Want to get off the beaten track? Take a fun-filled Papua New Guinea holiday and sample all the highlights of this unique remote region.
Witness the Alotau Festival and Sing Sing: a special local display of canoes, warriors, powerful music and dance. As a matrilineal society, women make the rules in the Trobriand Islands. Try your hand at Trobriand cricket on Kiriwina Island – where the unconventional rules include an unlimited number of players, dancing and whistleblowing. On Kitava Island, unspoiled beaches and sparkling tropical waters teeming with fish and coral are ready for exploring. And visit the newly-added destination of the Conflict Islands - possibly the most peaceful place in the world.
You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare.
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.
3 October 2023, roundtrip from Brisbane (10 nights)
23 April 2024 or 5 June 2024, roundtrip from Brisbane (10 nights)
Other travel dates are also available:
Ask us about the P&O Value Plus fare - spend less time worrying about the details and more time making memories together. The Value Plus fares include drinks and Wi-Fi. Call 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin today.
*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.
Papua New Guinea Passenger Declaration Form - All guests are required to complete and print the Incoming Passenger Declaration Form and present it at check-in. Free electronic visas will be issued to all guests upon arrival to Papua New Guinea.
A Quarantine fee of PKG15.00 (approx. AU$6.00) will be added to the onboard account of each guest. No other visa fee will apply. If you are not using an Australian or New Zealand passport for this cruise, you must have a valid visa to return to Australia. Please ensure you bring a printed copy of your approved return tourist or Australian resident visa to check-in. For more information please visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder and please allow at least 1 month to apply for a tourist visa. Those guests who do not present a valid visa to return to Australia at check-in may be denied boarding.
Packing your bag is the last thing to do before your adventure. Make sure you’ve got everything you need for the best holiday ever! Whether you need help deciding which shoes to pack or what size of suitcase to bring, we can help you out with a few handy tips!
Hand Luggage - There are a few things that are best kept close at hand, in your hand luggage.
Keep it casual
When the sun’s out you can keep it casual. After 5.30pm smart casual clothing is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the ship’s newsletter, Good Times. Decks can be slippery so low-heeled, rubber soled shoes are recommended along with comfortable walking shoes for going ashore. Shoes must be worn at all times in restaurants. Swimwear is only permitted around the pool and open deck areas. There are two dress codes for the restaurants; smart casual and cocktail.
Dress for dinner
Dress up and have fun! Every evening onboard should be a special occasion whether you’re grabbing a quick drink or having a leisurely dinner. If it’s after 5:30pm, smart casual clothing is required in the public lounges and restaurants. That means skirts, dresses, pants and blouses for women. For men it’s long trousers and a polo or collared shirt.
Classic drinks, classy clothes
The drinks are delicious and the vibe is fancy so you better frock up for the cocktail evenings! Women are required to wear evening or cocktail dress. Men are required to suit up or wear similar and ties are optional. These evenings will be announced in the ships newsletter, the Good Times. So you have an idea of how many fabulous outfits to pack, we’ve provided a rough guide. For cruises between 3-7 nights there will be 1-2 cocktail evenings. For cruises between 7-13 nights there will be 2 cocktail evenings and for cruises 14 days or more there will be a minimum of 3 cocktail evenings. Please note that if the cruise is less than 2 nights there will not be any cocktail nights.
Each guest may bring onboard a maximum of 12 canned drinks loosely packed in carry-on (hand) luggage. All luggage, including checked in luggage, will be x-rayed at embarkation.
The following beverage items cannot be brought onboard :
Disembarkation is staggered and normally begins at approximately 30 minutes after the ships arrival in port. During your cruise you will be asked to complete a disembarkation questionnaire with your post cruise travel arrangements so you can be allocated a disembarkation group and time. You will be advised of your allocated time to disembark the day before arrival. Disembarkation is normally completed within three (3) hours of the ships arrival, however, this can vary. For this reason, if you have post cruise flights, we recommend your flight departs no earlier than five (5) hours after your cruise is scheduled to arrive in port.