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P&O Cruises Australia

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P&O Australia have been proudly sailing ships around Australia since 1932, making it the first cruise line to operate passenger routes to Australia. Often considered the homegrown cruise line, P&O very much caters to Australians and their tastes. The cruise line offers affordable family adventures, giving Australians and New Zealanders another way to experience their own backyards and close neighbours. With three ships home ported in Australia and sailing year-round, there are plenty of options to choose from. With their quirky decor and exceptional staff, P&O understands the Australian cruiser better than anyone else. With exclusive event touring such as State of Origin and Dark Mofo and themed cruises, P&O celebrates our way of life.They understand what’s essential to Aussies – family, food and an ice-cold beer by the pool. The cruise line offers a laid back and casual style of travel and generally shorter itineraries. P&O continues to be a Papua New Guinea and South Pacific expert, having pioneered passenger cruise to the nation.

P&O staff aren’t afraid to have a laugh with you, and the interior decor shows that they never do take themselves too seriously. From quirky artworks to hidden whiskey bars, P&O have cornered the true blue Australian market. Explore the wonders of your own backyard with cruises displaying The Great Barrier Reef, or head south to Kangaroo Island. Let yourself be awed by the beauty of New Zealand, or discover the rich history throughout the Pacific Islands. Read more

P&O encourages its guests to go beyond the norm and create the memories we’ll keep with us for many years to come. Suited to both young and old - both can enjoy their time with P&O because it genuinely is like no place on earth.

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Current Promotions

  • P&O Cruises Limited time cabin upgrade offer

    P&O Cruises Limited time cabin upgrade offer

    For a limited time upgrade from an Oceanview to Balcony on Short Break Cruises (upgrade is included in the fare)*
    • Bonus Onboard credit per cabin:
    - Cruise for 1-6 nights and receive: Inside / Oceanview $50 or Balcony and above $50*
    - Cruise for 7-11 nights and receive: Inside / Oceanview $100 or Balcony and above $200*
    - Cruise for 12 to 27 nights and receive: Inside / Oceanview $150 or Balcony and above $300*
    - Cruise for 28+ nights and receive: Inside / Oceanview $250 or Balcony and above $500*
    • Valid for new bookings on selected sailings on either Value or Value Plus fares
    • Cruise only - including all main meals, entertainment and more*

    Offer ends 12 December 2023. Terms & Conditions apply.

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  • P&O Cruises 80's, 90's & 00's and Disco Glam!

    P&O Cruises 80's, 90's & 00's and Disco Glam!

    • On sale now - Fabulous themed cruise options to celebrate a special occasion or just because! Check the list of sailings below to choose your decade
    • Travel back in time to the era of hair gel and mousse and grab your Neon it's time to head to the 80's
    • Or just announced NEW! themed short breaks will include 90’s/00’s and a Disco Glam departure - celebrating all things macarena, girl bands and boy bands and all things of this era!
    • Valid on either Go, Value or Value Plus fares
    • Cruise only - including all main meals, entertainment and more*
    Themed cruises are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line*

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  • Value Fare

    Value Fare

    The Value Fare offers great flexibility at a reasonable price

    • Flexible Payment Policy: Secure your booking with a reduced deposit, and full payment due 75 days prior to departure
    • Flexible refund policy : Cancel up to 6 months prior to the cruise departure and receive a refund from P&O
    • Free name change
    • Choose your cabin number
    • Combinable with other offers & Future Cruise Credits

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  • Easter Holiday Cruises

    Easter Holiday Cruises

    Don't miss out on your Easter & School Holidays at Sea….

    • No cooking, no cleaning, no worries at all!
    • Be healthy or indulge – or do both!
    • Hunt for Easter Eggs or relax by the pool!
    • Choose from 3 nights and longer, depending on how big a break you need

    Escape to the ocean for the Easter & School holidays!

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  • Value Plus Fare

    Value Plus Fare

    The Value Plus Fare offers inclusions, value-adds and flexibility.

