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Bridgit Little assured us the suitability for family cruise on Explorer of Seas and she was spot on for Xmas and New Year. Fabulous cruise."

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Date: 8 January 2016
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P&O Cruises

Pacific - Fiji Cruise X743

12 Oct 2017
Pacific Explorer cruises
P&O Cruises
Pacific Explorer
Departure Date
12 Oct 2017
16 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite

BONUS up to AUD$200 onboard cabin credit for this cruise!
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Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Thu 12 Oct 2017 Sydney, Australia 04:00 PM
2 Fri 13 Oct 2017 At Sea
3 Sat 14 Oct 2017 At Sea
4 Sun 15 Oct 2017 At Sea
5 Mon 16 Oct 2017 At Sea
6 Tue 17 Oct 2017 Nuku'alofa, Tonga 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
7 Wed 18 Oct 2017 Vava'u, Tonga 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
8 Thu 19 Oct 2017 At Sea
9 Fri 20 Oct 2017 Savusavu, Fiji 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10 Sat 21 Oct 2017 Suva, Fiji 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
11 Sun 22 Oct 2017 Nadi, Fiji 08:00 AM 06:30 PM
12 Mon 23 Oct 2017 Dravuni, Fiji 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
13 Tue 24 Oct 2017 At Sea
14 Wed 25 Oct 2017 Mare Island, New Caledonia 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
15 Thu 26 Oct 2017 At Sea
16 Fri 27 Oct 2017 At Sea
17 Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sydney, Australia 07:00 AM

Don't miss out on Pacific Explorer over 16 exciting nights aboard the Pacific - Fiji Cruise X743 to South Pacific. Your ship starts out from Sydney and calls into 8 ports in 4 countries before returning to Sydney. Your 3.5 star cruise from P&O Cruises has 1 forward departures. Our exclusive specials start as low as $143 per person/day, twin share. Don't miss out - reserve your cabin today!

Pacific Explorer Overview

Pacific Explorer emerged as a P&O Cruises’ fifth fleet member in June 2017, and will sail from Sydney. Get to the first game of the NRL State of Origin 2018 series in Melbourne! Depart Sydney on June 4 for the four night cruise. The fare includes return transport, accommodation, food and entertainment, plus the hottest tickets in town at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. 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. Meanwhile, she runs 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.


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.


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
  • Main Dining rooms (2)
  • Waterfront Restaurant (and with kid’s menus)
  • The Pantry (9 cuisine choices)
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • The Grill
  • Dragon Lady (Asian)
  • Angelo’s (Italian)
  • Cellar Door (wines)
  • Room service menu
  • Cafes
  • Poolside Lobster & Burger
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions

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