P&O Cruises Australia’s entire three-ship fleet has returned home to resume cruising Australia with the arrival of Pacific Adventurewhich became one of the largest ships to sail under the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Pacific Adventure passed through the Heads on Friday morning en route to the Overseas Passenger Terminal, although celebrations surrounding his arrival were scaled down as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death.
A special marine engineering project gave Pacific Adventure the “headroom” needed for the ship to navigate below deck to the White Bay cruise terminal.
Pacific Adventure The first commercial cruise will depart Sydney on October 22 for a three-night comedy cruise.
“All of our ship arrivals since the cruise ban was lifted in mid-April have been emotional moments, but it is particularly important that all three P&O Cruises Australia ships are now home,” said Marguerite Fitzgerald, President of Carnival Australia and P&O Cruises Australia. .
“Pacific Adventure also returned to Australia as the South Pacific continues to reopen maritime borders to cruising with New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea open and Vanuatu hopefully soon.
“P&O has a 90-year legacy of sailing the Pacific and we look forward to reconnecting with the island communities that for decades have welcomed our ships and guests.”
Pacific Adventure This arrival means that P&O can expand its presence from several Australian ports and from Auckland in New Zealand.
Pacific Explorer, which is now based in Brisbane, will operate cruise seasons from Adelaide, Melbourne, Fremantle and Cairns as well as an extended cruise season in Auckland from June to November next year.
“Our thanks go to our guests who returned to the cruise with such enthusiasm and also to our wonderful crew for seizing the opportunity with such professionalism in providing an exceptional cruise experience,” said Fitzgerald.
Pacific Adventure is the third P&O Cruises ship to return to Australia since cruises resumed, with her inaugural season based in Sydney.