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$1 DEPOSITS: Cruise to New Caledonia & Vanuatu (Brisbane roundtrip, Sep 2022 -2024)

Extra onboard credit!*

More than just stunning vistas and great weather (though that's definitely a major part of it!), the Islands of the South Pacific offer something for every type of traveller! Book your cruise before 1 March 2022 for $1pp deposits and extra onboard spending money!*

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About this holiday

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Book your cruise before 1 March 2022 for $1pp deposits and extra onboard spending money!*

With cascading waterfalls, welcoming locals, picture-perfect beaches and magnificent underwater life, this itinerary will showcase all the wonders of Vanuatu and New Caledonia.


  • Accommodation, food from selected dining experiences, entry into all bars, pubs and clubs, selected activities, entertainment and selected kids activities.
  • Includes taxes, fees and port expenses.



Cruise on the Pacific Encounter from Brisbane. Guests will love the new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. Choose from Charlie’s, The Deli and Ivy + Brie. You can meet in the morning for coffee, relax in the afternoon with your favourite drink and a cheese board and come back at night for chilled live music.

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.

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.

Suite - Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in our Suites. They offer the high life on the high seas.

Penthouse Suite - Take it all in with a balcony that look over everyone's favourite view - the ship's wake, priority spa and dinner reservations included and so much more.

Travel dates


Book your Cruise before 1 March 2022 and receive extra onboard spending money!*

  • Inside and Outside cabins - up to $100 per cabin
  • Balcony, Mini-Suite and Suite cabins - up to $200 per cabin

Brisbane roundtrip 5 - 12 August 2023

  • Inside cabin from $1,049 pp twin share
  • Oceanview cabin from $1,233 pp twin share
  • Balcony cabin from $1,399 pp twin share
  • Mini-Suite cabin from $1,699 pp twin share

Solo traveller rates available on request. Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for details and to book your cabin.

Other departures include

  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 4 Nov 2022
  • 3 Dec 2022
  • 7 Jan 2023
  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 8 Apr 2023
  • 5 May 2023
  • 24 Jun 2023
  • 26 Aug 2023
  • 16 Sep 2023
  • 23 Sep 2023
  • 23 Oct 2023
  • 18 Nov 2023
  • 9 Dec 2023
  • 13 Jan 2024
  • 3 Feb 2024
  • 30 Mar 2024
  • 6 Apr 2024
  • 3 May 2024
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 3 Aug 2024
  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 21 Sep 2024

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.



Based on 5 - 12 August 2023

  • Day 1 - Brisbane depart 2pm
  • Day 2 - At sea
  • Day 3 - Noumea, New Caledonia - 1pm - 9pm
  • Day 4 - Lifou, New Caledonia - 8am - 5pm
  • Day 5 - Port Villa, Vanuatu - 8am - 5pm
  • Day 6 & 7 - At sea
  • Day 8 - Brisbane arrive 6am


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'.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and cruise line booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information.

P&O's Take me away sale ends 1 March 2022

P&O Cruise line plan is to restart operations with cruises for fully vaccinated guests and crew. Our planned vaccination-only policy aligns with Australian governments public statements linking society returning to normal once sufficient numbers of eligible Australians have been fully vaccinated. As of 27 August 2021, their protocols and policies are still in development and we recommend you check protocols and policies closure to your departure date.

A non-refundable AU$1 deposit per person is required at time of booking. A 2nd deposit which is the remainder of the standard adult deposit for all guests including children, is due as follows: Cruises between 1 Jul 22 & 31 Aug 22, 95 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 sep 22 & 31 oct 22, 150 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 nov 22 & 31 dec 22, 180 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 Jan 23 & 31 aug 23, 250 days prior to departure; and for cruises departing after 1 sep 23, 450 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 2 Mar 2022 and 30 Jun 2022, remainder of deposit and final payment for cruise is due 75 days before departure. Standard cancellation and refunds conditions apply as per Booking Travel Conditions. Sailings departing on or before 30 June 22 and booked prior to 1 Mar 2022 are eligible for P&O Assurance. This fare also includes onboard spending money (OBC) and applies to the first 2 guests in the booking. OBC can't be used at the medical centre or casino. Any unused OBC expires at the end of the cruise & is not redeemable for cash. Not combinable with Go fare/short sales