    • Includes Beverage Package for the first two guests in room for sailings (Less than 7 nights soft drink package only)*
    • Includes Premium Wi-Fi Package for the first two guests in room (effective for new bookings from 15 November 2023)
    • PLUS
    • Free name change.
    • Choose your cabin number.
    • Flexible Payment & Refund Policy: Full payment due 75 days prior to cruise departure, or cancel up to 6 months prior to departure for a refund.
    • Combinable with other offers & Future Cruise Credits.

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Top 5 P&O Australia Cruise Deals

P&O Australia Fleet

Pacific Encounter

Grand-class ship launched 2002  Australian Based 

Pacific Adventure

Grand-class ship launched 2001  Australian Based 

Pacific Explorer

Sun-class ship launched 1998  Australian Based 

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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Dining with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Dining with P&O Cruises Australia

    P&O understands what it means to be Australian, one of those things is the appreciation of food. With up to 15 dining options that are included in your fare, you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a true dining experience. Waterfront offers the traditional dining experience with sit down meals provided for breakfast, lunch (on sea days) and dinner. Angelo’s lets you pretend your sailing on the Italian Coast while Dragon Lady convinces you that you’re walking the streets of Tokyo. Read more

    If you feel like splurging, P&O’s specialty restaurants are hard to refuse. Salt Grill by Luke Mangan is Australia’s first celebrity restaurant at sea, offering world-class steaks and seafood, if you’re feeling fancy, the high tea is a must. Winner of the Worlds Best Pizza in 2014, 400 Gradi puts you on the streets of Rome. Shell and Bone, Luke's and the Chefs table all offer something unique and delectable. Book via guest services when you board.

  • Bars

    • Bars with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Bars with P&O Cruises Australia

    Is there anything more Aussie than a beer by the water? P&O offers you the brands you love while also giving you the chance to expand your horizons. Relax and unwind at the Oasis bar or try your luck at the casino, there’s a bar to fit everyone’s tastes on board. The Bonded Store takes you back to the days of prohibition and the speakeasy, that is if you can find it. Read more

    Hidden behind a certain artwork on Pacific Explorer, experience the thrill of being a part of the secret. Drinks packages are on offer ranging from the Soda Package to The Lot. It is recommended that you purchase these via your online check-in for the best available price.

  • Entertainment

    • Entertainment with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Entertainment with P&O Cruises Australia

    Ain’t no party like a P&O Party. From themed nights, spectacular shows, games nights, comedy, night clubs, boredom is a foreign concept onboard P&O. Theme nights bring P&O into their own league. With their signature white night at sail away where you will see everything from the classic white pants and shirt ensemble to someone daring enough to don a wedding dress, anything goes, and nothing can hide. Read more

    Back to school takes us back to uniforms, awkward moments, detentions, and the carefree innocents of adolescence. Gatsby is where P&O shines through with activities throughout the day that help you prepare for a night of 20’s glamour, learn the foxtrot or even make your own fascinator. Whether you like big laughs, a piano serenade or even a movie while you float in the pool, P&O has you covered.

  • Activities

    • Activities with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Activities with P&O Cruises Australia

    Options are a plenty when it comes to keeping yourself entertained while aboard a P&O ship. With trivia tournaments, art shows, comedy, dance classes and Australia’s largest adventure park at sea, a P&O cruise becomes what you make it. P&O’s adventure park offers something to get anyone’s heart moving a little faster. Dare to try the titanic experience? Read more

    Or maybe zip line across the top deck? You can even rock climb up the funnel and abseil your way back down. Whether your up for the big thrills or keeping things calmer with barefoot bowls, P&O will help to keep your days as busy as you want them to be.

  • Health & Fitness

    • Health & Fitness wit P&O Cruises Australia

    With a spa and beauty salon designed to help you find your absolute centre, it’s easy to forget what’s happening beyond those doors. With professionally trained massage and beauty therapists, you can spend your days forgetting what’s waiting for you back at home. The fitness centre onboard is readily available for you to take advantage of. Whether you want to join a class or work out those cramps on your own, you can find something that you’re comfortable with at Aqua Fitness. Read more

    From Kickboxing, Spin classes and suspension training, P&O lets you pick the pace.

