About


P&O Cruises Australia offers a holiday experience that is Like no Place on Earth.

We are the region’s largest and longest-serving cruise operator, leading the way in cruising as Australasia's only 'home brand' and regarded by many as their favourite cruise line.

We have been sailing the region for more than 85 years and, today, sail from home ports in Australia and New Zealand to destinations in both countries, Asia and the South Pacific including New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

In 2017, we saw the debut of our flagship Pacific Explorer and celebrated her first anniversary with the fleet last year. Last year, we announced that Pacific Adventure would be joining the fleet in 2020 with another Grand Class ship coming in 2021.

Who holidays with P&O Cruises?

Latest cruise industry figures showed that the number of Australians who took an ocean cruise in 2017 reached a record 1.34 million, an increase of 4.4 per cent.  Across the Tasman, nearly 100,000 New Zealanders took a cruise holiday in 2017.

Today, cruising is one of the most popular and fastest growing sectors in tourism and P&O Cruises' strength is in offering something for everyone. In fact, 31 per cent of our guests are families, about 47 per cent are couples and 22 per cent are groups of couples or friends travelling together. Our great cruise packages keep guests coming back year after year.

Sister Lines

P&O Cruises is part of the Carnival Australia family which represents seven leading cruise brands in the Australian and New Zealand market — P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises and Seabourn.

The P&O Cruise Fleet


NEW - Pacific Adventure™

We're thrilled to announce our newest and largest ship, Pacific Adventure™ will join the family in October 2020. Offering a huge range of P&O signature features as well as a host of new ones that guests will love. Adventure awaits.

Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer offers fresh designs reflecting the best of modern Australia. Featuring two waterslides, great restaurants and bars and an edgy new stage show.

Pacific Aria

Let your troubles float away on Pacific Aria. Hang out in new luxury penthouse suites, dig in to P&O’s delicious food revolution, catch a movie at the Premium Cinema and make a splash with two pool decks!

Pacific Dawn

With so much to do, you’ll welcome each morning on Pacific Dawn. Look out to sea from the observation deck, chill out in the three-storey atrium, roll the dice at the casino or dance the night away in The Dome.