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 85 years and currently have five ships cruising from six home ports in Australia and New Zealand to destinations around Australasia, Asia and the South Pacific including Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

In June 2017, P&O Cruises welcomed its latest ship to the fleet, Pacific Explorer. In 2020 P&O Cruises’ guests will be at the leading edge of a global revolution in the cruise experience when the line welcomes its first Ocean Medallion-enabled ship, to the brand.

The continued evolution of P&O Cruises heralds a new era, as reflected in our 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 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia statistics, the number of Australians taking cruise holidays grew by 21% in 2016 to reach 1,281,159 cruisers.

P&O Cruises' passengers come from all over the world, with our ships offering something for everyone. In fact, 30 per cent of passengers are families, about 50 per cent are couples and over 20 per cent are groups of couples or friends travelling together.

Cruise lovers range from children to retirees, with 28% of passengers aged 0-29, 46% aged 30-59 and 26% aged over 60 years. Our great cruise packages keep passengers coming back year after year.

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


Pacific Explorer

Hold on to your hats because Pacific Explorer is here. P&O's newest addition, has joined 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 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.