Pacific Pearl Revitalised for Family Cruising

Posted July 11th, 2012

Pacific Pearl is heading into dry dock to get a new lick of life.

P&O Cruises' superliner, Pacific Pearl, will go into dry dock in August for minor refurbishments that are sure to please many families, including the addition of an ice-cream parlour, 10 interconnecting cabins and new carpets for the whole ship.

Currently, passengers can only buy ice-cream cones at the Chocolate Cafe, so P&O Cruises is adding a New Zealand Natural Ice-cream Parlour to address this important issue. The new dedicated ice-cream venue will serve 16 flavours, including P&O's own invention, chocolate hokey pokey.

The 10 new interconnecting cabins to be installed on Pacific Pearl will be configured as quad-quad, twin-quad or twin-twin bedding to suit different travelling parties.

Sture Myrmell, VP of Hotel Operation for Carnival Australia, which operates P&O, said he expected the new cabins to appeal to immediate and intergenerational families travelling together, as well as groups of friends. "The interconnecting cabins make it easier to cruise together, and we expect they'll be a hot item for bookings on the Christmas cruise and January school holidays cruises around the Pacific Islands," he said.

Other improvements on Pacific Pearl including the laying of new carpets throughout the ship, as well as some smaller touches in the Marquee, Mix and Orient Bars, mini suites and balcony cabins.

The routine dry dock will take place from 6 to 21 August, when no cruises are scheduled for the ship. The new cabins and ice-cream parlour are in line with additions made earlier this year to P&O's Pacific Dawn. Pacific Jewel is also expected to have an ice-cream parlour installed later this year.

Are you interested in booking Pacific Pearl's new interconnecting cabins for your family or friends? Call a Cruise Specialist on 1300 769 228 today for more information!

Source: Cruise Weekly, Tuesday 10 July 2012

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