P&O will be charting new waters as the line has added three regional Australian towns to its itineraries. Pacific Pearl will visit Eden on NSW’s South Coast on Saturday February 21, before becoming the first cruise ship to call at the Mornington Peninsula on February 24 and then Portland on February 25 in Victoria’s south.
For all those foodies on the Pearl, the cruise will also call at Kangaroo Island where guests can sample the island’s famed produce as part of a mini FEASTival which is laid out during each of P&O’s five visits to the South Australian port this year.
P&O’s Cruises Senior Vice President Tammy Marshall said the cruise line has been pioneering cruising from Australia for more than 80 years and was proud to be introducing its guests to some special new ports.
“We’re thrilled to be taking our guests to some of Australia’s most beautiful coastal areas, while also spreading the valuable cruise dollar further in what is sure to be a boon for these regional towns.”
Over the next 12 months, P&O will make five calls to Mornington Peninsula, seven to Portland on the Great Ocean Road and five to Eden, injecting almost $7 million into the regional communities.