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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 122 holidays cruising on board the Pacific Encounter

5 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 497

8 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 759

15 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 1,655

13 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 2,374

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 122 cruise sailings by departure date on board Pacific Encounter

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
20 Aug 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
726
Saturday
27 Aug 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
823
Saturday
03 Sep 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
404
Tuesday
06 Sep 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
607
Saturday
10 Sep 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
775
Saturday
17 Sep 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
786
Saturday
24 Sep 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
969
Saturday
01 Oct 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
519
Tuesday
04 Oct 2022
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,066
Friday
14 Oct 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
969
Friday
21 Oct 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
464
Monday
24 Oct 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
589
Friday
28 Oct 2022
9 Melbourne Cup Carnival Brisbane to Brisbane
1,308
Saturday
05 Nov 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
920
Saturday
12 Nov 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
589
Wednesday
16 Nov 2022
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,229
Saturday
26 Nov 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
875
Saturday
03 Dec 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
927
Saturday
10 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
13 Dec 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
575
Saturday
17 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
20 Dec 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
1,295
Tuesday
27 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
507
Friday
30 Dec 2022
9 New Year's Eve Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
1,511
Saturday
07 Jan 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
875
Saturday
14 Jan 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
863
Saturday
21 Jan 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
363
Tuesday
24 Jan 2023
14 Indonesian Explorer Brisbane to Singapore
1,463
Saturday
25 Feb 2023
15 Indonesian Explorer Singapore to Brisbane
1,463
Saturday
11 Mar 2023
15 Kiwi Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,655
Saturday
25 Mar 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
28 Mar 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
608
Saturday
01 Apr 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
863
Saturday
08 Apr 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
863
Saturday
15 Apr 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
863
Saturday
22 Apr 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Tuesday
25 Apr 2023
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,151
Friday
05 May 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
767
Friday
12 May 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
407
Monday
15 May 2023
13 Fiji Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,428
Saturday
27 May 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
759
Saturday
03 Jun 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
497
Wednesday
07 Jun 2023
11 New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane to Brisbane
1,044
Saturday
17 Jun 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
355
Tuesday
20 Jun 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
497
Saturday
24 Jun 2023
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
901
Saturday
01 Jul 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
949
Saturday
08 Jul 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
355
Tuesday
11 Jul 2023
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
497
Saturday
29 Jul 2023
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
759
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.