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Classic Short Break Cruise - X248

Departure: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Nights: 5 nights
Departs: Auckland
Returns: Melbourne
+ Up to $100 onboard credit
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
5
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
3
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Classic Short Break Cruise - X248

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, November 27, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand Embark 4:00 PM
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

    2 Monday, November 28, 2022 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    The Bay of Islands - the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand - is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 60 km NW of Whangarei it is close to the northern tip of the country. The bay is the busiest, yet quietest place you'll ever come to. It lies in a subtropical wonderland with an average summer temperature of 24 deg., and has the bluest skies in the world. Read more about Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    3 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 At Sea
    4 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 At Sea
    5 Thursday, December 1, 2022 At Sea
    6 Friday, December 2, 2022 Melbourne, Australia 7:00 AM Disembark
    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

  • Ship

    Pacific Explorer Overview

    Pacific Explorer

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    Pacific Explorer was one of many firsts for the P&O fleet. She was completely transformed in 2017 from her former life as Dawn Princess (sister ship to Sea & Sun Princess), with a multi-million dollar refurbishment, she was brought across to enhance the P&O experience. Her fresh, modern look has been thoughtfully designed to bring exciting new venues, high-class entertainment and sought after attractions. Measuring at 77,441 GT, Pacific Explorer carries 1,998 passengers with plenty of quad share cabin options for families. Bringing the best of Australian way of life to the seas is what P&O pride themselves on. Whether the kids are chasing the sun filled days at the water park or the adults want their own sanctuary to enjoy some cocktails, there is something for everyone on the Pacific Explorer. Zoom down the Disco Diver or Super Slider water slides as often as you like, make a splash in the interactive water parks or choose your thrill with the P&O Edge Adventure park. Be spoilt for choice with twelve different dining options included in your fare, with P&O bringing the popular ‘The Pantry’ restaurant aboard. Enjoy the innovative and fun of bars as well as the variety of incredible stage shows at night. Celebrate a special occasion with something extra special in one of the specialty dining restaurants; Celebrity chef Luke Mangan has two restaurants onboard or there’s the award-winning pizza in 400 Gradi just to name a couple.

  • Cabins

    Pacific Explorer Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Pacific Explorer

    Cabin Types

    IF, IE, ID, IC, IB, IA

    Average Cabin Size – 13.7 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 Explorer

    Cabin Types

    OG, OF, OE, OD, OV, OI

    Average Cabin Size – 14.4 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 Explorer

    Cabin Types

    BA, BE, BD, BC, BB

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 2.6 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 Explorer

    Cabin Types

    PT, SA, MB, M5, MA

    Average Cabin Size – 45.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.4 m2

    If you're looking for a whole new level of luxury the exclusive penthouse room is for you. Our new Penthouses feature a large spa bath, spacious sitting area, separate dining area, private balcony and floor to ceiling windows. Twin beds that convert into a queen-size bed plus a double sofa bed. Some rooms can accommodate up to 4 adults / children.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Pacific Explorer

    Legend

    • Third or Fourth berth available
    • Third berth available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Two lower beds not convertible to queen; shower facilities only
    • Obstructed View
    • Public toilet
    • Queen bed not convertible to two twin beds
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    Classic Short Break Cruise - X248

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Explorer Departure: Sunday, November 27, 2022 Nights: 5 nights Departs: Auckland Returns: Melbourne

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