7 Reasons To Set Sail On A P&O Cruise

22 June 2014

No matter what experience you’re after, when it comes to unique holidays on the water P&O Cruises are ahead of the pack. From Australia-wide departures, exciting new destinations and a smorgasbord of on-board activities, discover what it is that sets P&O apart and makes their cruises truly unmissable.

 Adventures ahoy on-board P&O

Australia-wide Departures

P&O cruises offer departures from every mainland Australian state, making it easy to customise your holiday to best suit you. Opt to your nearest port to set sail, or add a few more days onto your adventure and explore another location before heading out to sea.

Unique Destinations

P&O boasts the largest range of Pacific Island ports and itineraries on offer, taking you to some of the little-known islands dotting the Pacific – such as Pentecost in Vanuatu and Vava'u in Tonga – and all the big-name destinations.

Closer to home, you can discover unique Australian destinations such as Moreton Island and Norfolk Island, and see the best of neighbouring countries such as New Zealand, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.

Get Closer To The Edge

Book a trip on the Pacific Jewel and you’ll be treated to adventure activities galore. Known as P&OEdge, this range of activities will let you try anything from high rope swings and laser tag, to Segway obstacle courses and flying fox lines. Catering to all abilities, this is the perfect place to try something new while cruising the high seas.

Big Events In Style

Combine some of your favourite events – such as Australia Day on Sydney Harbour and Melbourne’s world-class Australian Open – with the luxury of a cruise.

For foodies, there’s the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival cruise departing from Sydney; and sports fans will love the Melbourne Cup cruises leaving from Sydney and Brisbane. With cruises over Christmas and New Year on offer, this is the best way to see in some of the year’s biggest events while relaxing on the open seas.

Shorter Getaways

If you’re short on time but still want to experience a P&O cruise, the new P&OSeaBreaks are just for you. With two-, three- and four-night adventures from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne to Sydney, or Brisbane to the Whitsundays to name but a few, there’s a cruise to suit every seafarer.

Delicious Dining

There’s no denying that one of the best parts of heading off on a cruise is the amazing food, and P&O have taken this one step further with the introduction of Salt Grill by Luke Mangan.

Offering the country’s only celebrity chef restaurant on the sea, Salt Grill is all about fine dining and the best Australian wines, with dishes that range from crab omelettes to kingfish carpaccio. Best of all, this unique restaurant is now on every P&O ship, allowing every dinner party the chance to try it out for a fraction of the on-shore price.

See The Circus

When it comes to unique on-board entertainment, it doesn’t get much better than on P&O. While enjoying your cruise, you can watch the Pacific Cirque troupe perform all manor of acrobatic twists and turns from their onboard big top. Combine that with laser light shows and a range of theatre performances designed for the whole family, and you have no shortage of entertainment options on offer.

Cassie Harrex

Writer by profession and traveller by choice, you can find Cassie anywhere between the Alps and the Andes with her young family in tow. For Cassie, nothing beats the vibrancy of South America – she has lived in both Argentina and Colombia. Her passion for collecting recipes has led to a lifelong mission to discover the world one dish at a time.