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Your holiday begins in Sydney where you’ll board the stunning Pacific Explorer for a bucket-list cruise around Australia. Marvel at the ship’s wonderful entertainment and amenities, including waterslides, edgy stage shows and 12 dining venues, including Luke's restaurant, by celebrity chef Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco. You’ll have plenty of time to explore all of this and more during your 32-night sailing.

Sailing clockwise from Sydney, you’ll visit all of mainland Australia’s territories, each one unique with its extraordinary landmarks, culture and cuisine. Highlights include the major cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Broome, Darwin and Brisbane; scenic cruising in Yampi Sound and Raft Point; the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef region of Cairns and Airlie Beach, and many serene beach destinations along the way.

You’ll also touch on the sun-kissed shores of Indonesia, on exotic Ambon Island, before concluding your cruise in Auckland, in the upper reaches of New Zealand’s North Island. As the final part of your memorable journey, enjoy a two-night hotel stay in this marvellous harbour city, with ample time to savour the pristine golden beaches, coastal views, world-class wineries and laid-back lifestyle.

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The Pacific Explorer Experience

Pacific Explorer is P&O Australia’s newest addition with fresh designs reflecting the very best of modern Australia, with more elegance than ever before. There will be waterslides to zoom down, splash parks with larger-than-life interactive water features, bowls courts at sea (barefoot, no less!) and more restaurants and bars than you can shake a stick at. The innovative dining options include your new local pub, a fantastic chef’s table private dining experience, and unforgettable fine dining at Luke's.

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Bars & Lounges

Boasting eight bars and lounges, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to spend your downtime.

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Pools

Splash down the water slide or unwind at The Oasis with its pool and hot tub.

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Spa

Enjoy a couple’s massage, rejuvenate with a facial or prepare for your evening ahead with a range of treatments in the hair and beauty salon.

Your 34 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

6 June 2024

Embark Pacific Explorer to begin your unforgettable circumnavigation voyage

Today you’ll fly into Sydney as you join Pacific Explorer for your cruise clockwise around Australia, ending in Auckland. Explore the ship’s wealth of dining venues and fun outdoor features. Relax in the sun on deck or in the ship’s modern bars and lounges with plenty of activities, shows and dining venues to choose from.

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Day 2

7 June 2024

Spend your first day at sea uncovering Pacific Explorer’s thrilling attractions

Take the plunge down Pacific Explorer’s water slides or spend the day unwinding at the Elemis Day Spa. At night, sample the delicious restaurants or take your seat for a thrilling dinner and acrobatic show at Black Circus. Head to The Bonded Store, in partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co., to savour tasty cocktails or take part in a gin or whisky masterclass.

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Day 3

8 June 2024

Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne at your own pace

Melbourne enjoys a tranquil position, bordered by the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, set on the Yarra River at the top of Port Phillip bay. You could take in the CBD’s sights on a relaxing river cruise. Wander the famous graffiti-filled laneways and sample some of the city’s notoriously good food and drink.

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Day 4

9 June 2024

Relax in some of Pacific Explorer’s serene spaces as you sail towards South Australia

Spend your day relaxing by the pool on deck or in the ship’s modern bars and lounges with plenty of activities, shows and dining venues to choose from. In the evening, get dressed up to explore the ship’s wealth of dining venues.

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Day 5

10 June 2024

Delve into Adelaide’s exciting art, culture and gastronomy scenes

Adelaide is a characterful city of wide boulevards, gorgeous gardens and fascinating architecture. Discover the Anglican Holy Trinity Church and the Parliament House. Explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum. Stroll the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens.

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Days 6 - 7

11 - 12 June 2024

Spend two sumptuous days at sea as you sail the stunning Great Australian Bight

Take the plunge down Pacific Explorer’s waterslides or spend the day unwinding at the Elemis Day Spa. At night, sample the delicious restaurants or take your seat for a thrilling dinner and acrobatic show at Black Circus. Head to The Bonded Store, in partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co., to savour tasty cocktails or take part in a gin or whisky masterclass.

