P&O Cruises Australia has waved goodbye to Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria over the past two months, with both vessels leaving the fleet sooner than previously planned as Carnival Corporation continues to optimise its ocean-going hardware during the cruise pause.
That leaves Pacific Explorer as currently the only ship in the local P&O fleet — but not for long, with the company also announcing that the new Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure will now arrive in the first half of 2021.
Both ships are coming from sister brand Princess Cruises, with Pacific Adventure (previously Golden Princess) now expected to commence sailing from Sydney on 30 April next year.
She will be followed shortly thereafter by the 3,000-guest Pacific Encounter (previously Sea Princess) which is currently slated for a May 2021 debut.
P&O is offering very generous cancellation and refund policies to encourage 2021 bookings on the fleet, along with a special travel agent commission bonus.