Posts Tagged ‘P&O Cruises Australia’

P&O Australia to Homeport in Townsville for Trial Period

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The Pacific Eden (Photo courtesy P&O Cruises Australia)P&O Cruises Australia has announced that the Pacific Eden will complete partial ship turnarounds at the Townsville Port next year as part of a trial project. It is the first homeporting operation ever for Townsville. (

Flagship Achievers Encouraged to Sell Big for First Taste of P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

With the countdown on for Pacific Explorer, P&O Cruises is offering agents in its Flagship Achievers program the chance to be the first to get a taste of its latest ship. (more…)

P&O Young Explorers Advise on Finishing Touches to Pacific Explorer

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The Dawn Princess is scheduled to enter the P&O fleet in May 2017 as the Pacific ExplorerP&O Cruises has made the final touches to its latest ship Pacific Explorer ahead of its launch next month – with a little help from a panel of four young holiday critics. (more…)

P&O Australia Unveils New Casual Dining Venues

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The Dawn Princess is scheduled to enter the P&O fleet in May 2017 as the Pacific ExplorerP&O Cruises Australia revealed plans to launch a new poolside grill called Luke’s by Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan and a new partnership with popular Melbourne-based pizza maker Johnny Di Francesco on its latest ship, Pacific Explorer. (

P&O Australia Builds Record Brisbane and Adelaide Seasons

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourP&O Cruises Australia has revealed a record 2018-2019 cruise program offering. For the first time, the cruise line will base three ships in Brisbane, with guests able to enjoy a spring season of cruises on Pacific Jewel from September to November 2018, as well as year-round cruising on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria. (

Trimline completes Pacific Dawn multi-million refurbishment

Monday, May 1st, 2017

P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Dawn is now back in service after an incredible £multi-million refurbishment which was completed last month. (more…)

Queensland’s cruise ship Pacific Dawn returns to Airlie Beach

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The Pacific Dawn (Courtesy P&O Cruises Australia)In a stunning declaration that Queensland tourism is back in business after Cyclone Debbie’s rampage, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn has today become the first cruise ship to return to Airlie Beach. (

P&O Cruises Australia Searches for Young Explorer to Advise on Latest Ship

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

In an Australian first, P&O Cruises is calling for one adventure-loving holiday critic to advise on the final touches to Pacific Explorer, the cruise line’s latest ship which arrives in Sydney in June. But only applicants aged 15 years or under need apply. (more…)

P&O Pacific Partnership Expands Reach in South Pacific with Two New Programs

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The P&O Pacific Partnership is expanding its reach in the South Pacific with two new community programs, after surpassing a milestone of one million dollars in voluntary contributions from passengers and special donations in only four years. (more…)

P&O Australia Races Towards a Record 2018 with First Ever Melbourne Cup Cruise from New Zealand

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Pacific Jewel, in this image moored at SydneyP&O Cruises is stepping up the cruise pace in New Zealand, sailing on its first Melbourne Cup Carnival voyage from Auckland this November ahead of a record-breaking season in 2018. (more…)

Travel Guides goes Cruising on Pacific Aria

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Pacific AriaTonight the stars of the Channel Nine hit TV show Travel Guides take to the high seas to sample the tropical delights of the South Pacific Islands with P&O Cruises. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Launches First Flagship College Master Class

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

P&O Cruises has released its first Flagship College Master Class, giving travel agents an easy way to boost their cruise knowledge. (more…)

P&O Australia Floats Out New Partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

P&O Cruises is adding an exciting new taste to cruising, announcing a special partnership with the award-winning Archie Rose Distilling Co. on its latest ship Pacific Explorer, which launches in June. (more…)

P&O Australia to offer 21 food themed cruises this year

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Australians’ appetite for food has reached the high seas with P&O Cruises revealing a record number of families are sailing away on Food and Wine cruises. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia to Offer a sleepover in Bali

Monday, February 27th, 2017

P&O Cruises is introducing a different way for holidaymakers to experience Indonesia with its cruises from Fremantle now offering a sleepover in Bali. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Dawn has begun a multi-million dollar transformation

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn has begun a multi-million dollar transformation in Singapore which will include the installation of two spectacular waterslides on her top decks. (more…)

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…)