Bursting at the seams with live entertainment such as theatre and comedy, as well as fine dining restaurants, spas, recreation facilities and Kids Clubs – on-board life is like cruising in high-definition.
Since 1932, P&O Cruises has offered Aussies and Kiwis the opportunity to take to the seas and have the holiday experience of a lifetime. Whether venturing near or far, our cruises offer a memorable holiday experience that’s truly Like No Place On Earth. Over the years we’ve led the Australasian cruise industry, and established ourselves as the region’s only “home brand” and experts in delivering memorable cruise holidays. Our current fleet of P&O cruise ships consists of the Pacific Dawn, the Pacific Aria, and our flagship Pacific Explorer. In the latest chapter in P&O’s history, we are excited to welcome the Pacific Adventure to our fleet in 2020 and the Pacific Encounter in 2021. P&O Cruises is part of the Carnival Australia family, which represents seven leading cruise brands in the Australian and New Zealand market: P&O Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.
Top five reasons to cruise with P&O South Pacific
Every P&O cruise features a wide variety of stage performances, from musicals and dance shows to comedians and illusionists, guaranteeing a unique experience every night. There is also a casino, cinema and a range of themed parties on every cruise.
- Youth Programs
The kids won’t want your P&O journey to end, with a huge program of fun activities on every cruise. There are three kids’ centres on every ship, each catering to a different age group, which are all open from 9am – 10pm. Childminding after 10:30pm can also be arranged.
You don’t have to disembark to find great shopping, with duty free shops and an electronics store on every P&O ship.
- Fitness Facilities
The energetic types will enjoy the wide range of fitness facilities aboard every ship, including table tennis, a running track, fitness centre, dance lessons, swimming pools and more.
All main meals are included in your cruise package, giving you access to a lavish buffet, four-course à la Carte menus and a number of casual dining options. Room service is also available 24 hours a day.
With a local cruising history of 80 years, P&O Cruises is Australia's most loved cruise line. With eight homeports, including six in Australia, we offer more choice than any other Australian cruise line. For those after a paradise getaway, P&O is the best way to sample the Pacific Islands. Cruise to some of the best ports in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
The adventurous cruiser can immerse themselves in the sounds and cultures of destinations like Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, New Zealand and more. Or discover Australia's favourite coastal destinations such as Moreton Island, Mooloolaba, Whitsundays and Mornington Peninsula.
Thanks to the newest members, Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, P&O is now the largest fleet (or should we say family) in Australia. Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria will offer a whole new level of innovation. Our unrivalled experience combined with the perfect sized ships mean we can cruise to destinations no other cruise lines can including Pentecost in Vanuatu, Vava’u in Tonga, Kavieng and Madang in Papua New Guinea, Moreton Island in Australia, Timor-Leste and Norfolk Island.
As the only cruise line in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day, there’s no better place to be than front and centre with us. As for Australia’s greatest sporting event, not only did we pioneer Melbourne Cup cruising, we do it like no one else, with the option to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes Shore Tour^ of Flemington Racecourse a day before the big race.
Each ship offers incredible and varied dining choices, entertainment from day into night and activities for all tastes and moods, and the largest shore tour program in the region.