When you need a break from Brisbane but have little time to spare, forget driving in traffic to a hotel – go on a value-packed P&O cruise. This fuss-free 4-night short break doesn't require passports and is a great way to sample the world of cruising or for those looking to escape for just a few nights. To sweeten the deal, you’ll visit Airlie Beach, the perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
Day 1: Depart Brisbane at 4:00 pm
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: Airlie Beach, Queensland
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Return to Brisbane at 6:00 am