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Pacific Encounter

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 158 holidays cruising on board the Pacific Encounter

5 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 503

7 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 816

8 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 716

15 Days Brisbane to Brisbane

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 1,948

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 158 cruise sailings by departure date on board Pacific Encounter

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
15 Jan 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
921
Saturday
22 Jan 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
775
Saturday
29 Jan 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
731
Saturday
05 Feb 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
532
Wednesday
09 Feb 2022
7 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
824
Tuesday
15 Feb 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
532
Saturday
19 Feb 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
412
Tuesday
22 Feb 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
508
Saturday
26 Feb 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
823
Saturday
05 Mar 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
436
Tuesday
08 Mar 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
532
Saturday
12 Mar 2022
15 Kiwi Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,948
Saturday
26 Mar 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
412
Tuesday
29 Mar 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
653
Saturday
02 Apr 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
1,018
Saturday
09 Apr 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
920
Saturday
16 Apr 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
1,008
Saturday
23 Apr 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
432
Tuesday
26 Apr 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Saturday
30 Apr 2022
7 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
816
Friday
06 May 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
676
Friday
13 May 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
480
Monday
16 May 2022
13 Fiji Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,515
Saturday
28 May 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
768
Saturday
04 Jun 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Wednesday
08 Jun 2022
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,104
Saturday
18 Jun 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
408
Tuesday
21 Jun 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
527
Saturday
25 Jun 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
912
Saturday
02 Jul 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
1,008
Saturday
09 Jul 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
432
Tuesday
12 Jul 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
599
Saturday
16 Jul 2022
15 Bounty Adventure Brisbane to Brisbane
1,947
Saturday
30 Jul 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
724
Saturday
06 Aug 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
676
Saturday
13 Aug 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
503
Wednesday
17 Aug 2022
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,248
Saturday
27 Aug 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
768
Saturday
03 Sep 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
408
Tuesday
06 Sep 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
623
Saturday
10 Sep 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
816
Saturday
17 Sep 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
1,248
Saturday
24 Sep 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
1,343
Saturday
01 Oct 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
672
Tuesday
04 Oct 2022
11 Papua New Guinea Brisbane to Brisbane
1,103
Friday
14 Oct 2022
8 Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane to Brisbane
717
Friday
21 Oct 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
451
Monday
24 Oct 2022
5 Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane to Brisbane
559
Friday
28 Oct 2022
9 Melbourne Cup Carnival Brisbane to Brisbane
1,471
Saturday
05 Nov 2022
8 Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane to Brisbane
668
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.

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