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Countdown is on to Five Ship Extravaganza

Countdown is on to P&O Cruises’ Five Ship Extravaganza

One year out from its historic five ship spectacular in Sydney Harbour, P&O Cruises has revealed that entertainment across its expanded fleet will take a bold new direction with dreamlike party nights and innovative new offerings set to transform each ship into a thriving entertainment precinct.

Charged with the multimillion dollar assignment of coming up with onboard offerings to fit P&O Cruises’ ‘Like No Place On Earth’ positioning, Sture Myrmell, Vice President Hotel Operation for Carnival Australia, which represents P&O Cruises, said the next generation of onboard entertainment would have the ships pulsing to a new beat.

“New party nights that make use of more great areas around each ship will add to the dreamlike quality of cruising and, in this new realm, big entertainment attractions are likely to happen anywhere onboard,” Mr Myrmell said.

Fresh from scouring US entertainment capitals for inspiration, P&O Cruises Entertainment Director Brett Annable said he was exploring ways to implement cutting edge special effects that made audiences feel as though they were part of the show.

“We’re looking at how we can bring the latest mind-blowing technology from Las Vegas and Broadway to sea, which is very much in keeping with P&O Cruises’ reputation for innovation,” Mr Annable said.

“Big production shows, which have been synonymous with P&O cruising, will still feature in the entertainment line-up but we will be taking them to a whole new dimension employing techniques and special effects that will have the whole ship buzzing for our guests.”

Mr Annable’s previous successes at P&O Cruises include the introduction of the ‘Circus’ showroom production featuring life-sized elephant animations and P&OEdge Adventure Park.

With one year to go until the expanded fleet makes a spectacular entry to Sydney Harbour on November 25, New Zealanders can secure their place on one of the five ships with fares currently on sale from $379* per person quad share for Pacific Aria’s two-night November 25 cruise from Sydney to Brisbane.

Pacific Eden’s nine-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney to the Loyalty Islands departing on November 25, is priced from $1489* per person quad share.

While Pacific Dawn will be in Sydney for the historic event as part of a seven-night roundtrip cruise departing Brisbane on November 21 and including calls to Eden, Newcastle and Moreton Island, from $979* per person quad share.

For more information on P&O Cruises visit

*fares are in NZD per person, quad share, and on sale until December 19. Subject to availability, conditions apply

Notes to editors: The region’s largest and longest-serving cruise operator, P&O Cruises Australia continues to lead the way in cruising as Australasia's only 'home brand'. P&O Cruises has been sailing the region for more than 80 years, cementing its status as Australia's favourite cruise line. On November 25, 2015, P&O Cruises will welcome two additional ships to its current three-ship fleet becoming the nation’s largest cruise line with five ships cruising from eight home ports in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The addition of Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden has paved the way for exciting new cruise options including deployments from every mainland state in Australia and an extended deployment from Auckland. The pair herald a new era for P&O Cruises, as reflected in its new brand repositioning - P&O Cruises, Like no Place on Earth.

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