The vessel (currently in Singapore undergoing refurbishment) has max passenger capacity 3115, 16 decks (7 with cabins), 1298 staterooms. The ship is in a wet dock and sporting the new P&O AU branding on the funnels as well as the signature southern cross and name on the bow.
Over the coming weeks, the liner's interiors will be refreshed. Serving predominantly Australian and New Zealand passengers, P&) Australia's current fleet includes only 3 (former Princess Cruises) ships - Pacific Encounter, Pacific Adventure (fka Golden Princess) and Pacific Explorer (fka Dawn Princess).
Sture Myrmell, President of P&O Australia, said:
“Pacific Encounter’s official entry to the fleet is a very exciting moment for P&O Cruises Australia and reflects our growing optimism and confidence in a bright future for Australia’s homegrown cruise line.
“This is also an opportunity for us to again thank the many P&O guests who have remained so loyal to the brand during such a challenging period.”