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Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer
Ship
Pacific Explorer
Overview

She's the perfect match for Australia's fun and sun loving lifestyle complete with two waterslides, a waterpark, barefoot bowling, zip lining, rock climbing and a huge range of bars, pubs and live music venues.

When it comes to dining guests will be spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in the cruise fare

All this combined with P&O's stylish yet relaxed modern Australian interior designs. We can't wait to welcome you aboard.

Entertainment

Entertainment

We're always coming up with new and improved experiences so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It's your holiday, your way!

Ain't no party like a P&O Party

We admit, we've been known to throw a memorable party or two over the years, but now we're taking partying to a whole new level. We've got three new themed parties you won't be able to stop yourself from joining, not that it was ever an option.

  • Back To School Party - Our Back to School Party is the perfect place to release your inner child and dance the night away.

  • Gatsby Party - Live the extravagant style of Gatsby in real life at our high-end cocktail party.

  • Endless Summer Sailaway Party - Celebrate the start of your adventure with our Endless Summer Sailaway Party. Think live music, cocktails, dancing and new friends.

Big Screen

Big entertainment day or night. The Big Screen shows sporting events, movies and even Wii games.

Spectacular Shows

Fancy a show after dinner? Our original production shows are choreographed by a leading Australian production company and designed exclusively for P&O Cruises audiences. Performed in the impressive two-storey The Marquee theatre and with a number of different shows* featured on each ship, you'll be spoilt for choice.

*Production shows may vary from ship to ship dependent on itineraries all ships.

Casino

There are roulette and blackjack tables, gaming lessons for beginners and poker machines to bring even more luck to your cruise.

Live Music

From acoustic duos to rocking four piece party bands, we've got a wide range of talented musicians playing live everyday.

Activities

We have a world of activities for you to discover onboard. From party nights to the P&O Edge Adventure Park, Kids Clubs to the adults-only Oasis - there's something fun for everyone. Choose from over 60 activities onboard daily or choose to sit by the pool and do absolutely nothing at all. With P&O, the way you holiday is up to you.

P&O Edge Adventure Park

P&O Edge Adventure Park is Australia's largest adventure park at sea. Perfect for those after a serious dose of adrenaline!

Deck Games

Try your hand at our huge selection of deck games including golf putting, table tennis, quoits and more.

Laser Tag

Tag, you're it! Battle it out with friends and family during an all-ages game of laser tag.

Mixology Classes

Be taught how to make four of our onboard cocktails plus some take home tips for creating your own.

Learn Something New

Always wanted to know how to make the perfect latte or dance the cha cha? With a range of classes onboard, we'll teach you to master all sorts of skills!

Waterpark and Waterslides

Splish, Splash & Slide the day away. Take it up a notch with our seriously splashy waterpark. Let the kids play the day away at our zany waterpark with fun interactive water features or embrace your inner child with a ride one of our waterslides, made for all ages. Included in fare.

Karaoke

Belt out your favorite tunes and unleash your inner pop star with our onboard Karaoke. Adults Only.

Jackpot Bingo

Think you have lady luck on your side? Try your hand at Jackpot Bingo and you could win big.

Dining

  • 12 Dining Options Included in the Cruise:
    At P&O we do things differently, especially when it comes to dining. That's why you'll find three stylish, a la carte restaurants and nine eateries in The Pantry onboard Pacific Explorer all included in your cruise fare.

  • Luke's:
    Following on from the success of Salt grill by Luke Mangan, we're excited to introduce the new casual al fresco outlet Luke’s on Pacific Explorer, serving up some seriously delicious burgers.

  • 400 Gradi:
    Foodies rejoice! Pacific Explorer will be home to new Pizzeria, 400 Gradi, overseen by famed and award-wining Melbourne pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco who won the Best Pizza in the World award in 2014. Buon appetite!

Specialty Dining

400 Gradi

Pizzeria - What do you get when you mix award winning Margherita pizza chef, Johnny Di Francesco with P&O? Our new restaurant 400 Gradi! We're serving up delicious, authentic pizza - bellissimo!

Luke's by Luke Managan

Al Fresco - Following on from the success of Salt grill by Luke Mangan, we're excited to introduce the new casual al fresco outlet, Luke's on Pacific Explorer. Luke's serves up some seriously delicious burgers in a relaxed setting.

