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7 Nights Australia
departing from Brisbane, Australia
Cruise Line P&O Cruises Australia
Ship Pacific Encounter
Departing Sat, 2 Nov 2024
Return Port Brisbane, Australia
Ports of Call Brisbane, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
P&O Cruises Australia
Brisbane, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
Prices starting from
  • Inside
  • $2,108 NZD $301.13 NZD per day
    $4,502 NZD $643.13 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees of $502 NZD included
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sat, 2 Nov 2024 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (CHECK IN STARTS AT 1100A) -- 3:00 pm
    Sun, 3 Nov 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, 4 Nov 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, 5 Nov 2024 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (Overnight) 8:00 am --
    Wed, 6 Nov 2024 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- 4:00 pm
    Thu, 7 Nov 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, 8 Nov 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, 9 Nov 2024 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am --
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P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises has been sailing the Australasian region and making holiday dreams come true for 85 years. With seven home ports in Australia and New Zealand plus destinations all over the Pacific, P&O Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore some of the world's most beautiful destinations.

Swim in the sparkling waters of the Whitsundays, catch glimpses of native wildlife on Kangaroo Island, see volcanic craters and geysers in New Zealand or learn about a different culture in Papua New Guinea. Whether you're looking for an island getaway, a foodie adventure or just a chance to sunbake on a fuss free holiday, P&O has the cruise for you at a budget-friendly price.

Regular Cruises from Auckland operate during June to November and offer a choice of South Pacific Island hoppers, Fiji cruises and the annual Kiwi Explorer cruise. >

Also on offer for Kiwis are shorter 3 or 4 night mini breaks from Auckland which are perfect to sample cruising. Check out the super popular Country Music Cruise, Comedy Escapes and Marlborough Wine Country getaways

Pacific Encounter

Meet Pacific Encounter!

Pacific Encounter will showcase many of P&O’s favourite features as well as a range of new ones that guests are going to love.

Splurge and book a select suite or mini-suite and along with a host of great benefits, you’ll gain access to Byron Beach Club, a private retreat with pool, spas and comfy seating, located on the top deck of the ship. Enjoy expansive views along with pure relaxation and a superior level of service for dining reservations, shore tours, embarkation and disembarkation. Guests will love the relaxed breakfast at Angelo’s as well as the healthy salads and wraps from the Byron Beach menu throughout the day.

Guests will love our new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. Choose from Charlie’s, The Deli and Ivy + Brie. You can meet in the morning for coffee, relax in the afternoon with your favourite drink and a cheese board and come back at night for chilled live music.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar.

Families will love the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool, family focussed fun, games, parties and activities.

There are more spaces to explore, more places to relax and more things to do. On Pacific Encounter, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

Ship Facts
  • Guest Capacity: 2,600
  • Decks: 12
  • Length: 290m/851ft
  • Weight:108,865 gross tonnage
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • B2 Balcony
  • BA Balcony
  • BB Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • BD Balcony
  • BE Balcony
  • BF Balcony
  • BI Balcony (Interconnecting)
  • GS Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • IA Interior
  • IB Interior
  • IC Interior
  • ID Interior
  • IE Interior
  • IF Interior
  • II Interior (Interconnecting)
  • M1 Mini Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • MA Mini-Suite
  • MB Mini-Suite
  • MD Mini-Suite
  • ME Mini-Suite
  • OC Oceanview
  • OF Oceanview
  • OI Oceanview (Obstructed View)
  • OP Oceanview (Porthole)
  • OS Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • OV Oceanview (Obstructed View)
  • OW Oceanview (Obstructed View)
  • OY Oceanview (Obstructed View)
  • PA Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • PB Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • S8 Two Bedroom Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
  • SV Suite (Access to Byron Beach Club)
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Third berth available
  • Cabin with porthole
  • Wheelchair-accessible room includes wider doorways (to accommodate a wheelchair), no thresholds into the bathroom and more handrails around the bathroom. Please check at time of booking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are twin only.
  • Third or fourth berth available
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Lower beds convert to a king-size bed
  • Limited mobility room
Please select the deck plan you will like to see below

Deck 17/18

Choose your cabin on Deck 17/18
Cruising to Australia gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of pleasures. From the Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef, you can see a variety of sites and sounds that range from metropolis to wilderness. Few locations on earth give you the opportunity to scuba dive in the world''s largest coral reef and go on a shopping spree the same week. Most sailings leave from Sydney or Auckland, New Zealand. Cruises in Australia may visit Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, or destinations around the continent and New Zealand.
Ports of Call
Brisbane, Australia

Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.

Melbourne, Australia

Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.

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