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P&O - Pacific Aria - P&O Cruises

P&O - Pacific Aria - P&O Cruises

P&O - Pacific Aria itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Sep 1 2017 Barrier Reef Discovery, 7 nights from $1258
Sep 8 2017 Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights from $902
Sep 15 2017 Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights from $824
Oct 2 2017 New Guinea Islands Unearthed, 10 nights from $2432
Oct 12 2017 Hamilton Island, 4 nights from $1278
Oct 16 2017 Pacific Explorer, 11 nights from $1806
Oct 27 2017 Barrier Reef Discovery, 7 nights from $873
Nov 3 2017 Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights from $679
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P&O - Pacific Aria Overview

The P&O Pacific Aria is the sister vessel to the P&O Pacific Eden, who joined the P&O fleet in November 2015. Aria is based out of the P&O Sydney Cruise fleet in Queensland for approximately eight months of every year, with trips scheduled to cities along the Australian coastline, as well as further afield to destinations such as Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the South Pacific.

Popular among travellers from Australia and New Zealand, she also attracts cruise enthusiasts from all around the world.


Inside P&O Pacific Aria

Some seasoned cruisers may recognise the P&O Pacific Aria's exterior, as in a previous life she was the Ryndam, part of the Holland America Line fleet. However once guests step on board Aria, any signs of the Ryndam are likely to be long gone.

Both the indoor and outdoor decor was given a major facelift, or in some cases completely replaced, during an extensive refurbishment in 2015. The renovations resulted in a fresh, modern feel, and brought the vessel up-to-date with modern cruise trends.


P&O Pacific Aria specs

With a 1,500 passenger capacity, the P&O Pacific Aria is slightly smaller than other cruise ships in Australia. Measuring 720 feet in length and spanning across 10 decks, she is the perfect-size vessel for short to medium length trips.


P&O Pacific Aria restaurants and bars

With a total of 15 eateries on board, the P&O Pacific Aria presents a fun challenge; how many restaurants can you sample in a short space of time? While those on longer cruises will have ample opportunity to work their way around the various menus and venues, guests on short sailings have a big decision on their hands.

To opt for modern Australian classics in the main dining room, or to try something different at one of the ship's many specialty restaurants? The choices don't stop with food, either. Come nightfall take your pick from a range of equally appealing watering holes, where high quality wines, craft beers and delicious cocktails await.


Things to do on P&O Pacific Aria

For a mid-size cruise ship, the P&O Pacific Aria packs a lot of punch, proving once again that big isn't necessarily better.

Whether your relaxation method of choice is reading, exercising or simply soaking up some sun by the pool, you'll find a wealth of options on board.

There are most traditional cruise activities, such as deck games, trivia shows and fitness classes. If you'd like to try something different, the on board Bootcamp is a great way to meet fellow cruisers and improve your fitness, while the Internet Cafe is a great spot to catch up on the news and get in touch with loved ones back home.


P&O Pacific Aria itineraries and shore excursions

As the P&O Pacific Aria travels to several different destinations, the excursions available will depend on each sailing.

With several short trips between Australian cities, such as the Sydney to Brisbane 2-day cruise, the P&O Pacific Aria is likely to appeal to those looking to travel in style. Forget driving or flying - what could be more relaxing than going from city to city by sea?

Cabins on board the P&O Pacific Aria cruise ship

Guests can choose from six different sleeping options on board the P&O Pacific Aria. The Aria Penthouses and Mini Suites are luxurious, comfortable and spacious. All P&O Pacific Aria suites have separate living areas and balconies.

Balcony and oceanview rooms are perfect for those who don't need the extra space of a suite but want to make the most of sea views. Meanwhile budget conscious travellers will feel right at home in one of the P&O Pacific Aria interior rooms.

Interconnecting rooms are available for families and larger groups.

P&O Pacific Aria Food and Dining

Dining included in your P&O Pacific Aria ticket:

  • The Pantry: P&O Cruises new take on traditional buffet-style dining
  • The Waterfront Restaurant: The main formal dining room
  • Dragon Lady: Pan-Asian cuisine
  • The Cafe: Light snacks and hot drinks


Specialty dining (not included in your fare):

  • Angelo's Italian
  • Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
  • The Chef's Table

Entertainment on board the P&O Pacific Aria cruise ship

P&O Pacific Aria by day

The P&O Pacific Aria offers a good range of daytime activities, from deck games and cocktail classes to game shows and trivia competitions. The ship also features a casino, internet cafe and child-free retreat called The Oasis, not to mention a decent range of shops.


