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Pacific Adventure Dry Dock

Pacific Adventure’s dry dock is now complete.

During her stay in Italy, she received the sweeping Southern Cross livery and a range of signature P&O features.

Popular dining experiences developed with P&O’s own celebrity chef, Luke Mangan and award-winning chef Johnny Di Francesco came to life. The Italian fan-favourite Angelo's, sultry Pan-Asian-inspired Dragon Lady and contemporary Australian restaurant The Waterfront were also installed, as well as P&O’s international food court style eatery, The Pantry.

There’ll also be a few other surprises for those lucky enough to cruise on Pacific Adventure.

The future is bright.

Behind the Scenes on Pacific Encounter

Have you wondered what the crew are up to whilst we are not cruising?

P&O's much-loved Hotel Director Mel Yates has prepared a very special behind-the-scenes video of Pacific Encounter.

Now you can see all the activities that are keeping our ships in ‘ship shape’ so we are ready for the time when Cruiselings can join us.

We can’t wait to see you again.

Fly the Flag – THANK YOU

Thank you from the bottom of our collective heart.

Here are just some of the 2,600 Facebook fans who have changed their profile picture to show support for the safe resumption of domestic cruising. This number is growing exponentially every day. Incredible.

Thank you for your continued support!

Fly the Flag

P&O Nostalgia: Cruiseling Selfies

We miss seeing all your friendly faces every day. So last week we asked our Facebook fans to share their favourite Cruiseling selfies from onboard and they certainly delivered. What a treat to have so many happy faces fill our Facebook wall. We have shared a few of our favourite snaps today.

Thank you Cruiselings, for sharing your beautiful memories with us. We love you guys and can’t wait to welcome you back onboard.

Keep sharing the love!

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Fly the Flag for P&O

Please spread the news! We need our ships to come home to Australia and a pathway for the safe restart to domestic cruising.

Show your support by updating your Facebook profile picture to feature a special 'Fly The Flag for P&O' frame and keep this frame flying until our ships have safely returned to our shores.

Thank you for 'flying the flag' for the restart of cruising and for P&O, Australia’s homegrown cruise line!

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P&O Cruises New Zealand Brochure – 2022-23

Our New Zealand brochure has just landed and highlights Pacific Explorer's debut across the ditch. We know that just like us, Kiwis are going to love the expanded choice in dining, entertainment and activities that Pacific Explorer offers.

The 2022 and 2023 seasons deliver 42 departures from Auckland which include Kiwi Explorer itineraries, calling at a number of amazing local destinations as well as 3-5 night Short Breaks, more idyllic South Pacific Island adventures, plus themed cruises including 80’s, Country and the Big Laugh Comedy cruise. There's something for everyone.

P&O's New Zealand season departs from Auckland in July 2022.

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Inaugural New Zealand Country Cruise

We are inviting country music fans to scoot onboard Pacific Explorer for New Zealand’s inaugural Country Cruise.

Departing Auckland on 11 November, 2022, this special three-night cruise will feature a fantastic line-up of country music stars, performing folk, bluegrass, bush ballads, rockabilly and country rock.

Cruiselings will also be able to enjoy line dancing, ukulele lessons, bush poetry and a special country music sailaway party.

Cliché’s aside, life rules are pretty simple according to country music. Don't cheat, love your mama and true love can always be found in your nearest honky tonk bar. We 100% agree.

So Cruiselings, grab your cowboy boots and get into the spirit with this flashback from the 2019 Brisbane Country Cruise extravaganza.

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Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

P&O Cruises has recently announced a new partnership with Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF), Australia’s oldest community-based HIV organisation.

The new partnership will add even more glamour to P&O's inaugural 2022 Pride Cruise while also raising funds for this well-respected charity.

P&O will donate one dollar for every guest booked on the Pride Cruise to BGF as well as creating a range of onboard events to raise money, including a themed cocktail evening and dazzling ticketed gala night, hosted by BGF and Pride Cruise ambassador, Simon Dunn.



CLIA Australasia are championing the #ReadySetSail initiative where you, Cruiselings, can ‘have your say' on the resumption of cruising in Australia.

We know that you have been asking how you can help and this campaign is your chance to TAKE ACTION. Visit CLIA's #ReadySetSail tool to generate a personal email to your local parliamentarians and to key federal and state ministers.

Get involved and help us to get back to what we do best - delivering fantastic P&O cruise holidays to Cruiselings.

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P&O 2022-23 Mobile Brochure

A new MOBILE version of our 2022-23 brochure has just launched.

Created specifically for ease-of-use on your smartphone or tablet, with convenient swipe functionality and simple navigation, you can access our full itinerary listings on-the-go, straight from your device.

Check our huge range of 291 departures across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Cairns, in a mobile friendly format designed for small screens and busy people.

It's P&O Cruise holiday planning, at your fingertips.

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Pacific Encounter Dry Dock Completion

P&O Cruises' Pacific Encounter has completed her dry dock.

The 14-day project was the second stage of Pacific Encounter’s update. She has emerged with some brand new spaces that we can’t wait for you to enjoy, including the Encounter Hotel and the Blue Room. P&O’s trio of restaurants - Angelo’s, Dragon Lady and The Waterfront have all been fitted with new carpets and artworks, while international food court marketplace, The Pantry, has been completed with bright, new graphics.

The long laundry list of technical and operational work completed in this round includes painting, deck treatments, hotel and casino upgrades and window maintenance.

We can’t wait to welcome her in Australia.

Check out some more behind-the-scenes pics of Pacific Encounter, who will cruise year round from Brisbane.

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