Along with sister company, P&O Cruises in the United Kingdom, P&O Cruises Australia originates from the passenger division of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, a UK shipping company which operated the world's first passenger ships in the early 19th Century. P&O subsequently became the first company to operate passenger routes to Australia, with the first of these voyages occurring in 1932. As such we are one of the oldest cruise lines in the world.
These voyages eventually developed into the cruise holidays we recognise today and so P&O adopted the brand name P&O Cruises, with the specialist Australian service becoming known as P&O Cruises Australia.
P&O Cruises first permanent ship in Australia was the Fairstar, followedby Pacific Sky, Pacific Star, Pacific Sun, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Eden, Pacific Aria & then Pacific Explorer.
Today, the P&O Cruises Australia fleet consists of Pacific Dawn, Pacific Aria and Pacific Explorer. Pacific Adventure joins the fleet in October 2020 and Pacific Encounter in November 2021.
Our Past Fleet: