In a recent statement from P&O Cruises Australia, the cruiseship Pacific Dawn has now entered a Singapore drydock to begin a multi-million dollar rebuild. There will be a number of new features installed, including a waterpark and two waterslides. The traditional ship’s buffet is to be replaced by a group of fresh food outlets in an area to be called The Pantry. Other changes in the food offerings include a restaurant called Nic and Toni’s, which will specialise in Mediterranean-inspired dishes, a poolside Grill and a seafood restaurant to be known as Shell and Bones. The various theatres and entertainment areas are also being refurbished.
Pacific Dawn is expected to leave the drydock in early March and to be back at Brisbane by 16th March, with the first cruise leaving on 1st April. No announcement was made about bookings for her planned itinerary for early March. Pacific Dawn is based at Brisbane, Queensland, and was built at Fincantieri in 1991, as Regal Princess.