P&O SETS COURSE FOR EVENTS
P&O Cruises has put forward its new Australian-based ship Pacific Explorer in its latest move to lure conferences to sea.
The 77,000-tonne ship made its debut in Sydney last month after a 12-day dry dock in which a host of new features were added for the Australian market.
The ship is now available for corporate bookings, sailing year round from Sydney with capacity for up to 1,998 guests.
Its largest conference space is the Marquee Showlounge which caters for up to 540 delegates and doubles as an entertainment venue for onboard stage shows.
A second theatre, Black Circus, caters for up to 230, while other spaces can handle meetings of up to 50 delegates.
P&O Cruises corporate groups sales manager Rebecca Mutanen said Pacific Explorer had “all the right ingredients” for conferences and incentives. “P&O’s sister ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria offer three dedicated conference venues whilst Pacific Explorer has two large theatres and smaller venues making her ideal for flexible conferences,” she said.
“The ship is also the perfect incentive and we’ve already seen several large organisations secure their cruise for next year.”
Pacific Explorer offers more than 60 on board activities that can be integrated into teambuilding activities, as well as a rock music show and “Gatsbythemed” theatre production.
Conference cruise prices including accommodation, all meals, venue hire, AV and technical assistance start from $529 per person twin share for a three-night cruise ex Sydney.
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