P&O Kiwi Encounter Cruise

Pacific Encounter - New Zealand, ex Bne
P&O Kiwi Encounter Cruise
outdoor swimming poolspa & wellness centerfamily rooms
Wellington, NZ
Holiday details

A cruise to some of New Zealand's best ports proves that it’s oh-so-easy to love thy neighbour. If you love wine and cheese tasting, swimming with dolphins, shopping sprees, adventure sports, lush green countryside, art deco buildings, and World Heritage-listed wonders, then the land of the long-white cloud is for you. 

14 nights cabin accommodation 
Depart & return: Brisbane
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at selected restaurants
Onboard entertainment
Selected activities
Kids club and selected kids activities
Entry into all bars, pubs and nightclubs 
Travel validity
24 Feb - 09 Mar 2024
Cruise details
Pacific Encounter - New Zealand, ex Bne

Joining the P&O family in 2022 and cruising from Brisbane, the Pacific Encounter will showcase many of P&O’s favourite features as well as a range of new ones that guests are going to love.

Guests will love the new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is the favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the (ship’s) world go by. Choose from three fabulous bars for your favourite drink, a snack, a quick lunch, or a cheese platter. We’re sure the Lobby will become your favourite new hangout place. If you’re in the mood for something more lively head to Altitude, our nightclub on Deck 18.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar.

Families will love the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool, family-focused fun, games, parties and activities. Plus the fabulous Twin Racer Waterslides will be coming to Pacific Encounter on 23 March 2023.

There are more spaces to explore, more places to relax and more things to do. On Pacific Encounter, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

Dining inclusions do not include drinks (unless stated otherwise)
Dining does not include meals from speciality dining venues including but not limited to, 400 Gradi, Luke's Bar & Grill, Shell & Bones, Gradi Pronto, Luke's Burger Bar and In-Room Dining.
Shore excursions, selected activities and day spa treatments
Advance bookings are recommended for dining (where applicable)
Reservation times for inclusions will be subject to availability
Travel Insurance is not included and is highly recommended
Terms and conditions
Departure and return port: Brisbane
Day 1: Depart Brisbane at 3:00 pm
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: At sea
Day 4: At sea
Day 5: Auckland, NZ
Day 6: Tauranga, NZ
Day 7: Napier, NZ
Day 8: Wellington, NZ
Day 9: Christchurch, NZ
Day 10: Dunedin (Port Chalmers), NZ
Day 11: Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising), NZ
Day 12: At sea
Day 13: At sea
Day 14: At sea
Day 15: Return Brisbane at 6am
A valid international passport is required for all International cruises
Maximum 4 people per room/cabin Including infants and children
For families and groups of 5 people or more, two cabins are required
At least one adult, 18 years and above must be accommodated in each cabin 
Infants under the age of 12 months are not permitted to travel due to limited neo-natal facilities onboard
The cruise industry and the Australian government's guidelines to the return of cruising require that all guests acknowledge the health, travel, and financial risks and procedures set out in the COVID-19 acknowledgement FAQs are available on P&O's website via this link By booking, you confirm that you and all guests in your booking acknowledge and accept these risks.  
Guest Vaccination: As part of the guidelines agreed with the Australian government, at least 95% of guests must be fully vaccinated on each cruise. Guests who have a medical exemption and children under 12 who are not fully vaccinated may still be able to cruise subject to approval from the relevant brand based on availability.  
Guests who are pregnant at the commencement of their cruise are required to supply a doctor’s letter confirming they are fit to travel. The cruise line is unable to accept any guests who will have entered their 24th week or later at any time during the cruise. 
Cruise itineraries are not guaranteed, many factors may affect the Supplier's ability to provide any particular itinerary. 
If PlanPay is your preferred payment option its important you know that final balance is due 3 months before departure or check-in.