During her first-ever stop at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, Sydney, Cruise Advice was welcomed inside one of P&O Cruises’ two new ships – Pacific Aria – for a guided tour of all the onboard features and amenities.

The ship, which sailed previously in Holland America Line’s fleet as MS Ryndam, recently received a major makeover in Singapore to transform the onboard offerings into the P&O product matching its ‘Like no place on Earth’ mantra.

Pacific Aria boasts 15 food outlets and 10 bars. According to P&O Cruises Senior Vice-President Sture Myrmell, the ship represents “affordable luxury and modern Australia,” with staterooms designed to exude a homely charm.