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Pacific Explorer arrives Sydney to become first large cruise ship back in Australian waters

P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer arrived in Sydney on Monday 18 April 2022 to become the first cruise ship arrival in Sydney since early 2020.

She will be tied up in Sydney for a few weeks while she is stored and the service crew arrive to prepare the ship for passengers before her first cruise, a short four-day trip to Brisbane and back starting on 31 May.

In perfect weather the ship received a big welcome with fire tugs escorting her down the harbour spraying fountains of water and helicopter footage being shown on most of our local TV channels.

All the tugs had welcome home banners across their bows, while Pacific Explorer wore a big banner saying ‘We’re Home’ on her forward superstructure.

Pacific Explorer (ex-Dawn Princess) has been operated by P&O Cruises Australia since June 2017, one of the brands owned by Carnival Corporation.

She is a Sun class cruise ship and was built by Fincantieri, Italy in 1997, featuring eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five hot tubs/spas/whirlpools, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres.

Photos and report by Stephen Moore

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