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Pacific Adventure

Capacity
2600
Crew
1100
Tonnage
108 865
Length
951 ft (290 m)
First voyage
2001
Decks
17

Pacific Adventure is a Grand-class cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. In 1998, Princess finalized the order for the ship (then known as the Golden Princess) in response to the strong demand for her sister ship, Grand Princess, making her the fleet's second Grand-class ship. She was built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Monfalcone, delivered in 2001,... Read more

Pacific Adventure

Capacity (DO): 
2600
Crew: 
1100
Tonnage: 
108 865
Length: 
951 ft (290 m)
Beam: 
118 ft (36 m)
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
17

Pacific Adventure is a Grand-class cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises Australia, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. In 1998, Princess finalized the order for the ship (then known as the Golden Princess) in response to the strong demand for her sister ship, Grand Princess, making her the fleet's second Grand-class ship. She was built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Monfalcone, delivered in 2001, and christened by Merlisa George in Saint Thomas in April 2002. While operating as Golden Princess, she has sailed to all seven continents, beginning with her debut in Southampton in May 2001, followed by seasonal deployments serving regions around the Caribbean and Europe. In 2007, she circumnavigated South America and debuted along the West Coast of the United States before also sailing around ports in Asia and Oceania bordering the Pacific Ocean until 2020.

In 2017, Carnival Corporation announced Golden Princess would be transferred from Princess to sister brand P&O Cruises Australia as a part of P&O's fleet renewal. She was originally expected to debut as Pacific Adventure in October 2020, sailing itineraries around Oceania, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, her debut is subject to P&O's resumption of operations.

Construction

In January 1998 Princess announced it was ordering two additional Grand-class ships at a cost of approximately US$425 million each from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for delivery in 2001.

The first ship, named Golden Princess, was floated out on 31 August 2000 in Monfalcone. She sailed her maiden voyage on May 16, 2001. She was originally planned to be christened by Jane Seymour on 12 October 2001, but was later christened by Merlisa George, Miss US Virgin Islands 2002, on 17 April 2002 in Saint Thomas.

Design and specifications

Princess made several changes to the design of Golden Princess compared with Grand Princess, including a modified stern. Princess commissioned Golden Princess to have similar dimensions to Grand Princess: they both measure 109,000 GT and have an approximate capacity of 2,600 passengers. Additionally, they have a length of 290.0 metres (951.4 ft), a draft of 8.05 metres (26.4 ft), and a beam of 36 metres (118 ft). Golden Princess is powered by a diesel-electric genset system, with six Sulzer engines: four producing 11,520 kilowatts (15,450 hp) and two producing 8,640 kilowatts (11,590 hp). Main propulsion is via two diesel-electric propellers. The system gives the vessel a maximum speed of 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph). The ship has 1,299 passenger cabins and 627 crew cabins. She has a maximum capacity of 4,160 passengers and crew.

On board, Golden Princess retains much of the design of Grand Princess, aside from several changes. Instead of the slanted bulkheads of the tiered decks below her sister ship's navigation bridge, she has flat bulkheads. Additionally, in order to reduce the ship's weight, she features a modified stern made of lighter materials, particularly in the "handle," which housed the ship's nightclub.

Covid-19

The 2019–2020 season marked the last active season that the ship sailed as Golden Princess. She began with weekly Alaska voyages in summer 2019 before returning to Melbourne in fall 2019.

Pacific Adventure

Background

In December 2015, Carnival Corporation announced it had ordered a new 4,200-passenger ship from Fincantieri for Princess' sister brand, P&O Cruises Australia, as a part of its "fleet enhancement plan." The new ship, scheduled for delivery in 2019, would become P&O's first-ever new-build vessel and its largest ship overall in the fleet. However, in December 2016, the order for the new ship was transferred to sister brand Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) in exchange for Carnival Splendor joining the P&O fleet instead. In a statement, P&O president Sture Myrmell conceded that the market's current infrastructure and its anticipated pace of development would be inadequate to support the brand's earlier, more ambitious expansion goals. But in September 2017, Carnival issued a further fleet realignment, announcing Golden Princess would transfer to P&O, with Carnival Splendor continuing to operate for CCL. In September 2018, after hosting an online naming contest, P&O announced Golden Princess would be renamed Pacific Adventure and debut in October 2020, featuring modified accommodations and onboard facilities designed in-line with the P&O brand.

Service

In October 2018, P&O unveiled the inaugural schedule for Pacific Adventure, with cruises of various lengths from Australian ports, visiting New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and other destinations in Oceania, beginning in October 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has led P&O to halt its operations, affecting the ship's debut; as of August 2020, it is scheduled to suspend all cruises until 2 December 2020. The ship was transferred in October 2020, but she won't enter service before 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Golden Princess transitions into P&O's fleet, her guest capacity will be increased to 3,100, with modifications including the addition of five-berth cabins. P&O also invited the public to contribute suggestions in order to design a more family-oriented experience on the ship. Other new features will consist of a new adults-only lounge space and a recreational park.

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Attractions on Pacific Adventure


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Vines Bar

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Voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea", this is a charming corner with extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine...

Photo Gallery

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Our photographers have prepared for you a series of remarkable photos related to our ship. You can buy the favorite.
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Horizon Court

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Indulge in a delightful array of familiar favorites and regional dishes, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and be sure to try the Crab Shack or Fondues on select evenings. Check ba...
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Teen Center

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In our Teens-only exclusive Centers, passengers ages 13-17 can make new friends while enjoying all of the coolest amenities. Our Lounges are packed with PS2/PS3 and Wii games, the latest movies, mu...

Splash Pool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool! There are two small splash pools, the smaller is for children and the larger is for adults.
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International Cafe

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Open around the clock, you'll always find something delicious to nosh on from breakfast parfaits to grilled paninis and gourmet salads, daily soups and a host of tasty desserts including freshly ba...
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Sabatini's

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Our popular Italian dining option is arguably one of the "Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants" at sea (USA TODAY). You’ll be astonished by the signature pastas and seafood specialties, as well a...

Calypso Bar

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Quench your thirst with our award-winning craft beer, brewed exclusively by acclaimed local breweries and only available on board of Diamond Princess. Also you can find a wide array of wines, cockt...
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Youth Center

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Our Youth Centers ages 3-12 are staffed by entertaining and experienced counselors, all of whom are dedicated and trained to make sure kids are having the best vacation ever.
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Teen Center Top Deck

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In our Teens-only exclusive Centers, passengers ages 13-17 can make new friends while enjoying all of the coolest amenities. Our Lounges are packed with PS2/PS3 and Wii games, the latest movies, mu...