P&O Cruises’ latest superliner kicks off Sydney season

P&O Cruises’ latest superliner kicks off Sydney season

The arrival of P&O Cruises’ latest superliner Pacific Pearl in Sydney Harbour has kicked off one of the city’s busiest ever cruise periods. Pacific Pearl’s maiden visit to Sydney marks the first of 27 ship visits to the city by 21 different ships over the 28 days of February. Other maiden visits during the month will include the first Sydney call by Seabourn’s ultra-luxury ship Sojourn tomorrow and the inaugural Australian visit of Cunard’s new liner Queen Elizabeth. The Queen Elizabeth will hold a Royal Rendezvous with her big sister Queen Mary 2 on Sydney Harbour on 22 February. Launched in Auckland in December, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl is the latest addition to P&O Cruises’ fleet, which now boasts a record four ships. The 63,500-tonne liner carries 1800 passengers and features a giant pool-side entertainment screen, P&O Cruises’ largest ever teen centre and a swim-up bar. “Not only is Australia becoming more popular on the international cruise map, but more Australians are taking to the seas for a cruise holiday,” said Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, which operates P&O Cruises Australia. “During 2011 we expect to carry more than 300,000 Australians on P&O Cruises’ holidays alone. That’s more than twice the number we were carrying just two years ago, which just demonstrates the incredible popularity of cruise holidays.”

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