PACIFIC EDEN to be acquired by CMV
British cruise company Cruise & Maritime Voyages will take over PACIFIC EDEN from P&O Australia as from April, 2019 http://cruisedeck.de/cmv-uebernehmen-pacific-eden/
Technical issues forced cruise ship to skip call at Fraser Island
The first southbound cruise ship to visit Fraser Island will not arrive until later this year. The "Pacific Eden" was due to visit Fraser Island on Oct 5, 2017, but suffered a technical issue which prevented the cruise ship's arrival. P&O Cruises apologised to guests after the four-night cruise, which originated from Cairns, was unable to stop. Fraser Island has a defined tidal window to enable cruise ships to safely navigate to the anchorage to enable cruise visitors to go ashore in tender vessels. A technical problem slowed the "Pacific Eden"'s progress overnight resulting in the ship missing the tidal window for safe passage to the anchorage. Although the window was missed by less than 10 minutes, there was no choice other than to cancel the call. Guests have received onboard credit as a gesture of goodwill and to acknowledge their disappointment. More than 1.000 passengers aboard the 219m ship were expected to disembark about 8 a.m. and spend the day enjoying a range of activities from helicopter flights and fishing trips to sightseeing across the island with Fraser Explorer Tours, jet skis, boat cruises, canoes and ranger-guided walks from the resort. It was the first southbound cruise ship to visit Fraser Island, which was the only stop on the voyage from Oct 3 to 7. The ship was scheduled to depart about 5 p.m. and might be visible from Hervey Bay about 5.30 p.m.
Pacific Eden starts record three-month cruise season in Cairns
P&O Cruises’ newly refurbished Pacific Eden has started her record three-month cruise season sailing from her new homeport of Cairns in Australia. Pacific Eden departed on the first of her 10 roundtrips from Cairns on 24 August, embarking on a nine-night cruise to Papua New Guinea, calling at P&O’s newest cruise destination, the Conflict Islands. The ship will sail a mix of longer itineraries to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and short ‘SeaBreaks’ to Fraser Island and the Whitsundays. It will be the first time P&O has cruised to Airlie Beach and Fraser Island roundtrip from Cairns. More than 14,000 guests will sail on Pacific Eden between 24 August and 6 November 2017, with more than a third of these guests coming from other states to embark on the ship. The record season is expected to inject around AUS$11 million into the local economy in guest and crew spending, provedoring and port charges.Upload News