P&O Australia’s Pacific Adventure has started its summer season Down Under.

She was built in 2001 as Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess. In 2020, the ship was transferred to P&O Australia and was renamed Pacific Adventure

This Sydney-homeported ship has a gross tonnage of 108,865 and spans 290 metres in length. Pacific Adventure, which travels an average speed of 22 knots, has 1, 100 crew members and was last refurbished in 2021. 

Pacific Adventure sails the high seas
P&O’s Pacific Adventure sails the high seas.

Suites and staterooms

Pacific Adventure has a total of 1316 staterooms. Of the 950 outside staterooms, 78% or 736 are with balconies. The ship also has a total of 26 wheel-chair accessible cabins (1 Window Suite, 12 Balcony, 4 Outside, and 9 Inside). 

The ship’s largest suite is the Aft-Facing Grand Suite with Balcony which is 57 square metres in size with an 11 square-metre sized balcony. The suite could accommodate up to four guests.

The 32-stateroom Balcony Suite, on the other hand, accommodates a maximum of three passengers. Staterooms’ sizes range from 28 square metres to 35 square metres. The balconies range from 14 to 17 square metres in area. Balcony Suites come in these categories: OS-Owners, PA-Penthouse, PB-Premium, and SP-SV-Vista. 

Pacific Adventure also has an 8-Berth 2-Bedroom Family Suite that can accommodate a maximum of 8 passengers. It has a cabin size of 32 square metres. In addition, there are also 5-Berth 1-Bedroom Family Suites whose cabin sizes range from 30 to 32 square metres. 

The 180-stateroom Mini Suite has a uniform cabin size of 26 square metres and a balcony area of 4 square metres. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. 

When it comes to the Balcony Cabin, it has a total of 514 staterooms with a uniform area of 16 square meters. Each stateroom has a balcony area that ranges from 4 to 8 square metres. 

The Oceanview Cabin, on the other hand, has 214 staterooms and measures 15 to 18 square metres. Though this accommodation doesn’t have a balcony, each stateroom has a porthole where guests can still have a view of the ocean. Meanwhile, the 366-stateroom Inside Cabin has an area of 15 to 17 square metres. 

In addition, the ship also has a total of 39 Wheelchair-Accessible Handicap Cabin that measure 20 to 36 square metres in area. 

Dining and culinary experience

Pacific Adventure has a number of free dining options. The Waterfront for example serves breakfast and dinner every day and on sea days, it also serves lunch. 

The Pantry provides a food court-style dining hub and houses nine different food stalls. If you want some classic international curry flavours complete with homemade breads, chutneys and raitas, the Curry House is the best option. If you want to go for a taco bite, you may proceed to Mexicana. 

Other signature P & O food outlets are also present at The Pantry such as Kettle & Bun, Sugar Bar, Hook’s Fish & Chips, Fat Cow, McGregors Garden, and Nic & Toni’s. 

There are also free specialty restaurants onboard Pacific Adventure like Angelo’s where guests are treated to a four-course Italian cuisine. This restaurant highlights some specialties like Grissini Gustosi di Casa al Forno and Antipasti Misti for Primi, Risotto ai Funghi con Ricotta e Spinaci and Lasagna Bolognese for Secondi. There are also some side dishes and desserts being served. Angelo’s is only open during dinner. 

Another complimentary specialty restaurant is the Dragon Lady. Menus in this restaurant are inspired by Australians’ love for Asian cuisine. 

On the other hand, Luke’s Bar & Grill is one specialty restaurant that comes with a fee. 

This is also called Celebrity Chef Dining as menus in this restaurant are created by famed Australian chef Luke Mangan. This resto is known for its signature dishes like the crab omelet with enoki mushroom salad and miso broth, and the ever-famous liquorice parfait with lime syrup. 

Onboard activities

Pacific Adventure has an array of offerings when it comes to onboard activities. The Twin Racer waterslides are a hit among passengers. This is designed for guests to race each other against the clock. There is also a list of thrilling adventures awaiting guests at the P&O Edge Adventure Park which is considered as Australia’s largest adventure park at sea.

Pacific Adventure's Twin Racer
Pacific Adventure’s Twin Racer waterslides.

The ship also has two performance areas, the Marquee theatre which is considered as the main performance space located at the bow, and the Black Circus located at the stern. Parisian-inspired shows are showcased in these theatres. 

Bars and lounges are spread throughout the ship’s decks. There are several bars in the foyer in the Atrium but most of the bars are located in deck 7. 

When it comes to pools and hot tubs, the ship  has four pools which includes one main pool with a view of the big screen on the pool deck. There is also a separate pool for Byron Beach Club guests. In addition, passengers onboard may also use the adults-only pool at the Oasis. 

There’s also a complimentary kids club program divided into several age groups. 

Pacific Adventure deck plan

Pacific Adventure deck plan showcases a total of 1316 cabins for 2,636 guests. The ship has 18 decks, 11 dining options, 7 lounges and bars, 4 swimming pools, 9 Jacuzzis, and 14 elevators.

The ship’s self-service laundry facilities are located on decks 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Deck 5 houses the Waterfront while Deck 6 houses the Marquee theatre, the Dragon Lady, Luke’s Bar & Grill, and Angelo’s. 

Black Circus, Blue Room, and the Casino are all in deck 7. 

Most of the staterooms are located on decks 8 through 14. Also, deck 14 houses the main pool, and the Oasis. The Pantry is also located in this deck.

Meanwhile, deck 15 houses the fitness centre, Byron Beach Pool, Elemis at Sea Spa, and the Family Pool Area. 

In addition, the ship’s featured attractions The P&O Edge, The Lawn, and the Twin Racer are located on deck 18. 

Deck Plan of Pacific Adventure
P&O Australia’s Pacific Adventure deck plan.

Pacific Adventure offers a range of P&O signature features that suit all guests across generations. It has exciting and thrilling onboard activities that members of the family including toddlers could enjoy. 

The ship offers a good balance of entertainment, leisure, and dining perfect for cruise enthusiasts.