These are extraordinary times.
All of us at P&O are looking positively toward the future. Cruisey days, sunny skies, ocean views and service with a smile, in a world that’s Like No Place on Earth.
We miss you and can't wait to welcome you back onboard!
Until then, stay at home and please stay connected.
Father’s Day ‘Dad’ Joke competition
Sam Thaiday, footy legend and all-round great Dad is here to celebrate Father's Day with us.
Just tell us your Dad’s best (or worst) Dad joke in 100 words or less and tell us why your Dad deserves to win on Love P&O.
There are P&O prize packs, jumbo footballs signed by Sam and a $1000 gift card up for grabs.
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Up Close & Funny Comedy
To wrap up our month-long entertainment extravaganza, we ran an ‘Up Close and Funny’ event, drawing on the talents of some of the best comedians from the P&O Comedy Cruises. Filmed in the iconic ‘Sit Down Comedy Club’ in Brisbane, hosted by the hilarious Kat Davidson with comedy all-stars Lindsay Webb, Ellen Briggs and Terry Hansen, it was a comedy session full of laughs.
Enjoy the session ‘on-demand’ from the comforts of your own home.
1927 - If I Could
If I could paint, I'd paint a portrait of you...
If you lived through the 80's and have not sung along to ‘If I Could’…. did you even live? Front man Eric Weideman performs an acoustic version of this 80’s classic, just for you. Taken from 1927’s debut album ...ISH, this track was released in October 1988 and lives on today. Vintage 80's and simply magical.
Eurogliders – Heaven
Even though we cannot be on the 80’s Themed Cruise right now, we can certainly enjoy it virtually
Indulge in this classic 80’s hit from the Eurogliders, and take a trip down memory lane.
Heaven, from their album This Island, and was released on 7" and 12" vinyl in May 1984 and is ‘vintage 80’s music’. We dare you not to sing along
The fashion may have been questionable but the music definitely was not. The 80's were a time of new wave, lovelorn ballads, pop, dance, hop-hop and glam metal. We challenge you to make it through this classic list of the 80's biggest hits without singing them silently in your head....over and over and over
You must have a Spotify account to access the P&O 80's playlist. If you do don't, it is easy to sign upGo to P&O 80’s Playlist
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P&O Gatsby Special
Inspired by the roaring twenties, the P&O Gatsby parties are always an evening of fascinating style, sparkling champagne, classic cocktails, jazz music & opulence.
Whilst we cannot cruise right now, we can certainly share some ‘Gatsby LOVE’ to keep you inspired.
So just for you, here is the esteemed Charlie Chaplin Cocktail and a fabulous Gatsby Spotify playlist.
Charlie Chaplin Cocktail
The Charlie Chaplin is definitely a cocktail for those with a sweet tooth. The lemon juice cuts through the sweetness of the sloe gin and apricot brandy, but not completely. The sweetness always prevails. Beautifully paired with a salty snack like nuts or pretzels, this drink is vintage Gatsby.
Gatsby Spotify Playlist
Celebrate the roaring twenties. An intoxicating mix of jazz, blues and Broadway musical hits in a specially created P&O Gatsby playlist.
To note, you must have a Spotify account to access the P&O Gatsby playlist. If you do not, it is easy to sign up. Just follow the prompts here
Luke Mangan's Chip Tips
Luke Mangan's truffle fries are a Cruiseling favourite.
Here are Luke’s 3 ways to take your ‘fries’ to the next level:
- Add truffle oil and LOTS of Parmesan cheese (like at Salt Grill & Luke’s).
- Mix through bacon and blue cheese for a sharp and salty tang!
- Forget the tradition of fries and tomato sauce, instead toss your hot fries through homemade garlic aioli.
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Cairns is a modern & vibrant city, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
Bounded by the glorious Coral Sea on one side and lush rainforest hinterland on the other, Cairns promises a cruise holiday experience, grounded in the unparalleled beauty of Australian nature, both on land and at sea.
Experience spectacular reefs, ancient rainforests & golden beaches blended with an alfresco dining scene full of cafes, restaurants and bustling markets.
P&O cruises to Cairns all year round. Join the 7-night Barrier Reef Discovery cruise from Brisbane or the 10-night cruise from Sydney.Find out more
Port Douglas is a beautiful coastal gem, nestled on the Coral Sea about an hour north of Cairns. Once a sleepy port for local gold mines, this coastal QLD town has emerged as an unmissable cosmopolitan cruise destination. Rich in both culture and natural beauty, Port Douglas is the perfect bridge between the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed, Daintree National Park.
Make the most of your time in Port Douglas on a P&O Shore Tour. See the sights by riverboat, catamaran, coach, stretch limo, or on foot.
Visit Port Douglas on a P&O Barrier Reef Discovery cruise departing from Brisbane (7 nights) and Sydney (10 nights). You’ll also visit idyllic Airlie Beach and Cairns.Find out more
Do you have a keen eye for photography? Have you ever captured that kaleidoscope of colours that only an ocean sunset can deliver?
If you are a dedicated Cruiseling, you know just how spectacular the combination of the sun & sea can be.
Kevin Boag, as well as being one of our favourite Hotel Directors, is a skilled amateur photographer.
He takes us through some tips & tricks for taking a perfect sunset shot, whilst he relaxes in Koh Samui Thailand, during our cruise pause.
