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Dont miss the boat for the biggest party at sea
On the 25th of November Sydney Harbour will host a special moment in maritime history. Cruise line P and O Australia will bring five ships from its fleet of Australian based cruise ships, to gather on the one day in the harbour. This is the first time any five cruise ships from one company line have ever been in the harbour at the same time. It will be a day of celebration, glamour and lots of partying. P and O's newest ships, the Pacific Aria and the Pacific Eden, will be on their maiden voyages for this event. Even for those not on board, the sight will be amazing for the people of Sydney and will draw many onlookers to the harbour.
Come aboard and relax a while and join in the 5 ship spectacular. Image courtesy pocruises.com.au
For entertainment on board, each ship will have its own guest star as well as many other acts and D.J.s spinning the dance moves. Another entertainment highlight will be the Bianco White Party where each guest on board will be asked to wear white clothing. With all that sunshine and dazzling white up on top deck, sunglasses and a hat will be must have accessories. Come nightfall a spectacular fireworks display will be held over the harbour with the best vantage point for all on each ship to have fantastic view of the fireworks show. No more bustling through the crowds and waiting at your spot to see some fireworks on the harbour. Afterwards just stroll to one of the bars or nightclubs and dance the night away. Now that is one great night out.
Pack your favourite all white outfit for the Bianco White Party. Image by Adina Voicu on pixabay.com
The weather in Sydney at this time will be absolutely gorgeous, before the strong heat of summer, yet nice enough for being up on the pool decks, strolling on the promenade, and swimming in the many pools. And when you need to relax after all that dancing and photo taking, grab a deck chair and chill out or simply lap up the good life in the hot tub. All meals and entertainment on board are included in your fare.
Of course a cruise ship is one place where there is great food, wine and many bars. The event has some special drinks packages to purchase prior to your trip and, as there is no cash on board, that makes party time easy. You simply show your ID card to the waiter or bar staff. This is also your room key, which must be kept safe at all times.
The Oasis - a child free chill out zone of the new Pacific Aria and Eden cruise ships. Image courtesy of pocruises.com.au
The special event has some good deals on before the busy Christmas and holiday season when prices are higher for cruising at that time. It would make an ideal getaway before the silly season starts, and a fantastic venue to mingle with work colleagues at a pre Christmas function. Besides, it's almost December, so maybe you can mention it to your boss. Groups of friends on a budget can go with a quad share making the cruise a very cheap break away. You will need to check the age limits as most cruise ships now request one person in each stateroom be over the age of 21 years.
If all this sounds like fun you can't miss out on, the next thing is to decide which cruise suits you. Some of the ships will be sailing from Sydney after the event, while others will be on their way back from their cruise, but they will all meet up in Sydney harbour for the big party on the November 25, 2015.
Here is a quick look at each ship, the length of cruise and where it is sailing. The special guest entertainer on board for the harbour party is listed.
PACIFIC DAWN- 7 nights, departs Brisbane 21/11 to Sydney. Guest Artist- Stan Walker
PACIFIC JEWEL- 4 nights, departs 23/11 Sydney and return. Guest Artist- Justice Crew
PACIFIC PEARL- 3 nights, departs Sydney 23/11 and return. Guest Artist- Samantha Jade
PACIFIC ARIA- 2 nights, departs Sydney 25/11 to Brisbane.
Guest Artist- Jessica Mauboy
PACIFIC EDEN - at 9 nights, this is the longest cruise for the event departs Sydney 25/ 11 for the Loyalty Islands in the Pacific and return.
Guest Artist- The Veronicas.
The pool deck on the brand new Pacific Eden. Image courtesy of pocruises.com.au
If you love cruising or would just like to take one of the shorter two or three night cruises for a try out, this event holds something for all. No passport will be necessary for the ones that are staying within Australian waters. Take a look at the website here to check out the details and for bookings or see your travel agent. Then all you need to do is pack your sunnies, some good outfits for the dining room and of course your white gear for the Bianco White Party.
For Sydney residents or visitors who are not cruising on this date, then get down to the harbour for this spectacular sight and the fireworks show at night.