Pacific Encounter


Dramatic rescue footage captured as man is winched from Pacific Encounter off Central Queensland coast

A dramatic rescue occurred on Wednesday when a man was winched from Pacific Encounter off the coast of Central Queensland after suffering a medical episode on board. The heroic efforts of RACQ Capricorn Rescue team were […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 7 2022

P&O’s Pacific Encounter finally arrives in Sydney

Just a few short months after cruising finally returned to Australia, the Pacific Encounter arrived into Sydney Harbour this morning to a welcome party of water jets and  a ‘hero tug’ salute. The Encounter’s visit […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 2 2022

Another grand entrance for P&O as Pacific Encounter arrives in Sydney Harbour

It’a a case of Deja Vu for P&O as the water cannon tug boars escort Pacific Encounter into Sydney Harbour on Tuesday. The ship is the  second of the three-ship fleet to make her return.  […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 1 2022

Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure have a historic rendezvous en route to Australia

P&O Cruises Pacific Adventure has started its journey home to Australia, making a spectacular stop on its way. Before adventuring back to our shores, Pacific Adventure spent the night berthed side-by-side with Pacific Encounter in Trieste, Italy. The night […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 30 2022

Cruise onboard the Pacific Encounter from Brisbane to Singapore for $133 per night per person

This is your chance to take the whole family on a beautiful cruise on the newly refurbished Pacific Encounter to sunny Singapore for a 15-night holiday of a lifetime at $133 a night per person. […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jan 27 2022

Who’s sailing? Our comprehensive guide to lines already at sea

More cruise lines are returning to the high seas again after months of cancellations caused by the pandemic and uncertainties in international travel restrictions. As vaccinations roll out and ship operators find new niches willing […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 8 2021

First look inside the new Pacific Encounter

Now sporting its iconic P&O Cruises Australia livery and huge funnel logo, Pacific Encounter left the shipyard in Singapore this week to begin her first days at sea as a member of the P&O Cruises […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 4 2021

P&O’s Pacific Encounter joins the fleet bound for Australia and New Zealand

P&O’s newest ship, the Pacific Encounter has officially joined the fleet. The ship is currently in Singapore undergoing refurbishment and will have the capacity for 2,600 passengers across 12 decks. Pacific Encounter is currently in […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 29 2021

NZ off for now, but P&O maintains Aussie cruising will start in late April

P&O Australia has extended its sailings pause until after April 25, but is sticking to its Aussie schedule. Pacific Adventure, a new vessel to the P&O fleet, is currently scheduled to begin sailing from Sydney […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 6 2021

Major changes will see P&O Cruises transformed in the next two years

P&O Cruises will have two new ships and bid farewell to stalwarts Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria, it was announced this week. Next year, P&O Cruises will be welcoming  Pacific Adventure in October 2020. She […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 25 2019