A Taste of Salt

Degustation - Don't miss our favourite celebrity chef's new restaurant on Pacific Explorer. A Taste of Salt by Luke Mangan offers a mouth-watering degustation menu featuring a number of Luke's signature dishes

Shell & Bones

Seafood Reeling in our guests for the latest catch, Shell & Bones offers everyone's favourites with a mouth-watering range of seafood and steaks.

Love Riot Dinner Show Package

Waterfront Love Riot is Pacific Explorer's exciting new edgy cabaret entertainment experience featured in the Black Circus. Guests can also take part in a VIP dinner and show package which includes a delicious five course degustation dinner served in the Waterfront Restaurant prior to the show. Check with reservations on 4800 for details.

Relax & Unwind

If non-stop activities aren't your cup of tea, perhaps we can interest you in an actual cup of tea? Or maybe a spot of retail therapy? Whether surrendering to sleep-ins, saying hello to the sunrise or even just reading a book as you inhale the fresh sea air, it's the little moments of me time that make all the difference.

Retail Therapy

Whether it's window-shopping or a shopping spree, we're taking onboard shopping to a whole new level.

Hair Salon

Get yourself a fresh new 'do at our full service hair salon. Let our qualified hairdressers work their magic on your mop.

The Oasis

Leave your worries behind at The Oasis. It's just like it sounds-a happy, peaceful escape that's all about the downtime. Adults only.

The Dome

Ascend high above the top deck to The Dome viewpoint. You'll get the best view on the ship.

Spa

Relax, rejuvenate or get poolside fabulous. We have a range of utterly decadent and relaxing therapies at our Spa.

Pool Decks

Get closer to the sun and relax on one of the poolside lounges by our open-air top deck pools.

Included Dining

What sets us apart from other cruise lines? Our commitment to innovative, fresh and fantastic food sourced through Australian farmers and suppliers. With up to 17 different dining experiences to choose from across the fleet, we're plating up everything from casual to connoisseur, so you can choose when, where and how you dine.

  • My Table Dining - Enjoy your dinner at both the same time and table each night with a choice of two seating time options. Your waiter will look forward to welcoming you back every night. My Table Dining is available in Waterfront Restaurant.

  • My choice Dining - Dine when, where and how you choose. Reservations can be made each night or you can join us at your leisure. We look forward to welcoming you in any and all of our venues.

Dragon Lady

Pan Asian - Be seduced by the intoxicating flavours of Asia at Dragon Lady. With a sultry mix of dark timbers and moody tones, this restaurant is intimate and mysterious. From steaming dumplings to sizzling, spicy stir fry, Dragon Lady is bringing the heat. Bursting with flavour, every mouthful promises a tantalising taste of the Orient.

Waterfront Restaurant

Modern Australian - With an extensive range of a la carte menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a menu that changes daily, this modern Australian restaurant serves up a sophisticated selection of both classic dishes and cutting edge cuisine. *Waterfront opens for lunch on days at sea and select port days.

Angelo's

Classic Italian - From the first bite to the last mouthful, the menu at Angelo's is Italian food done right. Think soul-warming traditional dishes with a modern twist. Surrounded by images of Latin legends captured by one of Italy's most famous photographers, Angelo Frontoni, the restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy la dolce vita as you indulge in a meal to remember.

The Pantry

  • McGregor's Garden: Salads - Make friends with salad at McGregor's Garden. Healthy and delicious, we are ser ving up a selection of fresh salads that change daily.

  • Fat Cow: Roasts - Offers quality cuts that will tempt any meat lover! Try tender car vings, roast chicken, succulent legs of lamb, cured hams, roast pork and beef.

  • Hook's Fish & Chips: Fish and Chips - Serving up fish and hot chips with the per fect amount of crunch. Daily specials like salt and pepper squid or seafood paella also on offer.

  • Stix: Asian - Indulge your passion for Asia's finest cuisines including traditional rice dishes, the freshest stir fries, sizzling noodles and dumpling soups.

  • Mexicana: Mexican - Mexican soft or hard shell tacos filled with favourites like homemade salsas and pickles, chilli, guacamole, fresh lime and cheese.

  • Curry House: Indian - Try classic curry flavours and new tastes complete with homemade breads, chutneys, raitas. It's so good you won't want to share.

  • Kettle & Bun: Soups and Sandwiches - At this lunch-time favourite, you'll enjoy freshly baked bread, expertly crafted sandwiches and mouth- watering soups.

  • Nic & Toni's: Mediterranean - You'll feel as though you're dining in Europe with an array of delicious Mediterranean dishes from Spanish Paellas to delicious pasta.

