Unwind on a P&O Pacific Explorer cruise!

Searching for the perfect ship suited for any and all types of adventurers? Look no further than the astonishing P&O Pacific Explorer! Regardless of the itinerary or time of year, there is always something for everyone to do on a Pacific Explorer cruise. It all becomes a blur as you race down the exhilarating waterslides, socialise with like-minded explorers in the dizzying array of bars and lounges, or simply lay back on the pool deck. Whatever the mood and whatever the age, Pacific Explorer cruises more than accommodates your needs.

Pacific Explorer is also unabashedly Australian, as illustrated from their Australian sourced produce, locally found entertainers and performers, as well as their stunning home-grown Aussie design. If you want to take your family or group of friends on an unforgettable holiday on a ship that showcases their Australian pride, there is no better choice than a Pacific Explorer P&O cruise. Pacific Explorer will be embarking on magnificent South Pacific cruises stopping at sublime tropical paradises including Noumea, Lifou, and Alotau. Additionally, P&O offers marvellous Australia cruises year-round that allow travellers on Pacific Explorer to sail along the eastern coastline of Australia.

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Accommodation on P&O Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer cabins are categorised into a wondrous selection of staterooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to accommodate every kind of traveller. The Interior stateroom is a great fit for families and couples who seek a cosy and private space to unwind after spending their day discovering the ship or exploring their destination. The Oceanview provides an unbelievable vista of the sea from the comfort of your own private space. Balcony staterooms in comparison elevate this astonishing view with a floor-to-ceiling window and an extraordinary private to soak in the sea breeze.

The Mini-Suite provides everything you need to feel like you’re at home, with a great deal of space to kick up your feet, a fresh fruit basket, and comfy bathrobes and slippers. The Suites further enhance this level of luxury with additional space and a separate sitting area to entertain guests. For those who however want an executive level of sophistication, the Penthouse Suite offers awe-inspiring views due to its picture-perfect location on Pacific Explorer. Moreover, the Penthouse Suite offers amazing additional complimentary services such as priority shore excursion, spa and dinner reservations, and optional complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea served in-suite.

Pacific Explorer also features interconnecting rooms on all staterooms types vital for parents who want to easily access a neighbouring cabin to look after their kids. The ship also has wheelchair-accessible rooms that can be offered depending on availability upon request by the passenger.


Travellers onboard will have a wide variety of Pacific Explorer dining options while on their P&O cruise, each with great food to satisfy your hunger for every meal. With 12 dining venues available onboard, adventurers can sail away stress-free knowing they can eat a fine selection of food across a strong range of delicacies. Read through below the excellent Pacific Explorer dining options below!

400 Gradi

Showcasing a mouth-watering selection of gourmet pizzas prepared by experienced chefs trained by Melbourne’s Johnny Di Francesco, the award-winning pizza chef, 400 Gradi is sure to delight all who enter. For those who might not be in the mood for pizza but don’t want to be left out, the menu also features some delicious lasagne, salads, and desserts to keep you satisfied. You can even order takeaway pizza, or for it to be delivered to your very cabin! So be sure to head down to 400 Gradi and satisfy your pizza cravings!

Dragon Lady

For the traveller seeking Asian style cuisine, Dragon Lady is your essential dining venue to spend an evening on Pacific Explorer. With gorgeously designed décor and furniture adorning the space in addition to the fantastic service, every guest will feel more than catered for. Serving a selection of banquet style meals from every kind of Asian specialty from Japanese to Indian, Dragon Lady patrons will be simply spoilt for choice!

Other dining options:

  • Waterfront
  • Angelo’s
  • The Pantry
  • Charlie’s Bar
  • Luke’s
  • Room Service
  • Ocean Bar

Onboard activities & things to do

While your destination is always the highlight of any superb holiday, the journey, namely on cruises, can often elevate that superb holiday to an extraordinary family adventure. On Pacific Explorer, onboard activities and things to do are abundant, with a dizzying number of nooks and crannies as well as events and occasions to take part in throughout any P&O cruise. Take a look below for the excellent selection of onboard activities on a P&O Pacific Explorer cruise.

The Bonded Store

Tucked away in a cosy location on Pacific Explorer, the Bonded Store is an inviting speakeasy bar for those searching for a more exclusive locale to socialise with their friends. A fine selection of tantalising spirits and unique cocktails unlike anything available elsewhere on the ship, the Bonded Store will keep you coming back to experience every delicious beverage on offer. The Bonded Store has been thoughtfully fitted with prohibition-era style furniture, creating a noticeably warm and private ambience assured to delight. When on your Pacific Explorer holiday, make sure to lock in a time with your friends at the Bonded Store!

P&O Edge Adventure Park

For the high-flying explorers and the death-defying adrenaline junkies, the P&O Edge Adventure Park is an absolute must! Featuring a nerve-wracking flying fox, rock climbing, an exhilarating mechanical bull, and so much more, the P&O Edge Adventure Park will keep Pacific Explorer guests thrilled for days on end. Book yourself or your fellow daredevils an Edge Pass between 90 and four days before your next cruise to guarantee unending excitement.

Other onboard activities and things to do:

  • Explorer Hotel
  • Blue Room
  • Black Circus
  • Barefoot Bowls
  • Waterslides
  • Kids waterpark
  • Marquee Theatre
  • Fitness centre
  • Casino
  • Blanc de Blanc
  • Adult Only Comedy Nights
  • Hair Salon
  • The Oasis
  • Spa
  • Pool Decks
  • The Sanctuary


  • Capacity: 1,998 guests
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 260m/ 853ft
  • Weight: 77,441 gross tonnage


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


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 31-10-2021


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 31-12-2021


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 10-12-2021


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


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 31-10-2021

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