About P&O

P&O Cruises has been taking Aussies on amazing holidays for over 90 years. Since our first departure on Strathaird back in 1932, millions of Aussies have cruised with us, so we know how Aussies LOVE to cruise. We’re Australia’s home-grown cruise line and our holidays are designed with you in mind.


Welcome to Cruising Australian Style

P&O's fleet of contemporary cruise ships consists of Pacific Adventure®  and Pacific Encounter®  cruising year round from Sydney and Brisbane respectively and Pacific Explorer® offering seasonal cruising from Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Cairns and Auckland.


Our Cruise Destinations

The destinations that we visit includes some of the most beautiful and exotic holiday destinations on the planet. Our cruises depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Cairns, and Auckland and set sail for some incredible destinations throughout the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Since our first departure back in 1932 we’ve pioneered cruising to the South Pacific and we’ve returned time and time again to the beautiful shores of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. To see all of the places we visit, view our cruise destination map.

On every cruise, guests enjoy a range of amazing onboard cruise activities, delicious dining options, spectacular entertainment, and a choice of over 500 shore tours so you can live like a local for the day.


Our Cruises

With years of experience and thousands of cruises under our belt, we know how Aussies love to cruise. Our cruise holidays are designed to help you feel at home from the moment you step onboard till your return to shore. Our popular Short Break cruises and longer cruise holidays offer the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and explore the world.

Families of all ages and sizes, couples and groups of friends and colleagues can choose from 60 onboard activities everyday, book a Shore Tour once you’ve booked your cruise. There’s one for every taste, budget, and fitness level.


Sister Lines

P&O Cruises is part of the Carnival Australia family, which represents seven leading cruise brands in the Australian and New Zealand market: P&O Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.


The P&O Cruise Fleet

NEW - Pacific Adventure

Pacific Adventure – now cruising from Sydney

NEW - Pacific Encounter

We are excited to welcome Pacific Encounter, cruising from Brisbane.

Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer offers seasonal cruising from Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Cairns. With two waterslides, great restaurants and bars, a range of entertainment shows and many other P&O signature features, it's easy to see why everyone loves Pacific Explorer.