New Year’s Eve & Christmas Cruises

Fancy a festive season that’s free of cooking, cleaning, or entertaining? This year, why not give your loved ones (and yourself!) the gift of a relaxing holiday by booking into a P&O Christmas cruise or New Year’s Eve cruise. Step onboard to enjoy a cruise holiday with all the trimmings, from a gourmet Christmas dinner to New Year’s Eve parties that go off with a bang.

With stunning cruise destinations, 60 onboard activities everyday, and a Shore Tour to suit every Cruiseling, you’re bound to go straight to the top of everyone’s “nice” list just by booking in.


Our Christmas cruise from Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne or will take you on a magical yuletide journey through some of the best Australian and Pacific Island cruise destinations. Experience the unique joy of a ship bedecked with dreamy decorations and fun-filled festive parties while you sail into the most wonderful time of the year.

Along the way, you’ll have a chance to experience our wide range of P&O cruise activities, from adrenaline-pumping trips to Edge Adventure Park to pamper sessions at our onboard day spa. You’ll even get to stretch your vocal chords with some festive carolling, and kids might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Santa on Christmas Day!

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Ring in the New Year in style

Forget about crowds, queues, and expensive taxi fares home: Our New Year’s Eve cruise is the best way to celebrate the New Year. Jump onboard a New Year’s Eve cruise departing from Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney, and spend the next few days living it up on the high seas.

You’ll get to watch the sun set on another year from out on the big blue or at one of our beautiful cruise destinations - wherever you are, you’re guaranteed the holiday celebration of a lifetime. Join the countdown at any of our onboard venues and celebrate with friends both new and old, all set to the backdrop of music by our live band. Party all night without worrying about your ride home - or cleaning up the next day!

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Enter the silly season with a splash

Ranging from 8 - 12 nights, our December holiday cruises are the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to relax and put their feet up after another year. Choose from our many onboard cruise activities and facilities everyday, and enjoy the rare opportunity to customise every second of your holiday experience.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, sampling delectable delights at one of our numerous dining options, or releasing your inner adrenaline junkie at Edge Adventure Park, there’s never a dull moment onboard a P&O cruise.

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The perfect present for everyone in the family

The holidays are a time for family and friends, and our festive P&O cruises offer something for everyone. Kick back with your loved ones with our many family cruise activities including water parks, kid-friendly Shore Tours, and wholesome entertainment options. Or, let your little ones loose in our age-appropriate Kid’s Clubs, where they’ll have a chance to make new friends and play to their heart’s content.

Indulge in a Christmas or New Year’s treat

With unmissable parties, delicious dining, and activities the whole family will love, our New Year’s Eve and Christmas cruises are a great way to set a new family holiday tradition. Simply pack your bags and jump onboard, and we’ll do everything we can to help turn your dream holiday into reality.

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