What’s it like to cruise in your twenties? We reveal P&O Cruises’ secret weapon for young Aussie cruisers.
Young Aussies are finally waking up to the wonders of cruising. You unpack once and wake up somewhere new every day. You can chill by the pool, relax at your favourite bar, and be entertained every waking hour. Everything you need is taken care of. It’s no wonder a growing number of twenty-somethings are jumping on board – we're just surprised it didn't happen sooner!
P&O Cruises is zoning in on this trend and giving young adults what they are truly looking for in a holiday. It's latest and greatest cruise ships are packed with features every young Aussie would love, not to mention the inspirational itineraries to the hottest destinations in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Here are five P&O highlights no young Aussie can resist:
1. Short and sweet getaways
P&O SeaBreak cruises might be designed to appeal to cruisers of ages, but young Aussies, in particular, are jumping at the chance to enjoy a few days relaxing and exploring at sea. Themed SeaBreak cruises include comedy, music, festive celebrations and the best food and wine. So there’s something to tempt any busy young holidaymaker to jump aboard and chill out in style.
2. Exciting new dining at sea
Cruise ship buffet be gone! Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria are the first ships to introduce P&O’s new concept in dining at sea – The Pantry. This new contemporary haven for food lovers marks a new era in onboard dining. Think gourmet food trucks…on a ship! With delicious food stalls like Hook’s Fish and Chips, Stix, Sugar Bar, Mexicana, Curry House, Kettle & Bun, Fat Cow and Curry House – you know you’re in for a treat.
3. Nine amazing bars
With at least nine bars onboard P&O Cruises’ ships, young Aussies are guaranteed a good time. Watch bartenders mix up chic creations in the MIX Cocktail Bar. Enjoy the hippest craft beers in The Orient. And if you’re on Pacific Pearl and you can’t bring yourself to leave the pool, just swim up to the poolside bar and order a refreshing bevvy. There’s also a boutique wine experience at the new Cellar Door, where guests can sample wine from the best regional vineyards.
4. Open Kitchen culinary school
Hooked on MasterChef or MKR? Time to see if you’ve got what it takes. P&O Cruises’ new Open Kitchen hosts a cooking school where you can learn to cook dishes from the ship’s menu – with your own creative twist, of course.
5. Adult-only pool
If there’s one thing guaranteed to attract young adult cruisers, it’s the adult-only Oasis pool retreat. With a retractable roof, it’s designed as the ultimate place to relax during the day. And when the sun goes down, it’s transforms into a sophisticated nightspot.
P&O Cruises has also breathed new life into its pool areas. With new day beds, sheer white curtains, outdoor rugs and lamps, you’ll never want to leave!
P&O Cruises’ five ships are sailing from eight different Australian ports including Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns. There are a remarkable 250 cruises, which include the first series of back-to-back cruises to Papua New Guinea. For details on all P&O Cruises check out our website.