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Explore Papua New Guinea with P&O Cruises

other dates available
per stateroom
1 March 2022

What to expect

What you'll love

Beautiful beaches
Culture and history
Stunning landscapes and sights

Perfect for

All traveller types
Family friendly
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

  • 10 night cruise aboard Pacific Encounter from Brisbane return
  • $1 per person deposits#
  • AUD$100 onboard credit from P&O plus RAA members receive a bonus AUD$100 onboard credit per stateroom^
  • All onboard meals (excluding any speciality restaurants, drinks etc)
  • A wide range of onboard entertainment and activities
  • Port charges and government fees & taxes

Your itinerary

Days 1-4

Brisbane to Alotau

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Days 5-7

Kiriwana Island to Rabaul

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Days 8-11

Conflict Islands to Brisbane

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Options and details

Cruise includes AUD$100 onboard credit per stateroom for interior and ocean view staterooms or AUD$200 onboard credit for balcony staterooms, mini suites and suites. RAA members receive an additional AUD$100 onboard credit per stateroom.^

Multiple departures available below, pricing based off 25 April 2023 departure:

  • 4 October 2022
  • 16 November 2022
  • 25 April 2023*
  • 7 June 2023
  • 16 August 2023
  • 3 October 2023
  • 14 February 2024
  • 23 April 2024
  • 14 August 2024


  • Ocean view stateroom from $1,399 per adult twin share*
  • Balcony stateroom from $1,599 per adult twin share* 
  • Mini suites from $1,999 per adult twin share* 

Ask us about fares that include drinks package, wi-fi, priority check in and more.

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.
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Pricing based on 25 April 2023 departure. 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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