P&O Cruises Poised for Record Number of Families with Biggest Ever Choice of School Holiday Itineraries and Cabin Configurations in 2021 Program

A record number of families will sail with P&O Cruises when Pacific Adventure joins the fleet next year with exciting attractions including Adventure’s dual-racing waterslide -- the ‘Twin Racer’ -- and a pool that is an integral part of a new family-dedicated entertainment area.

The latest ship to call Australia home will also sport the P&O Edge Adventure Park with a flying fox on the top deck and rock climbing wall with panoramic views.

P&O will carry more than 200,000 people travelling in families or family groups across its fleet after the 3000-guest ship’s arrival.

Pacific Adventure will offer the greatest choice of accommodation options in P&O’s history with new five-berth family cabins and a record number of interconnecting rooms.

P&O’s newest ship will also be the first in the market to offer two-bedroom Family Suites that sleep up to eight guests.

Each ship in the P&O Cruises fleet offers something for all age groups from children to the young-at-heart across the greatest choice of school holiday voyages in the cruise market.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said it was this commitment to offer ‘something for everyone’ that meant the cruise line was popular with families and friends across all age groups.

“P&O Cruises will carry more families and family groups than ever before and more than any other cruise line in this market in 2021,” Mr Myrmell said. 

“It makes it even easier for Aussie families to take a cruise holiday together because there is so much choice once you are on-board.

“We know that families like to travel together and celebrate big moments but they also like their freedom to have a kind of mini-holiday within a holiday.

“They get to spend time with each other and reconnecting but, at the same time, there is so much variety in food, entertainment and activities that they can also do their own thing when it suits.”

P&O’s latest program includes the greatest choice of school holiday cruises to date with a range of itineraries departing July 2021 to January 2022.

The selection features longer sailings to the South Pacific and Queensland Islands, Short Breaks including themed comedy cruises and Main Events to the Australian Open and Australia Day celebrations in Sydney Harbour.


Highlights of P&O’s school holiday cruises include:


Six school holiday cruises to New Caledonia and Vanuatu itineraries spanning 8 to 10-nights in duration and two cruises celebrating Christmas and New Year's Eve.


Six 7 to 9-night school holiday cruises and a 4-night sailing to the Whitsunday Islands on P&O’s newest ship Pacific Encounter.


A variety of itineraries to Tasmania and South Australia including an 8-night Christmas cruise, an 11-night New Year's Eve sailing to New Zealand and a 12-night cruise to the South Pacific Islands.

Bookings for cruises during the school holiday period are available now and include a 9-night Christmas sailing on Pacific Encounter to the South Pacific Islands from Brisbane departing December 18, 2021.

For more information visit pocruises.com.au, call 13 24 94 or see a licensed travel agent.


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P&O Cruises

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