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 187 holidays cruising on board the Pacific Explorer

4 Days Melbourne to Melbourne

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 407

5 Days Melbourne to Melbourne

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 551

5 Days Melbourne to Melbourne

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 503

7 Days Melbourne to Melbourne

Operator: P&O Cruises

From 791

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 187 cruise sailings by departure date on board Pacific Explorer

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
11 Jun 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Sydney
465
Tuesday
14 Jun 2022
11 Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney to Sydney
775
Friday
24 Jun 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Sydney
349
Monday
27 Jun 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
421
Friday
01 Jul 2022
9 Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney to Sydney
1,067
Saturday
09 Jul 2022
10 Christmas Cruise Sydney to Sydney
1,328
Monday
18 Jul 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
387
Friday
22 Jul 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Sydney
339
Monday
25 Jul 2022
11 Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney to Sydney
1,066
Thursday
04 Aug 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
508
Monday
08 Aug 2022
13 Fiji Adventure Sydney to Sydney
1,299
Saturday
20 Aug 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Sydney
388
Tuesday
23 Aug 2022
11 Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney to Sydney
1,081
Friday
02 Sep 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Sydney
344
Monday
05 Sep 2022
11 Discover Vanuatu Sydney to Sydney
776
Thursday
15 Sep 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
493
Monday
19 Sep 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
484
Friday
23 Sep 2022
9 Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney to Sydney
776
Saturday
01 Oct 2022
10 Discover Vanuatu Sydney to Sydney
1,007
Monday
10 Oct 2022
5 Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney to Sydney
484
Friday
14 Oct 2022
15 Bounty Adventure Sydney to Sydney
1,746
Friday
28 Oct 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Sydney to Adelaide
194
Monday
31 Oct 2022
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide
514
Friday
04 Nov 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Adelaide
387
Monday
07 Nov 2022
6 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide
575
Saturday
12 Nov 2022
17 Kiwi Adventure Adelaide to Melbourne
1,535
Saturday
12 Nov 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Melbourne
287
Monday
28 Nov 2022
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne
528
Friday
02 Dec 2022
8 A Taste of Tasmania Melbourne to Melbourne
882
Friday
09 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
459
Monday
12 Dec 2022
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne
696
Friday
16 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
455
Monday
19 Dec 2022
9 Christmas Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
1,419
Tuesday
27 Dec 2022
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
407
Friday
30 Dec 2022
13 New Year's Eve Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
2,034
Wednesday
11 Jan 2023
7 Southern Getaway Melbourne to Melbourne
791
Tuesday
17 Jan 2023
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne
527
Saturday
21 Jan 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
624
Tuesday
24 Jan 2023
5 Australia Day Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
551
Saturday
28 Jan 2023
14 Kiwi Adventure Melbourne to Melbourne
1,727
Friday
10 Feb 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Melbourne
720
Monday
13 Feb 2023
5 Kangaroo Island Melbourne to Melbourne
503
Friday
17 Feb 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Melbourne to Adelaide
288
Monday
20 Feb 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide
527
Friday
24 Feb 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Adelaide
507
Monday
27 Feb 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide
503
Friday
03 Mar 2023
8 A Taste of Tasmania Adelaide to Adelaide
883
Friday
10 Mar 2023
4 Comedy Cruise Adelaide to Adelaide
479
Monday
13 Mar 2023
15 Kiwi Adventure Adelaide to Adelaide
1,766
Monday
27 Mar 2023
5 Southern Getaway Adelaide to Adelaide
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.