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12 Night South Pacific
Pacific Aria
P&O Cruises Australia
Pacific Aria
P&O Cruises Australia
12 Night South Pacific
Departing from Brisbane, Australia on Friday, 17 March 2017

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Cruise Line: P&O Cruises Australia
Ship: Pacific Aria
Departure Port: Brisbane, Australia
Sailing Date: Friday, 17 March 2017
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Australia | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Port Denarau, Fiji | Suva, Fiji Islands | Dravuni Island, Fiji | Noumea, New Caledonia

*Ports of call visited are dependent on the selected itinerary and may NOT include all ports listed.

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Date Location Arrival Departure
Friday, 17 March 2017 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA CHECK IN STARTS AT 1000A Guest are required to register check in times online via cruisecontrol -- 02:00 PM
Saturday, 18 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Sunday, 19 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Monday, 20 March 2017 PORT VILA, VANUATU 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 PORT DENARAU, FIJI Tender Required W / C Access May Be Limited 08:00 AM 06:30 PM
Thursday, 23 March 2017 SUVA, FIJI 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Friday, 24 March 2017 DRAVUNI ISLAND, FIJI Tender Required W / C Access May Be Limited 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
Saturday, 25 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Sunday, 26 March 2017 NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA 12:00 PM 10:00 PM
Monday, 27 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 AT SEA -- --
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 06:00 AM --

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Brisbane, Australia
Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
1 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 -- 02:00 PM Port Vila, Vanuatu
13 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00 AM -- --
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Right on the south coast of the Efate Island is the capital city of Vanuatu. Port Vila holds the status of being the nation's center for economic and commercial wise. This town possesses this country's vital harbor and airport. The Bauerfield International Airport is located in Port Vila. This airport assists as the center for Air Vanuatu, Vanuatu's international airline. Port Vila takes pride in their Cultural Centre that consists of collections of the most comprising artifacts in the South Pacific. This beautiful city also contains European-style restaurants and cafes, which is also a hot shot for visitors as well as locals. Port Villa is also the core for the upcoming diving scene, sparkling beaches, and resorts situated around the city, all less than 1 hr away. Our visitors are known to spend their afternoons relaxing swim, snorkeling, and scuba diving or finishing in our well known sparkling waters. The activities that this city includes are virtually endless. One of the nightly activities consist of the most courageous adventures of our visitors gather for a shell of kava, South Pacific drink, variety of mind blowing forms of alcohol, and the natives all time favorites.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
4 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00 AM 06:00 PM Port Denarau, Fiji
Port Denarau, Fiji
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
6 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00 AM 06:30 PM Suva, Fiji Islands
Suva, Fiji Islands
Suva sits on the southeast shores of mountainous Viti Levu ("Great Fiji"), largest of the over 800 islands which comprise the Republic of Fiji. Local folk traditions remain strong, like fire walks and welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth. The island's proud history is showcased in the Fiji Museum, with its impressive collection of war canoes.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
7 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00 AM 06:00 PM Dravuni Island, Fiji
Dravuni Island, Fiji
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
8 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00 AM 04:00 PM Noumea, New Caledonia
Noumea, New Caledonia
A French owned country.
Day Date Arrival Departure Next Port
10 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00 PM 10:00 PM Brisbane, Australia

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruise line directly.

Ship Facts
  • Passengers: 1,260
  • Length: 219 m/719 ft
  • Tonnage: 55, 820
  • Guest decks: 9
  • Maximum speed: 20 knots
  • Built: UK Registration


Let your troubles float away on Pacific Aria. Hang out in a luxury penthouse suite, dig in with sixteen dining experiences, catch a movie at the Premium Cinema and swim in the top deck pool – it’s open no matter the weather thanks to a climate controlled retractable roof!

Relax & Unwind

If non-stop activities arent your cup of tea, perhaps we can interest you in an actual cup of tea? Or maybe a spot of retail therapy? Whether surrendering to sleep-ins, saying hello to the sunrise or even just reading a book as you inhale the fresh sea air, its the little moments of me time that make all the difference.

Retail Therapy Whether its window-shopping or a shopping spree, were taking onboard shopping to a whole new level.

Hair Salon Get yourself a fresh newdo at our full service hair salon. Let our qualified hairdressers work their magic on your mop.

The Dome Ascend high above the top deck to The Dome viewpoint. Youll get the best view on the ship.

Pool Decks Get closer to the sun and relax on one of the poolside lounges by our open-air top deck pools.

Ocean Bar Welcome to the ships living room. Ocean features comfy chaise lounges with a really relaxed, homey vibe.

Play The Day Away

We have a world of activities for you to discover onboard. From party nights to the P&O Edge Adventure Park, Kids Clubs to the adults-only Oasis theres something fun for everyone. Choose from over 60 activities onboard daily or choose to sit by the pool and do absolutely nothing at all. With P&O, the way you holiday is up to you.

Flying Fox Operating both day and night, have your turn to fly through the air and enjoy a bird's eye view of all the action on top deck!

