P&O Australia Reveals New Features on Pacific Explorer

By ,   July 11, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

P&O Cruises boasts with its latest ship, Pacific Explorer, debuting next year with exciting new features, such as a chilled barefoot bowls green, two spectacular waterslides, and a stylish supper club for evening entertainment.

With Pacific Explorer’s inaugural voyade from Sydney now less than one year away, P&O unveiled details of ship’s multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Maintaining the cruise line’s reputation for innovation, Pacific Explorer will be packed with surprises, including P&O’s first ever waterpark at sea, as well as its most extensive range of dining options, delivered in a stylish, contemporary setting.

The fun starts on the top decks with two breathtaking waterslide experiences – the first offering LED lights and sound effects and the second featuring heart-racing twists and turns.

Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the waterpark, with a shaded area for kids featuring a dumping bucket and oversized water toys.

Meanwhile, the popular P&O Edge Adventure Park will feature activities including a flying fox, while those seeking a more relaxed pace will be able to head to the back deck for a cruisey game of barefoot bowls.

Pacific Explorer will offer some new dining concepts, including The Black Circus supper club venue with delicious food served with cabaret-style entertainment.

The ship will have a new pizza restaurant with gourmet pizzas and share platters. The popular food "The Pantry" will be extended to include a 9th outlet, Nic and Toni’s, serving Mediterranean cuisine. Also present will be a poolside Lobster & Burger bar, for delicious lobster and seafood rolls as well as premium beef and pulled pork burgers.

The new dining options are in addition to the cruise line’s popular Waterfront restaurant, which will feature on Pacific Explorer along with two other restaurants which debuted on Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden last year: Angelo’s, serving contemporary Italian cuisine, and the sultry Asian dining venue, Dragon Lady.

Another P&O favourite, Salt grill by Luke Mangan will also be onboard, enjoying a sparkling location overlooking the main pool area, while a range of new bars, including a stylish hidden bar, will provide the perfect location for relaxing pre and post dinner drinks.

Presently sailing as Dawn Princess with sister line Princess Cruises, the 77,000-tonne Pacific Explorer will be refitted in May and June next year, sailing on her first cruise from Sydney on June 22. She will join P&O ships Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel as well as P&O’s latest additions, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, which debuted last year.