Upper Promenade Deck layout starts with “The Marquee” theatre (balcony level 2 of 2).
Next is the Atrium’s upper level is served by the Ocean Bar (starboard). This is the lobby bar, providing home-like environment, furnitured with comfortable lounges and small coffee tables.
Deck 8 has the ship’s all three “Tax & Duty Free Shops”, including a general store for convenience goods. One shop is located portside in the Atrium area, the other two are with starboard location. The onboard shops sell liquor, tabaccos, brand perfumes, cosmetics, sunglasses, fashion and accessories, luxury watches – all at duty-free prices. Shopping on board P&O Australia ships offers up to 40% discounts off the retail prices. Check the “Pacific Daily” onboard newsletter for daily special offers and shopping promotions.
New PANDORA shop sells luxury brand jewelry also at duty-free prices.
The Casino is located portside. It has roulette and blackjack tables and poker machines. Complimentary gambling lessons are offered for beginners. The Casino area is served by the MIX bar.
The “MIX” Lounge & Bar has a specialty cocktails bar that doubles as sports bar (with large TVs broadcasting live sports) and also serves the Casino. The MIX lounge offers as entertainment live music and dance performances.
“Blue Room” (portside) is a classy bar with comfortable furniture and live music entertainment (funk, jazz, blues, R&B).
The Aria ship’s Library (books and bard games) is combined with Internet Cafe (rates are per minute, Internet packages start from 100 min).
The traditional for all P&O Australia ships “Salt Grill” is a reservations-only specialty restaurant (at surcharge PP) run via partnership with the Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan. The Salt Grill Restaurant is closed on port days. “Salt Grill Bar” is a new venue serving Luke Mangan’s specialty cocktails.
“Chef’s Table” is another specialty dining venue at surcharge PP. The “Chef’s Table” package offers gourmet private dining experience for up to 14 guests (reservations are required). The package is inclusive of cocktail reception, gourmet canapes made by the Pacific Aria ship’s Executive Chef, and tour of the galley.
The “Dragon Lady” is the Asian cuisine restaurant – the ship’s second dining room.
The “Angelo’s” is the Italian cuisine restaurant (named after A. Frontoni /photographer) – and the third dining room on the ship.