P&O Cruises Australia to name new ship Pacific Adventure
P&O Cruises Australia is to name its first Grand Class ship Pacific Adventure when she joins the fleet in late 2020. Currently sailing as Golden Princess in the Princess Cruises fleet, the 3,100-guest ship will be renovated, rebranded and renamed after she repositions to Australia in October 2020. Pacific Adventure will replace the smaller Pacific Eden, which will depart P&O Cruises in April 2019 and be transferred to a new operator. During her renovation, Pacific Adventure will be fitted with various new onboard highlights, including live music venue The Blue Room, restaurants and dining experiences developed in collaboration with Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco. There will also be a multi-deck adults-only Oasis retreat, which has sun lounges, spa tubs, a swimming pool and dedicated bar. Accommodation will include 560 balcony rooms, 230 suites and mini suites and the fleet’s first five-berth family cabins.
Princess Cruise Ship Heads to Alaska After Receiving Enhancements
The Sabatini’s specialty restaurant has changed its name to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria and has been transformed with a fresh new design and menu. Guests can also participate in onboard pasta-making classes. Guests can also enjoy an extensive range of inclusive dining options with signature dishes designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone featured in the main dining room. The signature ‘Movies Under the Stars’ outdoor cinema has been fitted with a new screen that delivers twice the picture definition of the previous screen and improved sound, allowing 160 guests to enjoy the latest blockbusters with stunning picture quality. Aesthetic enhancements were also made to The Shops of Princess to ensure a great guest shopping experience. Golden Princess also features the new Princess Luxury Beds developed with board-of-medicine certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to give guests a restful sleep whilst at sea. Club Class Mini-Suites offer priority embarkation/disembarkation, priority specialty dining reservations, dedicated servers and other services. The cruise ship has now embarked on Princess Cruises’ inaugural Singapore to Alaska cruise after dry dock in Singapore. This is the first time Princess Cruises is operating a direct cruise from Singapore to Alaska, meeting growing demand from Asian passengers who want to sail on an Alaskan cruise departing from a port close to home.
Passenger believed to have fallen over board
An American man was believed to have fallen overboard from the "Golden Princess" which arrived in Sydney on May 4, 2017. A steward aboard the ship raised concerns about the 61-year-old’s whereabouts on May 3 after he joined the South Pacific cruise in Noumea. NSW Police and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority were alerted after a thorough search failed to find the missing passenger. The 61-year-old was travelling alone. The "Golden Princess" arrived in Sydney after completing a 13-day round-trip cruise to Fiji and other South Pacific destinations. It was cleared to depart the city again on Thursday night bound for Papua New Guinea. The ship’s CCTV footage has been reviewed.Upload News