Posts Tagged ‘P&O Cruises Australia’

Pacific Dawn to offer cracking new Seafood Restaurant

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

P&O Cruises is bringing a new taste to its culinary offering with a cracking new seafood restaurant called ‘Shell & Bones’ debuting on Pacific Dawn next month. (

P&O Australia Launches 2017 Flagship Incentive Program

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourP&O Australia is giving travel agents even more reasons to sell its cruises, with the launch of its 2017 Flagship Achievers incentive program. In 2016, travel agents across Australia and New Zealand earned more than $300,000 in incentive payments from the Flagship program, according to a statement. (

P&O Rocks Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

Monday, January 30th, 2017

More than 5000 holidaymakers are celebrating Australia Day on three P&O cruise ships on Sydney Harbour today (Jan. 27), with guests onboard Pacific Eden enjoying a surprise concert with Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes. (

Fairstar Reunion Cruise Held on P&O’s Pacific Pearl

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The 1,280-berth Fairstar (Postcard, 1964 - R. Goossens)A reunion cruise was held for past passengers of Australia’s famous — or infamous — TSS Fairstar last weekend. More than 250 people sailed on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl to reminisce about “the halcyon days” of cruising last century. (

P&O Cruises Australia kicked off the start of the cruise season with a series of promotional Wave roadshows

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

P&O Cruises kicked off the start of the cruise season with a series of promotional Wave roadshows across Australia and New Zealand last week Cruise line staff handed out hundreds of chocolate gold coins and flyers to agents in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland to celebrate P&O’s new copy Deposit Sale. (

P&O Cruises Australia To Grow Its Position In An Increasingly Competitive Market With The Carnival Splendor

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Carnival Splendor out of PalermoP&O Cruises Australia’s fleet will be bolstered with the addition of a 3000-guest ship in 2019 to maintain the cruise line’s momentum in our growing market, effectively doubling P&O’s capacity over a period of just four years. (more…)

P&O Australia Underlines Purchases of Australian Produce

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

In its first year operating some five ships, P&O Cruises Australia said it is one of the nation’s biggest purchasers of Australian produce. (

Third Vista Class Ship To Join Carnival Cruise Line Fleet In 2019. Carnival Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, which will be the third vessel in the company’s Vista class series, will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in late 2019. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Releases New Mobile App

Monday, December 12th, 2016

November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourP&O Cruises Australia has launched its first onboard app allowing guests to plan their activities, make bookings and share experiences in real time while onboard. (

P&O Cruises Australia Backs a New Beer to Help Conserve Great Barrier Reef

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Australia’s leading cruise line, P&O Cruises has raised its glass to a new social venture, becoming the first national partner for a new beer which supports the conservation of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. (more…)

High Five! P&O Australia Celebrates Record First Year of Five Ship Fleet

Monday, November 28th, 2016

November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourAustralia’s leading cruise line P&O Cruises has celebrated a record year of local cruising with its expanded five ship fleet carrying almost half a million holidaymakers in its first year. (more…)

P&O Australia to Cruise to the Kimberley and Introduce Virtual Reality Experience on All Ships

Friday, October 28th, 2016

P&O Cruises is set to introduce Australia’s first virtual reality experience at sea, as well as the cruise line’s first port in the Kimberley. (

Diners at P&O’s Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Diners at P&O’s popular Salt grill by Luke Mangan restaurants will be able to enjoy a delicious addition to the menu this month, as the accomplished restaurateur marks the end of his six-month journey to find Australia’s biggest foodie. (

Carnival Ships Aid in Rescue off Australia

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Carnival SpiritTwo of Carnival Australia’s vessels, the Carnival Spirit and Pacific Pearl were asked to sail to the aid of a disabled yacht with six people on board off Australia’s east coast 280 nautical miles north east of Sydney. (

P&O Australia Ups the Stakes for 2016 Melbourne Cup Cruises

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In its 48th year of cruising to the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s only homegrown cruise line P&O Cruises is offering its biggest and best line up of onboard talent and entertainment including fashion parades featuring Australian designers and its first betting master classes. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Makes History in Solomon Islands

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The Pacific Eden (Photo courtesy P&O Cruises Australia)P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden today (30 Sep) became the largest cruise ship to visit the remote paradise of Gizo in the Solomon Islands as part of a history-making voyage. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Serves Up the Action on its 2017 Australian Open Cruise

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Pearl (Photo credit John Wilson at Cruises has announced an ace line-up of legendary tennis talent and tennis-themed onboard activities on its popular Australian Open cruise in January. (more…)

Carnival Australia Jumps Onboard with Cruise Month

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Each of the cruise operator’s seven lines – P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard, P&O Cruises World Cruising and Seabourn – is offering deals and savings to celebrate Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s inaugural month-long promotion.

