P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell travelled to Tasmania to join Dark Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael in officially launching the first Dark Mofo cruise.
The inaugural Dark Mofo cruise will depart Sydney on June 13, 2017, on Pacific Jewel and will feature an unprecedented three-day stay in Hobart to allow guests to enjoy the art, food, music, light, film and oddities featured in Tasmania’s annual celebration of the dark.
The six-night cruise is priced from $599 per person quad share and includes entry to Tasmania’s iconic Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) as well as the return ferry trip and a priority pass to the event’s spectacular City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast.
Speaking from Hobart, Mr Myrmell said the Dark Mofo cruise was the cruise line’s first art-themed “main event” itinerary.
“While we already take our guests to iconic Australian events like the Melbourne Cup and Australian Open, this is the first arts event we have added to our schedule. It’s going to be something different and we can’t wait to get onboard with Dark Mofo to offer our guests the opportunity to cruise to one of Australia’s most talked about events,” Mr Myrmell said.
Mr Carmichael said cruising offered avenues for expansion with ships able to carry thousands more people to the event.
“We’re all about trying different things and this cruise will certainly be a unique way for travellers to take in Dark Mofo. We’re delighted to be partnering with an Australian company, which, like us, is trying to revolutionise the way Australians can have enriching and immersive experiences in regional destinations,” Mr Carmichael said.
For more please see the attached release and image of P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell (left) and Dark Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael.