P&O Cruises Australia has announced the Pacific Aria has officially been re-sold and will leave the fleet immediately.
The ship was due to transfer to British-based cruise line Cruise & Maritime Voyages in spring 2021, however the deal fell through when the company ceased trading over the summer.
P&O Cruises Australia has now confirmed a new buyer has been found for the former 1994-built Holland America Line ship.
“As with Pacific Dawn recently, Pacific Aria’s departure has been brought forward,” P&O Australia said, in a statement. “While Aria might have been with us for just five years, what a legacy she leaves after sailing into our hearts in November 2015. Who could forget her P&O debut sailing into Sydney Harbour in the spectacular five-ship sail-in?
“It is sad that current circumstances prevented a final cruise with some of Aria’s P&O loyalists on board. We will be in touch directly with all Pacific Aria guests whose bookings are affected and apologise for any disruption.”
The buyer of the vessel has not been named.