Pacific Explorer®

Something for Everyone!

See why we love Pacific Explorer®. Whiz down waterslides by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows at night. There’s something for every member of the family.

When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice with our range of everyday dining venues including Modern Australian fare at WaterFront and Italian dining at Angelos. Treat yourself to something special at Luke's, our amazing celebrity chef restaurant in partnership with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset.  For a more casual bite-to-eat, enjoy a delicious pizza at P&O Trattoria or try some exotic Asian fusion flavours at Dragon Lady. The world is your oyster when you dine at sea with P&O.

P&O’s stylish yet relaxed modern Australian interior designs make Pacific Explorer the perfect place to holiday.

We can’t wait to welcome you onboard.

Disclaimer: Onboard offerings are subject to change. Charges apply for some activities, venues and menu items. 400 Gradi to be replaced by P&O Trattoria from September 2023.

From 18 February 2025 Pacific Explorer will be leaving the fleet.



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Onboard Activities

Activities on Pacific Explorer

Get splashy and ride our Disco Diver and Super Slider Waterslides as many times as you like, splash out in our interactive waterparks or take a dip in one of the pools or spas.

Challenge your mates or family to a friendly game of Barefoot Bowls. Go on, just roll with it!

Choose your Adventure with P&O Edge. The P&O Edge Adventure Park is your ticket to action and excitement. Try Rock Climbing, The Flying Fox, Walk the Plank and more. Plus there's a special program designed just for kids.

Head to the Arcade and test your skills with the latest video games.


The Bonded Store

In partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Sit, swill and savour the finest liquors at warm and inviting The Bonded Store. Set your tastebuds free in this glamorous speakeasy as our mixologists serve up fantastic cocktails. Or get inspired during a gin or whisky masterclass.

Black Circus

Enjoy new levels of entertainment with exclusive dinner and show packages and a glamorous cabaret style show, Purple Rabbit. A five-star evening of mischief, magic and mind-blowing mayhem.

Blue Room

Hit the dance floor and cut some shapes to some funky live tunes in the Blue Room. You’ll catch some home grown live acts every night.

Stage Shows - It's Showtime!

All of our original stage shows are developed and choreographed by a leading Australian production company exclusively for P&O Australia audiences, so you can’t see them anywhere else. With an exciting program of shows to choose from, you’ll want to catch them all.

Find your new local

Try a range of delicious craft and small batch beers at the cosy pub atmosphere of Explorer Hotel. We recommend you visit all of our inviting bars and pubs. You’ll find your favourite in no time.



Sit back and relax while Luke Mangan takes care of the menu. Enjoy a casual yet mouth-watering burger for lunch or a delicious three course dinner with the sunset.

*Charges apply

P&O Trattoria


Foodies rejoice! P&O Trattoria wil be your new favourite place to eat, serving rustic, home-style Italian fare and delicious freshly-cooked pizza. Buon appetito!

*Charges apply

Complimentary Dining

When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice with our range of everyday dining venues. Dine a la carte at Waterfront, or if you after something more casual, choose from some deliciously different outlets at The Pantry, our food-court style restaurant.

Upcoming Cruises on Pacific Explorer

The Trophy Case

Not to brag, but we've kind of cleaned up lately thanks to cruisers like you.

2018 Cruise Critic AU Editors’ Pick Award
Best Ship Refurbishment for Pacific Aria

2018 Cruise Passenger Reader's Choice Award
Best Contemporary Cruise Line (third year in a row)
Best for Kids

Readers Digest Trusted Brands 2018
Gold Award - Cruise Operator category

Readers Digest Quality Service Awards
Gold Award - Cruise Operator category

Winner Trusted Brand - Cruise Operators - Reader's Digest 2019