Ship delays 

We recommend you call the Arrival and Departure Information Line on 1300 653 620 (AU) or 0800 543 429 (NZ) at least 24 hours prior to your cruise to confirm the ship’s departure time or visit our Arrivals and Departure page.

In the event there is a significant delay to your cruise check-in or
departure, we will send an SMS to the mobile number provided in
your booking. To ensure you can receive any important updates
about your cruise, simply update your mobile phone number in Cruise Personaliser.

Cruise Control

Cruise Control lets you update your pre-cruise information and see a summary of your booking at a glance. 
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Nautical Glossary

Above board
On or above the deck, in plain view, not hiding anything.
Act of Pardon / Act of Grace
A letter from a state or power authorising action by a privateer. Also see Letter of Marque.
Abaft the beam
Further aft than the beam: a relative bearing of greater than 90 degrees from the bow: "two points abaft the port beam".
Dayboard
The daytime identifier of an aid to navigation presenting one of several standard shapes (square, triangle, rectangle) and colors (red, green, white, orange, yellow, or black).
Hand bomber
A ship using coal-fired boilers shoveled in by hand.
Astern
Any distance behind a ship, as opposed to A-Head.
Beating to windward
Making progress against the direction of the wind, by steering alternately close-hauled on the starboard and larboard tacks.
Gunnel
The large plank that runs along the upper part of a ship's side.
Under the lee of the shore
Close to the shore, which lies to windward of the ship.
Fresh away
When your ship increases its velocity.

Need Help?

Find answers to all your questions.

What payment options do I have to pay for my cruise?
Accepted payment with selected credit cards (1.5% surcharge applies). More info here.
Once onboard, how do I pay for extra items?
Multiple ways of purchasing goods onboard are available to you - from Credit Cards to cash. More info here.
I have kids. What facilities do you have for children?
Qualified staff run a great choice of awesome activities for kids of all ages, giving you the option to spend the day child-free. Here's how it works.
What's actually included in the cruise price?
Accommodation, all main meals, entertainment and use of facilities such as swimming pools, gym, spas, table tennis, children's centres (excluding late night group child-minding) and library are all included in your cruise package.
What are the different types of cabins available? What's the difference between them?
Choose from outstanding balcony cabins with ocean views, great-value internal cabins, 4-berth options to share with family or friends or outside cabins with windows. Click here for more information.

For the answers to many other questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions

Internet Access

Passenger using a laptop
Wireless internet and internet cafes are available on all P&O Cruises ships (charges apply).
Internet Access