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 6 ships that leave from ports around Australia and New Zealand, making things very convenient. The newly introduced Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria have quickly gained the reputation of being the most stylish and modern ships in today's cruise industry. There's a wide range of restaurants to choose from on board these particular ships including the 'Dragon Lady' and 'Angelo's' Italian restaurant.
Not only does P&O Australia offer the opportunity to embrace night life, its kids' and family programme 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.
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.
British-American owned P&O Cruises is among the world’s most reputable and largest cruise lines and has its headquartered in Southampton, England. Ever since the cruise line pioneered cruising from Australia in 1932, P&O Cruises is operated in Australia under the P&O Cruises Australia brand name.
Now, P&O Cruises Australia is the biggest cruise line in the whole of the South Pacific, sailing to over 80 ports around Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South East Asia. The five beautiful state-of-the-art ships depart from 8 ports, namely Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore.
P&O Cruises Australia is constantly evolving. The last couple of years have seen the cruise line completely refurbish their old ship, Pacific Aria and get a prestigious Cruise Critic AU Editor’s Pick Award. 2020 promises to be exciting too with a completely new ship setting sail in October. Pacific Adventure will be the cruise line’s largest ship yet.
The P&O Cruises Australia fleet operates year round cruises from Australia and New Zealand. The ships in their current fleet include: Pacific Dawn, Pacific Eden, Pacific Aria along with the newest additions: Pacific Explorer which started operating under the P&O brand in May 2017 and Pacific Adventure that will set sail in October 2020.
All of the ships have a variety of restaurants, activities and bars for you to enjoy. The cabins are fresh and are packed with modern amenities.
All the P&O Cruises Australia ships are modern, fresh and innovative. The accommodation offers all the luxuries you would find in a 5-star hotel room: air conditioning, flat screen TVs, comfortable bedding and of course, daily service with a smile. Go with inter-connecting rooms if you are travelling with a big family or choose a Penthouse Suite for ultimate luxury and space. Whatever you decide, you will find all you need and more.
Dinging options on board all of the P&O Cruises Australia ships are plenty. The restaurants serve fresh, Australian sourced food, satisfying your tummies and supporting the local farmers. Choose from many included dining options, like the ‘Waterfront’, ‘Angelo’s’ or ‘Dragon Lady’ or check out one of the beautiful specialty eateries, like ‘Luke’s’ on the Pacific Explorer – serving delicious burgers al fresco.
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 Dawn and the Pacific Explorer. An adults-only comedy club, a car simulator, fascinating performances, a casino and numerous bars and nightclubs are available to make your cruise an exciting experience.
P&O Cruises Australia offers a great range of options that are included in the cruise price. All cabins have an ensuite, air-conditioning, a flat screen TV, a safety deposit box, fluffy towels and much more.
Dining onboard includes, amongst others, breakfast at the popular a la carte ‘Waterfront Restaurant’, lunch at the ‘Plantation Restaurant’ and dinner at ‘Angelo’s’. Entry into all bars and pubs is also included.
If you’re looking at being active on your cruise holiday, the swimming pool on the Main Deck, the fitness centre and a range of dance classes are there to help. If being intellectually stimulated is more your thing, why not try out the trivia and game show, a cooking class or go with different board games.
There is a grand variety of nightly entertainment that you can take advantage of, watch one of the beautiful production shows for the whole family, listen to live music or party all night in a nightclub.
Whatever you’re looking for on a cruise holiday P&O Cruises Australia will have you covered for most things.
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: the ‘Turtle Cove’ for 2-6 year-olds, the ‘Shark Shack’ for those who are 7 to 10 years old, the ‘HQ’ for kids from 11 to 14 and the ‘HQ+’ for teenagers (15-17 years of age).
All of the above clubs offer fascinating age-specific activities and games to keep your children entertained and occupied throughout the cruise. In addition to the Kids Clubs there are special themed parties, teen discos, scavenger hunts, IPad activity sessions and much more!
The easiest way to book is to fill out the request form at the bottom of your favourite cruise or just give our cruise experts a call. They will talk you through the process and whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a seasoned pro, they are there to answer all your questions and create your ultimate cruise holiday experience.