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Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise - I218

Departure: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Nights: 7 nights
Departs: Brisbane
Returns: Brisbane
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Duration
7
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
5
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise - I218

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, April 9, 2022 Brisbane, Australia Embark 4:00 PM
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    2 Sunday, April 10, 2022 At Sea
    3 Monday, April 11, 2022 Willis Island, Australia 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
    View of Willis Island, Australia

    Experience beautiful scenic cruising through the Island and duty-free purchases whilst on board any Australian departure. Read more about Willis Island, Australia

    4 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Port Douglas, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Port Douglas, Australia

    Port Douglas, once a goldfield port and fishing village, is now one of Far North Queensland's tourism capitals, as no other region in the world is bordered by two World Heritage Listed areas. Firstly, there’s the renowned Great Barrier Reef that is easily reached, and offers great snorkelling and scuba diving. Then there’s the amazing Daintree Rainforest where one should visit the Rainforest Habitat with its over 120 species of wildlife, and hand-feed the kangaroos. The stunning coastline and hinterland of the area will be that much more spectacular by taking a helicopter or a Hot Air balloon ride. Read more about Port Douglas, Australia

    5 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Cairns, Australia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    6 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Airlie Beach, Australia 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Airlie Beach, Australia

    Whether you’re Stand Up Paddle Boarding to take in a different view of Airlie Beach or visiting the must-see Whitehaven Beach full of white sand and crystal-clear water, Airlie Beach experiences temperatures of 23 – 30 degrees all year round. June through August is the best time of year for spotting humpback whales up close as they migrate through the Whitsundays. Read more about Airlie Beach, Australia

    7 Friday, April 15, 2022 At Sea
    8 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Brisbane, Australia 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

  • Ship

    Pacific Encounter Overview

    Pacific Encounter

    Previously sailing under the name Star Princess, Pacific Encounter will be gracing our shores from May 2021. With a capacity of 2,600 guests and a gross tonnage of 108,865, she will be close to the same size as her sister Pacific Adventure (also due to arrive May 2021). After a substantial dry dock in Singapore, she is scheduled to call the new passenger terminal in Brisbane her new home. Her interior is decorated in modern contemporary style with fresh and crisp finishes while still reminding her passengers that she is unquestionably a member of the P&O family. With quirky furnishings and bold design, Australian’s will feel right at home no matter where they are sailing. Just like her family before her, Pacific Encounter will play host to family-friendly entertainment and activities while showing off her quirky personality and true Australian spirit. Families will have fun with the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool and the usual parties and games throughout the cruise. Guests will enjoy the P&O favourites including Angelo’s, Dragon Lady and chef concepts by celebrity chefs Luke Mangan and Johnny di Francesco. One of the new features aboard Pacific Encounter, exclusive to the newer P&O ships, is the Byron Beach Club. This club gives suite guests exclusive access to the top deck amenities. These include a private pool, spas, signature bar, unparalleled views, and not to mention bragging rights. Guests can sit back, relax and be waited on in style and comfort.

  • Cabins

    Pacific Encounter Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Pacific Encounter

    Cabin Types

    II, IF, IE, ID, IC, IB, IA

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Wake up with your loved ones! Equipped with everything you need, it's the prefect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Outside

    Outside

    Outside on the Pacific Encounter

    Cabin Types

    OF, OC, OW, OY, OV, OP, OI

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you won’t miss a single ocean view. It's nice to know there’s a cosy, clean sanctuary with your name on it, equipped with everything you need. Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Pacific Encounter

    Cabin Types

    BF, BE, BD, BC, BB, BA, B2, BI

    Average Cabin Size – 15.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony Room, it’s the best way to enjoy all the comfort of our onboard rooms and all the beauty of living on the ocean. Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Pacific Encounter

    Cabin Types

    SV, SP, S8, S5, PB, PA, OS, GS, ME, MD, MB, MA, M1

    Average Cabin Size – 25.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in these rooms. Equipped with everything you need to enjoy while you're at sea, it's nice to know there's a cosy, clean sanctuary with your name on it. Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature a double sofa bed. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults / children.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Pacific Encounter

    Legend

    • Rooms are smaller than the average for room grade
    • Third or Fourth berth available
    • Third berth available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Room with Porthole
    • Fixed queen-bed, cannot be converted to twin beds
    • Interconnecting rooms
    • Obstructed View
    • Public toilet
    • Room does not have a bathtub
    • Two berth (OZ grade: One lower, one Upper berth)
    • Two fixed lower beds. Cannot be converted to a queen-size bed
  • Other Dates

  • Promotions

    Current promotions for Pacific Encounter

    Sip Back and Relax Sale

    Sip Back and Relax Sale

    Book a Value or Value Plus fare on a cruise 7 nights or longer and receive:
    • A Premium Drink Package
    Cruises 6 nights or less and the Melbourne Cup Cruise receive:
    • Up to $200/cabin onboard credit

    Combinable with Future Cruise Credits

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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    • Enjoy exclusive onboard credit up to $100/cabin, combinable with selected offers
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Cabin Availability

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    Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise - I218

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Encounter Departure: Saturday, April 9, 2022 Nights: 7 nights Departs: Brisbane Returns: Brisbane

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