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The Best of P&O Cruises 2012

Welcome to the 1st Annual Golden Anchor Awards – a celebration of all the greatest P&O Cruises offerings of 2012.


We’re here today to celebrate what P&O Cruises Facebook fans voted to be their top picks of P&O in 2012. From culinary offerings to favourite ports and onboard bars, roll out the red carpet – here are your winners...


Favourite Port of Call: Champagne Bay

Located on Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo Island, Champagne Bay has been P&O passengers’ favourite port of call for over a decade. From its famous light pink sand and pristine blue water, to the coconut trees and fresh lobster offerings by locals, this is the little piece of paradise that every cruiser is searching. Whether you pass your time with beach volleyball, swimming or sunbathing, any time spent here is time well spent.


Favourite Restaurant: Salt grill by Luke Mangan

Here’s where P&O Cruises gets it right each and every time. Salt grill by Luke Mangan is Australia’s first and only celebrity chef restaurant at sea and it never fails to deliver. A modest cover charge grants passengers access to all the mouth watering menu offerings that culinary devotees on land would pay hundreds for – and you get the uninterrupted water views to boot.


Favourite Bar: Splash Bar, Pacific Pearl

This one’s no surprise. Bars are great, but a swim up bar is damn hard to beat! Exclusive to Pacific Pearl, this is the only place on P&O’s fleet where you can get a drink without having to leave the pool. A few of the most coveted bar stools across the fleet can be found right here. This is where there is simply no are most definitely on holiday.


Favourite Shore Tour: Snorkel the Natural Aquarium, Isle of Pines

Known to locals as ‘Piscine Naturelle’, this Isle of Pines’ natural aquarium experience has taken out the coveted Golden Anchor for this year’s most loved Shore Tour, and it’s not hard to see why. The area is a protected site and offers not only a unique underwater snorkelling experience, but a pristine place to sit back, relax and enjoy this little piece of New Caledonian paradise.


Favourite Theme Night: Island Night

Themed nights are a much loved P&O tradition and Island Night was voted passengers’ favourite this year – a fitting tribute considering all the beautiful islands the ships visit. And let’s face it...what’s better than an evening where Hawaiian shirts, coconut bikinis, leis and hula skirts are considered perfectly acceptable attire?


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