Pacific Adventure sailed through the Heads on her way to the overseas passenger terminal. P&O Cruises announced the celebrations were "toned down as a mark of respect following Her Majesty's death."
P&O's Pacific Adventure is among the tallest ships ever to sail under Sydney Bridge. Only 2 m separated the mast from the top of the steel spans when she sailed to White Bay.
The vessel will eventually sail year-round from the city when she officially joins the fleet. Her first cruise with passengers is scheduled to depart on October 22, starting with a 3-day comedy trip.
Pacific Adventure's port stay in Sydney allows the cruise line to embark crew, conduct operational maneuvers, as well as prepare for "working"/"test" cruises, ahead of her maiden passenger voyage.
While in berth, the crew members will gradually board the cruise ship each day and supplies will be loaded onboard. Staff and contractors will carry out maintenance tasks on/around the ship in preparation for her return to service.
On Saturday morning, September 10, Pacific Adventure moved to the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Roselle.