P&O Pacific Aria pools, gyms and spas

No matter what the season, the pools on board the P&O Pacific Aria are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit - nothing says 'I'm on holiday' like a dip in the water. If the sun's out, take your pick from a range of deck chairs and relax by the poolside.

The Aqua HealthSpaFitness facility on the P&O Pacific Aria caters to all your wellbeing needs. Whether you feel like a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial, this is the place to be. Most sailings also have private yoga classes and bootcamps, to help keep you fit at sea.


P&O Pacific Aria nightlife

You can tell the P&O Pacific Aria has life's priorities sorted; as with the extensive range of dining options, there are also plenty of bars to choose from - no matter where you are on the ship, you'll never be far away from food or drink.

The MIX Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to start the evening, while the Orient Bar, Charlie's Bar and Marquee Bar are also great options for a pre-dinner beverage. Once you've finished dining, you'll want to enjoy a live show - be it at an exclusive P&O Pacific Aria show at the Marquee Theatre or something more low-key, such as stand-up comedy or live music.

Night owls will be able to party until the early hours of the morning at The Dome Bar, which features one of the best dance floors on board.


P&O Pacific Aria for families

Worried you won't be able to take the kids out for a meal with so many fancy bars and fine dining options on board? Never fear, the P&O Pacific Aria is a family friendly vessel and caters for children of all ages. The Waterfront Restaurant offers a 'Just For Kids' option, while the Pantry serves family favourites such as fish and chips.

The P&O Pacific Aria also has plenty to offer in terms of children's activities. There are three age-appropriate activity clubs; Turtle Cove for ages 3 to 6, Shark Shack for ages 7 to 10 and HQ for tweens and teens.

Children don't have to go to an activity club to have fun, however. The Lido pool is open to families, and there is a zip line on the top deck that both young and old will enjoy.

There is no in-cabin babysitting service, however the Kids Club reopens between 10.30pm and 1am for group babysitting sessions, at a fee of $5 per child.

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Balcony Cabin

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture~
  • Sitting room area
  • Twin beds that covert to a queen-size bed.
  • Air-conditioning with personal controls
  • Ensuite with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV for in-room entertainment
  • Wardrobe and writing desk and chair
  • Telephone and safety deposit box
  • 24-hour room service*
  • Bathrobe and slippers*

*Charges apply
~Some balconies are metal fronted instead of Glass.

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Cost Included Dining Options

Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant is a modern, stylish restaurant offering, full service, a la carte dining. You can choose from the regular menu or the ever changing range of specials, and the young ones will love the selection on the kid’s menu.

Family style share platters are popular features on the Waterfront Restaurant menu. Designed for four to six people to share, choose from platters such as Honey and lemon whole roasted chicken with bread stuffing, natural gravy, charred onions and root vegetables, or baked, rustic beef and onion pie in Shiraz sauce with roasted vegetables.

Open for breakfast and dinner every day and lunch most days.

Located on Deck 7.

The Pantry

Exclusive to P&O, The Pantry is a brand new dining experience like nothing you've seen on a cruise before. Say good bye to the traditional cruise buffet and hello to freshly made food from around the world. It's the perfect venue for a quick bite or long lunch and the best bit, it's included in the your fare.

The Pantry provides an all inclusive dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious food and a contemporary café vibe, replacing the former buffet area on deck 11.

Inspired by modern Australia, Hook's Fish and Chips feels like a beachfront restaurant. Mexicana embraces its Aztec look. The sleek façade of the Sugar Bar is the perfect backdrop to the rainbow colours of the decadent sweets and cakes on display. It’s no surprise that Fat Cow carvery is all about meat. Curry House dishes up modern Indian while Stix serves up tantalising Asian fare. Drinks are all sorted at the blue and white tiled Coffee Bar.

Choose from communal long tables to lounge chairs and high tables, with scattered pictures, plants, fruit bowls and books adding to the relaxed urban café feel, created by Tillberg Design of Sweden.

