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Cruise ship to set sail from Auckland

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19 October 2009

A new cruise ship is to be launched in New Zealand later this year.

P&O Cruises announced that Pacific Pearl, which will carry 1,800 passengers, is to be christened in Auckland in December.

Ann Sherry, chief executive of parent company Carnival Australia, noted that it will mark the first time a superliner has made its maiden voyage from the country.

"Given New Zealand is driving so much of our growth we thought it only fitting that the fourth ship for our expanding fleet, Pacific Pearl, should be launched in Auckland," she said.

It came after Star Princess, a cruise ship operated by Carnival Australia under the Princess Cruises brand, arrived at the harbour to mark the start of the season in New Zealand.

P&O Cruises recently announced that celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes, Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar - all of whom have opened restaurants on the company's liners - will be cooking on various routes next year.


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