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Australasia’s very own cruise line

Australasia’s very own cruise line

More than any other cruise line, P&O Australia has gone out of its way to adapt to and cater for Down Under cruise lovers. Small but crucial details like having AU/NZ power points onboard, not having to worry about gratuities and being able to order a flat white all add up to make for an especially welcoming experience. There’s more to this cruise line than just its local flavour though. Read on to find out why P&O Australia has risen to become one of Australia’s favourite cruise lines.

Step aboard a P&O Australia vessel and you’ll find yourself right at home..

The fleet

Unlike any other cruise line, the P&O Australia fleet is stationed exclusively Down Under, with all five of its vessels sailing from Australia or New Zealand year round. Many of these ships have received special upgrades and modifications to make sure they’re in sync with how Aussies love to travel. Stepping aboard a P&O ship is like discovering a home away from home - only with all sorts of fun holiday options.

    • Pacific Dawn
    • Pacific Jewel
    • Pacific Eden
    • Pacific Aria
    • Pacific Explorer

You know you’re going to get a great deal when you book a cruise holiday with P&O Australia.

Great price, local experience

P&O Australia is one of the most affordable cruise lines you’ll come across, making it particularly popular with families and young people. It’s also well known for its regular sales, which often offer extras and added value for those who are savvy enough to spot these limited time deals. Don’t dismiss P&O just because it’s cheap though. This is a line that has put an immense amount of thought into how best to create a holiday experience which suits Australians to a tee. 

The youth programs of P&O Australia will have your kids well entertained.

Excellent for families

P&O’s most obvious pro for families is its lower price point - after all, if you’re bringing along the whole family, saving on everyone’s fare is going to make your holiday far more affordable. That’s far from the only reason that so many families opt to sail with P&O Australia however. The line features a comprehensive range of youth programs, from Turtle Cove for 2-6 year olds all the way up to HQ+ designed for 15-17 year olds. These kids clubs provide children with all kinds of activities to keep them entertained and engaged over the course of the cruise, not to mention allowing them to meet and make new friends. For parents, having the kids busy doing their own thing means the chance to unwind and enjoy a little ‘me time’. They can even head to The Oasis, P&O’s adults-only retreat, where serenity rules and you can truly take the time to recharge your batteries. 

Destinations like Wineglass Bay are world-class attractions, yet still not far from home.

Local destinations

Travelling to far away lands is all very well, but sometimes you just want a holiday that’s going to give you a new perspective on familiar places. P&O Australia specialises in cruising around Australia and New Zealand, so finding a sailing that departs from a port near you and lasts just long enough to give you a bite-sized portion of relaxation is a breeze. Of course if you do want to head a little bit further afield, the sun drenched isles of the South Pacific also await P&O guests. There’s no need to carve a huge piece out of your calendar to enjoy a refreshing cruise holiday with P&O - you can stick close to home and still feel like you’re indulging in an escape.

Bianco - The P&O White Party is just one of the cruise line’s signature shindigs.

Time to party

If you’re hunting for a cruise holiday where you can let your hair down, hit the dancefloor and live life to the fullest, P&O Australia is the line you’ve been looking for. While sailaway parties are a common feature of most cruise lines, P&O goes much further than a mere token party at the start of the sailing. Themed parties you might encounter on your cruise include a 1920’s themed Gatsby Party, a nostalgic Back to School party, Bianco - The P&O White Party and Nero - The P&O Black Party. Some evenings will obviously be event-free but if you’re missing the party life, you can always head to The Dome where the DJ will have you dancing your heart out into the wee hours of the morning.


Sound like your kind of holiday? Find the perfect P&O voyage for you, and discover just how amazing cruise life can be.

From party cruises in the Baltic to a classy Cunard voyage, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the full spectrum of cruise life. Onboard you’ll probably find me by the pool with a doorstop sized book in one hand and a mojito in the other, or sampling an array of delicious foods.

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