P&O Cruises Pacific Dawn newly refurbished in 2017
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The Pacific Dawn arrived home in
Dawn returns to her homeport,
It took a team of 700 contractors spending over 100,000 hours transforming the ship whilst she was in Drydock, with the installation of more than 18,000 square metres of carpet, being almost enough to carpet all four-exhibition halls at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Other additions to the 70,285-tonne ship include more than 3,000 pieces of new and reupholstered furniture, more than 1,500 pieces of art and accessories and more than 500 new pieces of signage.
In addition the two huge new waterslides took
almost 40 days to construct offsite and being completed and
fitted onboard the ship, with the final installation and testing
occurring whilst the Pacific Dawn returned to
Meanwhile some of the ships key public spaces were completely transformed, including the atrium, Charlies cafe, The Orient and the Promenade Bar, as they have been redesigned to mirror the contemporary look which has become a trademark of the P&O fleet in recent years as found on the popular Pacific Aria and Eden.
Interior Photo Album:
As you arrive onboard you will be met by the elegant all new Atrium
The all new Orient Bar has the feel of the Ocean Bar on the amazing Pacific Aria and Eden
The Promenade Lounge and Bar has that slight touch of the Blue Room
Above & below: Above we see the starboard entrance to elegant The Dome
located atop the ship, whilst below are two further images of this fine venue
Just like on the Pacific Aria, Art is a big feature on the new Pacific Dawn
Here we see The Domes Bar and dance floor, which will become the nightclub and disco late at night!
P&O President Sture Myrmell said the refurbished Pacific Dawn was the next step in the evolution of P&Os modern Australian holiday offering, designed to deliver good times in a stylish yet relaxed setting.
Pacific Dawn not only features the new look and feel which has been so popular on our latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, she also provides a taste of whats to come on our next ship Pacific Explorer, which debuts in June. We think shell be a real winner and we cant wait to welcome guests onboard, Mr Myrmell said.
stylish Pacific Dawn is seen sailing off the
The refit comes at the start of P&Os
biggest year of
According to the latest statistics,
Pacific Dawns guests can now also enjoy a range of other new features on the ship including The Pantry, an international market place of nine fresh food outlets which replaces the traditional ship buffet. Among its offerings are the popular Pan-Asian StiX, and the new addition, the Mediterranean-inspired Nic and Tonis.
Here we see just one of the food-Court venues StiX
Above & below: here are three views of the seating in the Pantry!
In addition to the Pantry, there is the amazing revolutionary Seafood Restaurant, Shell & Bones, which is located aft of the Pantry, and in the evening, Shell & Bones becomes an optional dining venue with an amazing Menu at a most reasonable cost
As part of the refurbishment, the 2,000-guest
Pacific Dawn has become the very first ship in the fleet to wear
the Cruise Lines striking new livery featuring the Southern
Cross, a national symbol in both
all new Southern Cross bow of the Pacific Dawn, as she is seen
P&O Cruises guests can now slip and slide their way to the Pacific onboard Pacific Dawn, which features the wildest and longest waterslides on an Australian cruise ship. The two new slides, both around 80 metres long, form the centrepiece of a massive refurbishment of the Brisbane-based superliner which has taken place over a number of weeks in Singapore.
One slide is transparent so that spectators can watch guests shoot through its twists and turns, while the other slide is multi-coloured, with music pumping through it to give guests a high impact ride to the bottom.
Above & below: Here we see just one of the Waterpark Slides & the happy end result of a slide ride
Other additions include a Waterpark and P&Os first virtual reality activity at sea from Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia.
& below: The exciting new
In the teenage clubs, HQ and HQ+, the entertainment has gone to a whole new level with the cruise lines new virtual reality experience, featuring a range of popular Sony PS4 titles including Tearaway Unfolded, Gravity Rush 2 and Ratchet & Clank as part of the exclusive partnership with Sony.
The activities on the Pacific Dawn continue with the P&O EDGE Adventure Park. Do you feel like being a Pirate at sea? Then come and Walk the Plank.
When you reach the end of the plank you will turn around and lean back, what for? A photograph of course!
Why not go climbing up the decks or the forward section of the ship, or a rock, but a real rock, but just as much fun, if not more!
And you can take a flight over the ship, but not in a plane, as you will be the flyer, for you will take to the air and fly over the decks of the ship on the long Flying Fox. The Pacific Dawn offers, fun and activities for the younger ones and those a little older, as well as those who feel youthful and adventurous!
Take a ride over the decks it is quite a sight, as well as some great ocean views!
The new look Pacific Dawn has so much to offer
and she has a vast variety of cruises available, be it to the
Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Cruising the Queensland Coast
as well as other specialty and shorter cruises. No matter which
cruise you will undertake, you will discover, as I have found out
having cruised on the Pacific Aria out of
bright and looking Pacific Dawn returns to
give countless thousands of Queenslanders a vacation to remember!
Available now is a comprehensive Deck Plan of the newly refitted Pacific Dawn. Just CLICK HERE and a pdf file will open, which you can enlarge to suit your needs.
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