P&O Edge Adventure Park P&O Edge is not for the faint hearted. If youre up for some extra adventure, join the adrenaline junkies at P&O Edge Adventure Park.

Its Australias largest adventure park at sea, and take it from us, its awesome! Have you ever wanted to, say, race down a zip line on the top deck of a cruise ship? At P&O Edge you can! With up to 19 exciting activities you can get really get your heart pumping. Reach the top with the funnel climb, dont look down when crossing the slackline or take a leap of faith on the flying fox. Plus experience new activities exclusive to Pacific Dawn like Walk The Plank, Crows Nest Viewpoint and the Boulder Wall.

Mixology Classes Be taught how to make four of our onboard cocktails plus some take home tips for creating your own.

Sports Court Game, set, match. At our basketball and tennis courts there is plenty of space to practice or play with friends


What sets us apart from other cruise lines? Our commitment to innovative, fresh and fantastic food - otherwise known as P&O's Food Revolution. There's a minimum of eight dining experiences onboard each ship, and even more onboard our new Ships Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden. From Australia's only celebrity chef restaurant at sea to a room service snack at any time, there's something for everyone.

Chef's table

Chef's Table is a dinner you'll never forget. An exclusive and private dining experience hosted by our Executive Chef.

The Chef's Table experience can be booked once onboard. Charges apply.

Salt grill by Luke Mangan

Exclusive to P&O, Salt grill the first Australian celebrity chef restaurant at sea. You’ll love this unforgettable dining experience.

The Grill

Eat alfresco on the top deck at The Grill where the vibe is casual and the meals are mouth-watering.

Waterfront Restaurant

With over 40 à la carte menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this modern Australian restaurant serves up a sophisticated selection.

Dragon Lady

Be seduced by the exotic spices on the modern Pan-Asian menu at our brand new restaurant Dragon Lady.


The sun has gone down but the fun is by no means over yet. After dark get ready for live music, comedy, theme nights, production shows and more. And the best bit? No tickets or taxis required, the party's ready when you are.

Spectacular Shows

Dinner and a show will never be the same after a P&O cruise. Our original production shows keep you entertained.

Adult Only Sit Down Comedy Club

Its a laugh-a-minute at the adults only sit-down comedy club, the perfect place to kick back and relax onboard.


There are roulette and blackjack tables, gaming lessons for beginners and poker machines to bring even more luck to your cruise.

Live Music

From acoustic duos to rocking four piece party bands, weve got a wide range of talented musicians playing live everyday.

Triva & Game Show

Join in a round of trivia with friends or take part in one of our popular game shows.

Please note that the staterooms shown below are samples only. Actual cabin decor, details and layout may vary by stateroom category and type.

Balcony Balcony
Category code(s): 
Description: Private balcony with outdoor furniture Private ensuite, shower, only Flat screen TV, Telephone, Wardrobe, desk with chair, Safety deposit box, Air-conditioning with personal controls

Interior Interior
Category code(s): 
Description: Private ensuite, shower only, Flat screen TV, Telephone, Wardrobe, desk with chair, Safety deposit box, Air-conditioning with personal controls

Oceanview Oceanview
Category code(s): 
Description: A window or porthole Private ensuite, shower only, Flat screen TV, Telephone, Wardrobe, desk with chair, Safety deposit box, Air-conditioning with personal controls

Oceanview (Some Accessible) Oceanview (Some Accessible)
Category code(s): 
Description: Accessible rooms include Includes wider doorways (to accommodate a wheelchair), no thresholds into the bathroom and more handrails around the bathroom. Wheelchair accessible rooms are twin only.

Oceanview w/ Porthole. (Some Accessible) Oceanview w/ Porthole. (Some Accessible)
Category code(s): 
Description: Porthole. Accessible rooms include Includes wider doorways (to accommodate a wheelchair), no thresholds into the bathroom and more handrails around the bathroom. Wheelchair accessible rooms are twin only.

Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite
Category code(s): 
Description: Description: Features a large spa bath, spacious sitting area, separate dining area, private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor to ceiling windows, hairdryer, fluffy white towels, fridge, wardrobe, personally controlled air conditioning, phone and flat screen TV.

Suite Suite
Category code(s): 
Description: Offering the high life on the high seas with a balcony, separate sitting area, priority embarkation, complimentary laundry service, a Nespresso coffee machine, and iPod music system. Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature a double sofa bed. This room can accommodate up to 3 adults / children.

Deck Twelve

Deck Twelve

Stateroom Symbol Legend

Cabin with porthole
Cabins smaller than approximate size noted
Third berth available
Fixed queen-bed, cannot be converted to twin beds.
Two berth (T-grade: one lower, one upper berth)
Cabin does not have a bathtub
Third or fourth berth available (limited in AA and AB grades)

P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia operate year round cruises to the South Pacific and New Zealand onboard the Pacific Dawn, the Pacific Pearl, the Pacific Jewel, the Pacific Eden and the Pacific Aria from a range of Australian cities.

