Pacific Explorer


Combine a cruise on P&O’s Pacific Explorer with iconic Indian Pacific rail journey including hotel stay in Perth from $4699 per person

Pacific Explorer is P&O Australia’s latest addition to its fleet and she has been recently refreshed making her more modern and elegant than ever before. Equipped with water parks, waterslides, hot tubs, larger-than-life interactive water […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 30 2023

Hobart celebrates its first cruise ship in over two years

The arrival of Pacific Explorer on October 25 marked the first large cruise ship to visit Hobart in over two years. Pacific Explorer docked with around 3000 passengers and crew onboard, marking the first of 62 calls […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 28 2022

Bienvenue! P&O Cruises makes history as first ship to return to New Caledonia

P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer has today made history after becoming the first cruise ship to return to New Caledonia post-COVID. In what marked the long-anticipated reopening of New Caledonia’s maritime borders to cruise tourism, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 4 2022

Another milestone for the return of cruising as The Pacific Adventure meets Pacific Explorer

Sydney Harbour saw a return to its busiest today with the Carnival Splendor leaving on its first cruise, and Pacific Explorer and the all-new Pacific Adventure passing at Fort Denison. Both Explorer and Adventure sounded […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 1 2022

A crewman’s story: what really happened aboard the Coral Princess

It was the story that turned the tide for cruising in Australia:  The Coral Princess went from zero to hero in a day after members of her crew and a few passengers caught COVID. Some […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 21 2022

P&O Cruises set for historic first journey back to New Zealand and Fiji

Pacific Explorer made history when it was the first international cruise ship to return to Australian shores, but it’s not done with its history making season. As reported in Cruise Passenger at the start of […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 13 2022

New Zealand ready to welcome first cruise ship – will it be the Pacific Explorer?

New Zealand is ready for the long-awaited return of cruise ships – and P&O’s Pacific Explorer could be about to star in her second grand homecoming. The Port of Auckland is anxiously awaiting confirmation from […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 1 2022

Fuel shortages spark fares rise fears, but P&O pledges no surcharges

The boss of P&O Australia has pledged the line won’t impose fuel surcharges as the industry faces a serious dilemma: oil prices are soaring thanks to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Onboard the Pacific Explorer for […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 10 2022

LIVE: We’re on board P&O’s Pacific Explorer with Rosie Jacobs

Australia’s Cruise Industry is back up and sailing – P&O Australia’s flagship Pacific Explorer departed from Sydney tonight on its first guest cruise following the restart of cruising in Australia, and not even the windy […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 31 2022

VIDEO: Check out what’s new onboard the Pacific Explorer before her maiden journey

The Pacific Explorer makes her triumphant return on May 31 sailing on a four-night voyage to Brisbane. She is the first international ship to return to Australian waters after more than a two-year hiatus. The […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 27 2022

“We’re back baby” – The countdown is on till the Pacific Explorer starts sailing

The countdown is on for the first cruise to depart from Sydney Harbour. It’s been over two years since we’ve seen a cruise ship in our waters and this morning, spirits were high and the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 20 2022