Goodbye Old Friend – P&O
Pacific Sun Sails on Final Cruise. P&O Cruises’ Pacific Sun departed Brisbane yesterday for its final voyage before it leaves the cruise line’s fleet.
Affectionately known as “Australia’s favourite cruise ship”, Pacific Sun has been sailing with P&O Cruises since 2004 and has carried more than half a million Australian passengers on hundreds of holidays over that time.
The 47,000-tonne ship was sold by P&O Cruises earlier this year as part of Carnival Australia’s continuing fleet renewal.
As Australia’s leading cruise operator, Carnival Australia has seven ships based in Australian waters including three P&O Cruises’ superliners, three Princess Cruises’ superliners and Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Spirit which will debut in Australia in October.
Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, (PICTURED) which operates P&O Cruises, said Pacific Sun had been an enormously popular ship.
“Pacific Sun has carried hundreds of thousands of Australians on great holidays and helped build demand for cruising,” Ms Sherry said.
“When Pacific Sun joined our fleet eight years ago, Carnival Australia had two ships based in Australia and now we have seven – so she has certainly played a role in that growth.”
Pacific Sun’s final cruise is a Pacific Island seven-night voyage. Better ships keep coming, John Pond.