A number of Australian ports are classified by the Australian Government as being non-proclaimed, which means that, even on domestic itineraries, guests cannot join or leave a cruise in these ports.
These ports are classed as non-proclaimed:
- Airlie Beach
- Fraser Island
- Hamilton Island
- Kangaroo Island
- Moreton Island
- Mornington Peninsular
- Phillip Island
- Port Arthur
- Port Douglas.
In line with strict Government regulations, it is not possible for any guest or crew member to permanently disembark the ship and leave a cruise in a non-proclaimed port. All guests are of course welcome to go ashore and enjoy all there is to offer at a non-proclaimed port. However they must return to the ship by the All Onboard time indicated at the gangway.
In the unlikely event that a guest did not return to the ship in a non proclaimed port, the guest could be subject to pay a large monetary fine.
This information is covered in the P&O Booking & Travel conditions.