The Pacific Eden arrived in Singapore over the weekend – the first time a P&O Cruise ship has ever visited the region.
She will be spending a month in Asia where she will be doing four roundtrip seven-night cruises visiting ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Her inaugural sailing will call at Langkawi in Malaysia before she heads to Krabi and Phuket in Thailand. Pacific Eden will then sail to Sabang in Indonesia on Thursday.
Her final cruise from Singapore will be a 14-night sailing to Cairns where she will be homeported for two months.
P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the cruise line was excited to be offering so many new Asian ports to its guests.
“The seven-day itineraries mean guests can discover a fantastic collection of stunning ports throughout Asia, while enjoying all the comforts of our stylish Pacific Eden, so they really are quite special,” Mr Myrmell said.
“These cruises underline one of the great benefits of cruising – the ability to easily access a range of remote destinations in one holiday, something which would be quite difficult to achieve by land or air.”
Mr Myrmell said many Pacific Eden guests had combined the ship’s eastern and western Asia itineraries to create a longer 14-day holiday at sea, visiting eight ports across four countries.
Pacific Eden will return to Singapore in July next year offering two seven-night roundtrip cruises priced from $899 per person quad share.