About


P&O Cruises Australia is the region’s largest and longest-serving cruise operator, and leads the way in cruising as Australasia's only 'home brand' and its favourite cruise line.

We have been sailing the region for more than 80 years, and have pioneered new destinations around Australia, the Pacific and Asia including Papua New Guinea, as reported in the New York Times’ 52 top destinations for 2015.

P&O Cruises is the nation’s largest cruise line with five ships cruising from eight home ports in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. In November 2015 Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden were added to the three-ship fleet and in 2017 P&O Cruises will welcome its latest ship – the Pacific Explorer. A new ship, the first purpose built ship for the Australian and New Zealand market, will be launched in 2019 and will be the biggest cruise ship ever to be based fulltime in Australia.

The continued evolution of P&O Cruises heralds a new era, as reflected in its new brand repositioning - P&O Cruises, Like no Place on Earth.

Who holidays with P&O Cruises?

Today, cruising is one of the most popular and fastest growing sectors in tourism. According to the latest International Cruise Council Australasia statistics, the number of Australians taking cruise holidays increased by 20.4% in 2014 to reach 1,003,256 cruisers.

P&O Cruises' passengers come from all over the world, with our ships offering something for everyone. In fact, almost 30 per cent of passengers are families, about 45 per cent are couples and over 20 per cent are friends travelling together.

Cruise lovers range from children to retirees, with 31% of passengers aged 0-29, 49% aged 30-59 and 20% aged over 60. The average age is 42. Our great cruise packages keep passengers coming back year after year. Over 40 per cent of people who sail with us have experienced an unforgettable holiday with us before.

Sister Lines

P&O Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & PLC. As the largest vacation group in the world, we currently represent ten distinctive brands operating worldwide. These include Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Fathom, AIDA Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia.

The P&O Cruise Fleet


Australia's First New Build (Coming 2019)

P&O will make history by becoming the first cruise line to build a new ship specifically for the Australian market. The 135,500-tonne ship will be the biggest cruise ship ever to be based fulltime in Australia, carrying more than 4200 guests.

Pacific Explorer (Coming 2017)

Hold on to your hats because Pacific Explorer is coming in 2017. P&O's newest addition, will be joining our fleet with fresh designs reflecting the best of modern Australia.

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 Eden

Escape to Pacific Eden. Live large in luxury penthouse suites, dig in to P&O’s food revolution or make a splash with two pool decks. With more bars, restaurants and activities than ever, Pacific Eden is our floating oasis.

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.

Pacific Pearl

With eleven levels to explore, dive into the pools, be dazzled by production shows at Marquee Theatre, watch movies under the stars on the Big Screen or feast at one of the six restaurants.

Pacific Jewel

Discover 11 levels of hidden gems on Pacific Jewel. Dance the night away in The Dome, relax in the Aqua Spa, feast at one of the six restaurants and get a dose of adrenalin at the P&O Edge Adventure Park.