Woman found dead on board cruise ship

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Australian police officials confirmed Sunday they were called on board a P&O Pacific Jewel cruise ship Saturday afternoon following reports that a 79-year-old woman had died. The boat was docked off the coast of Cairns, near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. (

One dead after claim of gastro on Pacific Jewel cruise ship

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Pacific Jewel moored in SydneyOne woman has died and several people are said to be unwell after what a family member said was an outbreak of gastroenteritis on a cruise ship off the coast of Queensland. (

Cruise Boom Reaches Far North with Cairns’ First Cruise Season

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Cairns, Australia: the Cruise Terminal (Courtesy Arkhefield)P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden has made history, becoming the first cruise ship ever to be based in Cairns. (more…)

National Geographic Travel Cruises to PNG with P&O Australia

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The Pacific AriaP&O’s cruises to Papua New Guinea are in the international spotlight, with the prestigious National Geographic Travel team joining a Pacific Aria voyage to the islands earlier this month. (

Record number of cruisers complete Census at sea

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Pacific Jewel moored in SydneyMore than 5,000 P&O guests will be filling in their Census forms at sea this month, with three of the cruise line’s ships sailing domestic waters on August 9 when the next Census is conducted. (

Pacific Dawn Refurbishment to Add Waterslides an The Pantry to P&O Cruise Ship

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Brisbane-based cruise ship Pacific Dawn is next in line to be refurbished in P&O’s reinvented style, with a new kids-only waterpark, two waterslides, The Pantry food court and a modernised Dome nightclub. (

P&O Australia Unveils Exciting New Features on Pacific Explorer

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Dawn Princess is scheduled to enter the P&O fleet in May 2017 as the Pacific ExplorerP&O Cruises will take holidaymakers on a voyage of discovery on its latest ship, Pacific Explorer, which will debut next year with exciting new features including two spectacular waterslides, a chilled barefoot bowls green and an elegant supper club for evening entertainment. (more…)

Study Highlights Value of Cruise Tourism for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Carnival Australia has released the findings of a study that shows the multi-million dollar value of cruise tourism to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. (

P&O Cruises Australia Launches Flagship Site for Agents

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Developed specifically for Australian and New Zealand agents, Flagship provides a central hub for information on P&O Cruises’ product, as well as a range of agent marketing tools and an image and video gallery. (more…)

P&O Passengers Become First to Step Foot on Conflict Islands

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Pacific Jewel moored in SydneyP&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Jewel made history last week becoming the first cruise ship to call at one of the most remote island groups in the world – the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea. (more…)

Pacific Dawn Departs After Vanuatu Bus Crash, 10 Cruise Passengers Air-Lifted

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Pacific Dawn has departed Port Vila in Vanuatu following the tragic bus collision that saw two local Ni-Vanuatu killed and 10 P&O passengers seriously injured. (

Vanuatu bus crash kills three, injures 12 Australian P&O cruise passengers

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Seriously injured Australian tourists will be airlifted to a Brisbane hospital after a head-on bus crash in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila reportedly left three locals dead. (

P&O Australia’s South Pacific – Now Packaged With UK Flights From London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle And Glasgow

Friday, June 10th, 2016

P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Pearl (Photo credit John Wilson at the first time ever, P&O Cruises Australia is available with full flight round trip packaging from the UK. Here are details of just four such possibilities between October 2016 and March 2017.

P&O Cruises Australia connects Guests with new internet packages

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

P&O Cruises is inviting guests to get social with the launch of new internet packages across its five-ship fleet priced from just copy0* per day. (