P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl enjoyed a warm visit to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday (July 18) as the local community gathered to welcome the ship during its successful call to Mooloolaba.
It was ‘take two’ for P&O’s inaugural call to the Sunshine Coast after last year’s scheduled Pacific Pearl visit was disrupted by severe weather. Saturday’s call was part of a four-night sea break cruise, which departed Sydney on July 16.
The visit gave the ship’s 1800 guests an opportunity to enjoy the many attractions of Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast, including day trips to Noosa and the Eumundi markets and paddle boarding along the coast.
With the ship at anchor off Point Cartwright, guests were transferred from ship to shore by tender vessels, stepping ashore at the Underwater World Sea Life Aquarium jetty at Mooloolaba.
The local community turned out in force for Saturday’s visit pleased that there was no repeat of the bad weather that forced the cancellation of the ship’s scheduled maiden visit in August last year.
Pacific Pearl visits the Sunshine Coast July 18 2015 Credit Randy Martin Photography email
Pacific Pearl is scheduled to return to Mooloolaba again this year on August 21and October 6.