P&O Cruises Australia has enhanced the design of its popular Pacific Dawn Cruise with new Polin waterslides, further enhancing the facade designed by award-winning architect, Renzo Piano.
Polin Waterparks was previously involved with signature installations of waterslides and water play attractions on ships for three of the world’s largest cruise lines: Carnival, Royal Caribbean Lines and MSC.
The Turkish company’s latest endeavour involved pairing up with project-management expert Myrtha Pools to install two waterslides on P&O’s Pacific Dawn ship.
The Pacific Dawn was built in 1991 and originally christened as the Regal Princess. Over the years, the ship’s owner changed hands several times. Today, the ship is operated by P&O Cruises Australia.
The vessel was extensively refurbished in 2007, when it was renamed Pacific Dawn. A few years later, it moved to its new home port of Hamilton, Australia. In 2010, it again went into dry dock for extensive refurbishment and then, once more, in 2014 for the addition of new offerings that included a zip line, a rock-climbing wall and cosmetic improvements to the pool deck and a restaurant.
Its most recent enhancements include not only the two waterslides that Polin supplied but an interactive children’s area, new dining options and a refreshed interior design.
The 2,020-passenger Pacific Dawn already was recognised as one of Australia’s favourite cruise ships. Now, with the addition of two Aquatube waterslides it will be even more fun.
The Aquatube waterslides installed on the Pacific Dawn are both long, at about 80m each. They are the inaugural waterslides to the P&O fleet and will open to the public in June.
Polin’s Aquatubes are a perennial favourite of waterparks around the world, from indoor aquatic facilities to the globe’s largest entertainment providers. Guests thrill not only to the slide’s speed but also the overall experience it offers with the addition of Polin’s trademarked Magic Shine, Natural Light Effects, Special Pattern Effects and translucent options.