Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer cruise ship
Rating:

Cruise line
P&O Cruises

Current cruise:
10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
09 Jul, 2018 - 19 Jul, 2018

Pacific Explorer Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pacific Explorer

Year built1997  /  Age : 21
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Building costUSD 300 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorP&O Cruises Australia
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)261 m / 856 ft
Beam (width)56 m / 184 ft
Gross Tonnage77441 gt
Passengers1996 - 2395
Crew924
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks14
Cabins998
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesDawn Princess
Christened byDora the Explorer (Nickelodeon character)

Review of Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer cruise ship was launched in 1997 as "Dawn Princess". It was the 2nd Sun-class Princess Cruises vessel, with sisterships Sea Princess and Sun Princess. The liner was transfered to P&O Australia in May 2017 under its current name "Pacific Explorer".

History - construction and ownership

P&O Cruises is a subsidiary company and two brands owned by Carnival Corporation - P&O UK and P&O Australia. In 2000, P&O Cruises became subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which in 2003 merged with Carnival Corporation. PandO is the world's oldest cruise company, starting passenger shipping operations in 1822 on the routes connecting England with Iberia.

Pacific Explorer cruise ship (Dawn Princess)

Ship's hull is adorned with the company's new livery - the Southern Cross, national symbol of Australia and New Zealand, which is also incorporated in their country flags. Following a major drydock refurbishment in Singapore (at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard), the boat was renamed in 2017 from Dawn Princess to Pacific Explorer.

The inaugural cruise for PandO Australia departed from Sydney NSW on June 22 (2017). The vessel was replacement for Pacific Pearl, sold to CMV and renamed Columbus.

Pacific Explorer cruise ship (Dawn Princess)

Cruise itinerary program

Pacific Explorer cruise itinerary program is based on roundtrips from Sydney NSW to South Pacific Islands, as well as shortbreaks (mini-cruises to Queensland) and Cruise to Nowhere (themed voyages without any call ports).

Cabins

Most Pacific Explorer staterooms are 145 ft2 insides rooms (396). Almost 70% of all outside cabins are with private balconies. There are a total of 998 staterooms in 20 categories. Wheelchair accessible rooms are 19. The ship's largest accommodations are the Balcony Suites (470 ft2).

Dining options - Food and Drinks

Continuing the P&O AU's ongoing onboard dining evolution, Pacific Explorer’s 2017 refurbishment included the creation of brand new dining options - Luke’s fast-casual dining (poolside grill by Australian chef Luke Mangan) and 400 Gradi (Neapolitan pizzeria by chef Johnny Di Francesco). Other new venues are the Waterfront Restaurant, the Angelo’s (Italian), the Dragon Lady (Asian) and The Pantry (buffet restaurant / international marketplace with 9 fresh food outlets). The new bar The Bonded Store features signature cocktails via partnership with Sydney-based Archie Rose Distilling Co, with themed whisky and gin-making classes and tasting events.

Pacific Explorer cruise ship (Dawn Princess)

Follows the complete list of Pacific Explorer restaurants and food bars.

  • The ship has 2 specialty restaurants / at fee - Dragon Lady (Asian) and Angelo's (Italian).
  • Waterfront Restaurant (main dining room, complimentary)
  • The Pantry (buffet restaurant / marketplace with 9 fresh food outlets, international cuisine, complimentary) on MS Pacific Explorer is extended and includes a 9th food outlet named "Nic and Toni’s" ((Mediterranean cuisine).
  • Luke’s Grilll (fast-casual dining / poolside grill by Australian chef Luke Mangan) overlooks the main pool area
  • 400 Gradi (Neapolitan pizzeria by chef Johnny Di Francesco)
  • The Bonded Store (bar with signature cocktails menu via partnership with Sydney-based Archie Rose Distilling Co, themed whisky- and gin-making classes and tasting events)
  • New Zealand Natural Ice Cream (outdoor bar / complimentary)
  • New for a P&O AU cruise ship dining venues are "Lobster and Burger" (poolside bar serving seafood rolls, premium beef and pulled pork burgers) and "The Black Circus" (supper club with cabaret-style live entertainment).

Entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Pacific Explorer passengers can enjoy thrilling waterslides, kids waterpark, extreme sports park and barefoot bowls on the ship's top deck. Popular leisure and relaxation options are a day spa, cabana-style pool area, live music and shows. All ages enjoy the adventures of P&OEdge program with a climbing course and a zip line across the top deck.

Follows the complete list of Pacific Explorer ship's lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Grand Atrium (4-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and served by lobby Bar/Charlie's Bar offering specialty coffees, pastries, desserts, also wine and liquor)
  • Atrium Boutiques / shopping arcade
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery and Shop; Photo Studio
  • Internet Cafe / Card Room
  • The Marquee Theater (musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Blue Room (disco nightclub)
  • HQ & HQ+ (has a large dance floor and DJ programming in the evenings). Here are also hosted daily karaoke, game shows, art auctions, various classes.
  • Casino (with slot machines and gambling tables, served with drinks by its own bar). It was revamped during 2017 refurbishment, and now includes modern poker machines with large curved screens. Texas Hold'em tournaments and Pokies tournaments are held here.
  • Black Circus Lounge and Bar (live entertainment lounge with a dedicated stage for performances by guest comedians, singers, illusionists)
  • Explorer Hotel / Summer Pub (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Elemis Day Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (separate Aerobics Studio)
  • Big Screen (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Kids & Teen Centers Turtle Cove & Shark Shack; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playground areas
  • Sun Deck (adult-only open air top-deck area)
  • The Oasis (adults-only aft deck)
  • Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football)
  • Shuffleboard, Golf Net, mini golf course, barefoot lawn bowling green
  • The ship's Aqua Park is P&O Cruises' ever first water park with slides. Its 2 waterslides stretch over 80 m (260 ft) and features LED lights, sound effects, several twists and turns. The park has a separate shaded area for kids, equipped with a dumping bucket and oversized water toys.
  • P&OEdge Adventure Park (outdoor sporting facility). Also on top deck (aft) is located the ship's bowling green court for games of barefoot bowls.

Pacific Explorer wiki

  • major refit 2009
  • Total number of cabins: 999 (of which 38 Suites, 372 balcony rooms)
  • Cabin grades number: 20
  • Restaurants and food bars: The Pantry (buffet), Salt Grill (specialty), Cellar Room (winery), Chef’s Table (specialty).
  • Entertainment: Spa & Fitness, 4 pools, 5 jacuzzis, Library, duty-free shops, deck games (chess, Shufflleboard, Golf Net cage).
  • Pacific Explorer has the longest and wildest waterslides on an Australian-based cruise liner. Each of the slides stretches over 80 m (260 ft). During the drydock in Singapore, the P&OEdge Adventure Park (top-deck outdoor sporting facility) was installed. Decors of all onboard public spaces and venues (including Atrium, bars, lounges, restaurants) were changed.
  • On July 2, 2017, at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal  was held the vessel's christening ceremony lead by godmother Dora the Explorer (fictional / Nickelodeon character). At the naming ceremony, Dora was joined by many Nickelodeon friends, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Skye / PAW Patrol). The "bottle smashing" part of the ceremony involved a papier-mache champagne bottle and the ship's in front of the funnel. Dora was handed over a large stick, with which she smashed open the bottle and green goo spurted out and covered Sture Myrmell (P&O Australia's President). Before the naming ceremony, kids onboard enjoyed a Welcome Party where they met their Nickelodeon heroes.
  • In June 2018, P&O Australia launched on Pacific Explorer "The Big Laugh" onboard show program - advertized as "the biggest comedy festival at sea". The program included all 14 stand-up comedy celebrities performing a total of 36 shipboard live shows (combined over 33 hours live performances). The program started with the 4-day roundtrip Sydney cruise to Moreton Island (departure June 20). "The Big Laugh" program comprized of all 72 comedy-themed cruises in 2018-2019.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2017

Follows the list of all departures from Sydney AU during Pacific Explorer's inaugural cruise itinerary program in 2017:

