When Princess Cruises' Golden Princess is relaunched as Pacific Adventure in October 2020, it will have undergone a major overhaul to ensure it caters to P&O Cruises' Australian clientele.
P&O's biggest-ever Australian ship will feature family-friendly five-berth cabins -- a first for the cruise line -- with other family-friendly features including 135m-long dual racing waterslides and a P&O Edge Adventure Park including a flying fox, 'Walk the Plank' and rock-climbing wall.
Adults-only fun is also on offer for guests staying in the vessel's suites and selected mini-suites, who will have exclusive access to the exclusive Byron Beach Club private 'beach club'. The top-deck retreat features a private outdoor pool, whirlpool spas and sun loungers, all with sea views.
On the food front, a range of dining experiences will be available from award-winning chefs as well as the P&O signature restaurants including Waterfront, Dragon Lady, The Pantry and Angelo's.
Speciality restaurants will include Luke Mangan's Salt Grill and 400 Gradi, overseen by award-winning Melbourne-based pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco, who won the Best Pizza in the World Award at the Pizza World Championship in 2014.
If you get peckish beside the pool, you can use the Big Red Phone pizza delivery hotline to order pizza straight to your poolside lounge.
Pacific Adventure offers an expanded range of cabin options including 560 balcony rooms, 230 suites and mini-suites and the fleet's first five-berth family cabins.
The top deck will feature 135m-long dual racing waterslides and a P&O Edge Adventure Park including a flying fox, 'Walk the Plank' and rock-climbing wall.
There will be plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied, with a Blue Room live music venue playing blues, soul and R&B.
The grand class ship's first voyages include a 13-night Kiwi Adventure, 14-night Fiji Explorer and 11-night New Guinea Island Encounter itinerary. Pacific Adventure will also offer a three-night comedy cruise and four-night voyage to Moreton Island. The ship's Christmas and New Year's Eve cruises will visit the South Pacific.
Pacific Jewel is the seventh ship to cruise under the P&O Australia brand and another to have enjoyed many past lives with Carnival-owned companies. It was originally ordered by Sitmar but was absorbed into the Princess fleet when the company was taken over.