P&O cruises from seven ports across Australia and New Zealand, and P&O also cruises from Singapore! Book your P&O cruise with Cruise Guru and receive many bonus offers including reduced rates, shipboard credit, reduced deposits, free upgrades and more! To help locate your prefect P&O cruise deal, jump on our Cruise Finder to search our selection of cruises. Alternatively, view P&O cruises from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth (Fremantle), Cairns, Adelaide, Auckland and Singapore.

P&O Cruises Australia shows its commitment to offer guests a quality experience onboard its ships as well as the most popular itineraries. P&O launched a new adventure offering, P&OEdge on board three of their ships, featuring activities including high ropes, flying fox, laser tag and funnel climbs. P&O will also pioneer new dining onboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden with The Pantry, offering a mix of cuisines instead of the traditional cruise ship buffet. For an unfogettable dining experience, P&O also offers Salt Grill by Luke Mangan onboard their ships.

View photos of Pacific Jewel or photos of Pacific Pearl. P&O Cruises Australia is the smaller sister company to Princess Cruises.

Public Areas
Family Accomodations
Spa/Fitness Activities
Traveller Opinions
2.3 out of 5
3 Review(s)

Scores are based on a 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) rating system.

Traveller Ratings and Opinions
Room for improvement
Overall Rating 4
Submitted by Dennis W on 15 August 2016
Travel Date Cruise Experience
February 2016 Experienced (6-10 cruises)
Public Areas
We ate in the dining room once. Selection poor and food was cold. Music in the disco was too loud and not appropriate for the older age group on the ship. The last night of the cruise, they had all the musicians on deck and although good, WAY TOO LOUD and facing away from the pool where there was very little room? Not a good decision. We are Rock'n' Rollers and hardly got a dance in because the music was not suitable. P&O, the majority of people on board are over 50. Cater to their music tastes and you will do well. Other than that, great ship, great staff. I would go again.
Not up to expectations
Overall Rating 1
Submitted by Dianne I on 9 May 2016
Travel Date Cruise Experience
April 2016 Experienced (6-10 cruises)
Public Areas
We travelled with members of our family on a three night cruise on the Aria..Our cabin was fine and comfortable. And the lounge and public areas were lovely. However that is the only good things I can say about it. Menus were limited in the dining room and I really do not like the pantry. I much prefer buffets on other ships.Waiter in dining room were not all friendly and it seemed liked it was a lot of trouble to help you.
Waiters in the various lounges were also unfriendly and service was exrptremely slow..We were also disappointed with the shows.
There were also major problems with our group with toilets not working and my gauge tear and her hus band had cold showers for the whole trip. There was also a water problem they were trying to fix and were turning the water off in the early hours of every morning.I also had a cold shower the last morning.
Having been on quite a few cruises on other ships,I was thoroughly disgusted with the Aria and will not cruise with them again. I have to say we were warned before we left that the P&O ships were not very good these days. We had travelled on the Pacific Dawn in 2008 and it was good but apparently P & 0 have changed everything and so their cruises are not what they were.
Budget Ship
Overall Rating 2
Submitted by Pacific Traveller on 27 March 2016
Travel Date Cruise Experience
March 2016 Novice (2-5 cruises)
Public Areas
Expected much more from P&O. If this was an airline it would be classified as a budget carrier. Charge cheap and make it up everywhere on the ship with drinks and other items. P&O togeher with Cunard were formerly the premier shipping companies. The now owner of P&O, Carnival Cruises has destroyed the brand with P&O Australia. The food was below standard and at the cafe food selection rarely changed. One was given the otion of paying for fine dining, but even though I booked they never ran it as they said they did not have the numbers.The pre briefing literature said to bring a jacket as there would be a few formal nights. There were formal nights but many other passengers still went to the restaurants dressed casually. Outside meal times one could only get food by paying for it. The only free coffee available was Nescafe. Anhthing else had to be paid for. Drink prices were extortionate A$9 for a small bottle of beer. In the Pacific it is nice to spend sunset at some of the ports and have dinner on shore. The ship would leave at 6pm and then travel at snails pace to the nect port rather than stay until mid night to allow a night out at the port. One can only guess was that they wanted the passengers back to spend money at the bars. Any drinks brought onto the ship were confiscated. It was also disturbing to find that , like a budget airline, some people got last minute cabins at very reduced prices but we, having booked very early paid much more even after thye on board credit of $250.
The serving crew, mainly Filipinos,were really excellent and were really hardworking and helpful. THere were many passengers who had cruised frequently and most rated the ship poorly compared to other cruises particularly those that had travelled Princess.
On all ships that I had previously been on, there had been a captain's cocktail party but none on this one. It appears that the Captain had been reduced to a salesman on this ship. Two interactions with the passengers. One to sell more cruises and the other to sign merchandise bought at the gift shop.
On the postive the organisatio was excellent as regards boarding and disembarkation.
THe shore excursions were expensive and rather mediocre. To make matters worse one that we were looking forward to was cancelled the day before as we were told there were not enough people wanting to do it.
This ship was not up to my expectations and I would not travel on it again.
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