  • The "Inaugural Cruise" from Sydney started on June 22, 2017 - 10-night "Melanesian Discovery", round-trip to New Caledonia (Noumea, Lifou), Vanuatu (Vila, Mystery Island), New Caledonia (Isle of Pines).
  • 3-night Cruises to Nowhere from Sydney were scheduled for July 28 (2017), August 4 (2017), September 21 (2017), October 28 92017), November 10 and 17 (2017), December 14 and 27 (2017).
  • 4-night "Sunshine Coast" Queensland cruises to Mooloolaba were scheduled for 2017 - July 31, August 26.
  • 4-night "Moreton Island" Queensland cruises to Moreton Island were scheduled for 2017 - September 17, October 31, November 13 and 30, 
  • 5-night "Australian Open Tennis" cruise round-trip from Sydney to Melbourne (Jan 21, 8am-8pm) is on January 19, 2018.
  • 7-night "Southern Barrier Reef Discovery" (to Mooloolaba, Gladstone, Moreton Island) is on August 19, 2017.
  • 8-night "Getaway To Mare" New Caledonia itineraries (to Noumea, Mare, Isle of Pines) were scheduled for 2017 - July 2, July 20, September 9, October 4, December 30 (New Years 2017).
  • 10-night "Barrier Reef Discovery" cruise to Queensland (Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Willis Island, Brisbane) is on August 30, 2017.
  • 10-night "Melanesian Discovery"New Caledonia and Vanuatu itineraries (to Noumea, Lifou, Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines) were scheduled for 2017 - July 10, September 24, November 20, December 4 and 17 (Christmas 2017).
  • 12-night "Best Of The Pacific" New Caledonia and Vanuatu itineraries (to Champagne Bay, Vila, Mystery Island, Mare, Noumea) is on August 7, 2017.
  • 16-night "Bounty Adventure" (to Norfolk Island, Nukualofa Tonga, Vava'u Tonga, Suva Fiji, Port Denarau Fiji, Dravuni Fiji, Mare New Caledonia) is on October 12, 2017.

Next table shows the ship's inaugural cruise (itinerary June 22 - July 2, 10-days, themed "Discover Vanuatu") as ports of call sequence and port times. Prices started from AUD 880 pp (double-occupancy inside cabin rates).

22 Jun       Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 Jun 08:00 - 17:00       Noumea, New Caledonia
26 Jun 08:00 - 17:00       Lifou Island, New Caledonia
27 Jun 08:00 - 18:00       Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
28 Jun 08:00 - 17:00       Mystery Island, Vanuatu
29 Jun 08:00 - 16:00       Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
02 Jul       Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia

4 nights / 5 days (Inaugural short-break cruise (roundtrip to Moreton Island) - prices from AUD 580 pp

17 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia
19 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
21 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia

On September 21, 2017, was the 3 nights / 4 days Inaugural "cruise to nowhere" from Sydney (themed "Food and Wine") - prices started from AUD 400 pp.

21 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia
24 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia

Pacific Explorer's Cruise to Nowhere deals are on specially themed Australian roundtrip itineraries with no additional porst of call along the route. These short breaks are usually themed "Food and Wine", "Music" (various styles/performers), "Comedy", "Sports".

P&O Australia "cruises to nowhere" prices are inclusive of all special activites and themed entertainment on the ship, including classes and workshops, lectures, presentations, guest performances, theme parties.

Dawn Princess ship

  • Cabin grades number: 25
  • Dining Rooms: Florentine, Venetian
  • Restaurants and food bars: Sterling (steakhouse), Horizon Court (buffet), La Scala (Pizzeria), Balcony Grill
  • Lounges & Bars: Theatre, Atrium, Vista, Jammers (nightclub), La Patisserie (lobby), Wheelhouse, Windjammers, Magnums, poolside bars
  • Adult retreat areas (The Sanctuary), Oasis & Lotus Spa, Basketball court, Swimming Pools (3 - Lotus Spa pool, Riviera pool, Kid's splash pool), Gym, Jacuzzis (4), Shuffleboard, Golf simulator, "Movies Under The Stars" (outdoor theater), ship around promenade (deck 7).
  • The Princess Dawn ship is from the line's Sun-class series (oldest). Her Princess sisters are Sea and Sun.
  • Princess Cruises Dawn ship was constructed in 1997 by the Italian company Fincantieri. Christening ceremony was held in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on the 8th of May, 1997. The vessel has a long list of godparents. These are Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Bernie Kopell, Jill Whelan and Lauren Tewes - all stars of the 1970s-1980s TV series "The Love Boat". Naming ceremony was the first time to gather all artists, since TV series ended in 1986, and they had not met for about 10 years. Love Boat had 9 successful seasons and the ceremony was a brilliant occasion to recall the old times. All actors were dressed in their original Love Boat costumes and burst out a real media explosion when appeared on stage for the joint christening of Dawn Princess.
  • In 2009, Dawn Princess was repositioned in the South Pacific Ocean for cruises around Australia and New Zealand.
  • In 2017, Dawn Princess was transferred to the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia (Carnival Corp brand) - after 20 years of service for Princess. P&O Australia received in Fall 2015 two ships from Holland America Line (also a Carnival Corp brand) - MS Ryndam (renamed Pacific Aria) and MS Statendam (renamed Pacific Eden).