  • Kettle & Bun: Kettle & Bun offers freshly baked bread, expertly crafted sandwiches, great tasting salads and mouth-watering soups. It seems unfair to choose just one, so mix and match for your perfect combo.
  • Fat Cow: Vegetarians beware, at Fat Cow there's more meat than you can imagine, offering the finest cuts to send meat lovers into a flutter. Try tender carvings, roast chicken (using our own secret recipe), succulent legs of lamb, cured hams, roast pork racks and beef scotch fillets that melt in your mouth. It's all sourced from local producers and served with a wide selection of rustic sides and condiments to create the perfect roast dinner.
  • Sugar Bar: Discover a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pastries and individual desserts all freshly made onboard at Sugar Bar. If you're in the mood for something sweet, bring the family for some handmade desserts to top off any meal.
  • Mexicana: Our soft or hard shell tacos filled with favourites like homemade salsas and pickles, chilli, guacamole, fresh lime and cheese will impress even the seasoned salsa connoisseur. It's a fresh and spicy treat to enjoy anytime.
  • Stix: China, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar - they all have their own word for 'chop sticks', so onboard we just call them Stix! Indulge your passion for Asia's finest cuisines including traditional rice dishes, the freshest stir-fries, sizzling noodles and heart-warming dumpling soups. And don't miss our famous P&O Laksa!
  • Hook's Fish & Chips: Surf and turf goes casual with P&O's Fish & Chips. Serving up crispy battered fish and hot chips with the perfect amount of crunch, this onboard 'fish and chip shop' knows how to please. Get your hands on the freshest seafood and daily specials like salt and pepper squid, lemon and herb calamari rings or crumbed scallops. Yum!
  • Curry House: Where does the best curry in the world come from? Right here at P&O! Curry House is a smorgasbord of classic curry flavours and authentic dishes. Whether you're enjoying an old favourite or trying something new (like the renowned P&O tandoori), you'll love the incredible range, complemented by homemade breads, chutneys, raitas and pickles.
  • McGregors Garden: Make friends with salad at McGregor's - serving up a selection of fresh salads that change daily.

Located on Deck 11.

Dragon Lady

Introducing our brand new restaurant, Dragon Lady onboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden! Open every night for dinner, Dragon Lady serves up modern Pan-Asian cuisine with an air of Eastern mystery. 

With a sultry setting of dark timbers and midnight blue tones, Dragon Lady promises a tantalising night in the Orient. Be seduced by the exotic scents and spices of a menu inspired by Australians’ passion for Asian cuisine, bursting with flavour with every mouthful.

Angelo's

With a subtle nod to Hollywood glamour and a generous splash of Italian style, elegant Angelo’s is home to traditional Italian comfort food with a contemporary edge. 

Surrounded by images of Latin legends taken by one of Italy’s most celebrated photographers, Angelo Frontoni, the restaurant provides a sophisticated setting to enjoy la dolce vita with family and friends as you indulge in a meal to remember. Angelo's is open for dinner each evening.


Cost Required Dining Options

Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

Celebrity chef Luke Mangan brings his reputation, talent and flare to Salt grill’s exquisite menu. This stand out restaurant brings the very best of fine dining and the finest Australian wines exclusively to P&O Cruises, all for a fraction of the price you pay on land.

One mouthful of Luke Mangan’s luscious signature dish, Salt grill crab omelette, enoki mushroom salad and miso broth, and you’ll know why this award winning Australian chef is celebrated around the world.

Surcharge of AUD $49.00 per person applies (3 course evening meal) or AUD $20.00 per person for High Tea.

Chef's Table

For a meal that is equal parts memorable and mouth-watering, join us at Chef's Table.

Your evening starts with a cocktail and canapes reception hosted by the Executive Chef, followed by an exclusive tour of the galley. Once seated, the Executive Chef will introduce each course and its expertly matched wine.

It's your job to relax amongst great company and indulge as we serve up this extraordinary dining experience.

Bookings essential once onboard. Charges apply.


Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges on the Pacific Aria

Mix Bar

At MIX the drinks are sophisticated and the scene is chic. Choose from our innovative cocktail menu of classics and new creations or seek inspiration from our expert staff for something unique. Whatever you choose your cocktail will feature top shelf spirits expertly mixed with real, fresh ingredients. 

The Dome

If you feel like dancing the night away The Dome is the place to be. Our DJs know just how to get the party started so make sure you wear the right shoes to burn a hole in the dance floor.

Lido Pool Bar

Sip the day away by the pool – you’re never going to feel so relaxed.

Marquee Bar

Take in a performance or even a game of bingo (charges apply for bingo).

Ocean Bar

Decorated with comfy chaise lounges in an area with few columns for more open space. This onboard bar is offers a resort-style set up perfects for an afternoon drink or some well-deserved lazing around.

Blue Bar

The Blue Room – a New Orleans "speakeasy" lounge bar – decorated with velvet and chrome furnishings is an opulent space ideal for an evening pre or post dinner drink. Passengers can spend the evening listening to live music, anything from funk to Blues, and Jazz to RnB.

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