P&O Cruises Australia has announced that Dora the Explorer, a popular Nickelodeon character, is to be the Godmother for the cruise line’s newest ship to join the fleet, Pacific Explorer.
Dora the Explorer will be Godmother at the P&O Cruises Australia’s Nautical Nonsense Nickelodeon Welcome Party, which will take place on board the ship whilst docked in Sydney Harbour on 02 July 2017.
British-based cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages has taken delivery of its new flagship Columbus, which was most recently known as Pacific Pearl and operated cruises with P&O Cruises Australia.
The ship was originally launched in 1989 and has been operated by a number of cruise lines. Pacific Pearl has now completed her farewell voyage from Australia to Singapore, where the ship will undergo a refurbishment.
Pacific Pearl departed on its final cruise with P&O Cruises Australia on 27 March 2017, departing Auckland, New Zealand on a 16-night cruise.
During the 16-night cruise, Pacific Pearl will visit Gladstone, Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Darwin, Komodo Island, Benoa, Bali, before finally arriving in Singapore on 12 April 2017.
The 1,546-passenger Pacific Dawn, which is operated by P&O Cruises Australia, has entered dry dock in Singapore, where it will undergo an extensive refurbishment before setting sail again in March 2017.
New features will be added to the Australian based cruise ship, including the cruise line’s first ever state-of-the-art waterpark, two waterslides, an improved buffet area and a modernised nightclub.
P&O Cruises Australia has announced that its latest ship, Pacific Explorer, debuting in June 2017, will be the first ship in the fleet to feature hull art.
The new ship, currently sailing as Dawn Princess with Princess Cruises, will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia, joining the 5 other cruise ships in the fleet.
Carnival Cruise Line’s 113,323 gross tonne Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in 2019, after the Australian cruise line cancels its plans for its first new-build cruise ship.
Instead, Carnival Cruise Lines will now receive a third Vista-class ship which is set to be delivered and enter service in late 2019. Carnival Splendor will be transferred to the P&O Cruises Australia fleet in late 2019, when the new Carnival Cruise Line ship launches.