Dawn Princess' last cruise was on May 14, 2017 - the 12-day repositioning itinerary from Australia to Asia (Fremantle to Singapore). Next you can see the relocation cruise (May 14 - 26), as well as the ship's last Australian "Princess itinerary" (15-day Brisbane to Fremantle, April 29 - May 14) as ports sequences and times.

29 AprDeparting from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
02 May 07:00 - 19:00       Cairns, Queensland, Australia
04 May 07:00 - 16:00       Alotau, Papua New Guinea
07 May 13:00 - 20:00       Darwin, NT Australia
10 May 11:00 - 22:00       Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia
13 May 10:00 - 17:00       Geraldton, Western Australia
14 MayArriving in Fremantle, Western Australia

Repositioning from Australia to Asia for the refurbishment.

14 MayDeparting from Fremantle, Western Australia
18 May 07:00 - 17:00       Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
21 May 08:00 - 19:00       Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22 May 08:00 - 21:00       Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia
23 May 08:00 - 18:00       Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
24 May 08:00 - 18:00       Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
26 MayArriving in Singapore

Dawn Princess review

Dawn Princess itinerary program was based on Australia and New Zealand itineraries departing from SydneyFremantle and Melbourne.

The 77,441-ton, 1,950-passenger Dawn Princess ship was constantly based in Australia. It offered itineraries in Australia-New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, as well as World Cruises. Onboard prices were in AUD, Vegemite replaces peanut butter at breakfast, and the fitness center runs classes like "legs, bums and tums". As opposed to other Princess ships, Dawn was far more intimate. This also meant that facilities are neither as large nor as well equipped as those on the fleet's newer vessels.

The size is particularly felt in the Horizon Court buffet restaurant (where options are not as varied as in other lido buffets), the cramped workout room and the teen lounge. On the other side, having 2 show lounges was a good way to give passengers more entertainment opportunities every night. Princess really utilized the onboard space with a wide diversity of onboard activities, everything from ceramics to dance classes, game tournaments to computer workshops.

The Florentine and Venetian Dining Rooms aboard Dawn Princess are virtually identical, differing only in their decor color and in the exquisite murals depicting Florence and Venice. Both rooms contain etched glass panels and lovely wood, creating a feeling of intimate dining. The food preparation is of very good quality, beautifully presented and varied. Vegetarian selections are excellent, desserts - superb. A good selection of healthy items is provided every night. Waiters are friendly and helpful. The popular dining venue, Horizon Court, is open 24 hours a day. Horizon Court is situated one deck above ship's swimming area. The buffet is tiny by new-ship standards, but offers excellent breakfast options from 4 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., along with abundance of fruits and breads, and European specialties.

Follows the complete list of Dawn Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Florentine Restaurant (dinner only, aft Dining Room, with 2 fixed seatings - 5:45 and 7:45 p.m.)
  • Venetian Restaurant (aft Dining Room open for Breakfast 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m., with 2 fixed Dinner seatings- at 5:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.)
  • La Scala Pizzeria (complimentary)
  • Horizon Court (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (specialty restaurant)
  • Balcony Grill Bar (fast food bar, complimentary).

