P&O Cruises Australia has unveiled a new livery that will debut on Pacific Explorer.
The hull art resembles the Southern Cross, a national symbol in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as a celestial constellation which has guided seafarers for generations. The new design is likely to be applied to other P&O Australia ships at a later date.
Sture Myrmell, President, P&O Cruises Australia, said: “We couldn’t think of a more powerful symbol to launch Pacific Explorer’s new era of local cruising than the Southern Cross. It is a symbol that is close to our hearts as Australia’s home brand cruise line and it strikes a chord with our many Australian and New Zealand guests. The Southern Cross is also an ageless pointer to contemporary cruising and the region in which our ships sail. We are proud to unveil Pacific Explorer’s ‘Sailing Stars’ design.”
Currently sailing with Princess Cruises as Dawn Princess, the 2,000-passenger ship will be renamed Pacific Explorer and offer cruises that depart Sydney from June 2017.