P&O Main Events Cruises

Start a new tradition

If you love celebrating in Australia, you'll love P&O Main Events, where we take celebrations to the next level on all our special interest cruises. Whether watching a heart-racing Melbourne Cup on the top deck or enjoying a P&O Exclusive, whatever the occasion, make this year the best one yet onboard a P&O Main Event Cruise. And the best part is, you can leave the planning to us, giving you more time to spend for those special moments. P&O knows how to do Australia's favourite events the right way, so sit back, relax and let us entertain you aboard our Main Events Cruise.

Australia Day

Turn your next Australia Day into Australia Days! Join in on the Australia Day festivities with Australia’s favourite cruise line. You’ll enjoy the unmistakably Aussie offerings onboard – as well as enjoying the celebration in Sydney. Definitely an event worth doing!

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Tribute to the King

You'll be all shook up on our Tribute to the King cruises. Take a trip back in time to the days of 'the King' and enjoy themed parties, karaoke, a stellar line-up of tribute artists and much more.

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Australian Open Tennis

P&O EXCLUSIVE

We've partnered with Tennis Australia and the Australian Open with two 5-night cruises from Sydney to the Grand Slam(r). Cruise fares include direct transfers and general admission into the grounds. Or enjoy all the benefits and purchase a ticket into Rod Laver Arena (subject to availability). Ace!

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Melbourne Cup

Cruise into Melbourne, donning your finest for race day, and we'll deliver you via coach to Flemington Racecourse. General admission tickets and direct transfers are all included, so you won't need to worry about anything. There's also an exciting range of upgrade packages available closer to the departure date, so get your bets ready.

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Christmas

Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is all about long sunny days and relaxing by the water with family and friends without having to lift your recently manicured finger. See the look on the kids’ faces when Santa visits on Christmas Day, presents in tow. Enjoy delicious Christmas fare at lunch and dinner, and don’t worry about the clean up-we've recruited some elves to help.

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New Year's Eve

The days of finding a taxi on New Year's Eve are over! Forget queuing for venues or next-day tidy up, we've got it all covered. And with multiple venues onboard, there's something for everyone.

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The Big Laugh Comedy Festival

P&O EXCLUSIVE

What do you get when you take some of Australia's best comedians onboard a cruise? A side-splitting comedy cruise not to be missed! Our comedy festival cruise has over 36 shows across 4 days with a massive line-up of comedians ready to make you laugh.

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Pride Cruise

BE SAFE, BE WELCOMED, BE YOURSELF

A celebratory cruise for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies/supporters. We have partnered with some of the best names in the Australian entertainment business, including talented artists and entertainers who are champions of equality.

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Once-in-a-lifetime Ningaloo King of the Eclipse

Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime five-night cruise over the North West Cape of Western Australia near Exmouth, the only location on mainland Australia where the Ningaloo King of the Eclipse event can be viewed as a total solar eclipse. This solar eclipse promises to be an unforgettable experience as the moon completely covers the sun for one minute and 16 seconds, creating darkness and making the sun's fainter corona visible to the naked eye!

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