For trips around the Australian coast and its beautiful surrounding islands, Pacific Pearl is hard to beat. Boasting 11 immaculately presented decks and a huge range of things to keep you entertained, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time on board.
Built in 1988 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, Pacific Pearl started out under the name of FairMajesty. However, she never sailed under that name, and was soon bought by Princess Cruises to operate under the name of Star Princess. She is now the latest addition to the current P&O Fleet.
She has sailed routes in and around a number of locations across the globe, including the UK, Barbados, Spain, Egypt, Asia and now Australia.
Activities and facilities on Pacific Pearl
There’s a definite emphasis on fun on board Pacific Pearl – but that’s not to say you won’t have time to relax. The top deck features an impressive giant LED screen and outdoor circus arena, where you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping acrobatics shows. Then there’s The Dome: a huge entertainment centre featuring bars, pubs and a theatre.
But if you just feel like winding down, you’ll enjoy the choice of two spas and two swimming pools, the library, or perhaps The Oasis, an adults-only retreat. And if you’re in the mood for a laugh, try the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club.
When it comes to dining, you’ll also be spoilt for choice. From the relatively laid-back Waterfront Restaurant and The Grill, to the fine cuisine on offer at celebrity chef Luke Mangan’s Salt grill, there really is something for every taste.
Current trips available
Throughout 2013 and 2014, Pacific Pearl will be embarking on a number of trips around the Australian coast, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Some of the highlights include:
Week Magique round trip from Sydney – 7 nights – February 2013
Stopping at Noumea, Isle of Pines, and then back to Sydney.
Fijian Adventure – round trip from Sydney – 14 nights – February 2013
Stopping at Noumea, Mystery Island, Vila, Port Denarau, Dravuni, Fiji Islands, Suva and Isle of Pines, before returning to Sydney.
Island Fiesta round trip from Auckland – 10 nights – May 2013
Stopping at Vila, Mystery Island, Lifou, Noumea, Isle of Pines and then back to Auckland.
Tropical Dreams round trip from Sydney – 10 nights – August 2013
Stopping at Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas, Willis Island, Brisbane and Sydney.
Bounty Adventure round trip cruise from Sydney – 16 nights – October 2013
Stopping at Norfolk Island, Vava ‘u (Tonga Islands), Nuku ‘Alofa, Nomuka Island, Bounty Islands, Suva, Port Denarau, Dravuni (Fiji Islands), Noumea and back to Sydney.
Southern Getaway – Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne – 6 nights – April 2014
Stopping at Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Robe and back to Melbourne.
These are just a few of the trips we currently offer. Find the rest on our Pacific Pearl page.