Today P&O Cruises Australia Bids Farewell To Pacific Pearl!
Today we say farewell to the Pacific Pearl from the P&O Cruises Australia fleet, today she departs on her final 16-night Auckland to Singapore cruise.
Pacific Pearl joined the P&O Cruises Australia fleet in December 2010 and was launched in New Zealand. Her latest refurbishment happened in August 2015 and this brought her more into line with the two new refurbished ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden which have been refurbished to more contemporary upmarket look for the Australian cruise market.
Pacific Pearls godmother is the New Zealand triple Olympic medal winner, Barbara Kendall.
Pacific Pearl has completed 295 cruises while cruising for P&O Cruises Australia, she has also carried more than half a million passengers over a period of more than six years of service.
“In becoming a much loved passenger favorite, Pacific Pearl made a huge contribution to building the cruise category in the region particularly in New Zealand, introducing thousands of holidaymakers to the joys of cruising,” said P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell.
“In addition to a contribution to the growth of cruise in Australia, Pacific Pearl played a big part in growing the New Zealand season by more than 20 per cent over the past four years.”
Mr Myrmell said Pacific Pearl’s departure was part of the ongoing evolution of the P&O Cruises’ brand.
“Farewelling Pacific Pearl is a natural progression in which we are increasing the size of the fleet while redefining modern cruising in this part of the world. This is a very exciting time for P&O Cruises and our guests and is part of our long-term commitment to grow the cruise market.”
Pacific Pearl has certainly served the P&O Cruises fleet with class and elegance giving Australian and New Zealanders a touch of classic cruising !
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Information supplied by: www.australiancruisingnews.com.au The HOME Of Australian Cruising!