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Transformation of Former Princess Cruise Ship Begins

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Dawn Princess is now being transformed into Pacific Explorer for P&O Australia. The vessel has started its 12-day dry dock in Singapore where the former Princess ship will be totally refreshed with the P&O look and of course onboard features.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said:

“Pacific Explorer is the next stage in the evolution of P&O, building on our very popular modern Australian holiday offering with some exciting new features.  We can’t wait to show her off to our guests.”

The refit of the new addition to the P&O Australia fleet will include two of the longest and wildest water slides on an Australian-based ship – each stretching more than 80 meters – along with an action-packed water park and a barefoot lawn bowling green. A P&OEdge Adventure Park and the Big Screen will also be installed during the ship’s major multi-million refurbishment.

Other new additions to the former Princess cruise ship including two new dining options, one which is a fast-casual dining called Luke’s and another called 400 Gandi, a traditional Italian Pizza venue. The ship will also receive a new Waterfront Restaurant, Dragon Lady Asian Restaurant, The Pantry Marketplace and The Bonded Store.

Once the dry dock is complete the 77,441 gross ton vessel will depart Singapore on June 2, 2017. The Pacific Explorer will sail its maiden voyage from Sydney, Australia on June 22, 2017.

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