A new P&O cruise ship Pacific Adventure is coming to Australia, the latest addition to the three-ship P&O Cruises Australia fleet.
Pacific Adventure’s new look
A new P&O ship is coming to Australia when cruising resumes! Pacific Adventure is the latest addition to the three-ship P&O Cruises Australia fleet. 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 restart.
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.
P&O’s popular restaurant trio
During her dry dock at the shipyard in Italy, 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 night-time venues, offering live music from some of Australia’s leading musicians.
For families planning further ahead, P&O is also introducing a 28-night cruise circumnavigating mainland Australia on sister ship, Pacific Explorer, in 2024.
Guests on the Australian Explorer cruise will experience the attractions of 11 iconic Australian ports including state capitals and regional centres with Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany, Fremantle, Exmouth, Broome, Kuri Bay, Darwin, Cairns and Airlie Beach on the spectacular itinerary, along with a call at Ambon in Indonesia. The cruise also includes scenic cruising of Yampi Sound and Raft Point in the Kimberley region.