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Christmas cruising in Tasmania with P&O

Per stateroom
excluding specialty dining (surcharges apply)
1 March 2022

What to expect

Forget snowmen, mistletoe, and log fires. Christmas in the southern hemisphere is all about long sunny days and relaxing by the pool or on a beach. Escape aboard P&O’s Pacific Explorer and enjoy quality time with family and friends. With chefs and waiting staff catering to every festive wish, Christmas Day onboard Pacific Explorer is going to be lots of fun.

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What you'll love

Culture and history
Gourmet food and drinks
Stunning landscapes and sights

Perfect for

All traveller types
Family friendly
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

  • 8 night cruise aboard Pacific Explorer from Melbourne return
  • Visit Great Oyster Bay and Freycinet Peninsula (scenic cruising), Hobart, Port Arthur, Burnie and Kangaroo Island
  • $1 per person deposits#
  • Includes AUD$100 onboard credit per stateroom^
  • All onboard meals (excluding any speciality restaurants, drinks etc)
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Your itinerary

Days 1 - 3

Melbourne to Hobart

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Days 4-5

Port Arthur to Burnie

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Days 6-9

Kangaroo Island to Melbourne

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Options and details

Cruise includes AUD$50 onboard credit per stateroom for interior and ocean view staterooms or AUD$100 onboard credit for balcony staterooms, mini suites and suites. 


  • Ocean view stateroom from $1,799 per person twin share*
  • Balcony stateroom from $1,999 per person twin share* 
  • Mini suites from $2,999 per person twin share* 

Multiple departures available, pricing based on 19 December 2022 departure:

  • 19 December 2022*
  • 19 December 2023


Terms and conditions

*Terms and conditions apply. Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories at publication date (7 December 2021), inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 23 November 2021 and ends 1 March 2022. Pricing based on 24 February 2023 departure. Pricing based on 19 December 2022 departure.
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Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Some ocean view rooms have obstructed views. #Pay AU$1 per person deposit upfront (for all passengers) followed by the remainder of the standard deposit amount at a later date. Deposits are non-refundable and deposit conditions differ from the standard P&O Booking and Travel Conditions. AU$1 per person deposit is only applicable to Value and Value Plus fares and not applicable to GO Fares. The AU$1 deposit is only applicable if the date of booking is greater than 75 days before departure. AU$1 per person deposit is not applicable to Australian Explorer itineraries X427, X427A, X427B, X427C, X427D, X427E. ^Onboard Spending Money is per room in AUD. Amount varies by travel date, room type and itinerary duration to the maximum of $300AUD, and is applied to the first 2 guests only in a room. Australian Explorer itineraries offer onboard spending money of up to $500AUD per room, Amount varies by travel date, room type and itinerary duration, 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 medical centre or casino. For full terms and conditions please speak to a travel expert at RAA.

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