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8 Nights South Pacific
departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Cruise Line P&O Cruises Australia
Ship Pacific Explorer
Departing Sun, 25 Apr 2021
Return Port Auckland, New Zealand
Ports of Call Auckland, New Zealand | Suva, Fiji Islands | Port Denarau, Fiji | Dravuni Island, Fiji
P&O Cruises Australia
Auckland, New Zealand | Suva, Fiji Islands | Port Denarau, Fiji | Dravuni Island, Fiji
Prices starting from
  • Inside
  • $886 NZD $110.81 NZD per day
    $1,202 NZD $150.28 NZD per day
    $1,303 NZD $162.91 NZD per day
    $2,417 NZD $302.16 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees of $380 NZD included
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sun, 25 Apr 2021 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND CHECK IN STARTS AT 1200P -- 4:00 pm
    Mon, 26 Apr 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, 27 Apr 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, 28 Apr 2021 SUVA, FIJI 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, 29 Apr 2021 PORT DENARAU, FIJI Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 8:00 am 6:30 pm
    Fri, 30 Apr 2021 DRAVUNI ISLAND, FIJI Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 7:00 am 3:00 pm
    Sat, 1 May 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, 2 May 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, 3 May 2021 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 9:00 am --
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P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises has been sailing the Australasian region and making holiday dreams come true for 85 years. With seven home ports in Australia and New Zealand plus destinations all over the Pacific, P&O Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore some of the world's most beautiful destinations.

Swim in the sparkling waters of the Whitsundays, catch glimpses of native wildlife on Kangaroo Island, see volcanic craters and geysers in New Zealand or learn about a different culture in Papua New Guinea. Whether you're looking for an island getaway, a foodie adventure or just a chance to sunbake on a fuss free holiday, P&O has the cruise for you at a budget-friendly price. Regular Cruises from Auckland during April-October

Pacific Explorer


We're always coming up with new and improved experiences so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It's your holiday, your way!

Ain't no party like a P&O Party

We admit, we've been known to throw a memorable party or two over the years, but now we're taking partying to a whole new level. We've got three new themed parties you won't be able to stop yourself from joining, not that it was ever an option.

  • Back To School Party - Our Back to School Party is the perfect place to release your inner child and dance the night away.

  • Gatsby Party - Live the extravagant style of Gatsby in real life at our high-end cocktail party.

  • Endless Summer Sailaway Party - Celebrate the start of your adventure with our Endless Summer Sailaway Party. Think live music, cocktails, dancing and new friends.

Big Screen

Big entertainment day or night. The Big Screen shows sporting events, movies and even Wii games.

Spectacular Shows

Fancy a show after dinner? Our original production shows are choreographed by a leading Australian production company and designed exclusively for P&O Cruises audiences. Performed in the impressive two-storey The Marquee theatre and with a number of different shows* featured on each ship, you'll be spoilt for choice.

*Production shows may vary from ship to ship dependent on itineraries all ships.


There are roulette and blackjack tables, gaming lessons for beginners and poker machines to bring even more luck to your cruise.

Live Music

From acoustic duos to rocking four piece party bands, we've got a wide range of talented musicians playing live everyday.


We have a world of activities for you to discover onboard. From party nights to the P&O Edge Adventure Park, Kids Clubs to the adults-only Oasis - there's something fun for everyone. Choose from over 60 activities onboard daily or choose to sit by the pool and do absolutely nothing at all. With P&O, the way you holiday is up to you.

P&O Edge Adventure Park

P&O Edge Adventure Park is Australia's largest adventure park at sea. Perfect for those after a serious dose of adrenaline!

Deck Games

Try your hand at our huge selection of deck games including golf putting, table tennis, quoits and more.

Laser Tag

Tag, you're it! Battle it out with friends and family during an all-ages game of laser tag.

Mixology Classes

Be taught how to make four of our onboard cocktails plus some take home tips for creating your own.

Learn Something New

Always wanted to know how to make the perfect latte or dance the cha cha? With a range of classes onboard, we'll teach you to master all sorts of skills!

Waterpark and Waterslides

Splish, Splash & Slide the day away. Take it up a notch with our seriously splashy waterpark. Let the kids play the day away at our zany waterpark with fun interactive water features or embrace your inner child with a ride one of our waterslides, made for all ages. Included in fare.


