Weather Delays Pacific Pearl to Return to Sydney

By ,   January 8, 2016 ,   Accidents

P&O Cruises Australia’s ship Pacific Pearl has encountered strong winds and heavy swell on return to Sydney yesterday from a 12-night New Year’s voyage to Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

According to a company spokeswoman, the captain had reduced speed for the safety of passengers. The 63,786 GT cruise ship which was due to berth at 7 a.m. had arrived shortly before she was due to sail at 4 p.m.

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Pacific Pearl was due to sail at 10 p.m. on Friday on a 3-night ‘food and wine’ cruise to nowhere, returning Monday morning.

Outgoing passengers will be compensated for the delay. Those over the age of 13 will receive a A$100 shipboard credit. There is also a A$50 credit for the 12-year-olds and under.