P&O announces its first international port since 2020

P&O announces its first international port since 2020

P&O Cruises Australia has announced its first visit to an international port since the start of the global pandemic with Pacific Explorer set to hit both Auckland and Fiji.

On Wednesday, the cruise line informed passengers booked for its Fiji Adventure cruise on Pacific Explorer departing Sydney on 8 August know they have an opportunity to be part of cruising history.

Under a revised itinerary, Pacific Explorer will become the first ship to visit Auckland and two ports in Fiji following the resumption of cruise operations in the region.

It will be the first time that P&O Cruises has visited an international port since cruise operations were suspended in March 2020.

Until now, the restart of cruising in Australia has been limited to domestic itineraries.

“Our guests have been looking forward to again being able to visit magical destinations in the Pacific,” said president of P&O Cruises Australia Marguerite Fitzgerald.

“We now see the pathway back to cruising in our beautiful part of the world and I am sure our guests on this cruise will enjoy being part of cruising’s return to New Zealand and Fiji.”

Under the revised itinerary, Pacific Explorer will now visit Auckland on 12 August, followed by Lautoka on 15 August and Dravuni on 16 August.

However, scheduled calls to Mystery Island or Noumea will not proceed and P&O Cruises looks forward to returning to Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the near future.

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