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P&O's second Grand Class ship, the Pacific Encounter, (previously the Star Princess from Princess Cruises fleet) will begin cruising from Brisbane in November 2021. The Pacific Encounter joins her sister ship the Pacific Adventure (also previously a Princess ship) to replace P&O's Pacific Dawn and Aria. She will be refitted to include the many family friendly activities and signature restaurants that P&O are renowned for. From Brisbane, Pacific Encounter will operate cruises to the South Pacific islands and along the Queensland coastline.
SHIP TYPE
Large Cruise Ship
PASSENGERS
2,600
CREW
1,100
LAUNCHED
2021
REFURBISHED
N/A

Pacific Encounter Cruises View all Choose from 103 holidays cruising on board the Pacific Encounter

5 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 566

8 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 738

15 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 1,672

13 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 1,381

Pacific Encounter Reviews (2) 3 reviews of Pacific Encounter from past clients of Global Journeys

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1 Star
Average   6 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
We were disappointed in that we asked friends to cruise with us and their rooms were very poor indeed. The rooms at the end of the ship had such serious vibrations that neither could sleep properly on several nights. The staff were great. The food was excellent. The trouble is if you get no sleep who wants to go? One couple was compensated with ...read more a free meal on the last night. I feel bad because I recommended the the cruise. It won't be happening again!
Sailing up the Queensland coast   6 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
We enjoyed our trip with P&O. The service, food, staff were wonderful. However, our cabin had severe vibration due to it's location at the back. Other friends on board did not have this and so if you can, avoid the room at the back.

Life on Board Pacific Encounter What can you expect when cruising on board Pacific Encounter

P&O's Pacific Encounter
P&O's Pacific Encounter

P&O's second, Grand Class ship, the Pacific Encounter will begin cruising from Brisbane in November 2021. Read more

Something for Everyone!
Something for Everyone!

There's something for every member of the family, with many exciting experiences included in your fare, you can try it all again, and again. Read more

Onboard Activities
Onboard Activities

Try out one of the many adventure activities, launch yourself down a waterslide or perhaps Barefoot Bowls is your cup of tea? Read more

Nightlife
Nightlife

Live music, bars and exciting and exclusive shows been especially designed for P&O Cruises. Read more

Dining
Dining

Three stylish, a la carte restaurants and nine casual eateries are included in your cruise fare. Read more

Themed Cruises
Themed Cruises

From food & wine festivals to comedy & country music, themed cruises are the perfect getaway. Read more

Deck Plans

IF
Interior
IC
Interior
OC
Oceanview
OF
Oceanview
Deck 5
Deck 6
Deck 7
IC
Interior
IE
Interior
IF
Interior
OI
Oceanview (Interconnecting - Obstructed View)
OY
Oceanview (Obstructed View)
OV
Oceanview (Obstructed View)
OW
Oceanview (Obstructed View)
B2
Balcony
BF
Balcony
ME
Mini-Suite
SV
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
Deck 8
IB
Interior
ID
Interior
IE
Interior
B2
Balcony
MB
Mini-Suite
MD
Mini-Suite
MA
Mini-Suite
M1
Mini-Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
SV
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
S8
Suite (Two Bedroom) (Byron Beach Club Access)
Deck 9
IE
Interior
IA
Interior
IB
Interior
ID
Interior
II
Interior (Interconnecting)
B2
Balcony
BD
Balcony
BE
Balcony
BI
Balcony (Interconnecting)
PB
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
SV
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
PA
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
Deck 10
ID
Interior
IB
Interior
IA
Interior
IE
Interior
II
Interior (Interconnecting)
BE
Balcony
BD
Balcony
BB
Balcony
BA
Balcony
GS
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
PA
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
OS
Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)
Deck 11
IF
Interior
IE
Interior
IC
Interior
IB
Interior
OP
Oceanview (Porthole)
BC
Balcony
BB
Balcony
BF
Balcony
BE
Balcony
Deck 12
IF
Interior
IC
Interior
BC
Balcony
BF
Balcony
Deck 14
Deck 15
Deck 16-17-18

Cabins

Inside

Interior

Wake up with your loved ones! Equipped with everything you need, it's the perfect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Inside

Interior (Interconnecting)

Interconnected interior cabins, ideal for families and equipped with everything you need. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Oceanview

Oceanview

Oceanview rooms feature a window so you can let that natural light stream in. Welcome to your cosy sanctuary, equipped with everything you need. The perfect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Oceanview

Oceanview (Interconnecting - Obstructed View)

