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Pacific Aria cruises for 2017-2018


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Where she sails
Until November 2017 Pacific Aria is based in Brisbane. Cruises visit Pacific Islands, PNG (10 nights), and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and Hamilton Island. The longest cruises of 14 nights are to Fiji. There are occasional 3-night comedy and food & wine cruises. From November 2017 Pacific Aria is based in Sydney, with itineraries of 3- to 12-nights to Fraser Island, Moreton Island, and the Pacific Islands. Again, short 3-night comedy and food & wine cruises take you away from ‘the office’ as well as serve as an appetiser for longer cruises.

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Pacific Aria Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2017 CRUISES

17

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

12

NIGHTS

Fiji Adventure Cruise
Up to AUD$100 OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

29

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A713N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,049

$117

7

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A714N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

Sold out

N/A

14

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A715N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$799

$114

21

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A716N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$829

$118

28

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise A717N
Departs: Brisbane

$499

$166

1

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

Fraser Island Cruise A718N
Departs: Brisbane

$548

$137

5

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A719
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$879

$126

12

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A720
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$899

$128

19

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A721
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$879

$126

26

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

14

NIGHTS

Pacific - Fiji Cruise A722
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,799

$129

9

JUN

Pacific Aria cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A723
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$997

$111

25

JUN

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A725
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$899

$128

2

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A726
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$915

$131

9

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

12

NIGHTS

Pacific - Fiji Cruise A727
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,549

$129

21

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A728
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,119

$160

28

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

10

NIGHTS

PNG Cruise A729
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,399

$240

7

AUG

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A730
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$899

$128

14

AUG

Pacific Aria cruises

18

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A731
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,999

$111

1

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A732
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$899

$128

8

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A733
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$799

$114

15

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A734
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$899

$128

22

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A735
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$949

$136

29

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise A736
Departs: Brisbane

$579

$193

2

OCT

Pacific Aria cruises

10

NIGHTS

PNG Cruise A737
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,399

$240

12

OCT

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

Hamilton Island Cruise A738
Departs: Brisbane

$599

$150

16

OCT

Pacific Aria cruises

11

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A739
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,399

$127

27

OCT

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise A740
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,081

$154

3

NOV

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise A741
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$981

$140

10

NOV

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

Fraser Island Cruise A742
Departs: Brisbane

$529

$132

14

NOV

Pacific Aria cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,359

$136

24

NOV

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$999

$143

1

DEC

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,029

$147

8

DEC

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A746N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$157

18

DEC

Pacific Aria cruises

9

NIGHTS

Christmas Cruise A748N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,869

$208

2018 CRUISES

5

JAN

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,099

$157

12

JAN

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,049

$150

19

JAN

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

SeaBreak Comedy Cruise A804Q
Departs: Brisbane

$798

$200

29

JAN

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

SeaBreak Comedy Cruise A805N
Departs: Brisbane

$878

$220

2

FEB

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A806N
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,299

$186

9

FEB

Pacific Aria cruises

14

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,149

$154

23

FEB

Pacific Aria cruises

3

NIGHTS

Food & Wine Cruise A808N
Departs: Brisbane

$749

$250

26

FEB

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

SeaBreak Comedy Cruise A809N
Departs: Brisbane

$848

$212

2

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,049

$150

9

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$157

16

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

14

NIGHTS

Bounty Adventure Cruise A812
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,849

$132

30

MAR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A813
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,499

$214

13

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,249

$178

20

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

SeaBreak Comedy Cruise A816
Departs: Brisbane

$928

$232

24

APR

Pacific Aria cruises

10

NIGHTS

Discover Vanuatu Cruise A817
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,549

$155

4

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,298

$216

18

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A820
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,460

$209

25

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

SeaBreak Comedy Cruise A821
Departs: Brisbane

$988

$247

29

MAY

Pacific Aria cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$200 OBC

$1,849

$185

8

JUN

Pacific Aria cruises

9

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,812

$201

17

JUN

Pacific Aria cruises

12

NIGHTS

Fiji Adventure Cruise A824
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,289

$191

29

JUN

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A825
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,560

$223

6

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,510

$216

13

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A827
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,560

$223

20

JUL

Pacific Aria cruises

14

NIGHTS

Indonesian Cruise A828
Departs: Brisbane | Arrives: Singapore
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,240

$160

20

AUG

Pacific Aria cruises

14

NIGHTS

Indonesian Cruise A830
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Brisbane
Up to AUD$200 OBC

$2,240

$160

3

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

4

NIGHTS

Whitsundays Cruise A831
Departs: Brisbane

$988

$247

7

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,398

$233

21

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Reef Discovery Cruise A834
Departs: Brisbane
Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,660

$237

28

SEP

Pacific Aria cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$150 OBC

$1,510

$216

Pacific Aria — Ship Review Rating: 3.9 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Aria
Until November 2017 Pacific Aria is based in Brisbane. Cruises visit Pacific Islands, PNG (10 nights), and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and Hamilton Island. The longest cruises of 14 nights are to Fiji. There are occasional 3-night comedy and food & wine cruises. From November 2017 Pacific Aria is based in Sydney, with itineraries of 3- to 12-nights to Fraser Island, Moreton Island, and the Pacific Islands. Again, short 3-night comedy and food & wine cruises take you away from ‘the office’ as well as serve as an appetiser for longer cruises.