Belt out your favorite tunes and unleash your inner pop star with our onboard Karaoke. Adults Only.

Jackpot Bingo

Think you have lady luck on your side? Try your hand at Jackpot Bingo and you could win big.


She's the perfect match for Australia's fun and sun loving lifestyle complete with two waterslides, a waterpark, barefoot bowling, zip lining, rock climbing and a huge range of bars, pubs and live music venues.

When it comes to dining guests will be spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in the cruise fare

All this combined with P&O's stylish yet relaxed modern Australian interior designs. We can't wait to welcome you aboard.


  • 12 Dining Options Included in the Cruise:
    At P&O we do things differently, especially when it comes to dining. That's why you'll find three stylish, a la carte restaurants and nine eateries in The Pantry onboard Pacific Explorer all included in your cruise fare.

  • Luke's:
    Following on from the success of Salt grill by Luke Mangan, we're excited to introduce the new casual al fresco outlet Luke’s on Pacific Explorer, serving up some seriously delicious burgers.

  • 400 Gradi:
    Foodies rejoice! Pacific Explorer will be home to new Pizzeria, 400 Gradi, overseen by famed and award-wining Melbourne pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco who won the Best Pizza in the World award in 2014. Buon appetite!

Specialty Dining

400 Gradi

Pizzeria - What do you get when you mix award winning Margherita pizza chef, Johnny Di Francesco with P&O? Our new restaurant 400 Gradi! We're serving up delicious, authentic pizza - bellissimo!

Luke's by Luke Managan

Al Fresco - Following on from the success of Salt grill by Luke Mangan, we're excited to introduce the new casual al fresco outlet, Luke's on Pacific Explorer. Luke's serves up some seriously delicious burgers in a relaxed setting.

A Taste of Salt

Degustation - Don't miss our favourite celebrity chef's new restaurant on Pacific Explorer. A Taste of Salt by Luke Mangan offers a mouth-watering degustation menu featuring a number of Luke's signature dishes

Shell & Bones

Seafood Reeling in our guests for the latest catch, Shell & Bones offers everyone's favourites with a mouth-watering range of seafood and steaks.

Love Riot Dinner Show Package

Waterfront Love Riot is Pacific Explorer's exciting new edgy cabaret entertainment experience featured in the Black Circus. Guests can also take part in a VIP dinner and show package which includes a delicious five course degustation dinner served in the Waterfront Restaurant prior to the show. Check with reservations on 4800 for details.

Relax & Unwind

If non-stop activities aren't your cup of tea, perhaps we can interest you in an actual cup of tea? Or maybe a spot of retail therapy? Whether surrendering to sleep-ins, saying hello to the sunrise or even just reading a book as you inhale the fresh sea air, it's the little moments of me time that make all the difference.

Retail Therapy

Whether it's window-shopping or a shopping spree, we're taking onboard shopping to a whole new level.

Hair Salon

Get yourself a fresh new 'do at our full service hair salon. Let our qualified hairdressers work their magic on your mop.

The Oasis

Leave your worries behind at The Oasis. It's just like it sounds-a happy, peaceful escape that's all about the downtime. Adults only.

The Dome

Ascend high above the top deck to The Dome viewpoint. You'll get the best view on the ship.


Relax, rejuvenate or get poolside fabulous. We have a range of utterly decadent and relaxing therapies at our Spa.

Pool Decks

Get closer to the sun and relax on one of the poolside lounges by our open-air top deck pools.

Included Dining

What sets us apart from other cruise lines? Our commitment to innovative, fresh and fantastic food sourced through Australian farmers and suppliers. With up to 17 different dining experiences to choose from across the fleet, we're plating up everything from casual to connoisseur, so you can choose when, where and how you dine.

  • My Table Dining - Enjoy your dinner at both the same time and table each night with a choice of two seating time options. Your waiter will look forward to welcoming you back every night. My Table Dining is available in Waterfront Restaurant.

  • My choice Dining - Dine when, where and how you choose. Reservations can be made each night or you can join us at your leisure. We look forward to welcoming you in any and all of our venues.

