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What Type of Cruise Would You Like?
South Australians will have the joy of hosting P&O Cruises' Pacific Eden as home port for a short time at the end of the 2017-18 Cruise Ship season, commencing on Friday 9 February 2018.
Commencing service as the Statendam with Holland America Line before being transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed, Pacific Eden is slightly smaller than other P&O ships, ensuring access for guests to many new and interesting ports around Australia and Melanesa.
Adelaide - Mon 12 Feb 2018 - 5.30 am to 4 pm - A Taste of Tasmania Adelaide - Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 5.30 am to 4 pm - Port Lincoln Adelaide - Sat 24 Feb 2018 - 5.30 am to 6 pm - SeaBreak Food & Wine Adelaide - Tue 27 Feb 2018 - 5.30 am to 4 pm - Transfer Cruise to Melbourne via Burnie Tasmania
Pacific Eden is an escape from everyday life. Cruising at 20 knots, she is 219 metres in length, has nine guest decks and accommodates 1,260 guests and 557 crew.
Guests can enjoy no less than sixteen dining experiences ranging from the Chef's Table to the Salt Grill by Luke Mangan. The Penthouse will provide guests with a new level of luxury or there are interior, ocean view or balcony suites available.
There is plenty of entertainment for guests to choose, from spectacular shows and premium cinema to the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club and bars and nightclubs, for those date nights away from the kids. If guests are a bit more energetic, adventure abounds with the P&O Edge Adventure Park, rock climbing and sports courts.
Travel to the Outer Harbour by train or car. To utilise train services to Outer Harbour, passengers embarking at Adelaide Railway Station are advised to enter and exit via the northern barrier gates 20-26 (closest to the ticket office). For further information, please go to Adelaide Metro.
The event is free and child-friendly.
Please Note: This is a viewing only event and no access is available onboard.
Useless note, Pacific Eden is roughly the same size as the Titanic. She is a bit shorter, 219 versus 269 metres, but has more internal volume at 55,000 registered tons versus 46,000 tons. I looked that up when my wife, mother in law and myself were looking at cruises and I wanted to reassure them that the cruise ship sailing out of Adelaide was not small.