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Sailings

9 Nights New Zealand
departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Cruise Line P&O Cruises Australia
Ship Pacific Explorer
Departing Thu, 25 Jul 2024
Return Port Auckland, New Zealand
Ports of Call Auckland, New Zealand | Noumea, New Caledonia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Mystery Island Vanuatu
P&O Cruises Australia
Auckland, New Zealand | Noumea, New Caledonia | Lifou, New Caledonia | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Mystery Island Vanuatu
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Thu, 25 Jul 2024 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND CHECK IN STARTS AT 1200P -- 6:00 pm
    Fri, 26 Jul 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, 27 Jul 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, 28 Jul 2024 NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA 8:00 am 5:30 pm
    Mon, 29 Jul 2024 LIFOU, NEW CALEDONIA Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Tue, 30 Jul 2024 PORT VILA, VANUATU 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Wed, 31 Jul 2024 MYSTERY ISLAND, VANUATU Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, 1 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, 2 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, 3 Aug 2024 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am --
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P&O Cruises Australia
General

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 operate during June to November and offer a choice of South Pacific Island hoppers, Fiji cruises and the annual Kiwi Explorer cruise. >

Also on offer for Kiwis are shorter 3 or 4 night mini breaks from Auckland which are perfect to sample cruising. Check out the super popular Country Music Cruise, Comedy Escapes and Marlborough Wine Country getaways

Ship
Pacific Explorer
Overview

Something for Everyone!

See why we love Pacific Explorer. Whiz down waterslides by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows at night. There’s something for every member of the family.

When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke's our amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset. Or try our award winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

P&O's stylish yet relaxed modern Australian interior designs make Pacific Explorer the perfect place to holiday.

We can’t wait to welcome you onboard.

Nightlife

The Bonded Store

In partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Sit, swill and savour the finest liquors at warm and inviting The Bonded Store. Set your tastebuds free in this glamorous speakeasy as our mixologists serve up fantastic cocktails. Or get inspired during a gin or whisky masterclass.

Black Circus

Enjoy new levels of entertainment with exclusive dinner and show packages and a glamorous cabaret style show, Love Riot. Get ready for a fetish-laced acrobatic feast for the senses. It’s the ultimate night out full of spectacle and outrageous fun.

Blue Room

Hit the dance floor and cut some shapes to some funky live tunes in the Blue Room. You’ll catch some home grown live acts every night.

Stage Shows- It's Showtime!

All of our original stage shows are developed and choreographed by a leading Australian production company exclusively for P&O Australia audiences, so you can’t see them anywhere else. With an exciting program of shows to choose from, you’ll want to catch them all.

Find your new local

Try a range of delicious craft and small batch beers at the cosy pub atmosphere of Explorer Hotel. We recommend you visit all of our inviting bars and pubs. You’ll find your favourite in no time.

Onboard Activities

Get splashy and ride our Disco Diver and Super Slider Waterslides as many times as you like, splash out in our interactive waterparks or take a dip in one of the pools or spas.

Challenge your mates or family to a friendly game of Barefoot Bowls. Go on, just roll with it!

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. Plus there's a special program designed just for kids.

Head to the Arcade and test your skills with the latest video games.

Dining

Luke's

Sit back and relax while Luke Mangan takes care of the menu. Enjoy a casual yet mouth-watering burger for lunch or a delicious three course dinner with the sunset.

400 Gradi

Foodies rejoice! We’ve got the world’s best pizza, seriously. Our authentic pizzeria is inspired by award-winning chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

Complimentary Dining

We offer up to 12 different dining options included in your cruise fare. Dine a la carte at Waterfront, Angelo’s or Dragon Lady or if you after something more casual, choose from 9 deliciously different outlets at The Pantry, our food-court style restaurant.

Ship Facts
  • Capacity: 1,998 guests
  • Decks: 11 guest decks
  • Length: 260m
  • Gross Tonnage: 77,441
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • BA Balcony
  • BB Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • BD Balcony
  • BE Balcony
  • IA Interior
  • IB Interior
  • IC Interior
  • ID Interior (Some Accessible)
  • IE Interior
  • IF Interior
  • M5 Mini-Suite
  • 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)
  • PT Penthouse Suite
  • SA Suite
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Third berth available
  • Cabin with porthole
  • 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.
  • Third or fourth berth available
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Lower beds convert to a king-size bed
  • Limited mobility room
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Deck 15

Choose your cabin on Deck 15
Destination
New Zealand
Welcome to Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud! Across New Zealand, you can find everything from untamed wilderness to rich culture. Find inspiration in towering mountains and mist-cloaked fjords. Serenity in golden beaches curled around quiet bays. Make new friends in small towns with big doses of laid-back charm. New Zealand offers everything from high thrills adventure to remote back country hikes, North Island or South Island it truly has something for everyone. Cruises around New Zealand usually operate between October to April each year. Many cruise lines offer one way voyages between Auckland and Australia and vice versa
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.

Noumea, New Caledonia
City Noumea

A French owned country.

Lifou, New Caledonia

Port Vila, Vanuatu
City Port Vila

Right on the south coast of the Efate Island is the capital city of Vanuatu. Port Vila holds the status of being the nation's center for economic and commercial wise. This town possesses this country's vital harbor and airport. The Bauerfield International Airport is located in Port Vila. This airport assists as the center for Air Vanuatu, Vanuatu's international airline.

Port Vila takes pride in their Cultural Centre that consists of collections of the most comprising artifacts in the South Pacific. This beautiful city also contains European-style restaurants and cafes, which is also a hot shot for visitors as well as locals. Port Villa is also the core for the upcoming diving scene, sparkling beaches, and resorts situated around the city, all less than 1 hr away.

Our visitors are known to spend their afternoons relaxing swim, snorkeling, and scuba diving or finishing in our well known sparkling waters. The activities that this city includes are virtually endless. One of the nightly activities consist of the most courageous adventures of our visitors gather for a shell of kava, South Pacific drink, variety of mind blowing forms of alcohol, and the natives all time favorites.

Mystery Island Vanuatu

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