• Passengers booked


  • Length: 811ft
    Draft: 26.00ft
    Kids Club: Turtle Cove, Shark Shack, HQ and HQ+
    Passenger Capacity: 2,020
    Tonnage: 70,285
    Voltage: Australian 220v
    24-Hour Room Service
    Art Auctions
    Dance Classes
    Fitness Centre and Gym
    Internet Facilities
    Kids Club
    Medical Centre
  • Year: 1991
    Cruising speed: 20kn
    Onboard Currency: Australian Dollars
    Refurbished: 2012
    Vessel: P&O - Pacific Dawn
    Year: 1991
    All Main Meals Included
    Duty Free Shopping
    Guest Entertainers
    Jogging Track
    Live Music
    Themed Party Nights

Other Information

Designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano and currently cruising out of Brisbane year-round, Pacific Dawn has just emerged from her recent dry dock looking better than ever! New additions include connecting cabins (great for families and a first for the P&O Cruises fleet) a giant LED Big Screen, MIX cocktail bar and pub-style venue, The Orient. The main restaurant has been transformed into The Waterfront Restaurant, new furnishings have been implemented in the Marquee Theatre and all of the suites and mini suites have been refurbished. There’s also the tasty new addition of a New Zealand Natural ice cream bar^ on top deck. One of her most exciting features has to be The Dome, a spacious entertainment area featuring amazing views by day and great live entertainment, comedy shows and jazz events by night. When it comes to dining on Pacific Dawn her passengers are spoilt for choice. There’s the buffet restaurant and a la carte in the main dining room and The Grill offering casual options by the pool. For a small cover charge guests can explore the flavours of Asia with an eight course banquet at La Luna or, dine in style at celebrity chef restaurant Salt grill by Luke Mangan. Complete with over 184 affordable balcony cabins, four age-specific children’s centres, 9 bars and lounges, two outdoor pools and four spas, library, duty-free shopping*, adult’s only retreat The Oasis, a gym^ and day spa^, Pacific Dawn is truly a relaxing way to cruise! ^ Charges apply. * Not available on Australian coastal cruises, except Queensland cruises featuring Willis Island.

About P&O Cruises

With P&O Cruises your holiday begins the moment you step on board. No waiting in airports. No hotel arrangements. Just unpack your bags once and relax as your journey begins. Whether it’s on board activities, on shore adventures, entertainment or dining – simply pick a pace you’re happy with and let the P&O crew do the rest.

P&O Cruises offer a spectacular range of cruises from 2 to 28 nights, departing from Sydney, Brisbane Fremantle, Melbourne and Auckland. Discover the stunning islands of the South Pacific from New Caledonia to Tahiti, explore Australia’s magnificent coastline or witness New Zealand’s dramatic fiords and scenic delights.

Visit traditional villages and shop for handicrafts in Vanuatu, join a tour to explore Fiji’s pristine outer islands, walk along white sand beaches in New Caledonia, be awed by the beauty of French Polynesia and go snorkeling in the Cook Islands.

Discover the beauty of tropical North Queensland and, if you have more time, cruise all the way to Darwin. New Zealand offers plunging fiords, thermal landscapes and unique wildlife.

Relax in a deck chair and let the world drift by. Your cares slip away as you relax into life on the ocean.

Your one low fare includes all this:

  • All main meals: Start the day with a continental or hot English breakfast, enjoy lavish buffets or a la carte dining for lunch and gather around the table for impressive four course meals each evening.
  • Day-time activities: There’s trivia, karaoke, recent-release movies, dance lessons and much more. On some cruises you can attend juggling classes and barista school*.
  • Night-time shows and entertainment: What’s on the agenda tonight – a musical performance? A comedy show? Cocktails with friends? With illusionists, instrumentalists and circus acts on board, they willl keep you guessing, laughing and truly amazed.
  • Be pampered by their attentive crew: With over 75 years of cruising experience P&O Cruises has perfected the art of service. Their friendly staff will take care of your every need 24 hours a day.

P&O Cruises has been taking Australians and Kiwi's on cruise holidays since 1932, when its 22,500-ton liner Strathaird sailed from Sydney on a five-night roundtrip cruise to Norfolk Island and Brisbane.

Now celebrating its 75th anniversary of cruising from, P&O Cruises carries more than 100,000 passengers annually on scores of voyages to destinations throughout the South Pacific.

The P&O Cruises Fleet

Pacific Pearl: 63,00 tons, 1,800 passengers built in 1987 and relaunched by P&O Cruises Australia in December 2010. Cruising from Sydney and Auckland.

Pacific Dawn: 70,000 tons, 2050 passengers, based in Brisbane Pacific Dawn wass P&O Cruises’ first superliner, offering unprecedented choice in cabins, dining and entertainment.

Pacific Jewel: 70,000 tons, 2050 passengers, arrived in December 2009 and calls Sydney home.

Pacific Aria: 55,820 tons, 1500 passengers, arriving to the P&O fleet in late November 2015. Based out of Brisbane and Sydney.

Pacific Eden: 55,820 tons, 1500 passengers, cruising from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from Summer 2015.

Who Holidays with P&O Cruises?

Today cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Australasian tourism industry.

P&O Cruises’ passengers come from all over and with their ships offering something for everyone.In fact, almost 30 per cent of passengers are families and about 45 per cent are couples, while more than 20 per cent are friends travelling together.

Cruise lovers range from children to retirees, with 31% of passengers aged 0-29, 49% aged 30-59 and 20% aged over 60.The average age of adults who travel on P&O Cruises is 47. Across all age groups, including children, the average age is 42.

Cruising’s appeal across a wide range of lifestyles and life stages means passengers just keep coming back. More than 40% of passengers that sail with P&O Cruises each year are repeat customers.

Sister Lines

P&O Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise vacation group in the world. In Australia, P&O Cruises is operated by Carnival Australia, which also represents Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, P&O Cruises World Voyages, Cunard Line, Holland America and Seabourn.

*Available on selected cruises only.