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.
The new hull art on Pacific Explorer will resembles the Southern Cross, which is a national symbol in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as a celestial constellation which has guided seafarers for generations.
Sture Myrmell, President, P&O Cruises Australia, said: “We couldn’t think of a more powerful symbol to launch Pacific Explorer’s new era of local cruising than the Southern Cross. It is a symbol that is close to our hearts as Australia’s home brand cruise line and it strikes a chord with our many Australian and New Zealand guests. The Southern Cross is also an ageless pointer to contemporary cruising and the region in which our ships sail. We are proud to unveil Pacific Explorer’s ‘Sailing Stars’ design.”
Before joining the P&O Cruises Australia fleet the ship will undergo and multi-million dollar refurbishment. Pacific Explorer will feature exciting amenities, including the cruise line’s first waterslides, a waterpark for all ages and barefoot bowls to name but a few.