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P&O Cruises Australia
Cruises from Australia to the South Pacific, New Zealand and secluded islands of the South Pacific.
P&O Cruises Australia

Founded in 1932 as one of the first companies offering tours Down Under, P&O Australia has developed into a reliable and experienced cruise line over the years. The company has received numerous awards for being the most trusted brand in Australia. P&O Australia currently operates 5 ships that leave from ports around Australia and New Zealand, making things very convenient. The newly refurbished Pacific Aria has quickly gained the reputation of being one of the most stylish and modern ships in today's cruise industry. There's a wide range of restaurants to choose from on board this particular ship including the 'Dragon Lady' and 'Angelo's' Italian restaurant.

Not only does P&O Australia offer the opportunity to embrace nightlife, its kids' and family programmes was marked by the ‘Best for Family Travel‘ award in 2014. The cruise line is renowned for its fun atmosphere and budget base fare with many onboard additions. Meals in the 'Pantry', 'Plantation' and 'Waterfront' restaurants are included in the fare and so is the majority of onboard programmes and activities.

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P&O Australia Expert Tips

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P&O is one of the very few cruise lines able to dock in the Conflict Islands, so you can explore and experience the rarest sea life in the world! P&O cruises are suitable for families and couples, with a lively atmosphere and incredible itineraries you will never have a dull moment.

Travel Tips for P&O Australia

Top Destinations

P&O Cruises Australia is an absolute expert in cruises Down Under, so if its your backyard you would like to explore, P&O Cruises Australia is the cruise line for you:

Top Departure Ports

The three beautiful state-of-the-art ships depart from 5 home ports, the most popular of which are:

Food & Drink

Dinging options on board all P&O Cruises Australia ships are aplenty. The restaurants serve fresh, Australian sourced food, satisfying your tummies and supporting the local farmers. Choose from many included dining options:

  • Waterfront
  • Angelo’s
  • Dragon Lady
  • The Pantry (a food court-style restaurant)

Check out one of the beautiful specialty eateries that come at an additional price:

  • 400 Gradi
  • Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan
  • Luke’s
  • Shell & Bones
  • Gradi Pronto
  • Luke’s Burger Bar

If you feel like ordering to your cabin, go ahead, room service is available 24 hours a day. Charges apply.

P&O Australia offers two types of dining experience, so select one that suits you best:

  • – ‘My Table Dining’ gives you the opportunity to dine at both the same time and table every night. You will also have the same friendly waiter welcoming you. This option is available at the Waterfront, Angelo’s and Dragon Lady restaurants.
  • – ‘My Choice Dining’ means you will be able to have dinner when, where and how you like it. All onboard eateries support this concept.

Once on board, select one of the following drinks packages or, better yet, do it at the time of booking your cruise holiday and save some money:

  • These packages are available to guests 18+ years on cruises longer than 7 nights:
    • Premium Beverage Package
    • The Lot! Beverage Package
  • The following are available to all guests on all cruises:
    • Soft Drinks Package
    • Refreshment Package


P&O Cruises Australia is known for its outstanding entertainment. The cruise line is always coming up with new, improved experiences so you are never bored. You won’t be missing any big sports shows or blockbusters, with the big screen showing all of these on the Pacific Explorer. Plus, there is much more:

  • Adult-only comedy club
  • Themed parties
  • Dinner and show productions
  • Trivia and game shows
  • Fascinating live performances
  • Casino
  • Games arcade
  • Numerous bars
  • Nightclubs

Health & Fitness

If staying on top of your fitness routine is important to you, look no further than the state-of-the-art fitness centres on board the P&O Australia ships. These offer a variety of programmes and classes, some of which are open-air:

  • Weight training
  • Cardio equipment
  • KO boxing
  • TRX suspension
  • Indoor cycling
  • Pilates and yoga

Numerous sports courts are also available on board – basketball, tennis and more.

Renewal and rejuvenation are taken care of at the onboard Spa. Select a treatment from an extensive menu and enjoy some precious ‘you time’. Go with a couples treatment if you are feeling romantic.

Highly qualified hair dressers will work their magic on your hair at the onboard hair salon.


P&O Australia boasts over 60 daily activities that are exciting and innovative – there is really something for every taste. However, you can also choose to just chill by the pool and do nothing at all.

  • – P&O Edge Adventure Park is Australia’s biggest at sea and is designed for serious adrenaline junkies
  • – Laser tag
  • – Water parks and slides
  • – Deck games of golf, table tennis and much more
  • – Mixology classes for adults only
  • – Lawn bowls
  • – Onboard classes for nearly everything you can think of
  • – Karaoke
  • – Jackpot Bingo


P&O has a great range of activities and entertainment for kids. There are 4 age-specific Kids Clubs that are supervised by the onboard professionals:

  • Turtle Cove for 2-6 year-olds
  • Shark Shack, for those who are 7 to 10 years old
  • HQ for kids from 11 to 14
  • HQ+ for teenagers (15-17)

In addition to the Kids Clubs, there are:

  • Themed parties
  • Teen discos
  • Scavenger hunts
  • iPad activity sessions
  • Kid friendly shore excursions

Inclusive Amenities

P&O Australia cruises are famous for being budget friendly and, therefore, have most of the things you need included in the cruise fare:

  • Accommodation with all the great cabin amenities
  • All main meals on board (choose between a la carte and buffet at over three restaurants)
  • Entry to all bars, pubs and nightclubs on board
  • Most children’s activities (including age-specific kids’ clubs)
  • Most entertainment on board

For more flexibility and great value add-ons, book your cruise holiday on a Value or Value Plus fare.

COVID-19 Safety

P&O Australia has teamed up with some of the country’s greatest minds in medical science, public health and infectious disease control to develop their health and safety onboard regulations. Please note the following before booking:

  • All guests and crew will be required to undergo health screening before embarkation, including contactless temperature checks
  • Cruise terminals and ships are regularly thoroughly sanitized
  • Boarding is adjusted to avoid crowds
  • Crew is trained in Covid-19 health protocols
  • Medical care is enhanced with equipment, space and more staff
  • Handwashing and sanitizing facilities are readily available throughout the ships
  • Cabins and public spaces are regularly sanitized
  • The number of guests is reduced to manage social distancing
  • Masks are required where social distancing is difficult
  • Air filtration and enhanced ventilation are in place
  • Enhanced health measures apply to shore excursions

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