Short Cruises from Brisbane

Planning an impromptu quick getaway or considering a short holiday? Make the most of your time off and pack all the action of a full-length holiday into half the time with a P&O Short Break cruise from Brisbane. Our 2, 3, and 4 night cruises from Brisbane are the perfect way to see and do more in a short period of time - even if ‘doing more’ means simply kicking back and relaxing!

Whether you’re blowing out the candles on another birthday, tossing confetti for a wedding or vow renewal, or enjoying a family reunion, P&O short cruises are a great holiday option. Even if you’re not marking a special occasion, our short cruises themselves are something to celebrate. From barrels of laughter on our signature comedy cruises to retro-themed parties on our 80s cruises, Short Breaks cruises offer an unforgettable holiday experience.

Enjoy a short break that’s long on value

Forget about hotel transfers, connecting flights, and lost baggage: Our short cruises from Brisbane take smooth sailing to a whole other level. Kick back on a country music cruise or dive into crystalline waters on our cruise to the Whitsundays - all you have to worry about is having the best time possible, and we’ll do the rest.

No matter which short cruise you choose, you’ll enjoy access to all our onboard facilities, a wide range of events and activities, and all the wonders cruise holidays have to offer - all for just one fare. You’ll return to port feeling refreshed and with plenty of great holiday snaps and stories to tell.

Test the waters of cruise holidays

Not sure you’re ready to dive into a full-length P&O cruise? Our short cruises are a great way for first time cruisers to try our cruise offering before buying a ticket aboard a longer trip. Get your sea legs on a short cruise out of Brisbane and get familiar with P&O’s long list of onboard experiences. From first-class entertainment to waterparks and mouth-watering restaurants, we’ve got something to suit every passenger. With over 60 onboard activities on offer everyday, the hardest part is choosing which one you’ll do next!

Dining & Restaurants


Read More


Health & Fitness


Read More




Read More



Set sail on a family cruise

At P&O, we know that holidaying with kids can be challenging. Finding activities that appeal to adults and younger family members isn’t always easy, and the risk of cabin fever is real. On your next family trip, banish school holiday boredom and book into a P&O short cruise. Between our age-appropriate Kids’ Clubs, kid-friendly waterparks, and onboard babysitting facilities,it’s fun the whole family will love.

Find a Short Cruise from Brisbane

Our Brisbane Cruise Terminal

P&O short cruises from Brisbane depart from the Brisbane Portside Cruise Terminal in Hamilton, on the bank of the Brisbane river. The Brisbane cruise port is wheelchair accessible and easy to get to by train, taxi, or car, with short-term parking available on the premises.

Didn’t find what you’re looking for?

Explore our other cruises from different ports, or discover unbeatable last minute cruise deals now.

Check out our Deals