P&O Cruises has announced a multi-million dollar refit for its Brisbane-based ship Pacific Dawn which will include a new waterpark.
The 2000-guest ship will be refurbished in February 2017, emerging from its drydock with a a waterpark with two waterslides and an interactive kids-only play area. Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy Pacific Dawn’s new features from March 2017. Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will between them offer a record 108 cruises to holidaymakers next year – up from 98 cruises in 2016.
The Brisbane-based superliner will feature The Pantry, an international market place of fresh food outlets which will replace the traditional ship buffet. This will include a new Mediterranean-inspired offering called Nic and Toni’s. Also on offer will be the poolside Grill, offering casual dining options.
Several of Pacific Dawn’s public spaces will be redesigned to include, Charlie’s, The Orient and the Promenade Bar, which will be styled with similar décor to sister ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden. The Dome nightclub will be completely revamped and will offer more live music than ever before.
P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said: “With the new waterpark, dining options and a refreshed interior design, we’re creating a great new look for Pacific Dawn which will combine some fun innovations with the winning features of our existing ships.
“There’s no question that Queenslanders love holidaying at sea with P&O, so we’re very excited that our Brisbane guests will soon be able to enjoy a stylish new look Pacific Dawn as part of their cruise holiday experience, alongside one of our latest ships, Pacific Aria.”