P&O Australia Reveals Biggest Cruise Season Yet
P&O Cruises Australia have revealed the details of their 2015-16 Australasia program, with the cruise line to operate an unprecedented 5 vessels in our local waters.
Recently, P&O announced they are expanding their fleet, with the addition of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, with the season kicking off on 25 November 2015, when the new ships will join the existing fleet, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl, in Sydney Harbour for a 5-ship display.
The 2015-16 cruise season for P&O is set to feature 250 voyages, with a host of maiden itineraries and inaugural port visits, including Honiara in the Solomon Islands, Jakarta in Indonesia and Ko Chang in Thailand. New domestic ports include Hamilton Island and Gladstone in Queensland; Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and Esperance in Western Australia.
"With 5 ships in our fleet we can now meet the growing demand for cruise holidays from around Australia, with extended seasons from existing homeports and the additions of new homeports such as Cairns," said Carnival Australia CEO, Ann Sherry.
Pacific Eden will sail from Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and Singapore, while Pacific Aria will operate from Sydney and Brisbane. Pacific Jewel will sail from Sydney and Melbourne, Pacific Dawn will homeport from Brisbane and Pacific Pearl will cruise out of Sydney and Auckland.
Highlights include a maiden season of 8 round-trip cruises from Cairns by Pacific Eden, from September to November 2016, included cruises to PNG and Solomon Islands. Pacific Eden will also operate a record Fremantle season from April to July 2016, with 13 cruises, included a new trip to Indonesia.
Pacific Aria will spend 8 months in Brisbane, with new itineraries to Tonga, Samoa, Fiji & Vanuatu, while P&O's largest ever presence in Melbourne will feature its first summer sailing from December to March 2016 to Adelaide, Sydney and Auckland. In New Zealand, new options include 4-night cruises, a 15-night cruise to Fiji, Tonga and the Cook Islands, and a 10-night round-trip itinerary circumnavigating the country with a maiden call to Stewart Island.
In Singapore, Pacific Eden will offer 5 cruises from July 2016 to Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia, with maiden calls to Krabi, Ko Chang, Sabang, and Sihanoukville.
A record 84 P&OSeaBreak itineraries include the new 4-night Kangaroo Island tour from Melbourne, a 3-night trip to Margaret River from Fremantle and a 4-night cruise to Esperance.
More details on P&O's 2015-16 itineraries will be released on our website as soon as they are available (on sale from 19 August), so keep watching this space! In the meantime, if you are looking for a P&O Australia cruise for 2014-15, our Cruise Specialists are on hand to help you find the best deal - just call them on 1300 954 661 today.