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 want you to stay fully updated as we navigate these times. Answers to all your questions concerning future cruises and our operational pause are HERE.

You can also view the P&O Cruises Facebook Page for additional content.

We miss you and can't wait to welcome you back onboard!

Until then, stay at home and please stay connected.

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P&O @ Home – Melbourne Cup

Cruising to the Melbourne Cup is a bucket list event! The party begins the moment you step onboard plus there's exclusive themed entertainment with racing personalities and celebrities, P&O Fashions at Sea and exclusive millinery classes. Oh and there's champagne and canapes! P&O Cruises has been delivering Cruiselings to Flemington Racecourse in spectacular style for over 10 years.

Melbourne Cup celebrations will be an ‘at home’ experience for many this year. To get you in the mood we have some P&O Melbourne Cup nostalgia to share.

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) have also just launched their Cup Week website. Check out cupweek2020.com.au for all your ‘at home’ racing day ideas and make sure you get involved in the Official VRC Melbourne Cup Virtual Sweepstakes. There are over $100,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

Lastly don’t forget to book your P&O Melbourne Cup Cruise in 2021

Book P&O Melbourne Cup 2021

Official Melbourne Cup Virtual Sweepstakes

P&O @ Home - Halloween trick or treat?

Candy, ghosts, gravestones, spider webs and skeleton bones! What do you love about the scariest day of the year? Halloween is on 31 October and it would be remiss of us not to ‘mark this moment’ with some spooky P&O fun.

To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite spooky cocktails, crazy towel cats and a wicked Find-a-Word puzzle.

Halloween Cat Towel Animal

Treat the kids to a Halloween Cat towel animal and make bath time a spooky affair.

Halloween Find-A-Word

How many of the hidden words can you find in our frightfully fun Halloween Find-A- Word? There are 37 words to hunt down to keep everyone busy while eagerly awaiting October 31 to rear its spooky head.

Download P&O Find-A-Word

Halloween P&O Cocktails

Try the deliciously wicked ‘Adams Family’ or ‘Trick or Treat’ cocktails concocted by our very clever bartenders, just in time for Halloween.

Adams Family created by P&O Bartender, Ivy A

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Trick or Treat created by P&O Bartender, John A

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P&O Entertainment

Rock Anthem of the Ages

Are you missing the excitement of a P&O stage show? Well here is some rock nostalgia just for you. Rock - Anthem of the Ages is a rock concert like no other at sea. Covering all of your favourite rock ‘n roll songs, it has some of the best riffs and vocals served up in pumping concert mode. Get your air guitar ready!

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The Bonded Store Playlist

Kick back with a smooth gin & tonic and enjoy our very own Bonded Store playlist.

This hidden bar is tucked away in the corner of Pacific Explorer, accessed via a cleverly disguised door posing as a large portrait. Created in collaboration with Archie Rose Distilling Co, this bar offers an on-trend selection of drinks for those that have an appreciation for premium cocktails prepared by the bar's mixologists.

To note, you must have a Spotify account to access the P&O Bonded Store playlist. If you do not, it is easy to sign up. Just follow the prompts here

P&O Bonded Store Playlist

Other P&O Playlists

P&O @ Home - Cooking with Luke Mangan

Smoked Salmon with Dill, Egg & Fried Onions

Luke Mangan’s signature smoked salmon. Beautiful, simple and perfect for Spring.

P&O Spring Sudoku Series

Keep your mind sharp and have some fun.

Week 2 of our Spring Sudoku with a step up in difficulty from last week.

Download, complete and check your answers below

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Download Spring Sudoku 3 Check Spring Sudoku 3

P&O Competitions

Father’s Day ‘Dad’ Joke competition

Congratulations to Ben Shepherd who has won the Father’s Day ‘Dad’ Joke Competition grand prize!

Happy Father’s Day to all the legendary Dads out there.

Thanks for all your entries, Sam Thaiday and the P&O team have had a blast!

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How to make a Towel Animal Lobster

We have named him ‘Larry the Lobster’...and he certainly is adorable.

Try to make this towel creation at home and give the big AND little kids a giggle at bath time tonight!

P&O Destinations

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Get stuck on a desert island on purpose.

Mystery Island is a tiny, uninhabited islet in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province, in the South Pacific. Only reachable by cruise ship, it's too special to not visit.

Take a P&O Shore Tour and choose from glass bottom kayak and snorkelling tours, with snorkelling gear available for hire or purchase onboard. For the culturally inclined, book our Modern Village Tour and spend the day learning how the local Aneityum families live. Plus, there is some local shopping to enjoy. Choose from an array of local handicrafts, sarongs, woven hats & floral shirts. You'll be sure to find a special keepsake to take home.

Visit Mystery Island on Discover Vanuatu or select Pacific Island Hopper itineraries departing from Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide. The 12-night Fiji Adventure cruise from Sydney or the 10-night Bounty Adventure cruise departing Auckland also call at Mystery Island.

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,

Sharon xx

Cocktails, cocktails & more cocktails!

A cocktail @ sea is always far better than a cocktail on land. We might be biased, but we truly believe it is.

Throughout our pause in operations, we have shared all of our favourite onboard tipples and now have delicious library of recipes for you to try @ home. From our very decadent Toblerone & Mudslide cocktails, to Pina Coladas, frozen Margaritas, Martinis, Mojitos, Fruit Tingles, Hummingbirds & Cosmos.

Cruiselings, you are spoilt for choice. Enjoy responsibly with your favourite people :)

P&O @ Home – World Pasta Day – October 25, 2020

Carb lovers of the world behold…..October 25 is World Pasta Day.

We love a great pasta onboard P&O, and to celebrate we are sharing 3 Waterfront favourites for you to try at home.

What a fabulous excuse to ‘carb load’ all weekend.

Spinach & Avocado Fusilli

A quick and easy recipe perfect for even the fussiest eaters. Creamy avocado & spinach pasta with a no-cook sauce. Garnish with almond flakes and parmesan shavings for a five-star effect.


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Pipe Rigatoni Puttanesca

Puttanesca is a classic Sicilian sauce made with olive oil, tomato, anchovies, olives & capers. Garnish your dish with sharp Parmesan cheese and earthy fresh oregano. Enjoy!


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Spaghetti Carbonara

A spaghetti carbonara recipe is a classic, which you can rarely get wrong. Try this authentic & traditional version at home. Get in my belly.


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P&O Postcards

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

Postcard Colouring-In Winner Showcase

Here's to all our P&O Colouring-In winners.

Thanks for all sending in your entries. We loved judging them.

Postcard winners

P&O Instagram Gifs

Cruiselings can now liven up their Insta stories with a P&O gif! You might even be able to find one (or two) of Sharon living her best cruiseling life. Click on your sticker tab in Insta and search for ‘pocruises’. Make sure you tag us @pocruises

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

P&O Spotlight – Petra Ryberg

Meet Petra, our Head of Design and the creative brains behind the beautiful interiors of P&O ships. She is currently bringing to life all the new spaces on Pacific Adventure.

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!

P&O Moments

Dreaming of the cruising life? Relive some of our cruiselings' favourite P&O moments below

We can’t wait to welcome you onboard again soon.