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

As Australians wait, unvaccinated New Zealanders get permission to sail

In a move that will exacerbate the debate on Australia’s vaccination policies for cruise ships, New Zealand has relaxed its rules to allow unvaccinated citizens to sail. Both Australia and New Zealand have no federal […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 25 2023

Check out the photos of Pacific Encounters new twin-racer waterslide

Currently on a dry dock in Singapore, Pacific Encounter will come home with more family fun than ever, being fitted with a brand new 142-metre-long Twin-Racer waterslide and 55-metre zipline. P&O shared images of the […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 22 2023

The battle for Brisbane is on between Royal Caribbean, P&O, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises

This week saw an important announcement in Australia’s return to cruising – another ship is bound for Brisbane. The new Carnival Luminosa will start her inaugural voyages from November from the Sunshine State. Having recently […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 16 2022

Tasmania looks to lift cruise ban for international ships

Tasmanians may soon be able to cruise from the state’s ports from October with the state government announcing they are developing a plan to re-open cruising on international vessels.  The announcement comes after the Federal […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 7 2022

Pacific Explorer leads triumphant cruise ship return to Sydney…and Australia

Cruise ships returned to Sydney today in a stunning and symbolic display from one of Australia’s most popular tourism sectors. Just one day after the government’s two-year ban on foreign-flagged vessels expired, a flotilla of […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 18 2022

Queensland gives cruise the green light with the first ship to arrive on June 2

The Queensland government is getting ready for the resumption of cruising with the first ship to arrive on June 2.  P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer will be the first to arrive at the new Brisbane International […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 18 2022

When can you board a cruise in Australia? Here’s what the lines are saying

After news that Australia’s ban on cruise was finally lifting, the first question was: “When can I get on a locally based ship?” The first international cruise line to arrive will be Ponant, when expedition […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 18 2022

Love at sea: this couple met on a P&O cruise and now they are tying the knot

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie. A boy and a girl meet on a cruise and they fall madly in love and live happily ever after. Maddison Moses (20), a childcare educator […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 23 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

The cancellations continue: P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line cancel more sailings

P&O Cruises Australia has cancelled its 2022 homeporting season for Adelaide, Fremantle and Cairns.  This means all scheduled sailings out of these cities in the first half of 2022 are cancelled. P&O is also cancelling […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 10 2021