P&O Cruises’ latest ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden have met for the first time, spending the weekend together in an historic double dry dock in Singapore.
In the first look at the sister ships, which are set to become game changers for the Australian cruise industry, images from the dry dock provide a sneak peak at striking design elements including stunning trompe l’oeil visuals creating an optical illusion in Pacific Eden’s lifts.
The extensive transformation of both ships will see more than 900 contractors from 43 different nationalities spend about 250,000 man hours laying an estimated 20,000sqm of carpet and adding 2500sqm of wall covering, more than 300 pieces of art, 2500 pieces of furniture and 2500 signs, as well as 500 litres of paint.
Pacific Eden has left dry dock and is expected to arrive in Fremantle on Tuesday November 10, the same day sister ship Pacific Aria finishes her dry dock at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard.
The ships will meet again in Sydney Harbour for their dual naming ceremony on November 25.