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
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
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. Also among its offerings are the Mediterranean-inspired Nic and Tonis, as well as the amazing revolutionary Seafood Restaurant, Shell & Bones.
Above & below: here are three views of the seating in the Pantry!
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
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 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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