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Barrier Reef Discovery

3.9/5 Based on 12 Reviews No Booking FeesDedicated Travel Advisor
Inside
$1,059
Oceanview
$1,102
Balcony
$1,655
Suite
$1,111
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
8 Days
 Cruise Starts
Brisbane
 Cruise Finishes
Brisbane
8 Day Barrier Reef Discovery Itinerary (P&O Cruises)
Countries Explored: Australia
Ship
Ship Class
Grand Class
Departures
Passengers
2600
Crew
1,100
Launched
2021
Cruise Code
BNEBNE8.6

Overview

Begin and end your 8 day (7 night) cruise in Brisbane onboard the Pacific Encounter and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with P&O Cruises and Global Journeys.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Brisbane, Australia
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3-4:00 PM*
Day 2: Cruising At Sea
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Day 3: Airlie Beach, Australia
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Day 4: Cairns, Australia
9:30 AM
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Day 5: Cairns, Australia
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5:00 PM
Day 6: Willis Island, Australia
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
Day 7: Cruising At Sea
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Day 8: Brisbane, Australia
6-7:00 AM*
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required. * Arrival and/or departure times vary depending on cruise departure date, so we have provided an indicitive range.

Life Onboard Pacific Encounter

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

P&O's second, Grand Class ship blends cherished features with new attractions, including the exclusive Byron Beach Club for suite guests. 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

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Pacific Encounter Reviews (12) View All Most Recent 'Pacific Encounter' Reviews

3.9
AVG. RATING 3.9 / 5
12 Reviews
5 Star
42%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
Pacific encounter 0 , QLD, Australia, Mar 2024
Fantastic trip, everything is perfect. There are so many shows and the services were good. Food was delicious. We will join again next time.
Good Value cruise to NZ with P&O 0 , QLD, Australia, Feb 2024
I did have a good time. Too long for me though - 14 day cruise with 5 shore days. I hate to queue which is a big part of ship life. Loved the kind, hard working staff and had lots of laughs and singalongs in the Encounter Hotel. Great price and no complaints about P&O.
A 5 day cruise which went in circles outside Brisbane   1 , SA, Australia, Jan 2024
Since I had not been on a cruise, I booked this 5 day cruise from Brisbane to Airlie Beach and back with P&O. Due to a cyclone, the vessel could not go to Airlie beach, so then just went in circles, with a stop off at Moreton Island, which is about 25 km from Brisbane. Despite the vessel looking old once on board, with peeling wall paper and obvious ...read more rust being painted over, the cruise experience was fine, with all staff helpful. Note that this was during school holidays so there were apparently 700 kids on board out of a total of 2900 passengers.The visit to Moreton Island was poorly organised since at the end of the visit, there were 100s of us stuck on a jetty with 30 degree heat and no shade for over an hour due to the slow and infrequent feeder boats between the island and the vessel. Hannah from Global Journeys was excellent in organising the booking at relatively short notice.
Whitsunday Cruise - Wow!   3 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2023
For a first cruise the Whitsunday cruise is unbeatable. The P&O terminal and onboard staff, from your welcome to your farewell, are so helpful. An abundance of activities for kids and adults to do. The menus at every eatery and restaurant provide a great choice for dining. Rooms are clean and the beds are so comfy. Easy and well organised tender service ...read more into Airley Beach to partake of the onshore activities. If you haven't done it yet, book your cruise now!
Family holiday 3 , Qld, Australia, Oct 2023
We went along to celebrate our daughter's birthday. 4 adjoining rooms (thanks Georgie) meant we were together. Food was great, rooms OK, not so but adequate. We had a good time with a lot of other people. Adults only pool horrible as to the smokers being there so no bonus for us but overall a good trip spend with the family.
Barrier Reef Discovery   4 , New Zealand, Sep 2023
Global Journeys and particularly Rachael were beyond helpful and easy to deal with, even though we were in different countries - Thank you Rachael. It was the first cruise my husband and I have ever been on and so have nothing to compare it with but we did enjoy the cruise. The entertainment was top notch and the food was good too. I would recommend ...read more the drinks package even though we did not drink anything like 15 drinks a day - it is still the cheaper option. Our balcany room was great - I even saw a mother whale with her baby on her back swim right below our deck - unfortunately I did not have my camera - pooh! I recommend booking excursions with P&O because it is difficult to match times with external companies and we had to forgo one of our bookings or miss the boat. All in all - a great experience - thank you.

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Worldwide

P&O Worldwide (2023-25)

P&O Cruises has been taking Aussies on amazing holidays for over 90 years. Since our first departure on Strathaird back in 1932, millions of Aussies have cruised with us, so we know how Aussies LOVE to cruise. We’re Australia’s home-grown cruise line and our holidays are designed with you in mind. Welcome to cruising Australian style. Choose from a...more range of cruises, from 2 to 32 nights, departing conveniently from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne Adelaide, Fremantle, Cairns and Auckland.

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Exclusive Savings
Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Exclusive Savings
Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Saturday 03 Aug 2024
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Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Saturday 07 Sep 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
$1,090
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Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
SOLD OUT
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Suite
SOLD OUT
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Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Oct 2024
Saturday 12 Oct 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
$1,059
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Oceanview
$1,102
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Balcony
$1,655
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Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
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Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Inside
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Oceanview
$1,193
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Balcony
$1,286
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Suite
$1,615
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Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Saturday 03 Aug 2024
Inside
$711
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Oceanview
$780
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Balcony
$954
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Suite
$1,228
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Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Saturday 07 Sep 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Oceanview
$900
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Balcony
$949
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Suite
$1,568
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Saturday 05 Oct 2024
Saturday 12 Oct 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Oceanview
$1,118
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Balcony
$1,305
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Suite
$1,582
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Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Inside
SOLD OUT
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Oceanview
$1,022
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Balcony
$1,051
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Saturday 27 Jul 2024
Saturday 03 Aug 2024
Inside
$568
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Oceanview
$619
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Balcony
$748
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Suite
$1,111
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Saturday 31 Aug 2024
Saturday 07 Sep 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
$616
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Oceanview
$664
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Balcony
$759
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Suite
SOLD OUT
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Exclusive Savings
Saturday 05 Oct 2024
Saturday 12 Oct 2024
Ship Pacific Encounter
Inside
$908
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Oceanview
$1,001
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Balcony
$1,147
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Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by P&O Cruises. For cruise itineraries, 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 the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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