Cancelled Cruise Updates

Updated 22 March 2022

As we work with Australia's eastern seaboard state governments on the gradual restart of the P&O Cruises Australia fleet, we are thrilled to confirm Australian cruising will RESUME with Pacific Explorer® cruising from Sydney on 31 May 2022.

Pacific Adventure® is now scheduled to begin her maiden season, from Sydney on 22 October 2022, and the Brisbane debut of Pacific Encounter® is now scheduled for 20 August 2022.

To mark this incredible moment, we have released a number of new cruises through 2022.


Please check our Cruise Restart page for all the details.

In the interim, effective from 15 March 2022, we announced the cancellation of Pacific Adventure® and Pacific Encounter® departures between 1 June 2022 and 14 October 2022.

The following departures are affected:

  • Pacific Adventure® departures between 1 June 2022 and 14 October 2022, inclusive
  • Pacific Encounter® departures between 4 June 2022 and 23 August 2022, inclusive

We are however pleased to add that some of the affected Pacific Adventure Sydney departures will be scheduled to take place onboard Pacific Explorer® with similar itineraries.

Those guests affected by these changes will be contacted directly with details on options available to them.

We are also excited to announce that we are releasing a brand new selection of voyages for Pacific Explorer between 31 May and 28 November 2022. These are on sale NOW.

The following P&O Cruises Australia departures remain cancelled:

  • Auckland 2022 season - all departures on or before 27 November 2022
  • All other departures on or before 28 May 2022
  • Cairns – all departures on or before 29 June 2022
  • All Papua New Guinea itineraries on or before 3 October 2022.

To check if your booking has been impacted by these changes and what offers or replacement itineraries may be available to you OR to track the progress of a current refund / offer, please enter your booking details below.


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