P&O Australia's newest boat Pacific Adventure leaves drydock in Italy

   September 10, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The latest addition to the 3-ship P&O Cruises Australia fleet, Pacific Adventure/ex Golden Princess, emerged from drydock showcasing the line’s personality including its Southern Cross bow livery and exciting onboard features.

A dedicated team of contractors and designers carried out the dry dock project, and when cruising is approved to resume, commencing with sailings for vaccinated Australians for calls at Australian cruise ports, the 109,000 GT Pacific Adventure will be homeported in Sydney NSW.

Pacific Adventure cruise ship

During the drydock refurbishment at Fincantieri Trieste ATSM Shipyard (in Trieste Italy), Pacific Adventure received the fleet's distinctive Southern Cross livery and signature P&O AU features to give her the familiar look and feel.

These included diverse dining experiences such as options developed with Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and Melbourne-based chef Johnny Di Francesco. P&O’s restaurant trio: the Italian Angelo’s, Pan-Asian-inspired Dragon Lady, and Australian dining outlet The Waterfront, were installed. Other additions include the international marketplace, The Pantry, which offers classic and modern fresh food outlets.

The public spaces now boast the signature look of the company with the introduction of the Adventure Hotel and the Blue Room reflecting its nighttime venues featuring live music from some of the leading musicians in Australia.