Dawn Princess daytime offerings include all the cruise standards: trivia, art auctions, board and card games, cocktail-making demos. However, Princess also provides a variety of themed "@Sea" events. Computers@Sea is the main, teaching photo editing, beginning computer and even movie making. Common Interest@Sea features social get-togethers by profession, interests or lifestyle. Ballroom@Sea classes teach passengers to dance. Scholarship@Sea offers educational lectures on diverse topics as astronomy, destination information, bridge play. There are also @Sea events for games, ceramics, scrapbooking and book discussions. A special offering is Dawn's Ultimate Ship Tour, taking guests behind the scenes onboard to places like the bridge, galley, backstage of the theater, funnel and engine control room. The 3-hour tour costs AUD175 and participants receive luxurious bath robe, personalized stationery, official chef's jacket and a framed photo with the captain.

Follows the complete list of Dawn Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Grand Piazza Atrium (4-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • La Patisserie Bar (offers specialty coffees, desserts, pastries, wine, liquor)
  • Atrium Boutiques (Regatta Shop)
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour), Card Room
  • Princess Dawn Theatre (musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Jammers Disco & Nightclub
  • Princess Dawn Grand Casino 
  • Vista Lounge & Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Magnums Bar (wine bar); Sundaes Bar; Oasis Bar
  • Dawn’s Oasis Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area); Riviera Pool area
  • Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football)
  • Shuffleboard, Golf Net, Princess Links mini golf course,

Photos of Pacific Explorer

Pacific Explorer ship related cruise news

Pacific Explorer Itineraries 2018

The below listed Pacific Explorer cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Sydney cruise port

24 June 201812 nights / 13 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure
show itinerary map
24 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
28 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
30 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji   
01 Jul 07:00 - 16:00     Suva, Fiji   
03 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
06 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

06 July 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $399
show itinerary map
06 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
09 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

09 July 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1098
show itinerary map
09 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
12 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
13 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
14 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
15 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
16 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
19 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

19 July 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Sunshine Coast
Prices starting
from $499
show itinerary map
19 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
21 Jul 08:00 - 18:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
23 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

23 July 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $939
show itinerary map
23 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
26 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
27 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
28 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
29 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
30 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
02 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

02 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Southern Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $699
show itinerary map
02 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
05 Aug 09:00 - 19:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
07 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
09 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

09 August 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $348
show itinerary map
09 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
13 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

13 August 20188 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
13 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
16 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
17 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
18 Aug 07:00 - 15:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
21 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

21 August 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $699
show itinerary map
21 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
24 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia   
25 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
27 Aug 09:00 - 10:00     Willis Island, Coral Sea, Australia   
29 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
31 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

31 August 20188 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
31 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
04 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
05 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
08 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 September 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $449
show itinerary map
08 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 September 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $698
show itinerary map
11 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
14 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
15 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
16 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
18 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
21 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

21 September 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $419
show itinerary map
21 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
24 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

24 September 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $862
show itinerary map
24 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
28 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
29 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
30 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
01 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
04 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

04 October 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
04 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
06 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
08 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 October 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1023
show itinerary map
08 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
12 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
13 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
14 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
15 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
18 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

18 October 201816 nights / 17 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure
Prices starting
from $1636
show itinerary map
18 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
21 Oct 07:00 - 16:00     Norfolk Island, Australia   
24 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
25 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga   
27 Oct 09:00 - 18:00     Suva, Fiji   
28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji   
29 Oct 07:00 - 15:00     Dravuni Island, Fiji   
31 Oct 10:00 - 18:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
03 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

03 November 20186 nights / 7 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup
Prices starting
from $765
show itinerary map
03 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
05 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Melbourne, Victoria Australia   
09 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

24 November 201813 nights / 14 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure
Prices starting
from $1440
show itinerary map
24 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
28 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Auckland, New Zealand   
29 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
30 Nov 12:00 - 18:00     Napier, New Zealand   
01 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Wellington, New Zealand   
02 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Akaroa, New Zealand   
03 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
04 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
07 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

07 December 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $417
show itinerary map
07 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
10 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

10 December 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $468
show itinerary map
10 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
12 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
14 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

14 December 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $465
show itinerary map
14 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
16 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
18 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

18 December 201810 nights / 11 days, round-trip Christmas
Prices starting
from $1299
show itinerary map
18 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
21 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
22 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
23 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
24 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
28 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

28 December 201812 nights / 13 days, round-trip New Years
Prices starting
from $2149
show itinerary map
28 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
01 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   
03 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
04 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
05 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
09 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x

Pacific Explorer Itineraries 2019

The below listed Pacific Explorer cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Sydney cruise port

