P&O Cruises Australia Announces Additions to the Pacific Encounter

Pacific Encounter

P&O Cruises Australia has announced additions to the Pacific Encounter during drydock, according to a statement.

The additions will include the installation of the 142-meter-long and 16-meter-high Twin-Racer waterslide and the P&O Edge Adventure Park.

The Adventure Park will feature a 55-meter-long Zipline, a rock climbing wall, a cargo net, walk the plank and a beam walk. 

“These exciting additions will mark the completion of our three-fleet transformation and bring us yet another step closer to a full and ‘normal’ cruising season. And of course, we look forward to welcoming our Brisbane guests back onboard and seeing the joy as they race down the new slides and test out the adrenaline-pumping activities at sea when she returns,” said Marguerite Fitzgerald, President of P&O Cruises Australia.

The Pacific Encounter, which became the first in the brand’s fleet to call into Darwin since the resumption of cruising, will undergo a three-week drydock in Singapore.

The ship had already undergone a big transformation in 2022 with the addition of the Byron Beach Club concept, Luke’s Bar and Grill as well as a fitness studio, Black Circus Theatre, and a number of bars and cafes such as the Encounter Hotel, Bonded Store and Altitude nightclub.

The Pacific Encounter will restart its full program from Brisbane in March and is scheduled to visit 24 destinations within Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific 

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