P&O Cruises Australia


P&O Cruises Australia is a British-American owned cruise line with corporate headquarters in Southampton, England and operational headquarters in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia.

The sister company of P&O Cruises in the United Kingdom, it was previously a constituent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) and has a direct link in history to the world’s first cruise ships.

The company now forms part of Carnival Corporation & plc, under the executive control of Holland America Group and managed locally by Carnival Australia.

P&O Cruises Australia Archive

© Erwin Willemse

MV Vasco Da Gama – Past and Present

MV Vasco Da Gama, ex Pacific Eden, Statendam – Steel twin screw motor vessel (Statendam Class or ‘S’ Class) built in 1993 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy. (Yard No 5881) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Holland America Line

© Wolfgang Kramer

MV Regal Princess (1991) – Past and Present

MV Pacific Dawn, ex Regal Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5840) as a Passenger (Cruise) Vessel for Sitmar Cruises

© Wil Weijsters

MV Crown Princess (1990) – Past and Present

MV Karnika, ex Pacific Jewel, Ocean Village Two, Aidablu, A’Rosa Blu, Crown Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1990 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5839) as a Passenger (Cruise) Vessel

© Willem Oldenburg

MV Columbus – Past and Present

MV Columbus, ex Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Sitmar Fair Majesty – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St Nazaire, (Yard No B29) as Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Sitmar Cruises

© John Wilson

MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present

MV Pacific Aria, ex Ryndam – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5883) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line, Nassau, Bahamas.