Dragon Lady

Pan Asian - Be seduced by the intoxicating flavours of Asia at Dragon Lady. With a sultry mix of dark timbers and moody tones, this restaurant is intimate and mysterious. From steaming dumplings to sizzling, spicy stir fry, Dragon Lady is bringing the heat. Bursting with flavour, every mouthful promises a tantalising taste of the Orient.

Waterfront Restaurant

Modern Australian - With an extensive range of a la carte menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a menu that changes daily, this modern Australian restaurant serves up a sophisticated selection of both classic dishes and cutting edge cuisine. *Waterfront opens for lunch on days at sea and select port days.


Classic Italian - From the first bite to the last mouthful, the menu at Angelo's is Italian food done right. Think soul-warming traditional dishes with a modern twist. Surrounded by images of Latin legends captured by one of Italy's most famous photographers, Angelo Frontoni, the restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy la dolce vita as you indulge in a meal to remember.

The Pantry

  • McGregor's Garden: Salads - Make friends with salad at McGregor's Garden. Healthy and delicious, we are ser ving up a selection of fresh salads that change daily.

  • Fat Cow: Roasts - Offers quality cuts that will tempt any meat lover! Try tender car vings, roast chicken, succulent legs of lamb, cured hams, roast pork and beef.

  • Hook's Fish & Chips: Fish and Chips - Serving up fish and hot chips with the per fect amount of crunch. Daily specials like salt and pepper squid or seafood paella also on offer.

  • Stix: Asian - Indulge your passion for Asia's finest cuisines including traditional rice dishes, the freshest stir fries, sizzling noodles and dumpling soups.

  • Mexicana: Mexican - Mexican soft or hard shell tacos filled with favourites like homemade salsas and pickles, chilli, guacamole, fresh lime and cheese.

  • Curry House: Indian - Try classic curry flavours and new tastes complete with homemade breads, chutneys, raitas. It's so good you won't want to share.

  • Kettle & Bun: Soups and Sandwiches - At this lunch-time favourite, you'll enjoy freshly baked bread, expertly crafted sandwiches and mouth- watering soups.

  • Nic & Toni's: Mediterranean - You'll feel as though you're dining in Europe with an array of delicious Mediterranean dishes from Spanish Paellas to delicious pasta.

  • Sugar Bar: Desserts - Visit the Sugar Bar for a sweet selection of cakes, pastries and individual desser ts freshly made onboard.

Ship Facts
  • Capacity: 1,998 guests
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 260m/ 853ft
  • Weight: 77,441 gross tonnage
Stateroom Legend
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    BE Balcony
    IA Interior
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    IC Interior
    ID Interior (Some Accessible)
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    IF Interior
    MA Mini-Suite
    MB Mini-Suite
    OD Ocean View
    OE Ocean View
    OF Ocean View
    OG Ocean View
    OI Ocean View
    OV Ocean View (Obstructed View)
    PS Penthouse Suite
    PT Penthouse Suite
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  • Interconnecting rooms
    Cabin with porthole
    Third berth available
    Third or fourth berth available
    Limited mobility room
    Wheelchair-accessible room includes wider doorways (to accommodate a wheelchair), no thresholds into the bathroom and more handrails around the bathroom. Please check at time of booking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are twin only.
    Lower beds convert to a king-size bed
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South Pacific
The Pacific Ocean has more than eleven million square miles of ocean dotted with islands, some no larger than a suburban back yard.

The names themselves conjure up images of times past, great voyages of discovery and pitched battles, now etched in history - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa - they all have a charm and allure which has attracted explorers, adventurers and fortune seekers since the dawn of time.

Thirteen island nations, with a total population of just over 6 million people offer so much to see and do. Going on a cruise to the rich and diverse South Pacific will let you experience the enchanting islands and beautiful people that for hundreds of years stirred the mind and excited the imagination.
Ports of Call
Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.

Suva, Fiji Islands
City Suva

Suva sits on the southeast shores of mountainous Viti Levu ("Great Fiji"), largest of the over 800 islands which comprise the Republic of Fiji. Local folk traditions remain strong, like fire walks and welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth. The island's proud history is showcased in the Fiji Museum, with its impressive collection of war canoes.

Port Denarau, Fiji

Dravuni Island, Fiji
City Dravuni Island

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