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Northern Explorer Cruise from Fremantle-Cairns (May 2023 & 2024)

$49pp deposit + upgrade + onboard credit*
This unforgettable one-way cruise departs Fremantle for a scenic trip across Australia’s stunning northern coastline. Calling at Exmouth, Kuri Bay and exploring the amazing Kimberley Coast before heading to bustling Darwin, magical Port Douglas and disembarking in tropical Cairns.
10 nights
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About this holiday

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Pacific Explorer

Book by 11 April 2023 for three special offers:

  • Book with only a $49 deposit per person.*
  • Upgrade your room to the next best location within your chosen cabin category*
  • Receive up to $300 onboard spending money per room*

Fremantle - Exmouth - Kuri Bay - Darwin - Port Douglas - Cairns
Departing 18 May 2023 & 5 May 2024 on the Pacific Explorer

Call 1300 414 198 for a quote on this May 2023 departure, or scroll down to "travel dates" below for lead-in pricing on your preferred cabin.


  • All meals onboard from selected dining experiences,
  • Entry into onboard venues, selected activities, entertainment and selected kids' activities.
  • Includes taxes, fees and port expenses.


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Balcony Cabin

Stylish yet relaxed modern interior designs make Pacific Explorer the perfect place to holiday.

Relax by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and stage shows at night. There’s something for every member of the family.

When it comes to dining, you'll be spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke's our amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset. Or try our award winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco.

Travel dates


Departing Fremantle 18 May 2023 / disembarking Cairns 28 May 2023

  • Inside from $949 per person twin share*
  • Outside from $1,449 per person twin share*
  • Balcony from $2,199 per person twin share* / sole use $4,398 pp*
  • Mini-Suite from $3,771 per person twin share*

Departing Fremantle 5 May 2024 / disembarking Cairns 15 May 2024

  • Inside from $1,499pp twin share / sole use $2,998pp*
  • Outside from $1,899 twin share / sole use $3,798pp*
  • Balcony from $2,199pp twin share / sole use $4,398pp*
  • Mini-Suite from $3,599pp twin share*
  • Penthouse Suite from $5,499pp twin share*

Ask us about upgrading to a Value Plus fare - spend less time worrying about the details and more time making memories together.

*Pricing is subject to cabin availability and may fluctuate without notice at the cruise line's discretion. Please call 1300 414 198 for an up-to-the-moment quote on your preferred cabin and departure.



Sample Itinerary based on 18 May 2023 cruise

  • Day 1: Fremantle depart 4pm
  • Day 2: At sea
  • Day 3: Exmouth - 8am - 4pm
  • Day 4: At sea
  • Day 5: Kuri Bay - 8am -5pm
  • Day 6: At sea
  • Day 7: Darwin - 7am- 4pm
  • Day 8: At sea
  • Day 9: At sea
  • Day 10: Port Douglas - 10am - 7pm
  • Day 11: Cairns arrive 6am


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories available at publication date (1 March 2023), inclusive of all discounts, charges, and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 1 Mar 2023 and ends 11 Apr 2023. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers only available on P&O’s Value and Value Plus fares types only. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some rooms have obstructed views. Fare based on specified departure dates. Different fares apply to other dates listed.

#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. 

~Onboard Spending Money (‘OBS’) is per room in AUD. Amount varies by room type and itinerary duration as specified and is applied to the first 2 guests only in a room. Guests can get up to a maximum of $300 per room. For cruises 2-6 nights: Interior/Oceanview rooms are eligible for $50 OBS per room. Balcony/Mini Suite/Suite rooms are eligible for $100 OBS per room. For cruises 7-11 nights: Interior/Oceanview rooms are eligible for $100 OBS per room, Balcony/Mini Suite/Suite rooms are eligible for $200 OBS per room For cruises 12+ nights: Interior/Oceanview rooms are eligible for $150 OBS per room, Balcony/Mini Suite/Suite rooms are eligible for $300 OBS per room. Australian Explorer cruises (28 nights+) receive up to $500 onboard spending money per room (interior and oceanview receive $250 per room, balcony and above receive $500 per room). Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable and not redeemable for cash. 

^Room Location Upgrade offer is available on like-to-like categories only (interior to interior, oceanview to oceanview, balcony to balcony and mini suite to mini suite) based on the price difference between 2 room grades higher within the same category. Upgrades are subject to availability in the higher grade room. Offer is not available on obstructed view rooms and suites. Offer does not apply to mini-suites on Pacific Explorer. Fares shown are inclusive of the upgrade offer. The higher grade room must be booked at the time of making reservation to secure the upgrade.