Will I need a visa? 

Pacific Island and New Zealand itineraries (excluding Fiji & Papua New Guinea)

For standard Pacific Island and New Zealand itineraries (excluding Fiji and Papua New Guinea), visas may not be required as you will be considered in transit when you visit these countries as part of your cruise. If you are joining or leaving the cruise in one of these countries, you are likely to require a visa. Some nationalities (excluding Australian and New Zealand passport holders) may require a visa for Fiji, even when transiting this country as part of your cruise.

Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Indonesia

Visas for Papua New Guinea and Vietnam will be issued upon arrival for all guests and the applicable fee will be charged to your onboard account. Visas for Indonesia will be issued upon arrival for most guests, including Australian and New Zealand passport holders, and the applicable fee will be charged to your onboard account. Visa fees are subject to change and will be advised onboard. We encourage other passport holders to check their visa requirements for Indonesia with the relevant consulate/ embassy or visa service.

As visa requirements are always subject to change, please contact the relevant consulate/embassy or a visa service to confirm your individual visa requirements for the ports included in your itinerary.

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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.
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".
Astern
Any distance behind a ship, as opposed to A-Head.
Beating to windward
Making progress against the direction of the wind, by steering alternately close-hauled on the starboard and larboard tacks.
Dog-watch
The watches from four to six and six to eight in the evening.
Gunnel
The large plank that runs along the upper part of a ship's side.
Under the lee of the shore
Close to the shore, which lies to windward of the ship.
Fresh away
When your ship increases its velocity.

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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