adventure off to our guests and to again welcome everyone on board our magnificent three-ship fleet,” Mr Myrmell said.
“Throughout the pause in operations, we have never lost sight of our ultimate goal of transforming our fleet to continue P&O’s unparalleled leadership of cruising in our region.”