Interconnected oceanview rooms feature a window so you can let that natural light stream in but view is obstructed. The perfect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Oceanview

Oceanview (Obstructed View)

Oceanview rooms feature a window so you can let that natural light stream in but view is obstructed. The perfect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Oceanview

Oceanview (Porthole)

Oceanview rooms feature a porthole so you can let that natural light stream in. Welcome to your cosy sanctuary, equipped with everything you need. The perfect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Balcony

Balcony

Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony Room and enjoy all the beauty of living on the ocean. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, fridge, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Balcony

Balcony (Interconnecting)

Make the most of your family time at sea with your own private Interconnecting Balcony Room and enjoy all the beauty of living on the ocean. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, fridge, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Suite

Mini-Suite

Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in P&O's Mini-Suites. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobe and slippers, fridge, fresh fruit basket, priority embarkation, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Suite

Mini-Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)

P&O's Byron Beach Club Mini-Suites include access to the Byron Beach Club. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobe and slippers, fridge, fresh fruit basket, priority embarkation, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Suite

Suite (Byron Beach Club Access)

P&O's Byron Beach Club Suites include access to the Byron Beach Club. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobe and slippers, fridge, coffee machine, fresh fruit basket, priority embarkation, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Suite

Suite (Family)

The 5 Berth Family Suites are spacious and inviting, have a window and are conveniently located on Deck 6 and right in the heart of the restaurants, Atrium and entertainment areas. Includes bathrobe and slippers, fridge, coffee machine, fresh fruit basket, priority embarkation, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer. No access to the Byron Beach Club. Room images are for illustration purposes only.

Suite

Suite (Two Bedroom) (Byron Beach Club Access)

Byron Beach Club Two Bedroom Suites include access to the Byron Beach Club. Room images are for illustration purposes only. Includes private balcony with outdoor furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobe and slippers, fridge, coffee machine, fresh fruit basket, priority embarkation, ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, Flat-screen TV, personally-controlled air con, in-room safe, desk & chair. Room serviced twice daily, room service (costs apply), fresh towels each day (on request) & hairdryer.

Pacific Encounter Cruise Schedule All 103 cruise sailings by departure date on board Pacific Encounter

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
03 Dec 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
678
Tuesday
13 Dec 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
484
Saturday
17 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
435
Tuesday
20 Dec 2022
8 Christmas Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
1,367
Friday
30 Dec 2022
9 New Year's Eve Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
2,036
Saturday
07 Jan 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
809
Saturday
14 Jan 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
678
Saturday
21 Jan 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
373
Tuesday
24 Jan 2023
14 Indonesian Explorer Brisbane to Singapore
1,240
Saturday
25 Feb 2023
15 Indonesian Explorer Singapore to Brisbane
1,454
Saturday
11 Mar 2023
15 Kiwi Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,672
Saturday
25 Mar 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
411
Tuesday
28 Mar 2023
5 Tribute to The King Brisbane to Brisbane
566
Saturday
01 Apr 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
872
Saturday
08 Apr 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
872
Saturday
15 Apr 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
745
Saturday
22 Apr 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
411
Tuesday
25 Apr 2023
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,066
Friday
05 May 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
975
Friday
12 May 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
484
Monday
15 May 2023
13 Fiji Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,381
Saturday
27 May 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
823
Saturday
03 Jun 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
512
Wednesday
07 Jun 2023
11 New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane to Brisbane
1,055
Saturday
17 Jun 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
20 Jun 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Saturday
24 Jun 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
911
Saturday
01 Jul 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
959
Saturday
08 Jul 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
11 Jul 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Saturday
15 Jul 2023
15 Bounty Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
2,372
Saturday
29 Jul 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
767
Saturday
05 Aug 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
719
Saturday
12 Aug 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Wednesday
16 Aug 2023
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,103
Saturday
26 Aug 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
690
Saturday
02 Sep 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
747
Saturday
09 Sep 2023
4 80's Brisbane to Brisbane
522
Tuesday
12 Sep 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Saturday
16 Sep 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
959
Saturday
23 Sep 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
959
Saturday
30 Sep 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
03 Oct 2023
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,295
Friday
13 Oct 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
767
Friday
20 Oct 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
455
Monday
23 Oct 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
767
Monday
30 Oct 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Friday
03 Nov 2023
9 Melbourne Cup Carnival Brisbane to Brisbane
1,391
Saturday
11 Nov 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
479
Tuesday
14 Nov 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
575
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from P&O Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.