It has been revealed that P&O are adding waterslides to one of their ships.
The P&O Pacific Dawn, a member of P&O’s Australian fleet, will be having waterslides and an splash park added when the ship enters dry dock next year.
It has left the industry wondering whether P&O will choose to do this to members of their British fleet if this proves to be a success.
The Pacific Dawn has space for 2000 passengers on-board and is based in Brisbane. Once revamped the ship will not only have its two new water slides but also a children’s splash park, a new nightclub and the buffet area will be transformed into nine different food options.
P&O Australia’s President Sture Myrmell said: “With the new waterpark, dining options and a refreshed interior design, we’re creating a great new look for Pacific Dawn which will combine some fun innovations with the winning features of our existing ships.”
So will this pave the way for these kinds of features for ships such as Britannia?
Many cruise lines have now introduced water slides and children’s water parks on-board. Royal Caribbean, NCL, MSC and Disney all have these kinds of features on their ships. They make these particular vessels very family friendly and are also hugely popular with thrill seekers and big kids at heart.
But would the introduction of waterslides to smaller P&O ships like Ventura take away from her ambience? Or do you think that it would be a change for the better? We’re interested in your views! Let us know your opinion in our poll below…
Do you enjoy ships that have fancy water features? Do the thrills and splashes make your cruise or do you prefer ships with less slides and more sunbeds? Let us know in the comments below…// END - About the Author ?>