Kangaroo Island

4.1/5 Based on 8 Reviews No Booking FeesDedicated Travel Advisor
Inside
$597
Oceanview
$616
Balcony
$778
Suite
$1,224
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
5 Days
 Cruise Starts
Melbourne
 Cruise Finishes
Melbourne
5 Day Kangaroo Island Itinerary (P&O Cruises)
Countries Explored: Australia
Ship
Departures
Passengers
1998
Crew
856
Launched
2017
Refurbished
2023
Cruise Code
MELMEL5.1

Overview

Begin and end your 5 day (4 night) cruise in Melbourne onboard the Pacific Explorer and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with P&O Cruises and Global Journeys.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Melbourne, Australia
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4:00 PM
Day 2: Cruising At Sea
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Day 3: Kangaroo Island, Australia
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
Day 4: Cruising At Sea
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Day 5: Melbourne, Australia
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.

Life Onboard 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

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Pacific Explorer Reviews (8) View All Most Recent 'Pacific Explorer' Reviews

4.1
AVG. RATING 4.1 / 5
8 Reviews
5 Star
63%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
1 Star
13%
80's Party revival   3 , VIC, Australia, Feb 2024
First experience on a cruise for both of us, we had an amazing time, plenty to do, great music and entertainment and fancy dress to turn back time. Food was great and drinks are normal prices. We will do it again!
Five days to Melbourne 5 , New Zealand, Nov 2023
Worst cruise we ever have done! Cabin on the bow of the ship, nearest elevator the length of half the ship away. All so called complimentary dining venues sold out. Left only meals upstairs, always full and hard to get a table, walking with a walker and getting food was impossible! NEVER again on P&O Australia!
Tonga and Fiji cruise with P & O Explorer   2 , New Zealand, Nov 2023
Tracey was very helpful, quick and professional in helping us organize our cruise. Everything went smoothly. We had a lot of fun, the entertainment was exceptional.
Nice cruise to Fiji 5 , New Zealand, Nov 2023
The trip was amazing weather not so go but no much you can do about it we all loved and will do it again.
Whirlwind family adventure through the Pacific!   5 , New Zealand, Sep 2023
It was a first family trip with our 4 year old, who was absolutely buzzing the entire time. From seeing the big ship, to tasting the yummy food, swimming in the pool to making lots of new friends onboard and that wasn't even including the island paradises of Noumea and Vanuatu! It was a great way to spend valuable family time and have a good break away ...read more from the norm. Look forward to future cruises hopefully next year.
Pacific Explorer 8 , NSW, Australia, May 2023
We went from Fremantle to Cairns on The Pacific Explorer leaving on the 18th May 2023 for 10 days. There had been an engine problem the day before and the arrival time was delayed by 4 hours, because of this it was a bit of a shambles boarding. Our accommodation was upgraded to E deck that is Level 6 and in a very convenient position. It was on the ...read more same floor as The Dragon Lady and Angelo's restaurants and one floor above the Waterfront restaurant. The shopping arcade was also on that level and it was only a small flight of stairs up to the entertainment level or one flight down to the coffee lounge.

The cabin was an older style compared to the rest of the ship that has been refurbished, but it had plenty of room and huge window, however the bathroom was very small. There were 4 free restaurants with The Pantry being a buffet style while the others were À la carte. Plenty of entertainment but the two main shows cost $20 also the Bingo was $30 for 5 cards, so worked out very expensive if you played twice per day as some people did.

The weather was sunny every day, but windy and there were high seas at Exmouth , so the shore tours were cancelled and money refunded. Kuri bay was the next stop and was a pearl farm only excursion that was unsuitable for anyone who was unsteady on their feet as it was a rough unpaved path going up hill, that meant that many people could not go ashore as it was only for the guided excursion or a sea plane ride.

Darwin was a dock with a variety of excursions and Port Douglas was by large tender and offered a variety of excursions as well. Cairns was the final port and we no problems disembarking, although it took a while to catch a taxi. I would be happy to travel with P&O again presuming that their other ships are of the same standard.

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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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Monday 04 Nov 2024
Friday 08 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$645
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Oceanview
$702
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Balcony
$888
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Monday 11 Nov 2024
Friday 15 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$645
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Oceanview
$692
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Balcony
$825
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Suite
$1,224
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Monday 20 Jan 2025
Friday 24 Jan 2025
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$597
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Oceanview
$616
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Balcony
$778
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Suite
$1,224
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Monday 04 Nov 2024
Friday 08 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
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$521
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$1,002
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Monday 11 Nov 2024
Friday 15 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
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$463
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$495
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$1,008
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Monday 20 Jan 2025
Friday 24 Jan 2025
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$508
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Suite
$996
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Monday 04 Nov 2024
Friday 08 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$455
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Oceanview
$483
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Balcony
$559
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Suite
$901
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Monday 11 Nov 2024
Friday 15 Nov 2024
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$372
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Oceanview
$397
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Balcony
$458
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Suite
$901
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Monday 20 Jan 2025
Friday 24 Jan 2025
Ship Pacific Explorer
Inside
$464
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Oceanview
$492
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Balcony
$540
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Suite
$882
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