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Melbourne Cup Carnival Cruise - I143

Departure: Friday, October 29, 2021
Nights: 8 nights
Departs: Brisbane
Returns: Brisbane
Return Trip
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Duration
8
Nights
Days at Sea
4
Sea Days
Ports
2
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Melbourne Cup Carnival Cruise - I143

    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 Friday, October 29, 2021 Brisbane, Australia Embark 3:00 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 Saturday, October 30, 2021 At Sea
    3 Sunday, October 31, 2021 At Sea
    4 Monday, November 1, 2021 Melbourne, Australia 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    5 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Melbourne, Australia 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    6 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Melbourne, Australia 12:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    7 Thursday, November 4, 2021 At Sea
    8 Friday, November 5, 2021 At Sea
    9 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Brisbane, Australia 7:00 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 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.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Pacific Encounter Oceanview 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 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 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

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

    Current promotions for Pacific Encounter

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    P&O Cruises - Go Fare

    Get the rate of the day with no added extras - a cruise only fare.

    Includes:
    • Guarantee stateroom (GTY).
    • Non-refundable deposit.

    Other prices available, offering your choice of:
    • Wifi / Drinks package / Shore excursion credit / Dining package.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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    Splash Out Sale

    Book a Value or Value Plus fare and receive the following:
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Cabin Availability

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Inside at the Pacific Encounter

Inside

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Oceanview at the Pacific Encounter

Oceanview

From $1799
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Balcony at the Pacific Encounter

Balcony

From $1999
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Suite at the Pacific Encounter

Suite

From $2999
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    Melbourne Cup Carnival Cruise - I143

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Encounter Departure: Friday, October 29, 2021 Nights: 8 nights Departs: Brisbane Returns: Brisbane

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