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P&O Cruises

Melanesian Discovery Cruise X725N

10 NIGHTS
22 Jun 2017
Pacific Explorer cruises
Cruiseline
P&O Cruises
Ship
Pacific Explorer
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
22 Jun 2017
Duration
10 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
$140/day
$155/day
$160/day
$240/day

BONUS up to AUD$300 onboard cabin credit for this cruise!
(excludes instant purchase promotional fares)

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Thu 22 Jun 2017 Sydney, Australia 4:00 PM
2 Fri 23 Jun 2017 At Sea
3 Sat 24 Jun 2017 At Sea
4 Sun 25 Jun 2017 Noumea, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
5 Mon 26 Jun 2017 Lifou, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 Tue 27 Jun 2017 Port Vila, Vanuatu 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 Wed 28 Jun 2017 Mystery Island, Vanuatu 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 Thu 29 Jun 2017 Isle Of Pines, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
9 Fri 30 Jun 2017 At Sea
10 Sat 1 Jul 2017 At Sea
11 Sun 2 Jul 2017 Sydney, Australia 7:00 AM

All aboard the Pacific Explorer over 10 relaxing nights on this Melanesian Discovery Cruise X725N exploring South Pacific. Your ship departs from Sydney and visits 6 ports in 3 countries before returning to Sydney. This 3.5 star voyage from P&O Cruises has 3 forward departures. You can join this cruise today for as little as $140 per person/day, twin share. Book today and save... Call now and talk to a cruise specialist!

Pacific Explorer Overview

Pacific Explorer emerges as a P&O Cruises’ fifth fleet member in June 2017, and will sail from Sydney. She will run cruises of 7 to 16 nights to the South Pacific islands, including Norfolk Island, as well as the popular ports in Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. Shorter 4-night cruises leave Sydney for Moreton Bay, and 7-night cruises also visit Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast. On 4 November 2017 a 6-night cruise departs Sydney for Melbourne to take in the Melbourne Cup, staying two nights. Take in two days at Melbourne’s Australian Open tennis, with the cruise departing Sydney on 19 January 2018. Tickets and transfers to the Cup and Open are included.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be mostly determined by Pacific Explorer’s present layout (as Dawn Princess), with more than 400 balcony rooms that include Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, and Balcony. Balconies may have either solid steel or toughened glass railings. Also there will be a number of grades of Oceanview and Interior staterooms. Expect the re-build to provide for inter-connecting cabins for families, and many cabins will have a third or fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities will include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, and an interactive video system. Outside cabins have a large window or porthole in the case of a few. Interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

Food and Dining

Dining-wise, there are multiple eateries onboard Pacific Explorer. Dining is where and when you like: “Your Choice Dining” at two Main Dining Rooms, The Waterfront Restaurant, and The Pantry with its contemporary café vibe. Designed as an international food market, The Pantry has eight outlets (Hook’s Fish & Chips, Mexicana, The Grill burger bar, Fat Cow Carvery, Curry House, Stix Asian, Coffee Bar and the Sugar Bar dessert station). Dress up for the occasional formal dinner. There are four alternative (pay extra) options. The line’s celebrity chef Luke Mangan offers his Salt Grill steak and seafood restaurant. There are Angelo’s (Italian), Dragon Lady (Asian), and for an exceptional evening make a reservation at Chef’s Table, which include a tour of the galley and commentary by the Executive Chef.

Entertainment

The main attractions are the destinations: the South Pacific, New Zealand, and southern Australia. During sea days there’s plenty of activity day and night to keep you entertained. In the evening having two show lounges (both theatre and cabaret style) is a great way to give passengers more entertainment choices. View all the action and latest movies on the Big Screen day and night on the pool deck. Other entertainment includes game shows and the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club. On the Promenade deck is the dance floor. There are multiple bars and a casino, much live music and karaoke. By day guests can join in a variety of organised activities such as bingo. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining rooms (2)
  • Waterfront Restaurant (and with kid’s menus)
  • The Pantry (9 cuisine choices)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • The Grill
  • Dragon Lady (Asian)
  • Angelo’s (Italian)
  • Cellar Door (wines)
  • Room service menu
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Cafes
  • Poolside Lobster & Burger
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production shows
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Supper Club
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • Library/reading room
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swim pools (3)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Hot tubs (6)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Fitness, Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge activities (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Deck, board games
  • Sports courts
  • Bowls green
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Dinner cooking classes
  • Art auctions
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Laser tag, Rock climbing
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library
  • UNDER 18
  • Group centres for 3-6, 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 y
  • Group child minding (late night, 3-13 y, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundrette, laundry service (pay)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevators
  • Medical centre
  • Smoking outdoor areas
  • Power 3-pin 220/240V
  • Daily newsletter
  • Advise dietary, medical, mobility needs at booking


What's included?

  • Gratuities & Service charges for Australia-based ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Most activities onboard, gym, some fitness classes
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Pre-arranged dietary requests (60 days)


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Specialty restaurants & The Grill
  • Room service menu items
  • Some activities and entertainment: P&O Edge, arcade games
  • Casino, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry services
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 y 10.30pm-1am)
  • Passport, travel documentations, vaccination & visas``
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in taxes, fees, port expenses
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Credit card 1.5% service fee
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions


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DEPARTURE DATES INSIDE OCEANVIEW BALCONY SUITE
22 Jun 2017 (Thu) $1,400
$140 per day
$1,550
$155 per day
$1,600
$160 per day
$2,400
$240 per day
Up to
AUD$300 OBC

Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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Alternative Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES INSIDE OCEANVIEW BALCONY SUITE
10 Jul 2017 (Mon) $1,005 $1,357 $1,668 $2,132
Up to
AUD$500 OBC
All aboard the Pacific Explorer over 10 relaxing nights on this Melanesian Discovery Cruise X725N exploring South Pacific. When: Ship: Pacific Explorer Category: Cruise Cabins from $1400 per person