In the growing Australian market P&O’s standard of cuisine, restaurants, public spaces and leisure activities maintains its excellence. This is reflected in the latest Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, which raised the Line’s ratings significantly. (P&O was one of only two of the largest 10 Cruise Lines to be given a higher rating, the other being MSC). On board, P&O offers 60 activities. You’ll appreciate the traditional inside cinema, and the closed roof over the top deck pool. P&O crew, service, food and entertainment receive strong reviews from guests. P&O cruises offer relaxation with a touch of luxury, aimed at middle Australia. Gratuities are included in the fare.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in five categories – Penthouse, Suite with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview and Inside – and 23 price levels (higher decks costing more). Many cabins have a third or even a fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious, with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Oceanview rooms have a bathtub and shower; higher categories have a whirlpool bath and shower. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, AC, telephone, and an interactive video system. The décor is neat and attractive. Outside cabins having a large window (or porthole in the case of a few). Fifty-two interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

The Penthouse Suites will be lavished with spa baths, separate living and dining areas, large balcony, a powder room (featuring a second toilet), a king bed and floor to ceiling windows. Also receiving the spa bath treatment will be the Suite with balcony category. Suites will accommodate three or four, and include a range of extras such as Nespresso machine, priority embarking and disembarking, bathrobes and slippers, and a lot of little extras. Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible (11). (Check out whether the deck 10 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) There are no single cabins. Cots are available for children under three years.

Food and Dining
Dining-wise, there are four eateries onboard Pacific Aria. Dining is where and when you like: “Your Choice Dining” at the main The Waterfront Restaurant or the pool-deck Pantry, a multi-station food court offering a variety of cuisines. Expect big ship banquet catering. The décor is bright and very colourful. Dress up for the formal dinner/s. There are four alternative options. The line has recruited celebrity chef Luke Mangan who has added his touches to the menu in the Salt Grill restaurant, a steak and seafood venue. The other two specialty restaurants serve Italian at Angelo’s and pan-Asian at Dragon Lady. For an exceptional evening make a reservation at Chef’s Table, for a tour of the galley and commentary by the Executive Chef.

Four other dining options start with the al fresco Burger Shed next to the pool for breakfast, lunch and through the evening. Also on the pool deck is The Café, for coffee and muffins and the like. Socialise in the atrium at Charlie’s Bar, along with coffee, cakes and other treats. In addition are daily wine tastings, master classes, and vintage seminars at the Cellar Door. In all, Pacific Aria features 15 bars, restaurants and cafés. Reserve your place for High Tea in the afternoon. Families are well catered for: Children have their own menu changed daily in the Waterfront restaurant, and they can dine early at the Pantry. The crew have a name for friendliness and the food selection is plentiful and varied.

Entertainment
The main attractions are the well-selected (and many new) ports of call. On sea days there will be plenty of activity day and night to keep you entertained. The forward two-deck theatre The Marquee is the venue for production shows and major cabaret acts. There’s an indoor cinema, and a dedicated cooking demonstration room that, in the evening, offers dining along with your own cooking supervised by the ship’s chefs. During the day there are game shows, Bingo, karaoke, and many other activities. In the evening, perhaps after cocktails, there’s the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club, casino, much live music, and forward on the top deck a lounge with dance floor. The shopping arcade offers fine jewellery, crystal, perfumes and fashion apparel.

P&OEdge is an adventure playground for children to adults, offering 20 activities that include high rope swings, laser tag, slack lines, Segway obstacle courses, flying fox lines, funnel climbs and many more designed around the ship’s existing architecture. The lido deck main pool and two hot tubs have a retractable cover, with day beds and abundant flora to provide a luxury residential feel and a great setting for entertainment. The second pool is in the adults-only Oasis retreat. The giant spa complex includes a range of thermal suites, and gymnasium with circuit-training and fitness classes. On the lower promenade deck is a 360 degree jogger track. P&O’s children’s programs cater for ages 3 to 10 years, and late-night child minding (pay extra). HQ and HQ+ are hangouts for 11 to 17 year olds.





































Explore the decks

Pacific Aria deckplans

Pacific Aria deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in five categories – Penthouse, Suite with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview and Inside – and 23 price levels (higher decks costing more). Many cabins have a third or even a fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious, with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Oceanview rooms have a bathtub and shower; higher categories have a whirlpool bath and shower. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, AC, telephone, and an interactive video system. The décor is neat and attractive. Outside cabins having a large window (or porthole in the case of a few). Fifty-two interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

The Penthouse Suites will be lavished with spa baths, separate living and dining areas, large balcony, a powder room (featuring a second toilet), a king bed and floor to ceiling windows. Also receiving the spa bath treatment will be the Suite with balcony category. Suites will accommodate three or four, and include a range of extras such as Nespresso machine, priority embarking and disembarking, bathrobes and slippers, and a lot of little extras. Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible (11). (Check out whether the deck 10 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) There are no single cabins. Cots are available for children under three years.

Decks
Pacific Aria

P&O Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Pacific Aria star rating
Maiden voyage: 1994
Number of decks: 9
Tonnage: 55820
Cabins: 631
Passenger capacity: 1500
Number of crew: 580

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining room
  • Waterfront Restaurant (and with kid’s menus)
  • The Pantry (7 cuisine choices)
  • Fat Cow grill
  • 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
  • Lounges, bars, clubs
  • Ice cream bar (pay)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production shows
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • Private poker room
  • Library
  • Indoor Cinema
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swim pools (2), retractable roof
  • Hot tubs (2)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Health Spa Sauna Salon Fitness
  • Wellness classes, bootcamp
  • P&O Edge activities (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Deck, board games, bocce
  • Sports courts
  • 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

Happy Customers

As I just mentioned, it was a dream trip. Beautiful ship, lots of facilities, all food really good and different alternatives, staff so friendly and efficient. I feel really happy and lucky to have had the opportunity to travel on Sun Princess = Quality and happiness."

Reviewer: Monica M, WA
Date: 26 March 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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