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Pacific ExplorerOverview

  • 2,000Passengers
  • 11Decks
    • Fresh designs reflecting the best of modern Australia
    • Discover unique, secret and intimate small bars
    • Italian restaurant 'Angelo's Italian'
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  • Pacific Explorer
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Cruises on board Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer boasts P&O Australia's only water park which offers thrill seekers the opportunity to try out an array of waterslides and features. There is also an outdoor deck fitted with a lawn, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors while playing games such as barefoot bowls.

A host of culinary experiences awaits on board Pacific Explorer. Expect to find both casual and formal options as well as outdoor dining. Chefs table offers a delicious seven-course meal, hosted by the Executive chef and served with the perfect accompanying wines. There is also a wide selection of bars, lounges and clubs on the Pacific Explorer, so you can make the most of the night on board. Why not see a show at the Marquee theatre or catch a movie on the big screen? Kids can benefit from the kids club and facilities, which will ensure that they have lots of fun while making new friends.

Ship Details
Launch Date1996
Refurbishment Year2019
CompanyP&O Australia
Length260 metre
Draft6 m
Speed20 kn

Cabins and Decks

Come aboard the Pacific Explorer and discover one of 27 cabin categories on a total of 11 decks that can accommodate 2000 passengers. Whether 14 m² or 44 m² - everyone will find their perfect cabin here. Choose your dream cabin and feel at home on board the Pacific Explorer!

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Life On Board

Get on board the Pacific Explorer and cruise to incredible spots close to home. Set sail from a port near you, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Auckland and others to discover iconic destinations. Cruise around Australia and New Zealand, wander further out to the beautiful islands of the South Pacific like Fiji and Vanuatu. Asia itineraries offer a glimpse of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand and are a hit with the cruisers. The brand is famous for being fun and relaxed, so the ships are filled with young families, groups of friends, couples and singles aged 30+.

Enjoy a spot of shopping for gifts, souvenirs, fashion, jewellery and more all at tax- and duty-free prices. Save even more with regular special shopping events.


Whatever your budget and preferences, you are sure to feel at home on board the Pacific Explorer. The cabins are spacious and comfortable, most categories offer bedding that can be configured to meet your needs: twin, double, triple or quad. You’ll find everything you might need on a cruise holiday: a roomy shower, air conditioning, fluffy towels, a TV and much more. Go all out and treat yourself to a Mini-Suite or a Suite and enjoy even more space and great bonus extras. Family Suites sleep up to eight people, so take your whole extended family with. Take advantage of a full bath, complimentary bath robe and slippers, nightly turndown service and priorities at embarkation and disembarkation.

Food & Drink

Dining on board is an experience made up of fresh ingredients that have been locally sourced, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. There is a variety of eateries that are included in the price, like the old time favourites Waterfront and Angelo’s or the Pantry with nine very different food corners. Booking a table at a specialty restaurant is well worth the extra cost, these are curated by celebrity chefs and serve mouthwatering dishes. Luke’s burgers always hit the spot at lunch, or try the three-course meal at dinner and watch the sun set through the floor-to-ceiling windows. 400 Gradi is there for those who love all things Italian, including the best pizza in the world and other hearty dishes.


Create lifelong memories with over 60 activities on offer every day. Explore the P&O Edge Adventure Park – Australia’s largest adventure park at sea, try the Flying Fox, walk the plank or go rock climbing. Get drenched at the Disco Diver waterslide or play a game of lawn bowls. Learn how to dance or mix cocktails and gamble at the onboard Casino. Evenings are reserved for jaw-dropping cabaret shows that can be enjoyed as a dinner and show package and a whole range of exclusive stage shows. Dance to live music at the Blue Room or dress up in flapper fashion for the famous Gatsby Party. Check out a comedy show, some are family-friendly and others – not, please check beforehand.

Health & Fitness

Check out the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre with different training areas, work-out programmes and classes suitable for every lifestyle and fitness level. The Spa‘s menu is full of great treatments, be it for women, men or couples. Rejuvenate your face and body with decadent massages and facials, or get ready for the pool with a body wrap and a spray tan. Effective medi-spa treatments are also on offer, these are performed by a licenced medical doctor only. Elemis at Sea is a full service salon that offers all kinds of hair, nail, lash and brow maintenance. Enjoy some adult-only time at the Oasis, a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of the ship.

Cruising with Children

The brand is famous for their fun and affordable family-friendly cruises as well as fantastic school holiday deals. Take kids of all ages with you and they’ll have a blast. Apart from the country’s largest adventure park at sea, the P&O Edge Adventure Park, the Pacific Explorer is home to four age-specific Kids’ Clubs that provide plenty of opportunity to play, learn and make friends. From arts and crafts, to sports and music, there is lots on offer. Teens will love their own hang-out filled with video games and movies. Check out the great range of family-friendly shore excursions and spend quality time together at dinner with kids’ menus all over the ship and early supper at the Pantry.