The most important ingredient in our kitchens is variety. That's why we offer seven restaurants and cafes, including celebrity chef restaurant Salt grill by Luke Mangan.

With main meals included in your cruise fare and fresh food made, baked and served daily, we have every taste covered.

Your Choice Dining

Your Choice Dining means you can choose who you dine with, where and when. With extended evening hours there are flexible dining options throughout the day. There's also 24 hour room service available (charges apply).


Waterfront Restaurant

  • Full service, a la carte dining included in your cruise fare
  • Open for breakfast (7:30am to 9:30am), dinner (5:30pm to
    10pm) and lunch most days (12pm to 2pm)
  • Modern Australian cuisine
  • Make a reservation to dine as a couple or we’ll match you up
    with like minded, fellow cruisers
  • Tables are available for four to 10 people, and some for couples


Plantation Restaurant

  • Buffet style dining included in your cruise fare
  • Open for breakfast (6am to 10:30am), lunch (11:30am to
    2:30pm) and dinner (5:00pm until late)
  • Hot and cold options similar to the menu in the Waterfront Restaurant


The Grill

  • Serving classic Aussie favourites and casual meals including bacon and egg rolls, hamburgers, meat pies and more
  • Most items are included in your fare
  • Open for breakfast and lunch
  • Check the Pacific Daily for opening hours and specials


Salt grill by Luke Mangan

  • Open for dinner and lunch on most sea days, bookings are
  • This stand out restaurant brings the very best of fine dining and the finest Australian wines exclusively to P&O Cruises
  • A small cover charge applies per person, a fraction of the price you pay on land



  • Open for dinner, bookings are recommended
  • During each cruise the menu will rotate between a variety of Asian-inspired menus
  • A small cover charge per person applies
  • Luna is available on Pacific Jewel and Pacific Dawn


The Cafe

  • Open daily from early until late
  • Get your regular caffeine fix or choose from the special chocolate-based menu with a range of sweet treats
  • Try the warm chocolate volcano or the freshly-baked Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce
  • Charges apply



  • Open daily, early until late
  • Serving pastries, cookies, cakes by the slice, espresso coffee and a range of cool drinks
  • Charlie's is a great location to sit back with a drink and take in all of the action and entertainment in the Atrium
  • Charges apply


Chef's Table

  • An exclusive dining experience held in the Wine Room for up to 14 guests
  • Start the evening with cocktails followed by a degustation menu paired with specially selected wines
  • The Executive Chef will make an appearance to introduce the menu
  • Bookings essential, charges apply


New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

  • Treat yourself at New Zealand Natural's only ice cream bars at sea
  • There are 16 flavours to choose from including our very own flavour - Chocolate Hokey Pokey!



Cruise Control

Cruise Control lets you update your pre-cruise information and see a summary of your booking at a glance. 
personalise your cruise

Nautical Glossary

Act of Pardon / Act of Grace
A letter from a state or power authorising action by a privateer. Also see Letter of Marque.
Abaft the beam
Further aft than the beam: a relative bearing of greater than 90 degrees from the bow: "two points abaft the port beam".
A type of centerboard that is lifted vertically; often used in pairs.
The daytime identifier of an aid to navigation presenting one of several standard shapes (square, triangle, rectangle) and colors (red, green, white, orange, yellow, or black).
Fastened or held firmly (fast aground: stuck on the seabed; made fast: tied securely).
An air or foam filled bumper used in boating to keep boats from banging into docks or each other.
The right hand side of the ship when looking forward
Any distance behind a ship, as opposed to A-Head.
Shallow, not deep.
Fresh away
When your ship increases its velocity.

Need Help?

Find answers to all your questions.

What payment options do I have to pay for my cruise?
Accepted payment with selected credit cards (1.5% surcharge applies). More info here.
Once onboard, how do I pay for extra items?
Multiple ways of purchasing goods onboard are available to you - from Credit Cards to cash. More info here.
I have kids. What facilities do you have for children?
Qualified staff run a great choice of awesome activities for kids of all ages, giving you the option to spend the day child-free. Here's how it works.
What's actually included in the cruise price?
Accommodation, all main meals, entertainment and use of facilities such as swimming pools, gym, spas, table tennis, children's centres (excluding late night group child-minding) and library are all included in your cruise package.
What are the different types of cabins available? What's the difference between them?
Choose from outstanding balcony cabins with ocean views, great-value internal cabins, 4-berth options to share with family or friends or outside cabins with windows. Click here for more information.

For the answers to many other questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions

Internet Access

Passenger using a laptop
Wireless internet and internet cafes are available on all P&O Cruises ships (charges apply).
Internet Access