Pacific Pearl to Take on Edgy New Style in Sydney Dry Dock

P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Pearl. Photo credit John Wilson at Shipspotting.comPacific Pearl will become the latest ship in P&O Cruises’ fleet to offer guests an extra dose of holiday adrenaline, following the addition of the popular P&OEdge Adventure Park as part of a major refurbishment next month.

The new P&OEdge Adventure Park will feature more than 15 great activities including a surfboard simulator offering guests the chance to hang ten on the decks, as well as favourites such as the bungy tramp, flying fox and walk the plank.

When she emerges from the Sydney dry dock on August 15, Pacific Pearl will also offer a PANDORA outlet, enabling guests to indulge in some holiday shopping with one of Australia’s top jewellery brands.

The ship’s décor will take on a stylish new look following the refit, with a fresh colour palette and contemporary furniture, wallpaper, artwork and carpet creating a modern Australian feel for the Orient, Mix bar, Connexions, the Atrium and Luna restaurant. Meanwhile, the Plantation buffet will be redesigned to offer a trendy café vibe.

The multi-million dollar refurbishment will see a general refresh of guest cabins and other public spaces including the Dome, spa and Waterfront restaurant, with a total of 17,000sqm of carpet being fitted on the ship.

Enhancing the onboard entertainment, duelling pianos will be added to The Orient turning the bar into a lively and interactive music hub.

P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Sture Myrmell said the refit was in line with Pacific Jewel’s recent refurbishment, as well as the contemporary design of the cruise line’s latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, which will join the fleet in November this year.

“Pacific Pearl will be gleaming when she comes out of dry dock– we can’t wait for our guests to see the new look and enjoy all her additional features,” Mr Myrmell said.

(P&O Cruises Australia)