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Let the fun begin with P&O Cruises and the NEW Pacific Encounter!


Pacific Encounter is the latest and newest P&O ship to join the fleet. She can take a maximum of 2,600 guests on each voyage.

Pacific Encounter showcases many of our favourite features as well as a range of new ones that you are sure to love.

Splurge and book a suite or mini-suite and along with a host of great benefits, select rooms will gain access to Byron Beach Club, our new private retreat with pool, spas and comfy seating, located on the top deck of the ship. Enjoy expansive views along with pure relaxation and a superior level of service for dining reservations, shore tours, embarkation and disembarkation. Guests will love the relaxed breakfast at Angelo’s as well as the healthy options from the Byron Beach menu throughout the day.

Pacific Explorer - Cruise Destinations

The Pacfic Encounter visits many ports and destinations worldwide. If you click on the link below, you can explore all the ports, dates, prices and itineraries. 

Pacific Encounter will cruise year round from Brisbane. Click on Brisbane Short Cruises to learn more about these cruises.

If you want to get the best cruise pricess, call our reservation team on 1300 799 758 now and ask about any of our P&O Cruises specials that we may have at the time.

Pacific Explorer - Ship Facts & Statistics

Built: 2002

Refurbished: 2021

Passengers: 2,600 guests

Outside cabins: 928

Inside cabins: 372

Crew: 1,150

Decks: 17

Length: 951 ft

Weight: 108,865 gross tonnage

Rooms: 500+ Balcony Rooms, 5 and 8 Berth Family Rooms, wheelchair accessible and Ambulatory Accessible rooms.

Pacific Encounter - Good things to know

New celebrity chef dining venues include Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco. If you’re feeling more casual go to Luke’s Burger Bar or Gradi Pronto for delicious laid-back options.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our 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 also be 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, or for a true pub experience, head to Encounter Hotel.

At night, choose from live entertainment and lively signature P&O production shows including, Blanc de Blanc, a feast for the senses.

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

On Pacific Encounter, there are more spaces to explore, more places to relax and more things to do.

We can't wait to welcome you onboard!

Reservations, Bookings and Knowledge

BlueSun Cruises is a P&O Cruises specialist based in Perth, Western Australia. We are famed for our friendly, expert advice and dedicated reservations team that is availble during office hours, seven days a week. 

If you want to learn more about the Pacific Encounter or any P&O Cruises package, call our reservations team on 1300 799 758

We are available 7 days a week!

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P&O Favourites Onboard

  • Waterfront, Angelo's, Dragon Lady & The Pantry restaurant
  • 440 Gradi and Shell & Bones restaurants
  • Live Entertainment & Productions Shows
  • Oasis, kids-free area
  • Age specific kids clubs
  • Elemis at Sea Day Spa
  • Tax & Duty Free Shopping
  • P&O Edge
  • Fully equipped Gym, including F-45 studio


Let the fun begin with P&O Cruises!

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