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8 Nights New Zealand
departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Cruise Line P&O Cruises Australia
Ship Pacific Explorer
Departing Fri, 23 May 2025
Return Port Auckland, New Zealand
Ports of Call Auckland, New Zealand | Noumea, New Caledonia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Mystery Island Vanuatu
P&O Cruises Australia
Auckland, New Zealand | Noumea, New Caledonia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Mystery Island Vanuatu
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $991 NZD $123.86 NZD per day
    $1,275 NZD $159.36 NZD per day
    $1,439 NZD $179.86 NZD per day
    $2,925 NZD $365.61 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees of $458 NZD included
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Fri, 23 May 2025 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND CHECK IN STARTS AT 1200P -- 4:00 pm
    Sat, 24 May 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, 25 May 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, 26 May 2025 NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA 8:00 am 5:30 pm
    Tue, 27 May 2025 LIFOU, NEW CALEDONIA Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, 28 May 2025 MYSTERY ISLAND, VANUATU Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Thu, 29 May 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, 30 May 2025 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, 31 May 2025 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am --
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P&O Cruises Australia
General

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

Ship
Pacific Explorer
Overview

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 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke's our amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset. Or try our award winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

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.

Nightlife

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, Love Riot. Get ready for a fetish-laced acrobatic feast for the senses. It’s the ultimate night out full of spectacle and outrageous fun.

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.

Onboard Activities

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.

Dining

Luke's

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.

400 Gradi

Foodies rejoice! We’ve got the world’s best pizza, seriously. Our authentic pizzeria is inspired by award-winning chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

Complimentary Dining

We offer up to 12 different dining options included in your cruise fare. Dine a la carte at Waterfront, Angelo’s or Dragon Lady or if you after something more casual, choose from 9 deliciously different outlets at The Pantry, our food-court style restaurant.

Ship Facts
  • Capacity: 1,998 guests
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 260m
  • Gross Tonnage: 77,441
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • BA Balcony
  • BB Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • BD Balcony
  • BE Balcony
  • IA Interior
  • IB Interior
  • IC Interior
  • ID Interior (Some Accessible)
  • IE Interior
  • IF Interior
  • M5 Mini-Suite
  • MA Mini-Suite
  • MB Mini-Suite
  • OD Ocean View
  • OE Ocean View
  • OF Ocean View
  • OG Ocean View
  • OI Ocean View
  • OV Ocean View (Obstructed View)
  • PT Penthouse Suite
  • SA Suite
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 15

Choose your cabin on Deck 15
Destination
New Zealand
The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand withdrew from a number of defense alliances during the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years the government has sought to address longstanding native Maori grievances.
Ports of Call
Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.

Noumea, New Caledonia
City Noumea

A French owned country.

Lifou, New Caledonia

Mystery Island Vanuatu

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