Perfectly glassy Autumn weather greeted the inaugural visit of P&O Cruise’s Pacific Jewel on Friday 24 April 2015 to Geographe Bay. Despite the slight morning chill, over 900 disembarking passengers were treated to the warmest of welcomes by locals, volunteer hosts and the musical styling of the Georgiana Molloy Anglican School band.
The first landings of passengers soon boarded coaches to venture aboard one of four departing shore excursions throughout The Margaret River Region whilst most elected to wander the sites of the Busselton surrounds and the ‘Cruise in’ markets at the cultural precinct.
This fully-booked 4 day/3 night sailing (ex. Fremantle) is part of P&O’s range of new ‘Sea Break’ cruise options which give passengers the option of a short-break cruise itinerary, relatively close to home. Busselton, located in The Margaret River Region, was the only scheduled stop on this voyage.
The Pacific Jewel with its capacity of 1950 passengers and 600+crew is scheduled to make a repeat visit for Saturday, 9 May 2015 followed by a similar sized ship, the Sea Princess on 28 May.
See the full cruise ship arrival schedule here.