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Day 8

13 June 2024

Discover Albany’s swathes of white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters

You could join a whale-watching tour to witness these spectacular mammals dancing in the ocean. Visit Albany Whale Museum to discover the region’s whaling past and take a dip at popular Middleton, Shelley or Little Beach to cool off. Before it’s time to leave, sample some of the region’s popular wines on a winery tour.

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Day 9

14 June 2024

Savour the tranquil surroundings of The Sanctuary as you sail north along the Pacific coast

Check out the serene Oasis, a luxurious space of Balinese day beds, plush sun loungers, swing chairs and a refreshing pool. Pacific Explorer is also home to a hair salon, EVOLVE Health and Fitness and a fantastic selection of duty free shopping.

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Day 10

15 June 2024

Explore the vibrant Pacific Ocean city of Perth from Fremantle

Check out Perth’s many art galleries, serene gardens and eclectic neighbourhoods, including the charming neighbourhood of Fremantle, with its heritage buildings, independent restaurants and cool street art. Get your fill of culture at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. Take the ferry to Perth's idyllic Rottnest Island, home to 63 stunning beaches, 20 beautiful bays, coral reefs and some of Australia's finest swimming spots.

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Day 11

16 June 2024

Soak up Pacific Explorer’s many exciting entertainment and activities during a day at sea

Head to The Bonded Store, in partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co., to savour tasty cocktails or take part in a gin or whisky masterclass. You could also take in a high-energy performance at Black Circus, with a dinner and glamorous cabaret-style show.

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Day 12

17 June 2024

Marvel at Exmouth’s extraordinary coastline of ochre-hued cliffs and deserted beaches

This dramatic corner of northwest Australia is home to waters that glisten an incredible luminous turquoise and pristine, pure-white beaches. Snorkel in Turquoise Bay to witness the Ningaloo Reef on a guided marine safari. Explore the region’s rich wildlife at Cape Range National Park, where you could spot kangaroos leaping around.

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Day 13

18 June 2024

Indulge in the wonderful mix of shows and array of laid back lounges on board Pacific Explorer

Once you’ve taken in a show or a live band, dance the night away at Blue Room. You could also opt to try a range of delicious craft and small batch beers at the cosy pub atmosphere of Explorer Hotel.

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Day 14

19 June 2024

Explore the wealth of attractions in Broome, the gateway to the magnificent Kimberley

Broome is a magical destination set around white sands, cobalt blue waters and stunning red rocks. A diverse rich history and cultural diversity makes this an intriguing place to see. Visit Cable beach for rolling sandy beaches, camel rides and turquoise waters. Nearby Roebuck Bay gives you views of the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon.

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Day 15

20 June 2024

Witness the blissful Yampi Sound & Raft Point during a day of scenic cruising

Yampi Sound and the magnificent Buccaneer Archipelago between King Sound and Collier Bay are jam-packed with natural wonders that will astound you, while Raft Point is equally spectacular. Located in the middle of Doubtful Bay, in the heart of Worrora country, Raft Point, an impressive rock headland and renowned site of indigenous rock art.

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Day 16

21 June 2024

Revel in Kuri Bay, nestled in the remote Kimberley coastline

Kuri Bay’s coastline is highlighted by magnificent red rock escarpments and a peaceful turquoise bay. Witness this beautiful destination up close when you step ashore to visit a working pearl farm in its contemporary form and learn techniques of pearling in the Kimberley.

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Day 17

22 June 2024

Bask in the tropics as you sail along the north coast of Australia

Soak up the warm weather as you sail towards Darwin. Relax by the pool. Ride the Disco Diver and Super Slider waterslides and enjoy the thrills of P&O Edge Adventure Park, with rock climbing and the chance to ‘Walk the Plank’ among the activities available.

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Day 18

23 June 2024

Delve into Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, and the most northern city in Australia

Take a crocodile safari along the Adelaide River to see the saltwater creatures in action. Witness the thundering waterfalls at Litchfield Park. Stroll round the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and explore Darwin’s military history at the Darwin Military Museum and the Aviation Museum. Cool down at Berry Springs Nature Park just 45 minutes out of the city.

