Pacific Explorer®

With the capacity to house over 1,998 passengers and 924 crew members, it is the perfect choice for a luxurious and unforgettable holiday. Its 10 passenger decks offer a range of amenities and entertainment, including a variety of onboard activities, a spa, a gym, a casino and a range of restaurants and bars.

The ship has a unique history, originally built as a freight and car ferry, it underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, transforming it into the modern cruise ship it is today, with its fresh designs reflecting the very best of modern Australia. Featuring two waterslides, great restaurants and bars and an edgy new stage show. There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Pacific Explorer® provides an exceptional cruising experience, with an emphasis on luxury and relaxation. From its attentive staff to its innovative activities, this ship promises a memorable cruise experience.

  • Occupancy 1998
  • Tonnage 77,441 tons
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Life on board Pacific Explorer®

A typical day on board Pacific Explorer® is one of serenity and excitement in equal amounts. There are endless activities to enjoy but you can also relax the day away watching the sea and enjoying the peace of the ocean.

dining

For those with a plain palate or the foodie guests there are a great selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars on board this beautiful ship.

  • 400 Gradi
  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Angelo’s
  • Dragon Lady
  • 400 Gradi
  • The Pantry
  • Shell & Bones
  • The Lobby
  • Luke’s
  • Charlie’s Bar
  • New Zealand Natural Ice Cream
  • In Room Dining

Facilities

  • Four Swimming pools
  • Jacuzzis, whirlpools, hot tubs
  • Launderettes
  • Thermal suite (sauna and steam room)
  • Spa treatments
  • Gym
  • Nightclub
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Duty free shopping

entertainment

Pacific Explorer® prides itself in its entertainment and there are tons of ways to fill your day with activities suitable for the whole family from live shows to magic acts and cocktail making.

  • Entertainment zone
  • Family-only on deck party
  • Top quality shows
  • Themed events
  • Casino bar
  • Big movie screen
  • Comedy events
  • Arcade
  • Live music
  • Black Circus Theatre
  • Blue Room
  • Stage Shows – It’s Showtime!

Cabins & Suites

Like all of the P&O Australia cruise ships, Pacific Explorer® offers top rated accommodations with a variety of options to suit individual needs.

Interior

The Interior rooms are small and well-appointed and provide everything needed for a comfortable trip. The rooms can be configured in various ways depending on your party size.

  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Fridge
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper

Balcony

The balcony room offers a beautiful intimate outside space, the perfect place to enjoy the sea air over a cup of your favourite coffee or glass of champagne. A truly unique experience.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper

Interconnecting Room

For families with older children the interconnecting room is ideal. You can enjoy your own space and privacy whilst still staying close to your younger ones with an interconnecting door. And you can still enjoy all the wonderful facilities of being in a balcony room.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Wardrobe and dressing area
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper

Mini Suite

You could mistake the mini suite for a 5-star hotel room. With extra space and some special additions such as priority booking and fresh towels each day it’s a room fit for a king (and queen).

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Walk-in Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Spacious living area
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender disembarkation
  • Complimentary use of bathrobes

Suite

For those that want to enjoy the ultimate luxurious cruise experience the Suite is the perfect combination of style and comfort with a special twist such as a separate seating area and priority reservations for dining, spa, and tours.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Walk-in Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation, and tender disembarkation
  • Complimentary use of bathrobes
  • Free Laundry
  • Priority dining, spa, and shore tour reservations
  • Coffee machine
  • Priority service line/desk
  • Priority bookings for future cruise
  • Complimentary bottled water x 2
  • Privacy curtain
  • Spa baths

5-Berth Family Room

The 5-berth family room is a fantastic option for those who are travelling with friends or family and need space without compromising luxury. The 5-berth cabins are perfectly located as well as offering all the five-star benefits of luxury accommodation.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Walk-in Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Spacious living area
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bathroom amenities
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Fresh fruit replenishment by preference
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation, and tender disembarkation
  • Complimentary use of bathrobes
  • Priority dining, spa, and shore tour reservations
  • Coffee machine
  • Priority service line/desk
  • Complimentary bottled water x 2

8-Berth Family Room

The 8-berth rooms are super family friendly boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms for the ultimate in space and comfort. The extra living space means everyone can enjoy some alone time whilst still enjoying being together on a family holiday. And of course, with all the luxurious ‘treats’ of the Suite cabins.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Walk-in Wardrobe and dressing area
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Spacious living area
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bathroom amenities
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Fresh fruit replenishment by preference
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation, and tender disembarkation
  • Complimentary use of bathrobes
  • Priority dining, spa, and shore tour reservations
  • Coffee machine
  • Priority service line/desk
  • Complimentary bottled water x 2

Penthouse Suite

For those who want to make this trip super special the penthouse suite is the ultimate luxurious indulgence. Feel like royalty with extras such as an invitation to a private cocktail party with the senior officer!

  • Welcome glass of wine of arrival
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Soft bedding
  • Twin, Queen, Triple, Quad sharing
  • Walk in Wardrobe and dressing area, desk with chair
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Fridge
  • Fresh towels (daily if requested)
  • In-room dining
  • TV and Telephone
  • Pillow concierge
  • Air conditioning with controls
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Welcome message to children from TC and Skipper
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender disembarkation
  • Complimentary use of bathrobes
  • Free Laundry
  • Priority dining, spa and shore tour reservations
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • Priority service line/desk
  • Priority bookings for future cruise
  • Complimentary bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water x 2
  • Turndown Service
  • Fresh Fruit Bowl
  • Invitation to a cocktail party with the senior officer

Pacific Explorer FAQ's

When was Pacific Explorer® refurbished?

Pacific Explorer® was refurbished in 2017.

How many passengers does the Pacific Explore®r carry?

Pacific Explorer® carries 1,998 passengers with plenty of quad share cabin options for families. Bringing the best of Australian way of life to the seas is what P&O pride themselves on.

What is the Black Circus on Pacific Explorer®?

Black Circus takes on board entertainment to new levels with exclusive and glamorous cabaret style shows. It’s the ultimate night out full of spectacle and outrageous fun!

What do you have to pay for on Pacific Explorer®?

While there is plenty of free fun to be had, some dining options, entertainment and activities on Pacific Explorer do attract an extra charge including attractions such as Black Circus, events in The Bonded Store, P&O Edge Adventure Park, and new restaurants Luke’s and 400 Gradi.

Can you take a bottle of wine on Pacific Explorer®?

Adults may bring only one bottle of wine on board which must be consumed in your stateroom.

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