The two ‘P&O’ plates, each 20 metres long, eight metres high and weighing three tonnes, will be displayed on the funnel, high above the top deck.
A design and technical team in Singapore will oversee the ship's emergence as Pacific Encounter.
Three mega-ship fleet
Together with Pacific Adventure (formerly Golden Princess) and Pacific Explorer (Dawn Princess), she will make up P&O Cruises Australia’s new three mega-ship fleet over the coming months, with a total capacity of around 9,000 passengers.
P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrmell said the company’s new fleet signals a bright future for Australia’s home-grown cruise line.
‘We look forward to the restart of cruising and the rebuilding of cruising in our region,’ Myrmell said.