Pacific Explorer


Pacific Explorer is the latest ship to join P&O’s extensive fleet and has been designed to embody the greatest aspects of modern Australia.

Cruises on board the Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer boasts P&O’s only waterpark 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 passengers to enjoy the great outdoors while playing games such as barefoot bowls.

Of course guests cannot be expected to take part in on board activities on an empty stomach therefore a host of culinary experiences await. Guests can expect to find both casual and formal dining options as well as outdoor dining. Chefs table offers guests to enjoy 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 aboard Pacific Explorer, ensuring that all guests can make the most of the nightlife aboard. Why not take in a show at the Marquee theatre or catch a movie on the big screen? As expected, kids can benefit from P&O’s extensive kids club and facilities, which will ensure that they have the cruising experience of a lifetime while making new friends.


  • Ship length
    260 m
  • Passengers
  • Decks

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Decks and Cabins

Pacific Explorer deck plan

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Pacific Explorer cabins

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Deck Location : Deck 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
Occupancy : 2
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower and hair dryer
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • High-quality bedding
  • Television and telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
Cabin size : 14m²

Pacific Explorer cabins

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Ship Information


Pacific Explorer offers a range of cabin types, ensuring every passenger has their perfect place to spend their cruise holiday. There are 20 cabin categories, with over 400 cabins having balconies and also 19 wheelchair accessible cabins. All suites are spacious and have features such as a walk-in closet, a spacious living room and a bathroom including whirlpool bathtub and luxurious double sinks. All cabins have a living area for you to relax in and balcony cabins have floor to ceiling windows and veranda for you to enjoy the beautiful locations that you cruise to.

Dining Information

Indulge in mouth watering cuisine in a range of restaurants that are found on sister ships such as The Pantry, a new way to dine with a range of outlets offering contemperary Australian and International cuisine, such as Mexicana serving Mexican favourites and Hook's Fish & Chips which serves up crispy battered fish. The Chefs Table offers a fine seven-course meal with matching wines hosted by the executive chef and the Salt Grill is a P&O Australia exclusive with a menu curated by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. As with all P&O Australia ships there is a wide range of modern bars and lounges on board for you to enjoy a drink in a social and enjoyable atmosphere.

Entertainment & Activities

Passengers will be able to enjoy a massage at the spa, spoil themselves in the beauty salon, keep fit in the fitness centre or by taking part in aerobics on the Lido deck, listen to live music, take in a show or soak up the sun at a revamped cabana-style pool area. In addition to the cabaret and dinner venue, there is a range of entertainment to be enjoyed in the Marquee Theatre and Casino. For the thrill seeker on board, the Pacific explorer provides the perfect ways to get excitement, with P&O's first ever waterpark at sea and also the P&O Edge Adventure Park with up to 19 exciting activities sure to get your pulse racing.

Ship data

  • Length: 260m/853ft
  • Weight: 77,441 gross tonnage
  • Number of decks: 11
  • Passengers: 2,000
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Cabins: 999
  • Crew/staff: 924

Visit our neighbors in New Zealand and beyond onboard the Pacific Explorer from P&O Cruises. With great itineraries in 2017 now is the time to try out a cruise. Call our expert today on 1300 887 590 for all the best deals.