Australian P&O Cruises’ latest cruise ship Pacific Eden visited Melbourne while deployed on its maiden voyage, ahead of its debut Victorian season next year.
Pacific Eden’s visit today is part of its inaugural Australian cruise, a 10-night itinerary which departed Fremantle on November 15. The next call is Sydney where it will be officially named with sister ship Pacific Aria on November 25.
The 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden will return to Melbourne in February next year as part of P&O Cruises’ biggest season of cruising from the city.
P&O Cruises, brand of Carnival Group, said that with Pacific Eden and sister ship Pacific Aria the cruise line’s fleet increased to five ships, enabling P&O to base a second ship in Victoria for the first time.
Pacific Eden and Pacific Jewel will offer 18 cruises from Melbourne from December 2015 to March 2016, carrying an estimated 30,000 guests.