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P&O Cruises Australia is expanding!  Carnival Corporation has announced that it will be redeploying both the Star Princess and the Golden Princess from Princess Cruises to P&O Cruises Australia in 2020.  Golden Princess will be replacing Pacific Eden who will sail away from the fleet in March 2019, whilst the Star Princess will replace the Pacific Jewel, who’s last cruise for P&O Cruises Australia will be from Melbourne on 24 February, 2019.

The first new ship details have also just been announced – Golden Princess will become Pacific Adventure, and will take the reign as the largest ship in the P&O Australia fleet accommodating 3100 passengers.  Pacific Adventure will cruise from Sydney and will join the family in October 2020.  Itineraries go on sale at the end of October 18, so watch this space to be one of the first on board!

P&O Cruises in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Discover the South Pacific islands

P&O Cruises Australia are one of the few cruise lines that operate year-round cruises in Australia.  Operating five ships from six Australian ports (and two international ones) there’s a cruise to suit every Australian’s holiday needs.

New to cruising, or short on time? P&O Cruises Australia has a huge range of short cruises perfect for an introductory cruise, a getaway reunion, weekend birthday celebration or just a quick break. View P&O cruises 1-3 nights or 4-6 nights.

The primary departure ports are Brisbane and Sydney; P&O Cruises departing from Sydney sail aboard Pacific Eden and Pacific Explorer, whilst Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria offer Queenslanders an extensive range of year-round P&O Cruises departing from Brisbane.  From Brisbane, the most popular itinerary for P&O cruisers is the seven night round trip voyage to the Pacific islands.  The islands are also popular for people cruising from Sydney, but the itineraries tend to be longer – between 8 and 12 nights.  It’s safe to say that for P&O Australia Cruises, South Pacific itineraries are their most popular cruise destination.  Cruise Guru’s handy tip for finding the right South Pacific cruise: generally cruises of 7 to 9 nights from the eastern states visit New Caledonia, cruises of 10 to 11 nights may include Vanuatu, and you will need 12 nights or more to reach the islands of Fiji or Tonga.

P&O Cruises Australia has also started to operate more departures from Melbourne with the Pacific Jewel hubbing out of the city during the summer season.  You can cruise for up to 12 nights from Melbourne with itineraries visiting Tasmania and the Southern Coast of Australia as well as New Zealand and the South Pacific.

P&O Cruises Australia also recently has started to offer an increased number of cruises from Adelaide.


P&O Cruises are also offering a small number of cruises to and from Asia as part of their schedule.  With cruises into and out of Singapore from various Australian ports with visits to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. These cruises represent outstanding value and offer a rare opportunity to experience Asia with P&O Cruises Australia. Be sure to secure your cabin early.

Best Cruise Deals

PREMIUM DRINKS PACKAGE IS BACK!  Book on the ‘Premium Drinks Package’ on sailings of 7 nights or longer* (excl. Melbourne Cup cruises) and your drinks are on P&O*.
Can’t get away for 7 nights? Book on the ‘Onboard Spend’ rate to receive bonus shipboard credit*
AND, book a cruise departing after 12 May 19 on either the Premium Drinks Package or Onboard spend rates and pay just $10pp deposits*
Enjoy exclusive discounts* when you book with your P&O cruise online with Cruise Guru.
Take advantage of bonus shipboard credit* on select sailings.

Looking for the best value cruises? View P&O cruises under $500, from $500-$750, and from $751-$1000.

Have a look at a selection of handpicked P&O Australia cruise deals or alternatively find your preferred cruise with our Cruise Finder tool.


Cruise to Hobart's Dark Mofo festival to celebrate the winter solstice and the longest night of the year, with food, film, music, art, light and dark delights.This major annual event draws attendances of nearly 450,000 and includes international music shows at The Odeon Theatre, major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery and much more. Our Dark Mofo cruise visits in time for the hugely popular Dark Mofo and City of Hobart Winter Feast, a contemporary take on the medieval midwinter banquet – incredible! Cruise fare includes admission and return ferry ride to Mona and a priority pass to the Winter Feast.This cruise includes: 6 night cruise - 2 days and 2 nights in Hobart  Priority pass to Winter Feast  Ferry ride and entry to MONA, Museum of Old and New Art
Book By 18-06-2019


Comedy Cruise Sea BreakSpend a few nights at sea as some of Australia’s best comedians take the stage each night. With the Comedy Cruise Gala (a must-see), an up close and personal chat to the comedians and a cheeky adults-only shows in the Sit Down Comedy Club, there’s something to make everyone smile. If you think you have what it takes to take the stage, try a Comedy Workshop where our pros will give you inside tips. Then, with your new skills, make your debut at the Comedy Gong Show, where our celebrity comedians will judge your performance. Who knows? You could be discovered on the night!
Book By 31-03-2020


Join us onboard for three jam packed nights dedicated to ‘the King’.There will be themed parties, karaoke, trivia, a movie and concert marathon, the largest memorabilia collection at sea and of course a stellar line up of tribute artists and performers including Mark Andrew, Damian Mullin, Allan Wright, She is the King and many more. Alana Patience from Dancing with the Stars will offer dance classes and legendary music historian Glenn A Baker will present Q&A sessions on the life of ‘the King’.
Book By 17-05-2019


P&O Cruises Australia, Melbourne Cup cruises are the best way to enjoy one of Australia's favourite events.Cruise to the most glamorous day of the year and watch the Melbourne Cup live from Flemington. Plus, guest have the chance to upgrade their tickets to sit in the exclusive P&O Enclosure*.As well as the excitement of donning your finest for a day Flemington and watching the race itself, you'll also spend time away from home on a well-earned break. Tickets and transfers to Flemington Race Course are included in your cruise fare*.
Book By 03-11-2019


Take your spectating from the couch to centre court.P&O Australia have partnered with Tennis Australia and are celebrating the Australian Open with cruises that coincide with the business end of the tournament. Your ultimate cruise package serves up the following aces:In Melbourne:2 days in Melbourne to attend Australian Open2 x General Admission, Ground Pass tickets/per person to Australian Open included in your fareTransfers between the ship and Melbourne ParkOnboard:Main meals and themed entertainment onboard the cruiseMeet and greet with tennis personalitiesChance to hold the AO trophies for photo opportunityDay & night sessions screened live on the screen while at sea
Book By 19-01-2020


Book ONLINE today to take advantage of Cruise Guru's exclusive discount on already reduced sailings.
Book By 31-10-2018


Book on a cruise 7 nights or more and first two guests in the room will receive a Premium Drinks Package*.What's in the Premium Drinks Package?Includes unlimited soft drinks and bottled water; a maximum of 15 alcoholic beverages per day including beer, wine, cider, cocktails and spirits up to and equal to $12.
Book By 27-11-2018


Book your cruise with just a $10pp deposit*!
Book By 02-11-2018


Enjoy an onboard spending credit when you booking on a cruise of 6 nights or less with P&O Cruises Australia*Note: Includes 7 nights Melbourne Cup Cruises departing Brisbane
Book By 27-11-2018


Exclusive reduced fares. Book now to secure your cabin of choice. Subject to availability.
Book By 17-02-2019


P & O Australia's Food and Wine Cruises inlcude:Presentations and seminars from food and wine personalities plus you could learn and discover the finer details of wine, or find out how cheese is matured, make the perfect coffee or mix your favourite drink at a cocktail making demonstration.
Book By 31-12-2020

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