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Summary

Pacific Dawn currently cruises from her homeport of Brisbane almost all year round, offering cruises both domestically and within the South Pacific.  For those wanting to give cruising a try or looking for the perfect celebration or weekend getaway, Pacific Dawn cruises operate numerous 3 night getaways from Brisbane which sail into the Pacific and circle back, or 4 night breaks from Brisbane to Airlie Beach allowing passengers to disembark and explore the Great Barrier Reef.  The most popular Pacific Dawn cruises are from Brisbane to the South Pacific and more specifically her 7 night round trip itineraries visiting Noumea and New Caledonia, however if you’re looking for a longer islands cruise aboard Pacific Dawn there are a handful of South Pacific itineraries up to 10 nights on offer.  You can also explore more of Queensland onboard Pacific Dawn with 7 night Queensland cruises visiting Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Willis Island.  With so much to do, you’ll welcome each morning on Pacific Dawn. Look out to sea from the observation deck, chill out in the three-storey atrium, test your courage at the P&O Edge Adventure park, roll the dice at the casino or dance the night away in The Dome.

From October 2020 Pacific Dawn will be moving out of the tropical north to homeport from Melbourne.  Take a sea break of 3 or 4 nights, discover the coast of Australia or even explore Pacific ports in the South Pacific or New Zealand.

View more options for P&O Australia cruises or view the full range of cruises from Brisbane including other cruise lines.

Relax & Unwind

If Pacific Dawn’s non-stop activities aren’t 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.

Aqua fitness
Take a class, use the gym, relax in the sauna or salute the sun. Keeping fit while floating is easy.

The Oasis
Leave your worries behind at The Oasis. It is just like it sounds-a happy, peaceful escape that is all about the downtime.

The Dome
Ascend high above the top deck to The Dome viewpoint. You will 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.

Aqua Spa
Relax, rejuvenate or get poolside fabulous. We have a range of utterly decadent and relaxing therapies at Aqua Spa.

Dining

What sets P&O Cruises Australia 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, including the Pacific Dawn. From Australia’s only celebrity chef restaurant at sea to a room service snack at any time, there’s something for everyone.

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.

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

Luna
Our ever popular Asian restaurant, Luna, offers spectacular banquet style menus rotating between a variety of Asian cuisines.

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

Plantation Restaurant
Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner Plantation Restaurant offers an ever-changing selection.

Waterfront
With over 40 a la carte menu items for breakfast lunch and dinner Waterfront serves up both classic dishes and cutting edge cuisine.

The Pantry
Eat as many plates as you can and try all the flavours of the world at The Pantry, our interactive-style dining experience.

 

Play

We have a world of activities for you to discover onboard the Pacific Dawn. From party nights to the P&O Edge Adventure Park, Kids Clubs to the adults-only Oasis – there’s 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 Adventure Park is Australia’s largest adventure park at sea. Perfect for those after a serious dose of adrenaline!

Laser Tag
Tag, you’re it! Battle it out with friends and family during an all-ages game of laser tag.

Jackpot Bingo
Think you have lady luck on your side? Try your hand at Jackpot Bingo and you could win big.

Learn Something New
Always wanted to know how to make the perfect latte or dance the cha cha? With a range of classes onboard, we’ll teach you to master all sorts of skills!

Waterslides
Cool off on our fun waterslides!

Waterpark
Play the day away with the kids at our interactive water features in the waterpark onboard.

Entertainment

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 on the Pacific Dawn. And the best bit? No tickets or taxis required, the party’s all hear 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.

Adults Only Sit Down Comedy Club
It’s a laugh-a-minute at the adults only sit-down comedy club, the perfect place to kick back and relax onboard.

Car Simulator
Drive a car, on a ship. Choose from our fast, faster and fastest race car simulators.

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

Big Screen
Big entertainment day or night. The Big Screen shows sporting events, movies and even Wii games.

