Forget First Class & step inside ‘Grand Class’ where adults will enjoy areas prohibited by children, blues bars, spacious suites & celebrity chef dining. Don’t worry families, there’s a lot for you too.

It’ll all be on board P&O Cruises’ next cruise ship, which the cruise line is calling (after receiving feedback from 600,000 Facebook followers) Pacific Adventure.

The 3,100-passenger ship will officially join the fleet in October 2020 and according to President Sture Myrmell, it will continue the cruise line’s evolution as the first of a new class, the ‘Grand Class’.

What makes Pacific Adventure and the Grand Class so different from existing ships?


Well, the former 108,865-tonne Golden Princess vessel will receive an all-round makeover to have a ‘fresh and contemporary’ design, similar to that on board Pacific Explorer.

She’ll have an array of dining experiences, including an exciting new concept from Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco.

Adults can escape the younger cruisers in the ship’s child-free Oasis, which will spread across multiple decks with sun lounges, spa tubs, a swimming pool and a dedicated bar.

Families, particularly multi-generational cruisers, are also being catered too via 5-berth family cabins. Other cabin options include 560 balcony rooms, 230 suites and mini-suites.


The Blue Room on Pacific Aria.

Another highlight of the new vessel will be the return of P&O Cruises’ The Blue Room, a live-music venue where guests can sit back and enjoy live blues, soul and R&B.

“We have ‘grand’ plans for Pacific Adventure and we can’t wait to take our guests on unforgettable adventures across Australia and the South Pacific.”

Sture Myrmell, P&O Cruises Australia President

The first program featuring Pacific Adventure will go on sale next month and include sailings through to the end of 2020 (click here to register your interest). She’ll be joined by a sister-ship in 2021.


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