Cruises to Adelaide
A friendly and vibrant city surrounded by rolling hills, worldclass beaches, with an unhurried lifestyle hard to find in other cities.
The city was founded in 1836 by Colonel Light who had a simple plan - to create a one square mile city centre with lots of open space. The city was founded by free settlers, determined to create a sophisticated, cultural city.
Adelaide is home to luxuriously wide boulevards, great swathes of parks and gardens, enormous skies and wide-open spaces. Adelaide is also a city of contrasts, elegant 19th century sandstone architecture stands opposite edgy bohemian laneways and alleys.
Adelaide is renowned for its creative culture and is home to many traditional and contemporary art galleries including the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery housing the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal artefacts in the world.
Adelaide Zoo can be found on the edge of the city and provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal to many animals including the only Giant Pandas in the southern hemisphere. In 2014, Lonely Planet named the South Australian capital as one of its top 10 must-visit cities.
At A Glance
1,280,000 (ABS 2014)
Adelaide Shore Tours
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What To See
Take a look around town
There is plenty to do in Adelaide, day or night. Shop at leisure in Rundle Mall, take in the enticing tastes and smells of the Central Market, dine at one of the multicultural eateries on Gouger Street or enjoy the stimulating nightlife on Hindley Street and the West End.
Enjoy city views from Mount Lofty Summit
Make your way to the top of Mount Lofty Summit, a beautiful spot offering one of the best views of Adelaide and surrounding suburbs.
Discover the River Torrens
There’s more than one way to discover the River Torrens – get your legs working on a paddleboat or hire a bike for a leisurely ride along the river bank.
Catch a tram to the beautiful seaside township of Glenelg, where you can take a walk along the jetty and where a multitude of shops, cafes and restaurants await.
Your ship will dock at Outer Harbour, a 30-40 minute drive from the city centre.
Taxis are available outside the cruise terminal building and a regular train service travels between the pier and the city centre. Please refer to your Pacific Daily for further information.
For its population, Adelaide has more restaurants than any other Australian city. Whether you are looking for cafe dining, fine dining or a pub meal, Adelaide has a great range to choose from. South Australian’s are incredibly passionate about food and wine.
Quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products and sandwiches to be taken off the ship however commercially packaged confectionery, chips and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
Rundle Mall is the shopping heart of the city for Adelaide. The mall is a shopper’s paradise with over 600 retail stores including major department stores, boutiques, arcades, cinemas and specialty stores. Rundle Mall is also the venue for many performances and events, from fashion parades, to buskers and street performers.
In South Australia, very hot weather can be experienced between December and February, but spring and autumn are usually quite pleasant. Winter is the coolest and wettest season. Adelaide's weather is moderate. Average winter temperatures are 16°C, while in summer the temperature averages 28°C, sometimes reaching up to 40°C.
Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted. Automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders.
Public telephones are available throughout the city and in the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal. Mobile coverage is generally available. Free Wi-Fi is available in the cruise terminal and throughout the city centre.
WHAT TO WEAR ASHORE
To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water.
There are a range of tours available for you to really get the most out of your time in Adelaide. Tours can be booked onboard at the shore tours desk and are subject to availability. Passengers are required to meet at a specific location for each shore tour departure. Please refer to your tour ticket for the correct time and place.
Please dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.
Getting there should be half the adventure. With P&O Cruises you can take one-way cruises to enjoy your holiday that little bit longer.
A one-way P&O Cruise may not return to your homeport, but it's not problem! With P&O Cruise Air, we organise your cruise plus flights from your home, to the leaving homeport and/or back again. With P&O Cruise Air all you have to do is pack your bag!
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