Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dora The Explorer To Be First Nickelodeon Star To Be Crowned Godmother Of A Cruise Ship, P&O’s Pacific Explorer

One of the world’s most loved adventurers, Dora the Explorer, is exploring new territory as the first Nickelodeon character to be crowned Godmother of a cruise ship, P&O's Pacific Explorer!

Aussie junior surfing champ Sabre Norris with Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer.

Pacific Explorer is set to have the ‘slime of her life’ when Dora christens the ship at a naming ceremony at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal on Sunday July 2.

The popular preschool character will be joined by her closest Nickelodeon friends including SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skye from PAW Patrol at a Welcome Party to celebrate the fifth ship in P&O Cruises Australia’s fleet.

Fans can win tickets to the celebration with Dora the Explorer and friends and be the first to experience Pacific Explorer’s exciting new features.

Pacific Explorer is fitted a range of new activities including the longest and wildest waterslides at sea, an interactive water park, P&OEdge Adventure Park – with activities such as zip lining and rock climbing, an outdoor Big Screen, and barefoot lawn bowls.

“In keeping with the ship’s family appeal, it felt only fitting to invite a much loved household name like Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer to be Godmother. She’s a family favourite, enjoys adventure and trying new activities, and is a perfect fit to help showcase all that our ship has to offer”, said P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell.

Myrmell said Pacific Explorer was the next stage in the evolution of P&O’s very popular modern Australian holiday offering and has something onboard for everyone.

“We’ve taken the winning features of our existing ships and added a whole new layer of excitement with some big wow moments like the waterslides and the bowling green and the elegant new small bar The Bonded Store, featuring a cocktail list created in partnership with Sydney-based award-winning Archie Rose Distilling Co, as well as whisky and gin-making classes”.

Continuing P&O Cruises’ ongoing food evolution, Pacific Explorer’s features new dining choices from fast-casual dining at Luke’s, a new poolside grill by Australian chef and restauranteur Luke Mangan to a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria called 400 Gradi, by award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco.

The 77,000 tonne vessel arrived in Sydney on Monday where she will be home-ported year round. The ship departs on its inaugural 10-night cruise to the Pacific Islands on Friday June 22.

Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand, Ben Cox, is thrilled to help host the festivities at P&O’s Nautical Nonsense with Nickelodeon Welcome Party.

“We’re excited for Dora to take on her new role as Godmother of Pacific Explorer. Nickelodeon is synonymous with family entertainment and we can’t wait to bring our characters onboard this fantastic ship to host the best family party yet,” said Cox.

To further celebrate the launch of P&O's Pacific Explorer, Nickelodeon and P&O are searching for a Kid Captain, a Chief Fun Officer, Snack Boss, and DJ Cruisin' to help host the festivities at Pacific Explorer's welcome party! The winner will become a honourary crew member for the day, and will be able to hang out with Aussie junior surfing champ Sabre Norris, along with their favourite Nickelodeon characters, plus could one of the first to explore P&O's latest ship! 16 Runners Up will receive a family pass to the Welcome Party in Sydney! To enter P&O's Nautical Nonsense with Nickelodeon Welcome Party competition, visit! Good luck! :)

Pacific Explorer’s cruises include an 8-night, A Taste of New Caledonia cruise departing Sydney on July 20, 2017. Fares start from $835** per person quad share on the 3 x Free Sale.

P&O's Pacific Explorer arrived in Sydney on Monday 19th June 2017 following her conversion from the 1,998 passenger Dawn Princess in Singapore.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand Gets Down And Slimey For SLIME CUP 2017!

Sources: eGlobal Travel Media, Seatrade UBM, Let's Go Mum!.
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