P&O Short Breaks are the ideal quick getaway that will make you feel like you've been on a complete holiday without all the stress of planning one.
P&O offers a large range of Short Breaks between 2-4 nights and take you to some of Australia’s premier destinations, including the beautiful Whitsundays and Moreton Island - Tangalooma. Or, if you're after something a little more gourmet, try Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln or Eden. Enjoy side-splitting comedy on a themed Comedy Short Break or bring out the big hair and shoulder pads on an '80s themed Short Break.
When you’re ready to get away, we can help you find a cruise. There really is something for everyone!Discover P&O Short Breaks
At P&O, we truly believe that there’s no place quite like home.
We have an incredible range of local cruises designed to show you the many treasures that exist in our own backyard.
From the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach & sunny Cairns in QLD to Great Oyster Bay, Burnie & Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. Discover the magic of Port Douglas or hidden treasures of Moreton Island, Tangalooma. There is surprise & delight around every corner.
Now, more than ever, is the time to plan a cruise holiday, where you don't have to stray too far from home.Discover Australian Cruises
Cruising is a great way to disconnect & spend quality time with family & friends.
While we may not be able to cruise now, we can certainly start planning our future cruises, and exploring our own beautiful Australian backyard is perfect for this.
In Airlie Beach QLD, discover one of the seven natural wonders of the world, dive into clear waters or just soak up the relaxed vibe. It is the perfect spot to explore the Whitsundays; a stunning 74-island archipelago that spans the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. From the moment you arrive, you will discover why water lovers worldwide call it '100 Magic Miles'. Cruise to Airlie Beach from Brisbane or Sydney on the Great Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise. Additionally, from Brisbane, take a P&O Short Break.Find out more
Become a tourist in your own backyard, and discover stunning Moreton Island, the 3rd largest sand island in the world, located in tropical QLD.
An area famous for its eco-tourism and abundance of local wildlife, Moreton Island is one of Australia's natural treasures.
P&O Cruises offer a wide variety of on-shore activities that allow you to experience this amazing slice of paradise. Tangalooma resort has a unique wild dolphin up close & personal, hand-feeding experience. Plus for the closet adventurers, tobogganing down impossibly high sand dunes, parasailing, quad biking or snorkelling the island’s famous shipwreck, are activities accessible to all P&O guests.
Available as a 4-day P&O Short Break or part of the Barrier Reef Discovery itinerary, both cruising from Sydney, the P&O Moreton Island cruise is not be missed.Find out more
Staying @ Home with Sharon
Hi, I'm Sharon! Remember me? I found love with my castaway, Don Juan on a deserted island in the South Pacific. I can't wait to cruise again, but until then I'll be staying at home. So, I thought I'd share some tips for keeping boredom at bay, and your body & soul in tip top shape.
Tip # 5 Tik Tok
Social distancing restrictions are slowly easing, but TikTok is still going crazy on socials. Try a #FlipTheSwitch or #SmallGestures challenge with your mates. Alternatively, boogie up a storm and TikTok it for all your followers. Get creative and have a laugh.
And remember to share the love with us,
Tip # 4 Find-A Word
Nothing clears the cobwebs like a good word puzzle. Download Sharon’s Find-A-Word, test your P&O knowledge & challenge your family to see who can complete the puzzle the quickest.
Remember to play nice! Everyone's a winner,
Sharon xDownload & Play
Tip # 3 Spotify Iso-cation Playlists
Put your favourite tracks into a feel good, iso-cation playlist on Spotify and take your ears on a little holiday!
A few classics are a great start, but you can choose anything you love, whether that’s Blue Room jazz, 90’s favourites or rock anthem classics!
Alternatively, you can plug into our P&O Sailaway Party playlist and have your own pumping Sailaway party @ home.
Never stop dancing, guys! Sharon x
Tip # 1 - Craft
Now that you have a little more time on your hands, it’s the perfect time to put them to work and develop a crafty new skill! YouTube has loads of online tutorials where you can learn to paint, draw, crochet, knit or macrame. Here’s a little something I macra-made in my spare time.
Share your creations online and challenge your mates to do their own creative projects. I can’t wait to see with what you come up with! Get crafty kids, but most of all have fun!
Tip # 2 Video Parties
Video conferencing is a fun way to keep in touch with your friends & family while you’re at home. Spice up your virtual house parties with dress ups, themed nights, takeaway and a splash of vino!
As you can see, I’m dressed as Carol Baskin! Who will you find at your cheeky Zoom parteee?
Keep in touch! Sharon x
Remember the time you'd share your favourite holiday moments, by posting a hand-picked postcard. Those were the days.
With some vintage flair, we have created a series of iconic postcards that celebrate idyllic P&O destinations. And we’ve included a colouring page for you to 'get creative' with @ home.
Tag & share your colouring masterpieces with us on Facebook or Instagram
P&O Zoom Backgrounds
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Missing cruise life?
Our full suite of 25 downloads is now available to download, including some incredible P&O destination inspiration and some cheeky pics of Sharon 'living her best cruisey life'.
Put yourself there….View & Download here
Painting & design have always been a part of Petra's life, drawing inspiration from her personal travel experiences, inspired art & creativity in all its forms, combined with her beautiful sense of style & taste.
When Petra paints, she lets the creativity flow, using bright colours, graphical patterns and bold colour combinations. We know Pacific Adventure will be our most stylish ship yet!