28 December 201812 nights / 13 days, round-trip New Years
Prices starting
from $2149
show itinerary map
28 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
01 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   
03 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
04 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
05 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
09 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

09 January 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $1141
show itinerary map
09 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
12 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
13 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
14 Jan 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
17 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

17 January 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $998
show itinerary map
17 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
21 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
22 Jan 07:00 - 15:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
25 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

25 January 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Australia Day
Prices starting
from $460
show itinerary map
25 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
28 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

28 January 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $448
show itinerary map
28 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
01 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

01 February 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $359
show itinerary map
01 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

04 February 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $448
show itinerary map
04 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
06 Feb 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
08 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 February 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $349
show itinerary map
08 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 February 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1279
show itinerary map
11 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
17 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
18 Feb 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
21 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

21 February 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
21 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
23 Feb 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
25 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

25 February 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Southern Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $899
show itinerary map
25 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Feb 07:00 - 16:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
28 Feb 09:00 - 19:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
02 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
04 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

04 March 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $448
show itinerary map
04 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
06 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
08 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 March 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $349
show itinerary map
08 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 March 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1382
show itinerary map
11 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
14 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
15 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
16 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
17 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
18 Mar 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
21 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

21 March 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
21 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
23 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
25 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

25 March 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $448
show itinerary map
25 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
29 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

29 March 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $429
show itinerary map
29 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
01 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

01 April 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $428
show itinerary map
01 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
05 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

05 April 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $959
show itinerary map
05 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
08 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
09 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
10 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
13 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

13 April 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1358
show itinerary map
13 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
16 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
17 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
18 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
19 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
23 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

23 April 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
23 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
25 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
27 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

27 April 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $469
show itinerary map
27 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

30 April 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $859
show itinerary map
30 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 May 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
05 May 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
06 May 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
07 May 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
10 May      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

10 May 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $348
show itinerary map
10 May      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
13 May      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

13 May 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $498
show itinerary map
13 May      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
15 May 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
17 May      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

17 May 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Tribute To 'the King'
Prices starting
from $468
show itinerary map
17 May      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 May      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

20 May 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $749
show itinerary map
20 May      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
23 May 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
24 May 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
25 May 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
28 May      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

28 May 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $448
show itinerary map
28 May      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 May 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
01 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

01 June 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Southern Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $648
show itinerary map
01 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Jun 07:00 - 16:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
04 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
06 Jun 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
08 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 June 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $478
show itinerary map
08 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 June 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $578
show itinerary map
11 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
13 Jun 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
15 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

15 June 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $528
show itinerary map
15 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
18 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

18 June 20196 nights / 7 days, round-trip Dark Mofo
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
18 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Jun 08:00 - 08:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
24 Jun      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

24 June 201912 nights / 13 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure
Prices starting
from $1486
show itinerary map
24 Jun      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
28 Jun 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
30 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Suva, Fiji   
01 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji   
03 Jul 07:00 - 15:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
06 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

06 July 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
06 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
08 Jul 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
10 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

10 July 20199 nights / 10 days, round-trip Explore The Loyalty Islands
Prices starting
from $1178
show itinerary map
10 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
13 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
14 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
15 Jul 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
16 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
19 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

19 July 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
19 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
22 Jul      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

22 July 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $1008
show itinerary map
22 Jul      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
25 Jul 07:00 - 16:00     Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia   
26 Jul 09:00 - 18:00     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
28 Jul 09:00 - 10:00     Willis Island, Coral Sea, Australia   
30 Jul 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
01 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

01 August 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Southern Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $905
show itinerary map
01 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
04 Aug 09:00 - 19:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
06 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
08 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 August 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Sunshine Coast
Prices starting
from $549
show itinerary map
08 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
10 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
12 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

12 August 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $749
show itinerary map
12 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
15 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
16 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
17 Aug 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
20 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

20 August 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $899
show itinerary map
20 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
24 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
25 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
26 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
27 Aug 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
30 Aug      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

30 August 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $538
show itinerary map
30 Aug      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
02 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

02 September 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $618
show itinerary map
02 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
06 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

06 September 20198 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $959
show itinerary map
06 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
09 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
10 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
11 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
14 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

14 September 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $538
show itinerary map
14 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
17 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

