The fastest way to slow down

We know that you can’t always go away as much as you’d like, but with P&O Sea Breaks you can at least get away a little. If you’ve got a few days to spare, we’ve got a Sea Break for you. And with no flights, no traffic and no hotel check-in, you can enjoy your holiday as soon as you step onboard- no stress. With the biggest range of short break cruises, whether you’re headed somewhere or going nowhere, P&O Sea Breaks have it all. So pack your bags and leave earth behind for a few days. We know you want to.

Laugh your way across the Pacific

Rub elbows with some of Australia’s best comedians. Crack a smile at the Comedy Gala, comedy workshops, family-friendly and adults-only shows.

The wild, wild south

Sample the culinary delights, go wildlife spotting or view the geological wonders at Remarkable Rocks. Kangaroo Island has everything you need.

More at Moreton Island

Snorkel shipwrecks, hand feed wild dolphins or have a seafood feast right on the beach. See more at Moreton Island.

Our Cruise Range:

Alotau    New!

P&O Recommends:

  • Visit a local family in Gehi Gehi, a small seaside village, then take a refreshing swim in the warm tropical waters
  • Take in all the culture, colours and sounds at the Alotau Cultural Festival
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Fraser Island    New!

P&O Recommends:

  • Be dwarfed by towering rainforests and see rare and ancient giant ferns, all growing in sand
  • Discover the amazing 123km beach highway, complete with the Maheno shipwreck and cliffs of coloured sands
  • Swim in crystal-clear freshwater lakes and creeks
  • Experience native bush-tucker and guided walks at Kingfisher Bay Resort


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Christmas in July    New!

P&O Festivities:

  • Celebrate Christmas in July with all the trimmings
  • Enjoy Christmas themed entertainment including carolling, concerts and more
  • Feast on traditional Christmas fare
  • Santa will visit with presents
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Perfect For:

  • A quick midweek or weekend getaway
  • Uninterrupted 'you' time
  • A mini holiday escape
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Food & Wine

Don't Miss:

  • Demonstrations from celebrity chefs
  • The chance to compete in the Pacific Cook Off
  • Food and wine Master Classes
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Cruising Favourites:

  • Rub elbows with Australia’s favourite comedians
  • Watch the Comedy Gala - Get insider tips from the pros at the Comedy Workshop
  • Take to the stage in the Comedy Wave Gong Show
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P&O Recommends:

  • Snorkelling Knuckle Reef
  • Ocean Rafting on a high speed RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
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Hunter Valley

Must Do's:

  • Feast on local produce at the Margan Estate long table lunch
  • A quad bike ride on the highest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere
  • Quintessential Hunter Valley Food & Wine trail
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Moreton Island

Must Do's:

  • Snorkelling the ship wrecks, home to over 200 species of fish
  • Hand feed wild dolphins
  • Toboggan down sand dunes
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Sunshine Coast

P&O Recommends:

  • For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, swim with humpback whales on their migration path
  • Take a day trip to Noosa and visit the Eumundi Markets
  • Stand up paddle boarding on the stunning coastline
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Mornington Peninsula

Don't Miss:

  • Peninsula Hot Springs, one of only three naturally heated hot springs in Australia
  • Boutique paddock to plate food and wine experience at Green Olive
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Must Do's:

  • Take in the local cafe scene and enjoy a cup of coffee
  • Shop up a storm on a guided tour
  • Visit St. Kilda, Fitzroy or Brunswick
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Port Lincoln

Once-In-a-Lifetime Experiences:

  • Go cage diving with great white sharks (not available with any other cruise line)
  • Swim with sea lions or tuna, a truly extraordinary experience
  • Take a Coffin Bay oyster cruise and enjoy oysters harvested fresh that morning
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Margaret River

Cruiseling Favourites:

  • Visit Gabriel Chocolate - a bean to bar, single-origin chocolate factory
  • Explore the stunning Ngilgi Cave
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Natural Beauty:

  • Visit 200 million year old Cape Le Grand National Park
  • Explore the 105 granite islands in the Recherche Archipelago
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Kangaroo Island

P&O's Top 3:

  • Make friends with Australian Sea Lions in Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Head west to geological wonders at Remarkable Rocks
  • Organic food and wine festivals by local farmers
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P&O's Top 3:

  • Visit Wheelers Oyster farm
  • Cruise the scenic bays and beaches of Twofold Bay
  • Meet a local Bega farmer for an insight into the proud tradition of cheese making
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Bay of Islands

Must See:

  • Visit New Zealand's two oldest buildings, both in Kerikeri
  • Swim with dolphins, penguins, marlin, whales and gannets past Tapeka Point
  • Visit New Zealand's 1,200 year old, largest remaining kauri tree, Tane Mahuta
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Don't Miss:

  • Cape Kidnappers Eco Safari-Off-road to the nesting place of the world's largest gannett colony
  • Napier River Float Trip-Spend a day drifting 11 km down river, surrounded by nature
  • Tremains Art Deco Weekend - Explore the hidden gems of yesteryear in the Art Deco captial of New Zealand. View cruises that visit the festival
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