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.

Destination Cruises

Our Short Break cruises take you to some of Australia’s premier destinations, such as the beautiful reefs of the Whitsundays and Moreton Island as well as the sunny beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Or if a cultural break is more your style, a southern getaway to Melbourne or from Auckland to Napier in New Zealand is also an option. Or you can just stay onboard, lay by the pool and go nowhere at all.

Specialty & Event Cruises

If you’re not in a rush to go anywhere in particular, check out our themed cruises which include our fabulous comedy cruises, our annual Big Laugh Festival, Country Music, 80's, 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 & see more


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

Great short cruises between 2-4 Nights:


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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.

*Terms and conditions apply

*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories at publication date (3 October 2018), inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 3 October and ends 27 November 2018. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers only available on P&O’s Value, Value Plus & Go fares for cruises 6 nights or less. Fare type inclusions are available at Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. ^ Onboard Spending Money between AUD $50-$200 per room applies for cruises of 6 nights or less and is applied to the first 2 guests only in a room, available on Value & Value Plus fares only. Amount varies depending on cruise length and room type. Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. ~Pay AUD $49 per person deposit for all adults and AUD $24.50 deposit for children up to the age of 12, when booking any Short Break cruise before 27 November 2018. Final payment is then due 75 days before departure. Full payment is required for sailings booked within 75 days of departure. Offer applies only to P&O Short Breaks of 4 nights or less and excludes all Main Event cruises such as Australia Day Cruises. Cancellation policy differs from P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage conditions available at and in brochure. $49 and $24.50 deposits are non-refundable. A 1.1% surcharge for Visa and Mastercard and a 2.3% surcharge for Amex applies to direct bookings made through our call centre and website. Paypal payments will incur a 1% surcharge. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. †For P&O Short Breaks, if your cruise is unable to visit the destination on its itinerary because of an unforeseen circumstance such as weather, civil unrest or a mechanical issue, we will endeavour to visit an alternative destination deemed safe by the Captain. To be read in conjunction with the P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage Conditions available at which passengers will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as P&O Cruises Australia. ABN 23 107 998 443.