The massive main engines and the complex amount of auxilary equipment with numerous piping systems was an amazing sight. Shaw Savill and Albion line had a mixture of passenger and cargo ships.The large passenger ships did seventy-seven day round the world voyages. Most were around eleven-thousand gross tonnes with twin diesel engines, our main routes being to Australia and New Zealand.
There were other local "firsts" including the new ocean-view Aqua Health Spa Fitness, which was dubbed Australasia's largest spa at sea.
He said the WA section of the Great Eastern Highway, which links Perth to the eastern states, had become a dangerous road.
"So the fundamentals of the road transport in the regions are changing." He said improving and maintaining the major supply routes will help to boost WA's economy.
Pacific Jewel is the seventh ship to cruise under the P&O Australia brand and another to have enjoyed many past lives with Carnival-owned companies.
It was originally ordered by Sitmar but was absorbed into the Princess fleet when the company was taken over.