A P&O Cruises holiday celebrates the very best of modern cruising with contemporary designs, stylish restaurants, locally sourced produce and talented, home-grown musicians on stage. It’s a place where guests can escape from everyday life and focus on what really matters – celebrating good times with family and friends. P&O Cruises has been cruising locally since 1932. They’ve come a long way in 85 years and now offer over 80 unique itineraries to spectacular destinations. From 2–4 night short breaks to longer 7–18 night itineraries sailing through the stunning South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Whether you’re travelling with the whole family, a partner, or friends, a P&O cruise offers something for everyone. There’s four kids’ clubs, age-appropriate activities, and child-free areas. You’ll discover exceptional dining and bar options ranging from Asian fusion, Italian, seafood and celebrity chef dining at Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill or A Taste of Salt restaurants, plus there are activities ranging from lawn bowls to waterparks, waterslides, ziplines and more. The stage shows onboard are created by a leading Australian production company and are designed especially for P&O. On Pacific Explorer, you can check out their latest adult’s only show, Love Riot! Plus, knowing Kiwi’s love a laugh, on every cruise you’ll find comedy and the best late-night comedy shows at sea. In 2021 we will see the Pacific Explorer cruising from New Zealand. This ship is new for us and will bring with her more dining options, more stateroom categories, waterslides, zip lines and much more! Enjoy P&O Cruises’ recognisable signature style and brand new experiences for both seasoned cruisers and those new to cruise. There is something for everyone!

Top five reasons to cruise with P&O South Pacific

  1. Entertainment
    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Shopping
    You don’t have to disembark to find great shopping, with duty free shops and an electronics store on every P&O ship.

  4. 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.

  5. Cuisine
    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.