Travel insurance 

We recommend you purchase appropriate international travel insurance when you pay your deposit. If you don’t, you won’t be able to claim for any cancellation charges, medical costs, repatriation or other expenses that may arise if things don’t go according to plan.

As Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance won’t cover you for medical costs onboard, all cruises (even domestic cruises) require international travel insurance.

For further information or to purchase travel insurance:

  • Australian guests - please contact your Travel Agent or call 13 24 94
  • New Zealand guests - please contact your Travel Agent.

 

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

Above-water hull
The hull section of a vessel above waterline, the visible part of a ship. Also, topsides.
Act of Pardon / Act of Grace
A letter from a state or power authorising action by a privateer. Also see Letter of Marque.
Abandon ship!
An imperative to leave the vessel immediately, usually in the face of some imminent danger.
Beam ends
The sides of a ship. "On her beam ends" may mean the vessel is literally on her side and possibly about to capsize; more often, the phrase means the vessel is listing 45 degrees or more.
Handy billy
A loose block and tackle with a hook or tail on each end, which can be used wherever it is needed. Usually made up of one single and one double block.
Handsomely
Gradually, as "lower handsomely".
Starboard
The right hand side of the ship when looking forward
Dog-watch
The watches from four to six and six to eight in the evening.
Lee-side
The half of a ship, lengthwise, which lies between a line drawn through the middle of her length and the side, which is farthest from the point of wind.
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