The latest ship in the P&O fleet, Pacific Aria has arrived in Australia departing Brisbane for the summer cruise season. Adopting a fresh and more modern look for P&O, the Pacific Aria boasts new, more intimate spaces and stylish touches throughout the ship, including the largest selection of dining options of the P&O Australia fleet. Measuring 219m in length and with a gross tonnage of 55,820 GT the Pacific Aria can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, even when at its 1,500 passenger capacity. Offering debut cruises from Sydney before moving on to Brisbane, the Pacific Aria features 14 decks and will visit Cairns, Hamilton Island, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa.
Unlike traditional cruise dining, the buffet will be replaced by a new concept in dining. The Pantry will offer a fresh-food area including a delicatessen, fish and chips, Mexican cuisine, elegant Italian options and a Pan-Asian food station serving a variety of cuisine. Guests can also enjoy an open kitchen cooking cool, the famous Salt Grill by Luke Mangan as well as a cellar door for wine tastings. The excitement continues with facilities like The Dome nightclub, entertainment venues offering comedy shows and live entertainment as well as an expansive swimming pool on the Lido deck and the age-appropriate kids club activities of Turtle Cove, Shark Shack and HQ. There’s also the unique P&OEdge program, featuring a climbing course on the funnel and a zip line across the top deck. The Pacific Aria also features spas, an adult’s only retreat, day spa, gym and duty free shopping.
|Gross Tonnage||55,820 GT|
|Max Speed||20 knots|
|Crew||580 - 1 crew per 2.5 passengers|
|Passenger Cabins||630 - including 4 wheelchair accessible rooms|