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A massive thankyou to Gayle Tobin for all her guidance in making the booking and especially for the help on departure when our flight was delayed.Cool calm and collected - that was what we needed."

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P&O Cruises

A Taste of New Caledonia Cruise

8 NIGHTS
13 Aug 2018
Pacific Explorer cruises

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Ship
Pacific Explorer
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
13 Aug 2018
Duration
8 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
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DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Mon 13 Aug 2018 Sydney, Australia 04:00 PM
2 Tue 14 Aug 2018 At Sea
3 Wed 15 Aug 2018 At Sea
4 Thu 16 Aug 2018 Noumea, New Caledonia 08.00 AM 05.30 PM
5 Fri 17 Aug 2018 Mare Island, New Caledonia 08.00 AM 05.00 PM
6 Sat 18 Aug 2018 Isle Of Pines, New Caledonia 08.00 AM 04:00 PM
7 Sun 19 Aug 2018 At Sea
8 Mon 20 Aug 2018 At Sea
9 Tue 21 Aug 2018 Sydney, Australia 07:00 AM

Take a break on board the Pacific Explorer experiencing 8 relaxing nights aboard the A Taste of New Caledonia Cruise to South Pacific. Your ship embarks from Sydney with an itinerary that includes 4 ports in 2 countries before returning to Sydney. This particular 3.5 star cruise from P&O Cruises has 6 forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Pacific Explorer Overview

Pacific Explorer sails from Sydney. Join the ‘Tribute to the King’ – Elvis – 3-night cruise departing May 17, 2019. Each year a 6-night cruise departs Sydney for Melbourne to take in the Melbourne Cup, staying two nights. Tickets and transfers to the Cup 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, 5-nights to Tasmania, and 7-night cruises 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 (outside Australia limits)
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • ANZ Defence Force onboard credit
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Waterfront Restaurant (with kid’s menus)
  • Dragon Lady (Asian)
  • Angelo’s (Italian)
  • The Pantry (10 choices)
  • Dietary requests (pre-book 60 days)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table
  • 400 Gradi pizzeria
  • Shell & Bones (seafood)
  • Pre-show dinner at Waterfront, show in Black Circus
  • Room service menu 24h
  • OTHER DINING
  • Luke’s al fresco burgers
  • Poolside Lobster & Burger
  • Bars & night clubs (6)
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • New Zealand Natural (pay)
  • Beverage package
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Marquee production shows
  • Black Circus show venue
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Waterpark
  • Hot tubs (3)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Wellness seminars
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness classes, Bootcamp at Sea
  • P&O Edge 19 activities (pay) (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Hosted deck games
  • Deck, board games
  • Lawn bowls
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Whisky & wine tasting
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library, Card Room
  • UNDER 18
  • Group centres for 2-6, 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 y
  • Sony Playstation VR
  • Group child minding (late night, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundry (self-service & pay)
  • Wheelchair accessible cabins
  • 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 notice)


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

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
13 Aug 2018 (Mon) Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out
Up to
AUD$50 OBC
31 Aug 2018 (Fri) $1,265 $1,365 $1,565 Sold out
Up to
AUD$85 OBC
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