Pacific Sun -P&O Cruises Australia
Fact File - Pacific Sun
Vessel: Pacific Sun
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises
Star Rating: Not yet rated
Tonnage: 47,262 grt
Max Passenger Capacity: 1900
Entered Service: July 1986/Nov 2004
Description: Pacific Sun is a ship for all ages. Children are well catered for with three activity centres - including the Shark Shack on the top deck that was a new addition to the ship when it underwent its refurbishment - catering for up to 300 kids. There is a range of accommodation to suit everyone but there are only 10 suites with private balconies. Of the 743 cabins - some of which accommodate up to five people - almost two thirds have ocean views and 18 are wheelchair accessible.
P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Sun
The Pacific Sun was manufactured in 1985 and back then it was one of the largest cruise ships around. The ship can go up to speeds of 21.7 kn and can house 1,486 passengers and 670 crew members. The total length of the ship is 223.4m and the size of the beam is 28.2m which make up the 10 large decks on this ship. The total tonnage is 47,262 and the ship has a total displacement of 6,405 metric tons.
The Pacific Sun is operated by P&O Cruises Australia and is classified as being a medium sized ship. She was originally built in Sweden for the Carnival Cruise Lines and named MS Jubilee along with its sister ship the Celebration. In 2004 the ship was then transferred over to P&O Cruises and also renamed as the Pacific Sun. The ship arrived in Australia in November and started its year round journey from Sydney right up to Tropical north Queensland. The ship is however based in Brisbane and is known to be the biggest liner that runs the year round.
Later The Pacific Sun got a makeover which was probably a few million dollars and today she sails with all the modern amenities you would come to expect from any other later model ships. The Pacific Sun was the only ship whose funnel was changed while its sister ships only got their funnels painted over.
The ship is well known for its good food and excellent selection of entertainment opportunities for everyone onboard. People on board can enjoy the pools, large LCD televisions, and great recreational activities onboard.