Get ready for a grand spectacle on the harbour this Australia Day!
P&O Cruises’ trio will be berthed in Sydney Harbour, giving passengers onboard a front row seat of all the action on Australia Day. Pacific Dawn will be based off Kurraba Point, Pacific Pearl anchoring at Point Piper and Pacific Jewel will be berthed at Athol Bay.
Both the Pearl and Jewel will sport patriotic decals with the Australian catch cry “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” while the Dawn will be draped in giant Australian flags.
The ships will enter the harbour at 15 minute intervals and are expected to be in position by 6:45am and will be dressed for the big occasion by 7:30am.
It will be the first time all three P&O ships have met in Sydney with the display marking the third year the cruise line has been the official sponsor of the Australia Day Sydney Harbour Program.
The events on Australia Day include the Ferrython, the Army’s 21-gun Salute to Australia, RAAF flyover, a Harbour Parade, a Tug and Yacht Ballet, a ‘tinnie muster’, Tall Ships Parade which Pacific Pearl will start with her horn, the P&O Cruises’ fireworks display between the three ships at 8:30pm and for the first time HMAS Canberra will join the festivities in the centre of the harbour.