Guests sailing from Sydney on 1 October on a nine-night itinerary have been advised that they will now make history as New Caledonia reopens its maritime borders to cruise tourism.
Pacific Encounter, the latest addition to the P&O Cruises Australia fleet to continue the revival of Australia’s $5 billion a year cruise industry, today sailed into Sydney Harbour offering a salute to ‘hero tugs’ and other maritime champions that help keep our waters safe.
P&O Cruises has released a brand new behind-the-scenes video showcasing Mission Control, the first ever escape room experience at sea. Available exclusively on P&O Cruises newest ship Arvia which launches in December 2022, Mission Control is a unique immersive experience, combining an escape game with multimedia simulation and a live-action story.
P&O Cruises has announced dates for new performances by Gary Barlow on board Iona. The Take That star will appear on the Spain and Portugal cruise departing Southampton on 29 October and the Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands cruise departing Southampton on 12 November.
P&O Cruises has unveiled details of new ship Arvia’s impressive centrepiece – a stunning Grand Atrium with widescreen ocean views which will become the focus of entertainment.
When Arcadia sails to the Canary Islands on Sunday, it will mark P&O Cruises’ first full return to service since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic two years ago.
P&O Cruises Australia has announced the cancellation of its 2022 Auckland cruise season. The move comes in “the absence of an agreed restart plan for cruising in New Zealand,” the line said in a statement.
A key stage in the construction of P&O Cruises’ next ship has been marked by Meyer Werft. The team building the 184,000-tonne Arvia celebrated the keel laying with a traditional coin-laying.
P&O Cruises has announced that captain Robert Camby will lead the team on board its newest LNG-powered ship, Arvia, which will enter service in December next year.
P&O Cruises Ventura is resuming operations on Sunday as it sets sail for the Canary Islands as the demand for international cruise holidays grows.