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Christmas Cruise Cruise - I153

Departure: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Nights: 9 nights
Departs: Brisbane
Returns: Brisbane
Return Trip
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trip
Duration
9
Nights
Days at Sea
4
Sea Days
Ports
5
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Christmas Cruise Cruise - I153

    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, December 18, 2021 Brisbane, Australia Embark 2:00 PM

    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. learn more

    2 Sunday, December 19, 2021 At Sea
    3 Monday, December 20, 2021 Noumea, New Caledonia 1:00 PM 9:00 PM

    Noumea is a culturally diverse city and it is reflected throughout its streets. Take a look around the art galleries or the beautifully restored Nouméa City Hall, which now houses the city museum. Take the time to visit and learn about the rich local Kanak culture. The largest cultural group of New Caledonia and very warm and welcoming in nature, you can experience it by visiting a tribe, attending one of the Tribal island festivals or tasting the local cuisine. learn more

    4 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Mare Island, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Lined with lucious coconut trees, Maré has some local stalls offering snacks, drinks and souvenirs however if the beach is calling your name, Yelele Beach has been known to be one of the most beautiful. Perfect for snorkelling and crystal clear waters, be sure to not miss out on this wonderful sight! If you happen to be on Maré Island in May, there is a local Avocado Festival to experience that you will love! Meet the locals, partake in the activities and even try some avocado based delights! learn more

    5 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Port Vila, Vanuatu 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Port Vila has so much to offer when it comes to sightseeing! Strap yourself into a dune buggy and explore the beautiful surroundings on a jungle and beach tour, dive into crystal clear blue waters at the popular Blue Lagoon or just a short 30 min trip to experience the breathtaking Mele Cascades, a stunning cascading waterfall nestled in semi-tropical rainforest. Port Vila even has the world's first underwater post office! Located on the nearby Hideaway Island, this post office allows you to purchase a waterproof postcard, dive into the ocean and post it! learn more

    6 Thursday, December 23, 2021 At Sea
    7 Friday, December 24, 2021 Santo (Luganville), Vanuatu 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Luganville is a port on the south coast of Espirito Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu. It belongs to the archipelago of Vanuatu (the New Hebrides before 1980) in the Pacific region of Melanesia. Luganville on the SE coast is Vanuatu's second-largest settlement, and the provincial capital. The island is possibly best known for its renowned diving and snorkelling spot, Million Dollar Point 6 km to the east, where visitors can still sense the US and Allied forces’ presence from WWII. learn more

    8 Saturday, December 25, 2021 At Sea
    9 Sunday, December 26, 2021 At Sea
    10 Monday, December 27, 2021 Brisbane, Australia 6:00 AM Disembark

    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. learn more

  • 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
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    Includes:
    • Guarantee stateroom (GTY).
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    Christmas Cruise Cruise - I153

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Encounter Departure: Saturday, December 18, 2021 Nights: 9 nights Departs: Brisbane Returns: Brisbane

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