P&O Australia Cruises Now Released In The UK – Exclusive To The Cruise People Ltd And Other Members Of The Cruiseco Alliance

P&O Cruises Australia fleetExperience Australia, New Zealand and Asia with P&O Australia new to the UK through The Cruise People and exclusive to the Cruiseco alliance, of which we are a member.

P&O Australia is Australia’s largest cruise line. Five ships call the waters of the Australia and the South Pacific home, offering more variety, exotic destinations, Australian ports to depart from, experiences and fun than any other cruise line.

To set sail on board a P&O Australia vessel is to experience the waters of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific at their best.  Your holiday starts the moment you step on board.  Stage shows by leading Australian production companies, restaurants serving the very best of the region’s food and wine, outdoor venues designed to make the most of the spectacular Southern Hemisphere weather.

There isn’t a better way to explore the coast lines of this island continent, or visit the friendly neighbours of the South Pacific and New Zealand.

Now exclusively available through Cruiseco members, it is time to start planning your trip Down Under!

P&O Sea Breaks

Bay of Islands from Auckland | 4 nights | Departs Auckland

Visit New Zealand’s two oldest buildings, both in Kerikeri. Swim with dolphins, penguins, marlin, whales and gannets past Tapeka Point. 

Napier from Auckland | 4 nights | Departs Auckland

Cape Kidnappers Eco Safari-Off-road to the nesting place of the world’s largest gannet colony. Napier River Float Trip- Spend a day drifting 11 km down river, surrounded by nature.

P&O Islands

Explore the Loyalty Islands – 9 nights | Departs Sydney

Visit the Cliffs of Jokin in Lifou, made from layers of ancient compressed coral and formed over millions of years.

Melanesian Discovery | 9 – 10 nights | Departs Auckland, Sydney or Brisbane

Explore a traditional village and visit the local Chief on a Melanesian Encounter Shore Tour in Lifou.

P&O Explorer

Kiwi Explorer | 10 nights | Depart Auckland

Cruise by picturesque Fiordland National Park. Cape Kidnappers, home to the only mainland gannet colony. Test your courage with a Kiwi Canyoning Adventure.

Solomon Seas Islands | 10 nights | Departs Cairns

Visit the bustling village of Honiara, gateway to Solomon Islands. Go exotic diving in Gizo Island. Get cultured in Kakabona Cultural Village.

Ultimate New Guinea Islands | 13-15 nights | Depart Brisbane or Sydney

Witness the unique Goroka Mud Men in Madang. Go back thousands of years before civilization on Kitava Island. Paddle a traditional canoe to an untouched Trobriand paradise.

P&O Sea Australia

Barrier Reef Discovery | 10-12 nights | Departs Brisbane

Explore the beautiful Low Isle on a luxury Catamaran from Port Douglas. Snorkel the outer Great Barrier Reef. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Pacific Pearl (c) John Wilson

P&O Main Events

The Melbourne Cup | 6-7 nights | Depart Brisbane or Sydney

Cruise into Melbourne donning your finest for race day and we’ll deliver you via coach to Flemington Racecourse. General admission tickets and direct transfers are all included so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Think About a Cruise Next Christmas | 7-12 nights | Depart Brisbane or Sydney

Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is all about long sunny days and relaxing by the water with family and friends. See the look on the kids faces when Santa visits on Christmas Day, presents in tow. Enjoy delicious Christmas fare at lunch and dinner, and don’t worry about the clean up-we’ve recruited some elves to help.

New Years Eve | 7-12 nights | Depart Brisbane or Sydney

The days of finding a taxi on New Year’s Eve are over! Forget queuing for venues or next-day tidy up, we’ve got it all covered. And with multiple venues on board, there’s something for everyone

For more information Click Here to view our brochure (scroll down, don’t try to page) or call The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email cruisepeopleltd@outlook.com.

Australian Cruise Market Booms: Grew By A Third In 2011 – Other Cruise News: P&O Cruises’ New Fares, Cancellation Penalties & Final Payment Date – Will Venice Ban Larger Cruise Ships?

          THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com

          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 23rd July 2012

For the second year in a row, Australia has set another record, with 623,295 of its nationals and residents booking a cruise in 2011, a growth of one-third in a year and a tripling of the number taking a cruise over five years. We have the latest look at that market, which is now beginning to attract members of the largest classes of ship, including Voyager of the Seas and the Celebrity Solstice. In the UK, we look at P&O Cruises new “Vantage Fares” and “Getwaway Fares” and find that the idea originates with Carnival Cruise Lines in America. But in doing so, we also notice that, quietly last year, P&O increased its deposit requirement (and therefore penalties paid on cancelled cruises) by 50% as well as extending its final payment date from 56 days to 90. Finally, we look at the debate in Venice about whether large cruise ships should be allowed to sail past St Mark’s Square.

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