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Pacific Sun arrives in Auckland on Sunday

May 30, 2008

Pacific Sun arrives in Auckland on Sunday

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Sun arrives in Auckland this Sunday marking the start of her cruising season from her new winter home.

Pacific Sun will be based in Auckland for the first time injecting substantial economic value into the region.

Announcing the move, Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, which operates P&O Cruises in New Zealand, said the deployment of a larger ship in New Zealand was testament to the growing popularity of cruising.

“Our cruises continue to offer Kiwis a magical escape from the New Zealand winter, and with accommodation, main meals and transport included, cruises offer amazing value for money for the whole family.”

To celebrate the arrival, P&O Cruises has launched a family special where children can cruise for free.

Children aged 12-years and under can travel for free on cruises including Pacific Sun's eight-night Summer Daydream to the Pacific Islands, departing Auckland on July 23, with adult fares starting from $1297 per person twin-share.

The offer also extends to Pacific Sun's longer 10-night Native Beats cruise departing Auckland on July 31, and visiting the exciting Fijian ports of Dravuni, Savusavu and Suva as well as exquisite Vava'u and Nuku'alofa in Tonga, with adult fares starting from $1852 per person twin-share.

Pacific Sun Facts:

• 47,000 tonnes
• 223 metres long
• Largest cruise ship based in New Zealand
• 35-metre waterslide
• Three kids’ clubs
• Five restaurants and cafes
• 743 passenger cabins able to accommodate two, three or four passengers
• 453 cabins with ocean views and 10 suites with private balconies.
• 80 tonnes of food and drink are consumed on each cruise
• The ship’s 72 chefs, cooks and bakers prepare more than 8600 meals a day for passengers and crew.
• The meals are served to passengers by 96 waiters and the 13,000 plates, 10,000 glasses and 15,000 pieces of cutlery are cleaned by 29 dishwashers each day.

On an average South Pacific cruise, Pacific Sun’s culinary masters will use around:

50,000 eggs 1000kg of bacon 2800kg of chicken
1000kg of lettuce 2500kg of rice 375kg of coffee
1500 kg of pineapples 5000 litres of milk 7500 tea bags

For more information and bookings contact a licensed travel agent or P&O Cruises on 0800 951 200 or visit


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