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New Year's Eve Cruise - X201

Departure: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Nights: 11 nights
Departs: Melbourne
Returns: Melbourne
Return Trip
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trip
Duration
11
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
6
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    New Year's Eve Cruise - X201

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Melbourne, Australia Embark 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

    2 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 At Sea
    3 Thursday, December 30, 2021 At Sea
    4 Friday, December 31, 2021 Fjordland Nat Park, New Zealand 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
    View of Fjordland Nat Park, New Zealand

    Fjordland National Park occupies the SW corner of South Island of New Zealand, and is the largest of 14 national parks as well as a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound are all within the Park. It is a region of waterfalls and misty virgin forests, snow-clad mountains and towering granite peaks, crystal clear lakes, rivers and remote fjords. This, together with two off-shore ice carved islands, makes it one of the most dramatic and beautiful places in New Zealand. Read more about Fjordland Nat Park, New Zealand

    5 Saturday, January 1, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Dunedin, New Zealand

    Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

    6 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Akaroa, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Akaroa, New Zealand

    Just 85 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the quaint and beautiful French village of Akaroa. It is situated within Akaroa Harbour in the heart of an ancient volcano that is now the circular Banks Peninsula. French settlers arrived in 1840 just a few days after the peninsula was claimed for Britain. The French settlers were granted land, and their heritage is preserved in the town with its colonial architecture, quaint shops, craft stores, and cafes where beautiful gardens invite visitors to relax and enjoy delightful refreshments. Read more about Akaroa, New Zealand

    7 Monday, January 3, 2022 Wellington, New Zealand 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. Read more about Wellington, New Zealand

    8 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 At Sea
    9 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 At Sea
    10 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Hobart, Australia 2:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    11 Friday, January 7, 2022 At Sea
    12 Saturday, January 8, 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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    New Year's Eve Cruise - X201

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Explorer Departure: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Nights: 11 nights Departs: Melbourne Returns: Melbourne

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