Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Pacific Pearl to Offer Cruises’ Largest Teen Centre at Sea

MEDIA RELEASE
9 December 2010

Pacific Pearl to Offer P&O Cruises’ Largest Teen Centre at Sea

P&O Cruises’ latest ship Pacific Pearl is promising fun for all the family – including teenagers – with the ship sporting the cruise line’s largest-ever teen centre, specifically designed for 11 to 17 year olds.

Home to two teen clubs, HQ and HQ+, the new centre has been purpose-built for Pacific Pearl and added to its top decks as part of the ship’s multi-million dollar refurbishment prior to its launch in Auckland on December 21.

Spanning 190 square metres, the designer space features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views over the ship’s wake, along with two giant screens - one for Playstation and one for movies - 21 Playstations, a surround sounds system, dance floor and custom made deck furniture.

Open until 1am, the HQ Club caters for teenagers aged 11-14 years, while the adjacent HQ + is perfect for 15-17 year olds.

With families making up one-third of P&O Cruises’ passengers, Pacific Pearl will offer a total of four kids’ clubs to ensure everyone has a great holiday at sea. Even better, entry to the clubs is free.

Cruisers as young as three years old can immerse themselves in an ocean of fun in Pacific Pearl’s Turtle Cove Kids Club. Located on Deck 11 and adjacent to the family deck, the netted safe play area provides fully supervised fun and games for little guests aged three to six years old.

Qualified youth activity co-ordinators are also in charge in the neighbouring Shark Shack, which caters for kids aged seven to ten years.

Operating from 9am-10.30pm each sea day with breaks for lunch and dinner, these two youth centres also offer an extended in-centre kid sitting service from 10.30pm – 1am for a nominal fee.

With plenty of games and activities - from arts and crafts to talent shows, scavenger huts, Playstation competitions and movie nights, the kids’ clubs are a popular feature onboard all P&O Cruises’ ships.

“Our goal is to make sure that all the kids onboard have a great time during their holiday, making lots of new friends and doings lots of fun things,” says P&O Cruises Director of Entertainment Services Brett Annable.

“As every family knows, if the kids are happy, everyone’s happy, so we see our kids’ clubs as a key part of ensuring everyone has a fantastic time at sea.”

Pacific Pearl is the first superliner to call New Zealand home. She will commence her inaugural season from Auckland on December 22.

An 8-night family cruise onboard Pacific Pearl departing Auckland on January 18, 2012 visiting New Caledonia and its islands, starts at just $999 per person quad share.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>

ALSO:

Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Fonterra: Farmers Taking Another Step Towards New Zealand’s Low Emissions Food Production

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change. Fonterra farmers are already among the world’s most sustainable producers of milk and now have an additional tool in their sustainability toolbox. Over the last few ... More>>

ALSO:

Electricity: New Zealand Remains In Top 10 For Energy Balance

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index has become part of the energy dialogue both globally and in New Zealand. The Index illustrates the need for countries to balance energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. New Zealand ... More>>

ALSO:


Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>

ALSO:

Dairy: Fonterra Sells China Farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (RMB 2.5 billion*1), after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia Natural Dairy Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Youran Dairy Group Limited ... More>>

ALSO: