Pacific Aria


Would you sail an Aussie-crewed ship if it costs more?

The Coral Expeditions fleet is currently moored in Cairns. But the vessels, crewed by Australians and New Zealanders, are one of only a tiny number of locally flagged cruise ships. Buoyed by the idea of […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 5 2020

P&O and Carnival halt cruising for 30 days – P&O offers 200% refund to passengers

P&O Cruises Australia has today followed a long list of lines in pausing its cruise itineraries for 30 days “following advice from the country’s public officials that mass gatherings should be limited to no more […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 14 2020

The new Pacific Aria emerges from dry-dock

The Pacific Aria has emerged with cool new features after she spent 12-days in dry-dock in Singapore including a new Dome space, which is onboard the Pacific Eden. The popular top-deck space with ocean views […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 16 2018

P&O pulls Aria from Cairns for new Papua New Guinea itineraries

P&O Cruises has pulled the Pacific Aria from homeporting in Cairns next year. The all-Australian cruise brand told the Cairns Post that it was originally replacing the Pacific Eden with Pacific Aria after the line […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 3 2018

Stowaway galah takes Princess Cruises’ holiday around New Zealand

A stowaway galah will be reunited with its family after it decided to take a cruise around New Zealand and Carnival Corporation are planning a party to reunite the bird with her family. Harri the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 2 2018

Luke Mangan picks home chef’s dish to feature on P&O ships

P&O’s food ambassador Luke Mangan has found Australia’s biggest foodie – Sofia Levin from Collingwood, Melbourne has been chosen to be Chef Mangan’s Culinary Experience Officer. Sofia will now travel the world with Luke, tasting […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 28 2016

Brides dress ruined on P&O cruise during storm

Sarah Harries had been planning her wedding day for months. The Sydney-sider decided to do something a bit different and have her wedding onboard a cruise ship. But unfortunately for Sarah and her husband, Dr […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 10 2016

Watch Pacific Aria as a Lego masterpiece

P&O spent 250,000 hours refurbishing its two new ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden. Certified Lego professional Ryan McNaught spent 353 hours building a perfect, miniature replica of Aria from the famed coloured bricks. And it’s […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 21 2016

Pacific Aria’s maiden call to Cairns

P&O Cruises latest ship Pacific Aria is on her maiden call to Cairns. Fresh from a sparkling five ship spectacular ceremony in Sydney, Pacific Aria is currently docked at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. The […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 4 2015

Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden in Singapore’s drydock

P&Os Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden are currently in Singapore undergoing refurbishments before they sail from Sydney Harbour in November. The double dry dock season is a first for P&O as the Australian cruise liner […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 31 2015

P&O announces new ship for Aussie waters

P&O has just announced a new ship will be entering Australian waters in 2017 – the Pacific Explorer will be joining Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden. The 2000 guest ship will offer an array of […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 26 2015