P&O Cruises

Pacific Explorer

From waterslides high above sea level to exciting new restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows, there’s more to enjoy on P&O's Pacific Explorer. With many exciting experiences included in your fare, you can try it all again, and again, and again.
SHIP TYPE
Large Cruise Ship
PASSENGERS
1,998
CREW
856
LAUNCHED
2017
REFURBISHED
N/A

Pacific Explorer Cruises View all Choose from 110 holidays cruising on board the Pacific Explorer

5 Days Melbourne to Melbourne

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 545

6 Days Adelaide to Perth

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 338

9 Days Adelaide to Adelaide

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 1,091

3 Days Brisbane to Sydney

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 284

Pacific Explorer Reviews (2) 6 reviews of Pacific Explorer from past clients of Global Journeys

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My first cruise - Wow!     0 , VIC, Australia, Jan 2023
What a delightful first cruise experience with P&O! Everything was so well organised and the staff were so friendly. Our cabin was comfortable, and we enjoyed our balcony views. The theatre productions were top notch, and we loved the nightly music trivia and karaoke at the Explorer Bar. Gatsby night was a highlight! Will definitely go on a cruise again ...read more with P&O!
Liz   2 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2022
Hannah at Global Journeys went above and beyond in her service. We were a bit complex but she got everything sorted and replied promptly to our emails. Would definitely recommend her to handle any future cruises.

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

P&O's Pacific Explorer
P&O's Pacific Explorer

From waterslides to exciting new restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows, there’s more to enjoy on P&O's Pacific Explorer. 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
IE
Interior
OE
Oceanview
OG
Oceanview
Deck 5
IE
Interior
OE
Oceanview
OG
Oceanview
Deck 6
Deck 7
IE
Interior
ID
Interior
IB
Interior
OG
Oceanview
OF
Oceanview
OI
Oceanview
OV
Oceanview (Obstructed View)
MA
Mini Suite
SA
Suite
Deck 8
IE
Interior
ID
Interior
IB
Interior
OI
Oceanview
OD
Oceanview
BA
Balcony
BE
Balcony
BD
Balcony
BB
Balcony
PT
Penthouse
SA
Suite
Deck 9
ID
Interior
IC
Interior
IA
Interior
OD
Oceanview
BE
Balcony
BD
Balcony
BB
Balcony
BA
Balcony
M5
Mini Suite
MB
Mini Suite
PT
Penthouse
Deck 10
ID
Interior
IC
Interior
IA
Interior
OI
Oceanview
OD
Oceanview
BE
Balcony
BC
Balcony
BB
Balcony
Deck 11
IA
Interior
BC
Balcony
BE
Balcony
Deck 12
Deck 14
Deck 15

Cabins

Inside

Interior

P&O's Interior Rooms are perfect for both families and couples. With all the action on deck and ashore, it’s nice to know there’s a cosy, clean sanctuary with your name on it, equipped with everything you need. Interior Rooms are available in a range of bedding combinations including twin, queen, triple and quad share. From 135 sq ft (12.54 sq metres) to 148 sq ft (13.75 sq metres). Must be twin bedding if upper bunk(s) used.

Oceanview

Oceanview

Oceanview Rooms feature a window or porthole so you can let that natural light stream in. Oceanview Rooms are available in a range bedding combinations including twin, queen, triple and quad share. Cabin sizes vary from 135 sq ft (12.54 sq metres) to 155 sq ft (16 sq metres).

Oceanview

Oceanview (Obstructed View)

Oceanview (Obstructed View) Rooms feature a window or porthole. View obstructed by lifeboat or other ship structures. Available in a range bedding combinations including twin, queen, triple and quad share. Cabin sizes vary from 135 sq ft (12.54 sq metres) to 155 sq ft (16 sq metres).

Balcony

Balcony

Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony Room, it’s the best way to enjoy all the comfort of our onboard rooms and all the beauty of living on the ocean. Twin, triple and quad options. 179 sq ft (16.63 sq metres).

Suite

Mini Suite

Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in P&O Mini-Suites. Relax and unwind in a well equipped, comfortable retreat, away from the excitement and pace of onboard life. Twin, triple and quad options. Priority embarkation and disembarkation. Complimentary bath robe and slippers + extra room amenities. 365 sq ft (33.9 sq metres) to 413 sq ft (38.37 sq metres).

Suite

Penthouse

Take it all in with a balcony that look over everyone’s favourite view - the ship’s wake, priority spa, and dinner reservations included. Separate sitting area, priority embarkation, priority tender tickets, priority bookings for shore tours, complimentary laundry service, a Nespresso coffee machine, iPod music system and an invitation to the Senior Officers Cocktail Party (on cruises of 5 nights or more). Optional complimentary afternoon teas and breakfast served in suite.

