Previously sailing under the name Star Princess, Pacific Encounter will be gracing our shores from May 2021. With a capacity of 2,600 guests and a gross tonnage of 108,865, she will be close to the same size as her sister Pacific Adventure (also due to arrive May 2021). After a substantial dry dock in Singapore, she is scheduled to call the new passenger terminal in Brisbane her new home. Her interior is decorated in modern contemporary style with fresh and crisp finishes while still reminding her passengers that she is unquestionably a member of the P&O family. With quirky furnishings and bold design, Australian’s will feel right at home no matter where they are sailing. Just like her family before her, Pacific Encounter will play host to family-friendly entertainment and activities while showing off her quirky personality and true Australian spirit. Families will have fun with the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool and the usual parties and games throughout the cruise. Guests will enjoy the P&O favourites including Angelo’s, Dragon Lady and chef concepts by celebrity chefs Luke Mangan and Johnny di Francesco. One of the new features aboard Pacific Encounter, exclusive to the newer P&O ships, is the Byron Beach Club. This club gives suite guests exclusive access to the top deck amenities. These include a private pool, spas, signature bar, unparalleled views, and not to mention bragging rights. Guests can sit back, relax and be waited on in style and comfort.