P&O video series launched, celebrating regional cruise destinations

P&O Cruises Australia flagship Pacific Explorer two years ago as it became the first cruise ship to visit Eden to use the new wharf extension and seen here with Cruise Eden volunteers. Photo supplied
P&O Cruises Australia flagship Pacific Explorer two years ago as it became the first cruise ship to visit Eden to use the new wharf extension and seen here with Cruise Eden volunteers. Photo supplied

P&O Cruises Australia this week launched a video series celebrating regional cruise destinations in Australia, beginning with Eden on the Sapphire Coast of NSW.

The cruise line's flagship Pacific Explorer was the first cruise ship to use Eden's new wharf extension when it opened two years ago and its ships were regular callers.

P&O destinations director, Michael Mihajlov, said Eden was a natural starting point for the series celebrating regional cruise destinations.

"Our guests love Eden and the community there through organisations such as Cruise Eden has embraced cruising and the opportunities it delivers," Mr Mihajlov said.

"With their enthusiasm they make each cruise ship visit an event in its own right adding unique local attractions such as the beachside Taste of Eden Festival."

In the six years since the inaugural call, P&O ships have visited Eden on 25 separate occasions bringing around 50,000 guests to the region.

The Eden video is fronted by Cruise Eden Coordinator Debbie Meers.

More destination videos are planned for other destinations such as Airlie Beach in Queensland's Whitsundays. Airlie Beach is renowned among the cruising fraternity for the warm welcome provided by its enthusiastic volunteers.

"We know that regional destinations are very keen to see the restart of cruising and the revival of cruise ship calls as soon as it is possible," Mr Mihajlov said.

"And we can't wait to return."

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