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

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

Facts

  • Capacity: 1,546 Passengers
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 811ft/245m
  • Weight: 70,285 gross tonnage
  • Built: London, UK registration
  • Max Speed: 22.5 knots
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnPorts of CallMin PriceSave up to*
20191210
10 Dec 19
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$999,999Select
20191214
14 Dec 19
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$999,999Select
20191217
17 Dec 19
Christmas 10 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$999,999Select
20191227
27 Dec 19
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$999,999Select
20191230
30 Dec 19
New Years 8 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$999,999Select
20200107
07 Jan 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$999,999Select
20200111
11 Jan 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,139Select-33%
20200118
18 Jan 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$952Select-37%
20200125
25 Jan 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,046Select-35%
20200201
01 Feb 20
80's Cruise 3 Night Sea BreakPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$999,999Select
20200204
04 Feb 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$693Select-14%
20200215
15 Feb 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$504Select-14%
20200218
18 Feb 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$599Select-14%
20200303
03 Mar 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$599Select-14%
20200307
07 Mar 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,186Select-32%
20200321
21 Mar 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$615Select-14%
20200324
24 Mar 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$533Select-16%
20200328
28 Mar 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,173Select-32%
20200411
11 Apr 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,270Select-31%
20200208
08 Feb 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,139Select-33%
20200222
22 Feb 20
Islands 10 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,236Select-38%
20200314
14 Mar 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,585Select-28%
20200404
04 Apr 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,347Select-30%
20200418
18 Apr 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$456Select-15%
20200421
21 Apr 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$571Select-15%
20200425
25 Apr 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,187Select-32%
20200502
02 May 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$428Select-16%
20200505
05 May 20
Islands 10 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,800Select-30%
20200515
15 May 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$405Select-17%
20200518
18 May 20
Islands 12 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,448Select-38%
20200530
30 May 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,257Select-31%
20200606
06 Jun 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,249Select-32%
20200613
13 Jun 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$424Select-17%
20200627
27 Jun 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$942Select-37%
20200704
04 Jul 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$969Select-37%
20200711
11 Jul 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$401Select-17%
20200714
14 Jul 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$519Select-17%
20200718
18 Jul 20
Feature 14 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$2,063Select-34%
20200801
01 Aug 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,174Select-33%
20200808
08 Aug 20
80's Cruise 3 Night Sea BreakPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$494Select-15%
20200811
11 Aug 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$496Select-17%
20200815
15 Aug 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,266Select-31%
20200822
22 Aug 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$658Select-15%
20200826
26 Aug 20
Islands 10 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$999,999Select
20200905
05 Sep 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$989Select-36%
20200912
12 Sep 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$401Select-17%
20200915
15 Sep 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$496Select-17%
20200919
19 Sep 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$942Select-37%
20200926
26 Sep 20
Islands 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$969Select-37%
20201003
03 Oct 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,017Select-36%
20201010
10 Oct 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$517Select-15%
20201013
13 Oct 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$658Select-14%
20201017
17 Oct 20
Islands 10 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$3,083Select-23%
20201027
27 Oct 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneMelbourne$471Select-16%
20201030
30 Oct 20
Feature 14 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$1,527Select-41%
20201127
27 Nov 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourne$396Select-18%
20201130
30 Nov 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$558Select-17%
20201204
04 Dec 20
Comedy 3 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourne$419Select-18%
20201207
07 Dec 20
Australia 7 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$703Select-44%
20201214
14 Dec 20
Australia 5 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$606Select-17%
20201219
19 Dec 20
Christmas 8 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$1,163Select-36%
20201227
27 Dec 20
New Years 11 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$1,627Select-35%
20201113
13 Nov 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$494Select-17%
20201117
17 Nov 20
10 Nights Australia And New ZealandPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$1,119Select-40%
20210107
07 Jan 21
Australia 5 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$792Select-14%
20210112
12 Jan 21
Islands 12 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$1,535Select-38%
20210124
24 Jan 21
Australia Day 4 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$538Select-17%
20210128
28 Jan 21
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$604Select-16%
20200616
16 Jun 20
Sea Break 3 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbane$494Select-15%
20200619
19 Jun 20
State Of Origin 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$1,014Select-11%
20200623
23 Jun 20
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneBrisbaneShow$557Select-16%
20210201
01 Feb 21
Sea Break 4 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneMelbourneShow$604Select-16%
20210208
08 Feb 21
Sea Break 3 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneBrisbane$420Select-18%
20210208
08 Feb 21
Repositioning 17 NightsPacific DawnMelbourneSingaporeShow$1,795Select-41%
20210211
11 Feb 21
Repositioning 14 NightsPacific DawnBrisbaneSingaporeShow$1,790Select-38%

80'S CRUISE

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

AUSTRALIA DAY CRUISE

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

CHRISTMAS AT SEA

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

NEW YEARS CRUISE - START A NEW TRADITION

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

STATE OF ORIGIN CRUISE

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

COMEDY CRUISE

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

BONUS ONLINE DISCOUNTS

Book ONLINE today to take advantage of bonus discounts on already reduced sailings.
Book By 11-12-2019

OH BUOY SALE! ONBOARD SPENDING MONEY

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

OH BUOY SALE! $1 DEPOSIT & ONBOARD SPENDING MONEY

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

BUY 2 GET 2 FREE

Book a quad share room* on selected cruises and pay only for the first two adults in the room. Guest 3 & 4 travel free*!
Book By 10-12-2019

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