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Great Barrier Reef discovery with P&O

New 2025 itineraries out now

What to expect

Discover the beauty of tropical Queensland with P&O. This itinerary is dedicated to our incredible Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the natural world. With three ports from which you can explore the pristine reef, coral cays and tropical islands, take the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.
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What you'll love

Beautiful beaches
Live entertainment
Outdoor activities

Perfect for

Suitable for everyone
Family friendly
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

  • 7-night cruise on board Pacific Encounter from Brisbane return
  • Visit Airlie Beach, Cairns (overnight) and Willis Island (drop anchor)
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Your itinerary

Days 1-3

Brisbane to Airlie Beach

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Days 4-5


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Days 6-8

Willis Island to Brisbane

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Options and details

Upgrade options:

  • Balcony staterooms from $1,299 per person, twin share including $250 onboard credit per stateroom.
  • Travel in Luxury and upgrade to a Bryon Beach mini-suite or suites.

Triple and quad share pricing also available, ask a travel advisor at RAA for more information. 

Multiple departures available, pricing based on 29 June 2024 departure, other departure dates below:

  • 6 January 2024 - SA school holidays
  • 16 March 2024
  • 25 May 2024
  • 29 June 2024*
  • 27 July 2024
  • 25 August 2024
  • 31 August 2024
  • 5 October 2024
  • 16 November 2024
New 2025 dates out now from February - December 2025, this cruise also departs from Sydney, itinerary and pricing will vary.

Terms and conditions

*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories available at publication date (15 November 2023), inclusive of all discounts, charges, and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 15 November 2023 and ends 12 December 2023. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers only available on P&O’s Value and Value Plus fare types. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some rooms have obstructed views. Fare based on specified departure dates. Different fares apply to other dates listed.  I431/29JUN24.


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