This easy, fun-filled roundtrip will give you the chance to explore Airlie Beach, Cairns, the broader Tropical North, and the unique remote outpost of Willis Island. Book through Travel at 60 and we'll include additional onboard credit!
Book this departure through Travel at 60 for bonus onboard spending money - on top of any onboard credit already offered by the cruise line!
This cruise is dedicated to the incredible Great Barrier Reef - one of the seven wonders of the natural world. This varied itinerary covers the Whitsundays, Cairns and the charming remote Coral Sea outpost of Willis Island.
You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare.
Enjoy 7 nights cruising onboard the Pacific Encounter
Interior - Wake up with your loved ones! Our Interior rooms are perfect for both families and couples.
Oceanview - Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you won’t miss a single ocean view.
Balcony - Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony room.
Mini-Suite - Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in our Mini-Suites. Equipped with everything you need to enjoy while you're at sea.
Suite - Offering the high life on the high seas with a balcony, sitting area, priority embarkation, complimentary laundry service and even a coffee machine.
8 - 15 Jan 2022 (Brisbane to Brisbane)
Call our Brisbane-based travel team on 1300 414 198 for details and to book your cabin.
*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate without notice. Please enquire to confirm up-to-date pricing and availability.
Day 1 - Departs Brisbane
Brisbane is a city full of contradictions. It’s a place of shorts and thongs and high finance. It is both sophisticated and rustic. A city eager to change, yet reluctant to abandon its old ways!
Day 2 - At sea
We’re always coming up with new and improved experiences so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It’s your holiday, your way!
Day 3 - Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
If you ache to snorkel, dive, swim, paddle or just laze on a breathtaking white sand beach, this is the place to do it.
Day 4 & 5 - Yorkeys Knob, Cairns
This delightful northern beaches suburb, located just a short drive from Cairns, has plenty to offer visitors.
Day 6 - Willis Island (Anchor drop)
Day 7 - At sea
Spend the day exploring the ship or relaxing on your last day at sea.
Day 8 - Arrive Brisbane
Do I have to tip?
Tipping is not required but if you’d like to thank the crew who provide you with great service, you are welcome to tip them personally or visit the Reception Desk to have the tip added to your onboard account.
What is the dress code onboard?
Guests are requited to cover-up swim suits when entering the ship’s public rooms. During the day, casual clothes are suitable. After 5.30pm, smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the daily newsletter 'Good Times'.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
Drinks Ahoy Sale - ends 15 June 2021
$49 Deposit, per person#
Premium Drinks Package on cruises of 7 nights or more (excluding the 7 and 8 night Melbourne Cup sailings –V148, I143, I250)^.
Receive up to $200 onboard spending money, per room on cruises 6 nights or less and the 7 and 8 night Melbourne Cup sailings - v148, i143, I250+.
+^#Drinks Ahoy Sale T&Cs Apply
*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories at publication date (12 May 2021), inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 12 May and ends 15 June 2021. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers only available on P&O’s Value fare for all sailings; campaign offers are already included in Value Plus fare. Fare type inclusions are available at www.pocruises.com.au/fares. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. ^Premium Beverage Package is available only to the first 2 guests booked in the lower berths (i.e. passengers 1 and 2) if the passengers are aged 18 years or over on the date of cruise departure, on cruises of 7 nights or more (excluding the 7 and 8 night Melbourne Cup sailings –V148, I143, I250). Premium Beverage Package is non-transferable and non-refundable. Premium Beverage Package includes individual beverage items up to the value of or equal to AUD$13 per item. Alcoholic beverages are limited to 15 beverages per 24-hour period (6am to 6am). Alcoholic beverages requested above this limit are subject to P&O’s Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Policy and charged at regular menu prices. Non-alcoholic beverages have no daily limit. Service is always subject to P&O’s RSA Policy, which includes an ability to restrict service. Drinks exclusions apply for both Premium Beverage and Soft Drink Packages, as listed at https://www.pocruises.com.au/plan/know-before-you-go/life-onboard/beverage-packages. Beverages will be served one drink per order, per eligible guest. +Onboard Spending Money is per room in AUD and applies to cruises 6 nights or less and the 7 and 8 night Melbourne Cup sailings - v148, i143, I250. The 7 and 8 night Melbourne Cup sailings receive up to $100 per room for an interior or oceanview room and up to $200 for a balcony or suite room. Amount varies by room type and itinerary duration, and is applied to the first 2 guests only in the room. Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. #Pay only a $49 per person deposit at time of booking; final payment is then due 75 days before departure. Full payment is required for sailings booked within 75 days of departure. Standard refund and cancellation conditions apply, see P&O’s Booking and Travel Conditions for details. Sailings departing on or before 30 June 2022 and booked prior to 15 June 2021, are eligible for P&O Assurance | www.pocruises.com.au/assurance . A 1.1% surcharge for Visa and Mastercard and a 2.3% surcharge for Amex applies to direct bookings made through our call centre and website. Paypal payments will incur a 1% surcharge. BPAY and debit cards do not incur a surcharge. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. †For P&O Short Breaks, if your cruise is unable to visit the destination on its itinerary because of an unforeseen circumstance such as weather, civil unrest or a mechanical issue, we will endeavour to visit an alternative destination deemed safe by the Captain. Your health and safety is our most important priority. Accordingly, we are currently assessing how we will enhance our onboard health and safety protocols in light of COVID-19 and how these enhancements may affect our cruise offerings. As such, our actual cruise offerings may vary from the descriptions provided and images displayed in this email. To be read in conjunction with the P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage Conditions available at www.pocruises.com.au/booking-conditions which passengers will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as P&O Cruises Australia. ABN 23 107 998 443.