In Cruising on Thursday 4th Apr, 2019

Australian cruisers say goodbye to two popular P&O ships

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The Pacific Jewel was introduced in late 2009. Source: Getty

Australia is saying goodbye to two of its best-known cruise ships, as P&O retires the Pacific Eden and Pacific Jewel from service.

The two ships have an incredible combined 12 years in service, having carried more than one million cruisers over the years to amazing destinations all around the Australian coast.

The Pacific Jewel was introduced in late 2009 and offered some amazing features including the southern hemisphere’s largest spa afloat and a topdeck trapeze area. Meanwhile, onboard the Pacific Eden guests could find a range of activities including the Blue Room, an all-day music bar.

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“We’re looking forward to continuing to take our guests on new unforgettable cruising adventures. But today we are naturally feeling a little nostalgic as we officially say farewell to Pacific Jewel and Pacific Eden and reflect on their incredible contribution as much loved P&O ships,” President of P&O Cruises, Sture Myrmell said.

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The farewell comes as P&O gears up to launch its newest addition the Pacific Adventure, which is set to play an integral role in P&O’s next chapter.

“Both of these ships have been wonderful members of our fleet and while it is always sad to say farewell, adventure literally awaits in every sense of the word with the arrival of Pacific Adventure in 2020,” Myrmell added.

“This 3100-guest ship will be a showcase for P&O’s style of contemporary cruising offering diverse dining experiences including concepts from Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and award- winning Melbourne-based chef Johnny Di Francesco.”

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