Suite

Suite

Offering the high life on the high seas with a balcony, separate sitting area, priority embarkation, complimentary laundry service, a Nespresso coffee machine, iPod music system and an invitation to the Senior Officers Cocktail Party (on cruises of 5 nights or more). Room size varies between 516 sq ft (47.94 sq metres) and 536 sq ft (49.8 sq metres).

Pacific Explorer Cruise Schedule All 110 cruise sailings by departure date on board Pacific Explorer

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Monday
20 Feb 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide 338
Friday
24 Feb 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Adelaide 386
Monday
27 Feb 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide 386
Friday
03 Mar 2023
8 A Taste of Tasmania Adelaide to Adelaide 677
Friday
10 Mar 2023
4 80's Adelaide to Adelaide 387
Monday
13 Mar 2023
15 Kiwi Adventure Adelaide to Adelaide 871
Monday
27 Mar 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide 416
Friday
31 Mar 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Adelaide 338
Monday
03 Apr 2023
6 Southern Discovery Adelaide to Perth 338
Saturday
08 Apr 2023
10 Kimberley Coast Adventure Perth to Perth 969
Monday
17 Apr 2023
6 Ningaloo King of Eclipses Perth to Perth 1,454
Saturday
22 Apr 2023
5 Exmouth Perth to Perth 786
Wednesday
26 Apr 2023
10 Kimberley Coast Adventure Perth to Perth 969
Monday
08 May 2023
11 Kimberley Coast Adventure Perth to Perth 969
Thursday
18 May 2023
11 Northern Explorer Perth to Cairns 871
Sunday
28 May 2023
8 New Guinea Island Encounter Cairns to Cairns 628
Sunday
04 Jun 2023
11 Solomon Sea Islands Cairns to Cairns 814
Wednesday
14 Jun 2023
11 Solomon Sea Islands Cairns to Cairns 862
Saturday
24 Jun 2023
7 Classic Short Break Cairns to Auckland 478
Friday
30 Jun 2023
10 Pacific Island Hopper Auckland to Auckland 1,343
Sunday
09 Jul 2023
9 Fiji Encounter Auckland to Auckland 1,151
Monday
17 Jul 2023
14 Bounty Adventure Auckland to Auckland 1,727
Sunday
30 Jul 2023
10 Pacific Island Hopper Auckland to Auckland 1,151
Tuesday
08 Aug 2023
11 Tongan Discovery Auckland to Auckland 1,083
Monday
21 Aug 2023
9 Fiji Encounter Auckland to Auckland 1,168
Tuesday
29 Aug 2023
11 Bounty Discovery Auckland to Auckland 1,247
Friday
08 Sep 2023
5 Pride Cruise Auckland to Auckland 568
Tuesday
12 Sep 2023
11 Bounty Discovery Auckland to Auckland 937
Friday
22 Sep 2023
9 Fiji Encounter Auckland to Auckland 1,341
Saturday
30 Sep 2023
10 Pacific Island Hopper Auckland to Auckland 1,084
Monday
09 Oct 2023
5 Picton Auckland to Auckland 603
Friday
13 Oct 2023
4 80's Auckland to Auckland 564
Monday
16 Oct 2023
9 Fiji Encounter Auckland to Auckland 911
Tuesday
24 Oct 2023
11 Bounty Discovery Auckland to Auckland 1,083
Friday
03 Nov 2023
5 Tribute to The King Auckland to Auckland 561
Tuesday
07 Nov 2023
11 Tongan Discovery Auckland to Auckland 923
Friday
17 Nov 2023
4 80's Cruise Auckland to Auckland 420
Wednesday
29 Nov 2023
6 Classic Short Break Auckland to Melbourne 615
Monday
04 Dec 2023
5 Tribute to The King Melbourne to Melbourne 639
Friday
08 Dec 2023
8 A Taste of Tasmania Melbourne to Melbourne 900
Friday
15 Dec 2023
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne 545
Tuesday
19 Dec 2023
9 Christmas Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne 1,376
Wednesday
27 Dec 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne 616
Saturday
30 Dec 2023
13 New Year's Eve Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne 1,827
Thursday
11 Jan 2024
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne 711
Monday
15 Jan 2024
6 A Taste of Tasmania Melbourne to Melbourne 759
Saturday
20 Jan 2024
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne 569
Wednesday
24 Jan 2024
5 Australia Day Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne 640
Sunday
28 Jan 2024
14 Kiwi Adventure Melbourne to Melbourne 1,637
Saturday
10 Feb 2024
4 80's Melbourne to Melbourne 545
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.