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This was our first cruise and we were very overwhelmed by the large number of children under the age of 15 accompanied by seemingly drunken bogan parents. Accordingly it is highly unlikely that we will ever take another cruise - the risks are not worth it. Our experience with the booking agents was excellent. It's a pity the cruise itself hadn't met their standards!"

Reviewer: Jennifer C, QLD
Date: 3 November 2016
Rating: 10

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P&O Cruises

Christmas Cruise X753

10 NIGHTS
17 Dec 2017
Pacific Explorer cruises

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P&O Cruises
Ship
Pacific Explorer
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
17 Dec 2017
Duration
10 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
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DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Sun 17 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia 4:00 PM
2 Mon 18 Dec 2017 At Sea
3 Tue 19 Dec 2017 At Sea
4 Wed 20 Dec 2017 Isle Of Pines, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
5 Thu 21 Dec 2017 Lifou, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 Fri 22 Dec 2017 Port Vila, Vanuatu 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 Sat 23 Dec 2017 Mystery Island, Vanuatu 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 Sun 24 Dec 2017 At Sea
9 Mon 25 Dec 2017 At Sea
10 Tue 26 Dec 2017 At Sea
11 Wed 27 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia 7:00 AM

Join the Pacific Explorer for 10 exciting nights aboard the Christmas Cruise X753 through the waters of South Pacific. Your ship starts out from Sydney, the cruise will take you to 5 ports in 3 countries before returning to Sydney. This 3.5 star voyage from P&O Cruises has 1 forward departures. You can join this cruise today for as little as $0 per person/day, twin share. Book today and save... Call now and talk to a cruise specialist!

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. Each year 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, Pacific Explorer 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

Accommodation includes 410 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 are 11 grades of Oceanview and Interior staterooms. The recent re-build provides for 22 inter-connecting pairs of cabins for families, and many cabins have a third or fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities 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 options, the formal Waterfront Restaurant (and dress up for the occasional formal dinner), and the casual Pantry with its contemporary café vibe. Designed as an international food market, The Pantry has nine cuisine selections, the ninth in the evening being Shell & Bones seafood. Also head for Angelo’s for Italian and Dragon Lady for Asian delights. There are four alternative (pay extra) options. The line’s celebrity chef Luke Mangan offers his Salt Grill steak and seafood restaurant., 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. 400 Gradi Pizzeria serves great pizzas at a price.

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. The Love Riot main show attracts an extra charge for cocktail & souvenir glass; more for a degustation dinner. 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.

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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • ANZ Defence Force onboard credit
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining room
  • Waterfront Restaurant (and with kid’s menus)
  • Dragon Lady (Asian)
  • Angelo’s (Italian)
  • The Pantry (9 cuisine choices)
  • Luke’s poolside grill
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Chef’s Table
  • 400 Gradi pizzeria
  • Shell & Bones
  • Love Riot pre-show dinner
  • Room service menu
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • OTHER DINING
  • Cafes
  • Charlie’s Bar café (pay)
  • Poolside Lobster & Burger
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • Some dietary needs pre-booked
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production shows
  • Love Riot main show (pay)
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Supper Club
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • Library
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swim pools (3)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Hot tubs (6)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Fitness, Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge activities (pay) (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Deck, board games, bocce
  • Bowls green
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Art auctions
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Laser tag, Rock climbing
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • 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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