P&O reveals homeports for 2020
P&O Cruises has released further details of its 2020 cruise program ( CW Thu), revealing
Pacific Explorer will make Brisbane her new homeport from Oct 2020.
Pacific Explorer’s first round-trip cruise from Brisbane will be the seven-night Pacific Island Hopper itinerary departing on 24 Oct 2020, followed by a seven-night Main Event themed cruise to the Melbourne Cup.
P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell said Pacific Explorer’s move would provide Queenslanders with access to new onboard activities.
“We are pleased to soon offer Brisbane guests our flagship Pacific Explorer and the chance to enjoy the features that this ship brings including two new ‘fastcasual’ dining options: Luke’s, a poolside grill by Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, and 400 Gradi, a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria by awardwinning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco,” Myrmell said.
Pacific Explorer will replace Pacific Dawn, which has been sailing from the Queensland capital since Dec 2009.
From the end of Oct 2020, Dawn will be based in Melbourne, offering a new 14-night Fiji Explorer itinerary with calls to Noumea, Suva, Port Denarau, Mystery Island & Isle of Pines.
The 2020 season will also see Pacific Aria reposition to Auckland on a six-night one-way cruise from Adelaide in Apr 2020.
P&O Cruises’ 2020 program will go on sale on 23 Oct.