P&O Cruises has begun the New Year on a high note recording bumper sales. The cruise liner’s popularity amongst Australians hit an all time high with huge bookings in the first week of January, which were up by 84 percent compared to January 2015.

January 7 was P&O’s biggest booking day ever when they launched 24-hour sale.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell is upbeat about the cruise line’s latest ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, gaining popularity with past guests and new cruisers.

“We’ve been selling our expanded five-ship fleet for more than 12 months, but the bookings for Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden are really pouring in now that the ships are here and people can see for themselves how impressive they are.”

“In 2016, P&O will welcome more than 420,000 passengers onboard our five ships – reinforcing our position as Australia’s leading home cruise brand.

“Our 2016 inventory is filling up fast, so travellers should move quickly if they want to cruise this year,” said Sture Myrmell.

Mr Myrmell said the cruise line had plenty more excitement in store for its agent partners and guests.

“We can’t wait to take the next steps in the evolution of our brand with the addition of Pacific Explorer next year and our brand new ship in 2019, as well as the debut of a raft of new ports and itineraries.  There’s going to be lots of great cruise news to share over the coming months,” said Mr Myrmell.

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