17 September 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1399
show itinerary map
17 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
21 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
22 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
23 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
24 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
27 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

27 September 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
27 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

30 September 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $748
show itinerary map
30 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
02 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
04 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

04 October 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
04 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
07 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

07 October 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1299
show itinerary map
07 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
12 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
13 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
14 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
17 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

17 October 201916 nights / 17 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure
Prices starting
from $1999
show itinerary map
17 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Oct 07:00 - 16:00     Norfolk Island, Australia   
23 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga   
24 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga   
26 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Dravuni Island, Fiji   
27 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Suva, Fiji   
28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji   
30 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
02 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

02 November 20196 nights / 7 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup
Prices starting
from $902
show itinerary map
02 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
04 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Melbourne, Victoria Australia   
08 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 November 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
08 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 November 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
11 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
13 Nov 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
15 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

15 November 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
15 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
18 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

18 November 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
18 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Nov 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
22 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

22 November 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
22 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
25 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

25 November 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1298
show itinerary map
25 Nov      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
28 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
29 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
30 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
01 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
05 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

05 December 20194 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
05 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
07 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
09 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

09 December 20195 nights / 6 days, round-trip A Taste Of Tasmania
Prices starting
from $598
show itinerary map
09 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Dec 07:00 - 22:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
12 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Port Arthur, Tasmania   
14 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

14 December 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
14 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
17 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

17 December 201910 nights / 11 days, round-trip Christmas
Prices starting
from $1498
show itinerary map
17 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
20 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
21 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
22 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
23 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
27 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

27 December 20193 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
27 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

30 December 20199 nights / 10 days, round-trip New Years
Prices starting
from $1599
show itinerary map
30 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
04 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
05 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
08 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x

Pacific Explorer Itineraries 2020

The below listed Pacific Explorer cruise prices on 2020 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Sydney cruise port

30 December 20199 nights / 10 days, round-trip New Years
Prices starting
from $1599
show itinerary map
30 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
03 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
04 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
05 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
08 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

08 January 20208 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $1199
show itinerary map
08 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
12 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
13 Jan 07:00 - 15:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
16 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

16 January 20205 nights / 6 days, round-trip Australian Open Tennis
Prices starting
from $798
show itinerary map
16 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
18 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Melbourne, Victoria Australia   
21 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

21 January 20204 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $699
show itinerary map
21 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
23 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
25 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

25 January 20203 nights / 4 days, round-trip Australia Day
Prices starting
from $548
show itinerary map
25 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
28 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

28 January 202014 nights / 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore
Prices starting
from $1098
show itinerary map
28 Jan      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Jan 10:00 - 20:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
01 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Cairns, Queensland Australia   
05 Feb 07:00 - 16:00     Dili, East Timor   
07 Feb 06:00 - 18:00     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
08 Feb 07:00 - 18:00     Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia   
11 Feb      Arriving in Singapore   

x
Singapore cruise port

28 February 202014 nights / 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney
Prices starting
from $1098
show itinerary map
28 Feb      Departing from Singapore   
02 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
03 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
06 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Darwin, NT Australia   
10 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia   
13 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

13 March 20203 nights / 4 days, round-trip Food & Wine
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
13 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
16 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

16 March 20207 nights / 8 days, round-trip Southern Barrier Reef Discovery
Prices starting
from $899
show itinerary map
16 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
18 Mar 07:00 - 16:00     Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia   
19 Mar 09:00 - 19:00     Gladstone, Queensland Australia   
21 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
23 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

23 March 20204 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
23 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
25 Mar 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
27 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

27 March 20203 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
27 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
30 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

30 March 20204 nights / 5 days, round-trip Moreton Island
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
30 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
01 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Moreton Island, Queensland Australia   
03 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

03 April 20208 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia
Prices starting
from $999
show itinerary map
03 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
06 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
07 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
08 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
11 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

11 April 20203 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $649
show itinerary map
11 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
14 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

14 April 202010 nights / 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu
Prices starting
from $1399
show itinerary map
14 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
18 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
20 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
21 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
24 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x
Sydney cruise port

24 April 20203 nights / 4 days, round-trip Comedy
Prices starting
from $599
show itinerary map
24 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
27 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

x