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P&O Cruises AU has 5 ships in the fleet.

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Built: 2001

Tons: 108865

Cabins: 1316

Built: 1994

Tons: 55819

Cabins: 630

Built: 1991

Tons: 70285

Cabins: 798

Built: 2002

Tons: 108865

Cabins: 1298

Built: 1997

Tons: 77441

Cabins: 998

Click on a ship name from the P&O Cruises AU fleet above to go to the cruise ship deck plan page for that P&O Cruises AU cruise ship. You can click on column titles to sort list. PSR (Passenger Space Ratio) uses our own formula to determine the max number of passengers on the ship during peak sailing times and divides that by the total tons of the ship to determine the per passenger space ratio. Although not an exact science, the higher the ratio the more square footage per passenger. You can expect fewer passengers during non peak sailings.

Cruise Ships for P&O Cruises AU

Ships Class Built Length Passengers
(2 per cabin)
(Peak sailings)
Tons Crew Cabins PSR
Pacific Encounter Grand 2002 951 2596 3115 108865 1100 1298 35
Pacific Adventure Grand 2001 950 2632 3158 108865 1100 1316 34
Pacific Explorer Sun 1997 856 1996 2395 77441 924 998 32
Pacific Aria Statendam 1994 719 1260 1512 55819 558 630 37
Pacific Dawn Crown-Princess 1991 811 1596 1915 70285 660 798 37

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P&O Cruises AU has 5 ships in the fleet.

With three ships sailing from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to more destinations than ever before, P&O Cruises has become one of the fastest growing cruise companies in the world. As our fleet expands, so does the value of our cruise packages and level of on-board services. We now offer an amazing children's program, world-class entertainment and an enhanced five-star dining experience across the entire fleet.

P&O operates under the umbrella of Carnival Cruise Lines.

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P&O Cruises AU Capacity Trend:
2012 cabins per day: 2408
2013 cabins per day: 2,408 * 0 % change. (0 cabins)
2014 cabins per day: 2,408 * 0 % change. (0 cabins)
2015 cabins per day: 3,668 * 52 % change. (1260 cabins)
2016 cabins per day: 3,668 * 0% change. (0 cabins)
2017 cabins per day: 4,666 * 27% change. (998 cabins)
2018 cabins per day: 4,666 * 0% change. (0 cabins)
2019 cabins per day: 3,199 * -31% change. (-1467 cabins)
2020 cabins per day: 4,515 * 41% change. (1316 cabins)

Total change from 2012 to 2020 88% (2107 cabins)

Watch growth and decline rates. Rapid growth may lead to quality and service issues.

The following is a listing of some of the special dining options that P&O Cruises AU offers. Use the key below to identify the restaurant name. You can click on a ship name to go to the deck plan page for that ship.

P&O Cruises AU Specialty Dining
Ship Angel Chef Dragon Luna Salt
Pacific Adventure ----------
Pacific Aria --
Pacific Dawn ----
Pacific Encounter ----------
Pacific Explorer ----------

Angel Angelos
From the first bite to the last mouthful, the menu at Angelo's is Italian food done the right way. Think soul warming traditional dishes with a delicious modern twist. Surrounded by images of Latin legends captured by one of Italy's most famous photographers, Angelo Frontoni, the restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy la dolce vita as you indulge in a meal to remember.

Chef Chefs Table
For a meal that is equal parts memorable and mouth-watering, join us and we will host a private dinner for you and up to 14 guests. Your evening will begin with a cocktail and canape reception, hosted by the Executive Chef. This is followed by an exclusive tour of the Galley. Once seated at the intimate and private table, the Executive Chef will begin to introduce each course and it's expertly matched wine.

Dragon Dragon Lady
Immerse yourself in the intoxicating flavours of Asia. From steaming baskets of dumplings to sizzling plates of spicy stir-fry, Dragon Lady is bringing the heat. With a sultry mix of dark timbers and midnight blue tones, it boasts an intimate and mysterious setting. Be seduced by the exotic scents and spices of a menu inspired by Australians passion for Asian cuisine. Bursting with flavour, every mouthful promises a tantalising night in the Orient. Open every night for dinner, featuring a fixed menu giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a sensual feast of Chinese, Thai, Indian or Japanese.

Luna Luna
Our ever-popular Asian restaurant, Luna, offers spectacular banquet style menus rotating between a variety of Asian cuisines. Transport your taste buds with wonderfully complex Thai dishes that entangle light and fresh flavors with deep aromatic components. Try traditional favorites, like melt-in-your mouth beef in a Massaman curry, or innovative twists on Thai tastes and textures, like pork cheeks with caramel dressing and grapefruit salad. There is also a Japanese menu expressing the delicate balance found in gourmet Japanese cuisine. Luna is one dining experience that you won't want to miss.

Salt Salt Grill
Celebrity chef Luke Mangan brings his reputation, talent and flare to Salt grills exquisite menu. This stand out restaurant brings the very best of fine dining and the finest Australian wines exclusively to P&O Cruises, all for a fraction of the price you pay on land

The following is a listing of some of the special dining options that P&O Cruises AU offers. Use the key below to identify the restaurant name. You can click on a ship name to go to the deck plan page for that ship.

PO AU Ship Features
Ship Pools Hot Tubs Rock Wall Flow Rider Waterslide Waterpark Ropes Mini-Golf Outdoor Movies
Pacific Adventure 4 8 -- -- -- -- -- Yes Yes
Pacific Aria 3 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Pacific Dawn 2 4 Yes -- Yes Yes -- -- Yes
Pacific Encounter 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Pacific Explorer 4 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- Yes

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