The soon-to-be Pacific Encounter has sailed into Singapore and been greeted by her awaiting new P&O Cruises Australia ‘name badge’.
The former Star Princess will be rebadged Pacific Encounter with P&O branding – each side weighing a whopping three tonnes and 20 metres long each – which will display proudly in the traditional position on the funnel high above the top deck.
The event marks the latest signage of P&O’s fleet transformation. Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure will join Pacific Explorer in the coming months, hopefully signalling a restart for Australia’s home grown cruise line.
Sture Myrmell, President of Carnival Australia and P&O Cruises Australia, said: “This is also a sign of P&O’s resilience and strength as we look forward to the restart of cruising and the rebuilding of cruising in our region. It is also a tribute to P&O’s many loyal guest who have stuck by us through these challenging times”.
It is understood Pacific Encounter’s transformation will be used as a template for Pacific Adventure’s refit later in the year.