P&O Cruises Australia Latest news

P&O Cruises Australia is undergoing a fleet transformation! First and foremost, we are very excited for Pacific Adventure to start sailing our shores in October 2020, but in even more exciting news, she will be expecting a sister to join her in 2021!  Named Pacific Encounter, she will be of similar size to Adventure, accommodating 3,000 guests.  Unfortunately this means that we will be waving goodbye to some of our old favourites – both Pacific Aria and Pacific Dawn will be farewelled in 2021.

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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 six 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 of 1-3 nights or 4-6 nights.  They say laughter is the best medicine, so if your desperate for a quick getaway, why not jump on one of P&O’s short comedy cruises and laugh yourself silly!

The primary departure ports for P&O cruises are Brisbane and Sydney; P&O Cruises departing from Sydney sail aboard Pacific Aria, Pacific Explorer and new for 2020, Pacific Adventure, whilst Pacific Dawn and from 2020, Pacific Exploreroffer 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 7 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.

If you’re wanting to explore more of the stunning destinations that are right on your doorsteps, P&O Cruises Australia also offers a number of cruises up and down the eastern coastline of Australia departing from both Sydney and Brisbane.

P&O Cruises Australia has also started to operate more departures from Melbourne with a number of itineraries being offered in 2020.  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 departures from Adelaide and itineraries from Auckland.


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.

P&O Cruises Australia is the region’s largest and longest serving cruise operator, and leads the way in cruising as Australasia’s only ‘home brand’. With more than 80 years cruising the region, P&O Cruises Australia has pioneered new destinations around Australia, the Pacific and Asia, including Papua New Guinea.

Known for unique cruises and onboard experiences that bring more freedom to your holiday, it is no wonder P&O Cruises is one of Australia’s favourite cruise lines for every kind of traveller – from couples to families, friends and events. The stress and hidden costs of a land-based holiday have been removed with P&O; their fares include main meals, entertainment, activities, accommodation and access to world class destinations. They’ve got it all covered!

P&O Cruises Australia are all about supporting and celebrating modern Australia. Enjoy a line up of Australian musicians playing live onboard, theatre productions created by leading Australian production companies, food supplied by local Australian vendors and menus inspired by the local Australian produce. From destinations to food and activities, they design all their experiences to be quintessentially Australian and undeniably modern, just like them.

Included with your cruise fare

All onboard meals in the main dining room and buffet,

A selection of onboard entertainment


Included when you book a mini-suite

Priority embarkation and disembarkation

Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival

Fresh fruit bowl provided in suite

Complimentary bath robe and slippers

Additional inclusions when you book a suite

Complimentary bottled water and laundry service

Coffee Machine

Priority tender tickets

Priority dining reservations

Priority spa reservations

Priority bookings for shore excursions

Canapes on cocktail evenings

Optional complimentary afternoon tea served in suite

Optional complimentary breakfast served in suite

*Inclusions are subject to change at any time.


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 20-05-2020


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


P&O is taking you to Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, one of the largest in the world. With an overnight stay in Melbourne, and tickets and transfers to an exclusive Town Hall Comedy Show on Wednesday 8 April 2020 included in your fare, this is a cruise not to be missed.  Get ready for your cheeks to hurt from laughter!
Book By 05-04-2020


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 30-10-2020


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. P&O's 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.
Book By 18-06-2020


It's time to travel back in time and rock some seriously big hair! Let us transport you to a true blast from the past on this epic cruise.  We'll provde the disco balls - you bring your neon.
Book By 12-06-2021


Calling all Country music lovers - how about a true country throw down while out at sea?! Where better to practise your line dancing and don your cowboy boots?
Book By 13-11-2020


Celebrate Australia Day in true blue style! Our Australia Day P&O cruises celebrate all things Aussie with themed competitions, music, family entertainment and a whole lot more.
Book By 26-01-2021


Forget snowmen, mistletoe and log fires. Christmas in the southern hemisphere is all about long sunny days, and relaxing by the pool or on a beach. P&O’s Christmas cruises will let you enjoy quality time with friends and family without the usual hassles and stresses of Christmas – no slaving over a hot stove or cleaning up afterwards! You can also give your vocal chords a workout with festive carolling, see the look on the kid’s faces when Santa visits with presents and enjoy delicious Christmas fare with all the trimmings for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.
Book By 20-12-2020


Celebrate with P&O this New Year’s Eve and have all your organising done for you. Hosting a party, queuing to get into a venue or finding a taxi won’t be an issue! As for the next day tidy up P&O have got you covered too. There’ll be multiple venues open until late and you can be sure we’ll have a party with a live band leading the festivities.
Book By 29-12-2020


AUSTRALIA OPEN TENNIS CRUISE2 days in Melbourne to attend the Australian OpenGeneral admission ground pass tickets per person to the Australian OpenTransfers between the ship and Melbourne ParkMeet and Greet with Tennis personalitiesChance to hold the AO trophies for photo opportunity
Book By 21-01-2021


Cruise to the Holden State of Origin with P&O Cruises!Your cruise fare includes tickets and direct transfers to and from the game. Plus, while you're cruising you can also meet Rugby League greats, celebrate in Queensland and New South Wales supporters' bars onboard, enjoy footy themed events and get ready for the big game at the official merchandise shop. Go on, give it a try!This cruise includes:• Tickets and transfers to and from the Holden State of Origin game • Main meals and footy themed entertainment • A star studded line up of NRL legends onboard the cruise• Supporters bars• Q&A sessions, photo ops and footy challenges
Book By 19-06-2020


Spend 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 11-06-2021


For a limited time, book on the ‘Value’ or ‘Value Plus’ fare and receive shipboard credit on selected departures*
Book By 25-02-2020


For a limited time, book on the ‘Value’ or ‘Value Plus’ fare and receive shipboard credit*PLUS pay just $1 per person deposit on selected departures*
Book By 25-02-2020


Book ONLINE today to take advantage of bonus discounts on already reduced sailings.
Book By 18-02-2020

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