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10 Nights South Pacific
departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Cruise Line P&O Cruises Australia
Ship Pacific Explorer
Departing Mon, 19 Aug 2024
Return Port Auckland, New Zealand
Ports of Call Auckland, New Zealand | Nuku Alofa, Tonga | Vavau, Tonga Islands | Lautoka, Fiji | Dravuni Island, Fiji
P&O Cruises Australia
Auckland, New Zealand | Nuku Alofa, Tonga | Vavau, Tonga Islands | Lautoka, Fiji | Dravuni Island, Fiji
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $1,626 NZD $162.59 NZD per day
    $2,266 NZD $226.59 NZD per day
    $5,570 NZD $556.99 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees of $660 NZD included
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Mon, 19 Aug 2024 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (CHECK IN STARTS AT 1200P) -- 4:00 pm
    Tue, 20 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, 21 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, 22 Aug 2024 NUKU'ALOFA TONGA 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, 23 Aug 2024 VAVA'U, TONGA (Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited) 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, 24 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, 25 Aug 2024 LAUTOKA, FIJI 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, 26 Aug 2024 DRAVUNI ISLAND, FIJI (Tender Required W/C Access May Be Limited) 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, 27 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, 28 Aug 2024 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, 29 Aug 2024 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 9:00 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
Please select the deck plan you will like to see below

Deck 15

Choose your cabin on Deck 15
Destination
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.

Nuku Alofa, Tonga
City Nuku'alofa

The Kingdom of Tonga is the oldest, and last remaining Polynesian monarchy. See the place where Captain Cook landed in 1777, along with the now huge tree that was planted on that occasion. Visit the ancient tombs of Tongan kings. Then view local crafts at the Tongan National Centre.

Vavau, Tonga Islands
City Vavau

Lautoka, Fiji
City Lautoka

...Lautoka has countless natural treasures and unmolested habitats that are simply glorious... Sugar is the official crop of Lautoka, and September is the best time of the year to visit, as the entire town celebrates the enchanting Sugar Festival...

Dravuni Island, Fiji
City Dravuni Island

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