  • Sugar Bar: Desserts - Visit the Sugar Bar for a sweet selection of cakes, pastries and individual desser ts freshly made onboard.

Ship Facts
  • Capacity: 1,998 guests
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 260m/ 853ft
  • Weight: 77,441 gross tonnage
Categories

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Balcony
Category Code(s)
BA
BB
BC
BD
BE
Description
Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Third berth sofa bed are available on Pacific Aria & Pacific Eden. Balcony rooms feature all of the luxuries of a hotel room. Private balcony with outdoor furniture. Private ensuite, shower only. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Wardrobe, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Fridge - excluding Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
Interior
Category Code(s)
IA
IB
IC
IE
IF
Description
Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria & Pacific Eden contain sofa bunk beds. Interior rooms feature all of the luxuries of a hotel room. Private ensuite, shower only. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Wardrobe, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Fridge - excluding Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
Interior (Some Accessible)
Category Code(s)
ID
Description
Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria & Pacific Eden contain sofa bunk beds. Interior rooms feature all of the luxuries of a hotel room. Private ensuite, shower only. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Wardrobe, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Fridge - excluding Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
Mini-Suite
Category Code(s)
MA
MB
Description
Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature a double sofa bed. Private balcony and spacious living area. Floor to ceiling windows. Bathroom with shower over bath. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Safety deposit box. Wardrobe with dressing area, desk with chair. Fridge. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Priority embarkation and disembarkation. Pillow concierge (choice of up to 6 different types of pillows). Fresh fruit bowl provided in suite.
Ocean View
Category Code(s)
OD
OE
OF
OG
OI
Description
Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria & Pacific Eden contain sofa bunk beds. Some twin rooms on Pacific Dawn contain one lower and one upper (bunk) beds only. A window or porthole. Private ensuite, shower only. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Wardrobe, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Fridge - excluding Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
Ocean View (Obstructed View)
Category Code(s)
OV
Description
Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria & Pacific Eden contain sofa bunk beds. Some twin rooms on Pacific Dawn contain one lower and one upper (bunk) beds only. A window or porthole. Private ensuite, shower only. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Wardrobe, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Air-conditioning with personal controls. Fridge - excluding Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
Penthouse Suite
Category Code(s)
PS
Description
Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature a double sofa bed. Private balcony and spacious living area. Floor to ceiling windows. Bathroom with shower over bath. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Safety deposit box. Wardrobe with dressing area, desk with chair. Walk-in wardrobe. Fridge.
Penthouse
Category Code(s)
PT
Description
King-size bed (cannot convert to twin beds) plus a double sofa bed. Available exclusively onboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden Penthouses feature all of the luxuries of a hotel room and so much more. Private balcony, living area, dining area and kitchenette. Floor to ceiling windows. Bathroom with shower and spa bath. Large walk-in wardrobe and dressing area, desk with chair. Flat screen TV. Telephone. Safety deposit box. Fridge. CD/DVD player. Priority embarkation and disembarkation.
Suite
Category Code(s)
SA
Description
Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature a double sofa bed. Private balcony and spacious living area. Floor to ceiling windows. Bathroom with bath and shower. Private balcony and spacious living area. Floor to ceiling windows. Bathroom with bath and shower. Walk-in wardrobe with dressing area, desk with chair. Safety deposit box. Fridge. Priority embarkation and disembarkation. Optional complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea served in suite.

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

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
    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)
    PS Penthouse Suite
    PT Penthouse
    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
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Cruise Line
P&O Cruises Australia
General

P&O Cruises Australia is the region’s largest and longest serving cruise operator, and leads the way in cruising as Australasia’s only ‘home brand’. With more than 80 years cruising the region, P&O Cruises Australia has pioneered new destinations around Australia, the Pacific and Asia, including Papua New Guinea.

Known for unique cruises and onboard experiences that bring more freedom to your holiday, it is no wonder P&O Cruises is one of Australia’s favourite cruise lines. The stress and hidden costs of a land-based holiday have been removed with P&O; their fares include main meals, entertainment, activities, accommodation and access to world class destinations. They’ve got it all covered!

P&O Cruises Australia are all about supporting and celebrating modern Australia. Enjoy a line up of Australian musicians playing live onboard, theatre productions created by leading Australian production companies, food supplied by local Australian vendors and menus inspired by the local Australian produce. From destinations to food and activities, they design all their experiences to be quintessentially Australian and undeniably modern, just like them.