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Natalie Gruzlewski with Pacific Dawn's Captain, David Box

Here is a photo of Getaway Presenter Natalie Gruzlewski with Pacific Dawn’s Captain, David Box.

This Thursday night at 7.30pm, Getawayon Channel 9 will feature our very own Pacific Dawn.  You may recall this blog reporting back in May that the Getaway film crew and presenter Natalie Gruzlewski captured the highlights of life on board including the roaming circus performers, the Pirates of the Pacific Show, an interview with Captain David Box and beach cricket at Isle of Pines.

Finally the day has arrived for the program to air and we are very excited.

So on Thursday night, take the phone off the hook and tune in to Channel 9 at 7.30pm as Pacific Dawn takes centre stage.



Walk the Decks


I’m Cathy Freeman, Godmother of the Pacific Dawn. I’m really excited about a very special event I’m holding on onboard Pacific Dawn in Sydney on August 14, and I hope you can join me there.

 It’s called Walk the Decks and it marks the launch of a new P&O Cruises’ program to raise money for the Catherine Freeman Foundation, a charity I set up to give indigenous children better health and education opportunities.

Cathy Freeman and Kids on Verandah 

To join in, all you need to do is raise a minimum $100, then put on your best walking shoes and jump onboard Pacific Dawn with me.

 We’ll be doing eight laps around the decks of the ship together and then we’ll enjoy a special three-course lunch in the fantastic Palm Court Restaurant, courtesy of P&O Cruises.

 Everyone will take home a souvenir t-shirt, cap, photograph and certificate to mark the occasion, plus P&O Cruises will give away a Free Cruise to the person who raises the most money (above $500).

 There are only 100 spots available so if you want to find out more just visit

 It’s going to be great fun – hope you can make it!


Australian Olympian and Pacific Dawn Godmother

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Here, the Pacific Dawn crew will share what life is really like onboard.

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