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'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.