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Day 19

24 June 2024

Enjoy a culinary tour of Pacific Explorer as you discover your favourite restaurants on board

Sit back and relax at Luke’s, by Luke Mangan, with mouth-watering burgers for lunch or a delicious three-course dinner at sunset. You could also try some of the best pizza at sea at the authentic pizzeria, inspired by award-winning chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

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Day 20

25 June 2024

Relish a day in Ambon, the capital of Maluku, in Indonesia

Temporarily leave Australian waters to explore the beautiful beaches and unspoilt bays of Ambon. Known as Indonesia’s ‘spice islands’, Ambon’s crystal clear, coral rich waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

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Days 21 - 23

26 - 28 June 2024

Soak up the sun as you sail back to Australia

You’ll get the perfect opportunity to relax under the sun as you sail back to Australia from Indonesia. Relax on one of the poolside lounges by the open-air top deck pools. Try your hand at the huge selection of deck games including golf putting, table tennis, quoits and more.

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Day 24

29 June 2024

Known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, discover Cairns’ wonderful marine and wildlife

Bounded by the glorious Coral Sea on one side and lush rainforest hinterland on the other, Cairns is a gorgeous Australian cruise destination like no other. Explore the beautiful beaches of Port Douglas. Experience scuba diving in the world’s most famous reef system or enjoy an exploration of the rainforest as you venture to the village of Kuranda on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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Day 25

30 June 2024

Immerse yourself in Airlie Beach’s world-famous nature and watersports

Perched on a lush peninsula of Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach is a popular starting point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Swim in the man-made lagoon, visit one of the many local pubs or restaurants or for those looking for a little more adventure, why not try the Whitsunday Crocodile Safari.

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Day 26

1 July 2024

Taste your way around more of Pacific Explorer’s 12 inclusive dining venues during a day at sea

With 12 restaurants included within the price of your cruise fare, make sure you tick off tasty venues including Waterfront, Angelo’s or Dragon Lady, or for something more casual The Pantry, our food-court style restaurant.

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Day 27

2 July 2024

Get to know the fascinating city of Brisbane during a full day in port

Arriving in the capital of Queensland, you’ll have a full day to explore all of Brisbane’s highlights. Enjoy the riverside restaurants. Explore the city’s art galleries and museums and escape to the soothing Botanical Gardens, filled with exotic plans and loft palm trees.

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Day 28

3 July 2024

Join a new class or take part in pub trivia as you sail towards Sydney

Join your shipmates for a pub quiz. Visit the salon to get glammed up for your evening on board. You could also join a wine, coffee or cocktail-making class. If you're more interested in getting your body moving, sign up for a fitness class or grab a partner and take to the floor with our fun dance classes.

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Day 29

4 July 2024

Spend the day soaking up more of Sydney’s fascinating landmarks

Arriving back in Sydney, you’ll have a chance to dive into more of the city’s landmarks and attractions. Tour the Sydney Opera House, spend the day on Bondi Beach or visit the colourful array of animals at Sydney’s outstanding Tarragona Zoo.

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Days 30 - 32

5 - 7 July 2024

Cherish three final sea days as you cross the Tasman Sea back to New Zealand

While your circumnavigation is completed, it’s not the end of your cruise as you savour three final days at sea on your way back to Auckland. Revisit your favourite restaurants and shows and enjoy sundowners as you cross the Tasman Sea.

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Day 33 - 34

8 - 9 July 2024

Arriving in Auckland, you’ll disembark your fabulous ship for a final two-night hotel stay

Your epic cruise complete, today you’ll bid farewell to your superb ship as you're welcomed by the waters of Auckland's twin harbours. Auckland is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes.

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Days 35

10 July 2024

Depart Auckland and transfer to the airport for your flight home

Today, your wondrous Oceanic getaway concludes and it’s time to bid a fond farewell to New Zealand's 'City of Sails', as you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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