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P&O Cruises Unveils New Asia Program

Monday, 2 May 2005

P&O Cruises Unveils New Asia Program

P&O Cruises is offering travellers the easiest and most affordable way to discover some of Asia’s most exciting destinations with its first ever season of seven-night cruises from Singapore.

The company’s new Asia brochure reveals a choice of 33 seven-night cruises sailing from Singapore on Pacific Sky between February and October next year.

Each cruise features up to six exotic ports of call in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, with destinations ranging from the idyllic island of Koh Samui to the bustling city of Bangkok

Discounts of up to 30 per cent for early bookings made before June 30, 2005, mean Kiwis can enjoy a seven-night cruise from NZ$1,193 per person, quad-share, including all main meals, onboard accommodation and entertainment.

“Pacific Sky’s Asia cruises would have to be the easiest, most relaxing and most affordable way for Kiwis to see the hottest destinations in Asia,” says P&O Cruises New Zealand Manager Shannon Currie.

“If you can’t decide between a holiday in Phuket, Langkawi or Singapore, then you can see them all on one of our Asia cruises, while enjoying the fun of life aboard Pacific Sky. Travellers don’t have to worry about the hassle of flying between cities and changing hotels – all they need to do is unpack once, then unwind.”

Mr Currie says Pacific Sky is tailored to the needs of New Zealand and Australian passengers, with on-board currency in Australian dollars.

On offer in the new brochure are two alternating seven-night return itineraries from Singapore via the west coast of the Malay Peninsula to Thailand and Malaysia or the east coast.

The west coast itinerary features visits to historic Malacca, bustling Kuala Lumpur, idyllic Langkawi, the resorts of Phuket and the colonial outpost of Penang before returning to the shopping mecca of Singapore. Cruises along the east coast visit beautiful Koh Samui, tranquil Kuantan and culture-rich Bangkok.

Passengers can combine the two seven-night cruises back-to-back to create a memorable 14-day voyage visiting all nine ports.

The seven-day cruises from Singapore are available from NZ$1,193 per person in a complete four-berth cabin and from NZ$1,851 per person for a complete twin-share while the 14-day option is available from A$2,170 for a complete four-berth and from NZ$3,703 for a complete twin-share.

Also on offer is a special 16-night positional voyage aboard Pacific Sky from Melbourne to Singapore, departing February 9, 2006, and available from NZ$2,366 per person in a four-berth cabin and NZ$3,657 per person twin-share. This voyage can also be combined with the ship’s maiden seven-day cruise from Singapore on February 25, 2006, creating a grand 23-night journey through south-east Asia.

Based in Australia since 2000, P&O Cruises’ 46,000-ton Pacific Sky carries 1,550 passengers and features two pools, two restaurants, alfresco steakhouse, 24-hour pizzeria, showlounge, cinema, nine bars and lounges, indoor and outdoor nightclub, casino, library and two kids’ clubs.

* Above fares are cruise only, for complete cabins and include a 30 per cent discount for bookings made before June 30, 2005. Conditions apply. Special flight and accommodation deals are also available.

Copies of the new Cruise Asia brochure are available at travel agents or call P&O Cruises on 0800 95 12 00 or visit www.pocruises.co.nz

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