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    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 onboard.

    WATERSLIDES:
    The young and the young at heart will enjoy hours of fun on the two waterslides. One is disco themed and features bright lights and music the whole way down!

    ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES:
    Choose your Adventure with P&O Edge. The P&O Edge Adventure Park is your ticket to action and excitement. Try Rock Climbing, The Flying Fox, Walk the Plank and more.

    STAGE SHOWS:
    All of our exciting and exclusive shows have been especially designed for P&O Cruises with you in mind. Let us entertain you with a huge range of exciting shows including Let's Misbehave, Love Riot, Rock - Anthem of Ages, Slumber, Seven and more….Whatever you're into, we've got something to make you smile.

    FIND YOUR NEW LOCAL:
    Well known for our social bar scene, Pacific Explorer takes night life to the next level with a huge range of inviting bars and pubs.

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Fridge
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Telephone

    Ship Details

    • Cruise Type: Contemporary
    • Maiden Voyage: 1997
    • Refurbished: 2016
    • Tonnage: 77,441
    • Length: 260 m
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    • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 1998
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    • Onboard Currency: Australian Dollars
  • Itineraries

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      • Date:30 Jan 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:2 Feb 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane to Auckland
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:6 Feb 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Auckland Roundtrip
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:9 Feb 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Tongan Discover ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:19 Feb 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Napier Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:23 Feb 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:9 nights
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      • Date:4 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Fiji Encounter ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:15 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Wellington Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:19 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, 80's Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:22 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Zealand Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 Mar 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Discover Vanuatu ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:9 Apr 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Big Laugh Comedy Festival ex Auckland Roundtrip
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:12 Apr 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Picton Cruise ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:16 Apr 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Auckland Roundtrip
      • Nights:9 nights
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      • Date:25 Apr 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Fiji Encounter ex Auckland Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Auckland to Brisbane
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:7 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:10 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Tribute to the King ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:15 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:22 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Brisbane Roundtrip
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:29 May 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:2 Jun 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:12 Jun 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, 80's Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:15 Jun 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:19 Jun 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:26 Jun 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Brisbane Roundtrip
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:3 Jul 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:10 Jul 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:13 Jul 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:17 Jul 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Bounty Adventure ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:14 nights
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      • Date:31 Jul 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:7 Aug 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Brisbane Roundtrip
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:14 Aug 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:18 Aug 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:28 Aug 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:4 Sep 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:11 Sep 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, 80's Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:14 Sep 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:18 Sep 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:25 Sep 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Pacific Island Hopper ex Brisbane Roundtrip
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:2 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:6 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:16 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise ex Brisbane Roundtrip
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:22 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Country Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:25 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Whitsundays Cruise ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:29 Oct 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Melbourne Cup ex Brisbane Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Nov 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane to Cairns
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:9 Nov 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands ex Cairns Return
      • Nights:10 nights
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      • Date:19 Nov 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Cairns Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Nov 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Cairns Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:4 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Cairns to Brisbane
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:7 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Brisbane to Melbourne
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:10 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Short Break Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:13 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Kangaroo Island Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:17 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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      • Date:20 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Christmas Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Dec 21
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, New Year's Eve Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:11 nights
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      • Date:8 Jan 22
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Kangaroo Island Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:12 Jan 22
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Discover Vanuatu ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:12 nights
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      • Date:24 Jan 22
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Australia Day Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:4 nights
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      • Date:28 Jan 22
      • Cruise:Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Melbourne Return
      • Nights:3 nights
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    • Angelos

      Angelos

    • Atrium

      Atrium

    • Black Circus

      Black Circus

      Black Circus takes onboard entertainment to new levels with exclusive dinner and show packages and a glamorous cabaret style show. It’s the ultimate night out full of spectacle and outrageous fun!

    • Blue Room

      Blue Room

      You’ll find a selection of talented home-grown Australian musicians playing live every night on Pacific Explorer.

    • Casino

      Casino

    • Chefs Table

      Chefs Table

    • Dragon Lady

      Dragon Lady

    • Find Your New Local

      Find Your New Local

      Well known for our social bar scene, Pacific Explorer takes night life to the next level with a huge range of inviting bars and pubs.

    • New Stage Shows

      New Stage Shows

      Let us entertain you with a huge range of exciting shows including new show launching on Pacific Explorer, Lets Misbehave.

    • The Bonded Store & Archie Rose

      The Bonded Store & Archie Rose

      We’re proud to introduce our new partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Company. Enjoy their incredible spirits in The Bonded Store and take part in special gin making classes.

    • Water Fun

      Water Fun

      Splash the day away at the exciting waterpark featuring a range of larger-than-life interactive water features.

      The young and the young at heart will enjoy hours of fun on the two waterslides. One is disco themed and features bright lights and music the whole way down!

    • Waterfront Restaurant

      Waterfront Restaurant

  • Deck Plans & Cabins

  • Dining

    All P&O Cruises vacation packages are a feast for your senses. Be tempted by tantalising choices, fresh delicious flavours, unique creations. And with 'Your Choice Dining' you can choose who you dine with, when and where!
    Our cruise packages include all main meals in your one low fare. Choose from lavish buffet selections or dine on four-course à la Carte menus in our formal dining rooms. If you're yearning for a succulent steak or some freshly shucked oysters, head for our seafood and steakhouse restaurant or the new Salt Grill by Luke Mangan celebrity restaurant.
    Enjoy casual dining at a pizzeria or relax poolside with a quick snack. Saunter into The Café for some chocolate indulgence and a perfect latte or luxuriate in a sunset cocktail in one of our bars. And just like any great resort, room service is available 24 hours a day.