  • Kids

    • Kids Activities with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Kids Activities with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Kids Activities with P&O Cruises Australia
    • Kids Activities with P&O Cruises Australia

    P&O did not leave kids and families as an afterthought when they designed their ships. With professionally trained staff in their kids clubs, kids aged 2-17 get to have just as much fun as the adults. Turtle Cove (2-5) – the little ones can enjoy arts and crafts, theme nights and talent shows. Shark Shack (6-9) – The kids participate in activities that are designed to be educational as well as fun. Read more

    With scavenger hunts, Jewellery making and dance lessons. HQ (10-13) – The pre-teens get the chance to escape the adults and meet like-minded people. They get to take part in talent shows and karaoke, giving them to live out their spotlight dreams. HQ+ (14-17) – Pegged as the coolest spot on the ship. This area is dedicated to let the teens relax and find themselves. P&O gives them the space to do their own thing and interact with teens their own age. Sit back and relax with the knowledge that P&O has your kids in very safe hands.

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
    • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
    • Service charge: Up to €0/USD12.50/AUD18 (12 & over) daily, child over 1 pay half. Ask about pre-payment.
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options

Customer cruise line ratings

P&O Cruises Australia average of 3.9 stars based on 3634 guest reviews

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  • Head to the Blue Room for live music all day (and all night) long. With everything from Blues to RnB, jazz and funk, this isn’t your typical cruise music. It’s the perfect venue for a nightcap after one of the brand new production shows or themed parties.

  • At the onboard day spa you can relax your muscles, relieve your tension and clear your mind. Reflexology, acupuncture, men's treatments and teeth whitening are all on the menu.

  • Eat as many plates as you can and try all the flavours of the world at The Pantry, the interactive-style dining experience.

P&O Cruises Australia Fleet Location

P&O Cruises Australia Faqs

  • Are gratuities included?

    Gratuities are not required for P&O Australia.

  • Are there theme nights expected on board?

    On cruises 3 – 6 nights there will be 1 cocktail night which is usually Gatsby plus the white night on sailaway. Cruises 7 to 13 nights will also include the Back to School night and an extra cocktail night.

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    Alcohol cannot be brought onboard.

  • Can I bring any electrical items such as an Iron, hairdryer or powerboard?

    Irons and other heating equipment are not permitted, neither are powerboards. Hairdryers and other such equipment are subject to safety checks at boarding.

  • Can I bring bottled water or other non alcoholic drinks?

    Each guest may bring 12 loose cans of non-alcoholic drinks inside their carry on luggage.

  • Can I bring medical equipment on board?

    In most cases yes, to ensure your equipment can be used on board please speak with your consultant to arrange this.

  • Can I use my mobile while away?

    Mobile reception is available via international roaming, this needs to be set up with your phone provider. Your provider will advise the charge rates.

  • How do I pay on board?

    You can pay in cash or card on board. To use cash please see the pursers desk once on board. Alternatively your credit/debit card can be set up at check. You can also swap between cash and card if necessary. There are ATMs available on board that will dispense the ship's currency.

  • How much luggage can I take?

    P&O recommend that you bring a maximum of 2 bags per person and ask that they do not weigh more than 32 KG per bag.

  • I have dietary restrictions, can I be accommodated?

    Yes. P&O can cater to most dietary needs, just let your consultant know and they can pass this information on.

  • Is there a dress code on board?

    Keep it simple with casual during the day and smart casual at night. Theme nights will be advised via your cruise personaliser, Cruise Control prior.

  • Is there a fridge in my room?

    Yes, staterooms are equipped with small fridges.

  • Is there a kettle in my stateroom?

    No, if you would like tea or coffee for your room, your cabin steward can organise this or call through to room service.

  • What is the currency on board?

    You will always be billed in AUD

  • What type of power points are on board?

    All guest rooms are fitted with at least one Australian 3 point socket providing 220/240 volt at 60Hz

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