Getaway on a P&O Short Break

Short Breaks are Short Cruises that give you the complete holiday feeling in 2-4 easy & effortless days

Planning holidays can be tiresome, especially for a short break. It’s tough enough deciding where to go. then how you'll get there, and let’s not get started about what and where to eat. By the time you are done organising, you probably need another holiday. Wouldn't it be great to just pack your bags and climb aboard? Guess what? You can! Say hello to P&O Short Breaks.

What is a P&O Short Break?

P&O offer the biggest range of cruises between 2-4 nights and have something for everyone. Here are 5 reasons to choose a short cruise – or as we like to call them, the perfect short break.

One-Stop Short Breaks

Our Short Break cruises take you to some of Australia’s premier destinations, including the beautiful Whitsundays and Moreton Island - Tangalooma. If you're after something more gourmet, choose a Short Break to Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln or Eden. Depart from Auckland and explore art deco Napier. Or you can just stay onboard, lay by the pool and go nowhere at all.

Themed Short Breaks and Main Events

If you’re not in a rush to go anywhere in particular, check out our themed cruises which include our fabulous comedy cruises, Country Music or '80s cruises. If you want to delve a little further, take a look at our Main Event Cruises which include our annual Big Laugh Comedy Festival, Elvis, Melbourne Cup, Australia Day, Christmas and New Year cruises.

Find your perfect cruise

P&O Short Breaks are the perfect getaway for everyone!

P&O Short Breaks are short cruises that will make you feel like you've been on a complete holiday without all the stress of planning one. The travel packages are perfect for groups, couples and families of all types.

We will help keep the stress of booking a holiday to a minimum where travel, food, accommodation and entertainment are taken care of. Simply make one booking and we will take care of the rest!

Accommodation options for everyone!

Loads of inclusions in the price: No expensive surprises

Stress free travel

Unpack once and your holiday begins


Specialty Dining

Spectacular Shows

Comedy Club

Bars & Nightclubs


Adventure Park

Kids Clubs

Family Dining

Family Activities


Group Dining

Great Group Value

Group event packages

Group Facilities

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5 Reasons to Choose a Short Cruise

There are so many reasons why a short cruise is the perfect holiday escape for you! We've put together a few to help you out.


A Guide to Themed Cruises

From food & wine festivals to comedy & country music, themed cruises are the perfect getaway. Read our guide to find out more!


Great short cruises between 2-4 Nights:


More and More Aussies are cruising each year!

The Cruising industry continues to be the fastest growing tourism sector in Australia.
During the 17-18 cruise season almost 1.6 million passengers went through the Sydney cruise terminals alone.