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$1 DEPOSIT SALE: Cruise to Papua New Guinea (Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Roundtrips, Jun 2022 - May 2023)

Book by 14 Sept 2021 for $1 pp deposits + extra onboard credit!^

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. Call Travel at 60 now on 1300 414 198 (for the cost of a local call anywhere within Australia) to secure your cabin today!

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About this holiday

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Alotau, PNG

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!

  • Cairns roundtrips on the Pacific Explorer (7 nights) from $1049pp twin share*
  • Brisbane roundtrips on the Pacific Encounter (10 nights) from $1249pp twin share*
  • Sydney roundtrips on the Pacific Adventure (12 nights) from $1499pp twin share*

Scroll down to "travel dates" below for a full list of departures.

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

Call our Australian travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your cabin!



You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare. 

  • Swimming pools
  • Waterslides
  • Waterpark
  • Organised pool games
  • Spas
  • Fitness centre
  • Jogging track
  • A range of dance classes
  • Trivia and game shows
  • Organised crew vs guest games
  • Karaoke
  • Deck games, table tennis, deck chess, quoits, golf putting
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Board games
  • Production shows
  • Guest entertainers and comedians
  • Live music
  • Cinema
  • Party nights
  • Big Screen (sports, recent release movies and more)
  • Comedy 
  • Game shows


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Pacific Adventure

Cruse on the Pacific Explorer (from Cairns), Pacific Encounter (from Brisbane) or Pacific Adventure (from Sydney)

Travel dates


Contact us now for a quote on your preferred cabin for any of the following departures:

Cairns roundtrips on the Pacific Explorer (7 nights)

  • 12 Jun 2022 - From $1049pp twin share*
  • 28 May 2023 - From $1349pp twin share*

Brisbane roundtrips on the Pacific Encounter (10 nights)

  • 08 Jun 2022 - From $1249pp twin share*
  • 17 Aug 2022 - From $1449pp twin share
  • 04 Oct 2022 - From $1249pp twin share*
  • 16 Nov 2022 - From $1649pp twin share*
  • 08 Feb 2023 - From $1949pp twin share*
  • 25 Apr 2023 - From $1949pp twin share*

Sydney roundtrip on the Pacific Adventure (12 nights)

  • 08 Aug 2022 - From $1499pp twin share*

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



Cairns roundtrip:

  • Day 1: Cairns
  • Days 2 & 3: Sea days
  • Day 4: Rabaul
  • Day 5: Kiriwina Island
  • Day 6: Conflict Islands
  • Day 7: Sea day
  • Day 8: Cairns

Brisbane roundtrip:

  • Day 1: Brisbane
  • Days 2-3: Sea days
  • Day 4: Alotau
  • Day 5: Kiriwina Island
  • Day 6: Rabaul
  • Day 7: Sea day
  • Day 8: Conflict Islands
  • Days 9-10: Sea days
  • Day 11: Brisbane

Sydney roundtrip:

  • Day 1: Sydney
  • Days 2-4: Sea days
  • Day 5: Alotau
  • Day 6: Kiriwina Island
  • Day 7: Rabaul
  • Day 8: Sea day
  • Day 9: Conflict Islands
  • Days 10-12: Sea days
  • Day 13: Sydney


Special Entry & Visa Requirements

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: 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.

What To Pack?

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!

  • Each bag can be no bigger than 140cm x 60cm x 40cm and weigh no more than 32kg.
  • If you’re flying to port, it’s important to note that airlines may have different luggage restrictions. 
  • All luggage, hand and check-in will be screened at embarkation and disembarkation.

Hand Luggage - There are a few things that are best kept close at hand, in your hand luggage.

  • Duty and tax-free purchases including alcohol and tobacco. These purchases will be collected upon embarkation and stored during your cruise.
  • GST tax invoice for the Tourist Refund Scheme
  • Your Passport or Government Issued Photo ID for domestic cruises
  • Any medications, prescriptions, medical devices and your travel insurance policy
  • Guests must declare to Customs all amounts of alcohol in excess of the local Customs limits.

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.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages onboard?

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 :

  • Plastic and glass bottled drinks (opened or unopened), including water;
  • Slab packs (cartons) of canned drinks;
  • Tetra pack drinks (including fruit juice poppers)
What time can I expect to disembark the ship?

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.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

P&O Go For Gold Sale Terms & Conditions:

^Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories at publication date (16 June 2021), inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 16 June 2021 and ends 14 Sep 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 and Value Plus fare types only. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. ~Fare based on specified departure dates. Different fares apply to other dates listed #AU$1 deposit per person is non-refundable and deposit conditions differ from the standard P&O Booking and Travel Conditions. Offer applies to cruises departing from 17 Dec 2021 booked at least 76 days prior to departure. Pay AU$1 per person deposit upfront and the remainder of the standard adult deposit amount for all passengers, including children as follows – for cruises departing between 10 Jan 2022 and 5 Mar 2022, 95 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 6 Mar 2022 and 4 Apr 2022, 150 days prior to departure; and for cruises departing after 5 Apr 2022, 180 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 17 Dec 2021 and 9 Jan 2022, remainder of deposit and final payment for cruise due 75 days before departure. Standard cancellation and refunds conditions apply as per Booking and Travel Conditions listed. Sailings departing on or before 30 June 2022 and booked prior to 14 Sep 2021 are eligible for P&O Assurance []. ^Onboard Spending Money 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. Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the casino. 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. 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 To be read in conjunction with the P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage Conditions available at 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.