About P&O


Since 1932, P&O Cruises has offered Aussies and Kiwis the opportunity to take to the seas and have the holiday experience of a lifetime. Whether venturing near or far, our cruises offer a memorable holiday experience that’s truly Like No Place On Earth. Over the years we’ve led the Australasian cruise industry, and established ourselves as the region’s only “home brand” and experts in delivering memorable cruise holidays.

Our current fleet of P&O cruise ships consists of the Pacific Dawn, the Pacific Aria, and our flagship Pacific Explorer. In the latest chapter in P&O’s history, we are excited to welcome the Pacific Adventure to our fleet in 2020 and the Pacific Encounter in 2021.

Our Cruise Destinations

The long list of P&O cruise destinations includes some of the most beautiful and exotic holiday destinations on the planet. Our cruises depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, and Auckland set sail for incredible destinations throughout the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Since pioneering cruising to the South Pacific decades ago, we’ve returned time and time again to the beautiful shores of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. To see all of the places we visit, view our cruise destination map.

On every cruise, our guests are treated to a range of amazing onboard cruise activities, plenty of dining options, spectacular entertainment, and a wide range of shore tours that offers something for everyone.

Our Cruises

With years of experience and thousands of cruises under our belt, we know how Aussies like to cruise. Our popular Short Breaks cruises and longer cruise holidays offer the perfect opportunity for guests to relax, unwind, and explore the world.

P&O Cruises offer something for everyone, from families of all ages and sizes to couples and groups. Choose from 60 onboard activities everyday, or book into a Shore Tour once you arrive at your destination: With over 500 Shore Tours to choose from, there’s one for every taste, budget, and fitness level. Our cruise holidays are designed to help you feel relaxed from the moment you step onboard till your return to shore.

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, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.

The P&O Cruise Fleet


NEW - Pacific Adventure™

We are thrilled to announce that Pacific Adventure™ is scheduled to cruise from Sydney on 30 April 2021. Adventure awaits!

Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer will call Brisbane home until February 2021 and then offer seasonal cruising from Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns. With two waterslides, great restaurants and bars, a range of entertainment including edgy Love Riot production show and many other P&O signature features, it's easy to see why everyone loves Pacific Explorer.

Pacific Aria

Announcement: Pacific Aria’s departure from the P&O Cruises Australia fleet will occur in the next few months. For those booked on a Pacific Aria cruise up to and including 15 April 2021, we will be in touch via email, with options for your consideration.

Pacific Dawn

Announcement: Pacific Dawn’s departure from the P&O Cruises Australia fleet will occur in the next few months. For those booked on a Pacific Dawn cruise up to and including 11 February 2021, we will be in touch via email, with options for your consideration.