    Breakfast and Lunch
    Continental or hot English breakfast
    Sumptuous buffet selections from 6am-10.30am and 11.30am-2.30pm
    À la Carte in the main dining room from 7.30am-9.30am and 12pm-2pm


    Evening Dining
    À la Carte four-course evening meals in the main dining rooms from 5.30pm-10pm.
    Casual evening dining from 5pm until late. Venues vary across our fleet and choices include lavish buffets at waterfront restaurants, quick snacks, bistro meals, pizza and pasta, burgers and more.
    Specialty dining in the Seafood and Steakhouse (Pacific Dawn and Pacific Sun only) from 5.30pm-10pm


    Peckish during the day?
    Choose from delicious ways to indulge.
    Hot snacks*
    Ice Cream Bar*
    24-hour room service*
    Tea and coffee*
    The Cafe^ snack menu, with it's chocolate indulgent dishes, and the tea & coffee menu.

    * Charges apply. Dining times may vary throughout the cruise and on each ship.
    ^ Currently on Pacific Jewel only


    The NEW Salt Grill by Luke Mangan
    P&O Cruises welcomes the launch of a NEW specialty restaurant and celebrity chef exclusive to Pacific Jewel – Salt Grill by Luke Mangan. Come book a table and dine on this celebrity chef's mouthwatering creations. From signature dishes such as Luke's Salt Grill Crab Omelette to his famous Liqorice Parfait with Lime Syrup, you can enjoy a fantastic food experience for a fraction of the price you'd pay on land. Visit the gallery to get your taste buds dancing!

  • Kids Programmes

    CHILD DINING

    P&O Cruises will offer a separate children's dining session if the main dining room exceeds numbers due to children. Passengers will find out once they are onboard if this will be the case. It is suggested that passengers with children book the early dinner sitting of 6pm.

    Pacific Princess children automatically sit with adults for dinner. The
    Princess has never had a seperate dining session for children.

    Childrens Activity Programmes

    Your kids will tell you this is their best holiday ever. Why Because our three on-board Children's Centres* have the coolest ways to entertain your little ones and teens. In fact, there's so much to do in one day that we publish a daily newsletter just to fill you in. Our experienced Youth Activity Team loves organising the most awesome activities. And they take fun seriously, which means our staff are qualified to look after your children, in a safe and secure environment.

    Fun for all ages
    TC and Skipper
    Our two lovable characters, TC and Skipper, star in their very own Junior Cruises Show which is suitable for the whole family to enjoy. All shows are held in the Turtle Cove and Shark Shack Children's Centre.

    Ocean Friends Club
    In association with Sydney Aquarium, Ocean Friends Club features a fun, educational programme of interactive 'touch and feel' activities, art and craft and energetic games. Kids learn about the marine environment and its many inhabitants. At the end of the cruise, children who take part receive a free entry pass to Sydney Aquarium (conditions apply).

    Travelling With Infants
    Infant travelling with two adults paying the standard twin fare:
    The infant will be charged at the applicable upper child fare when travelling with two adults paying the standard twin fare.

    Infant travelling as the second passenger in a twin room:
    An infant travelling in a twin cabin as passenger two will be charged the full adult rate.

    * Group child-minding from 10:30pm to 1am is at a nominal charge of AU$5 per child per hour. Due to limited facilities on board, we cannot guarantee your child's participation in the Children's Centres. While we will make every effort to accommodate all children, entry into the Children's Centres is on a first come first serve basis. Children must be toilet trained. Children's Centres vary from ship to ship and hours may differ.

    Have Fun & Learn

    Have Fun & Learn

    Our unique Kids' Club* programs have been developed with guidance from professional childhood academics, with a focus on the sorts of can't-wait-to-tell-my-friends-back-home type activities you wont find anywhere else. We also limit the number of children onboard each cruise to ensure everyone receives an even higher level of care and attention.

    Here's just a sample of the activities on offer:

    Turtle Cove (2-6 yrs)
    * iPad activities
    * DUPLO® zone
    * Arts and crafts
    * Movies and cartoons
    * Talent shows
    * Theme nights
    * Mini Olympics
    * Sleepyheads storytime

    Shark Shack (7-10 yrs)
    * iPad activities
    * LEGO® zone
    * Arts and crafts
    * Movies and cartoons
    * Scavenger hunts
    * Jewellery making
    * Dance lessons
    * Karaoke

    HQ & HQ+ (11-14 & 15-17yrs)
    * Stop-Motion film making
    * Teen jam music sessions
    * Sports competitions
    * Movies
    * Theme nights
    * Karaoke
    * Talent shows
    * Dance classes

    Toddlers who are two years old and toilet trained can now join in all the fun at our Turtle Cove club, previously only open to kids aged 3 and up.

    Kids can now move between the different clubs to play with their siblings or friends. Parents should be aware that activities in each club are tailored for the age groups listed but if their 6 year old wants to play with big sister in Shark Shack, now she can!

    Entry to the kids’ clubs is free and the clubs are open each day until late, including port days. Late night babysitting is also available for a nominal fee.

    Parent's Responsibilities

    For your child's comfort, enjoyment and security, DO NOT leave him/her in the child care centre for extended periods(especially when in port) as it often unsettles the children. It is suggested that three hours without spending some time with the parents is a maximum. If your child does become upset or distressed, Cruise Staff will contact you so you can pacify your child.

    Special Food for Infants

    A limited range of Heinz baby foods, both "junior" and "strained" plus various infant formulas are carried onboard and provided at no charge. Special requirements should be advised well in advance so the Cruise Line can ensure that they have stocks onboard. Baby food and baby bottle preparation is to be carried out by the parents in their own cabin area pantries.


    NB: This information relates to the Pacific Sky, Pacific Sun and Pacific Star. Please see Princess Cruises for information relating to the Pacific Princess.


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