Newcastle is certainly becoming a popular cruise destination! P&O Cruises’ latest ship, Pacific Aria, has made her maiden visit to Newcastle today, and why wouldn’t they. With our city’s cultural activities and the Hunter Valley right on our doorstep, we think Newcastle is the perfect place for cruisers to jump off the boat.
The visit is part of Pacific Aria’s first Australia Day cruise – a five-night roundtrip cruise from Brisbane which also included a day in Sydney Harbour on January 26 – and is expected to inject close to $300,000 into the local economy.
“Newcastle has a lot to offer our guests, from its beautiful beaches to the nearby Hunter Valley wine region. Its location between Melbourne and Brisbane makes it an ideal destination for our increasingly popular short breaks, providing a great way for holidaymakers from Victoria and Queensland to enjoy a long weekend indulging in some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer both onboard our ships and in the Hunter region,” Mr Myrmell said.
If you’re keen to get a glimpse of the ship in the harbour you’ll need to be quick. Pacific Aria will leave at 6pm this evening.
Check out the story below to find out what our very own, Dan Beazley thought of his cruising holiday.