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Departs Brisbane
On 06 May 2017
For 7 nights
To Oceania and Australia
With P&O Australia
On Board Pacific Dawn
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Date Port Arrive Depart
06 May 17 Brisbane 14:00
07 May 17 At Sea
08 May 17 Whitsunday
09 May 17 Cairns
10 May 17 Port Douglas
11 May 17 Willis Island (Scenic Cruising Only)
12 May 17 At Sea
13 May 17 Brisbane 17:00
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Pacific Dawn
P&O Cruise Line’s Pacific Dawn Cruises is Australia’s first super liner, with an average capacity of 2050 passengers. Inside and out, the ship is simply breathtaking and the first thing you’ll n.. Read more
We dedicate this itinerary 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.

Brisbane

Brisbane offers a cosmopolitan mix of shopping, dining, history, arts, sightseeing and entertainment. Expereience the nearby theme parks or visit Australia Zoo.

Whitsundays

This collection of 74 islands spans the jewelled beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Everyone can find something to love: whether it’s snorkelling or diving in the sapphire blue waters or just taking in the spectacular views and nightlife of Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island.

Cairns

The city of Cairns is the heart of the Tropical North - a focal point for visitors and local inhabitants alike. Founded in 1876 as a port for the Hodkinson River goldfield 60 miles inland, the settlement that served pioneers, fossickers and thousands of diggers has long outlived these shifts in fortune to become one of the world's most attractive vacation destinations. Built on the banks of the Trinity Inlet in Far North Queensland, this coastal city resting along the world famous Great Barrier Reef puts out its welcome mat all year round. With its traditional "pubs" - old time hotels, cosmopolitan eateries, outdoor living, homespun markets, exclusive boutiques and locally crafted wares offset by a mass of flowering shrubs and the backdrop of the forest-clad Whitefield Range; it is a city that will delight you visually and historically. General Information Ship will anchor at Trinity Wharf Points of Interest: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Botanical Gardens - displaying huge exotic blooms reflecting the rainforested area, and the bustling harbor with fleets of game fishing vessels, and dive boats that will take you to tropical spectacular reef sites and solitary coral cays for snorkeling.

Port Douglas

From Four Mile Beach to the wilderness of Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas has become an international holiday mecca. It is regarded as the most popular base from which to explore the northern areas of the reef and rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. It is important to note that calls into Port Douglas is a Tender port. Access is by ship's tenders weather permitting.

Willis Island

Relax and enjoy a mid-ocean interlude as you anchor at Willis Island in the Coral Sea. Willis Island is home to an array of protected seabirds and wildlife (scenic cruising only).
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P&O Australia

P&O Cruises is Australia’s leading cruise line to destinations close to our shores. They offer an affordable and fun way to cruise, making P&O Cruises perfect for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a fun holiday with friends. With a fleet of four ships, including Pacific Dawn, Pacific Sun, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl, you can cruise to Indonesia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. In Indonesia you can visit the temple of Borodurdur, or take a traditional cooking class in Lombok. Experience a different side of Australia and take a winery tour through South Australia’s McLaren Vale, or a ride a camel on Broome’s Cable Beach. Watch sharks and rays from a glass bottom boat off the coast of Bora Bora, or take a parasailing tour of Moorea. In New Zealand tour Auckland’s wine trail or visit ancient rainforests and black sand beaches.

The number of activities to do offshore is equally matched with activities onboard, and there’s something on offer to suit any guests’ tastes. You can spend your days taking in wine lectures, dance lessons or trying your luck at bingo. Relax beside the pool or indulge in a massage. At night, enjoy P&O’s themed bars, musical productions, comedy acts and live bands. Dress up for Cocktail Night and stay up late dancing and playing in the onboard casino. With all of this on offer, you will feel like you are on a resort at sea, rather than on a cruise!

Dining

P&O Cruises are a feast for your senses, with array of dining options and tantalising choices. With “Your Choice Dining” you can choose what to eat, and with whom, when and where. You can dine at the lavish buffet, or choose a four-course a la carte menu in the formal dining room. For an extra special experience, head for steak and seafood at celebrity Chef Luke Mangan’s restaurant, Salt Grill. Have a casual meal at the pizzeria, or relax by the pool with a quick snack. And if none of these take your fancy, room service is available all day.

Kids

P&O Cruises are perfect for young sailors, as they have three onboard Children’s Centres to keep kids entertained. For children aged three to six, there is the Turtle Cove offering arts and crafts, movies, scavenger hunts, talent shows and the Ocean Friends Club. The Shark Shack is available for seven to 10 year olds who want to take part in PlayStation competitions, talent shows and more! For 11 to 17 year olds, there is HQ and HQ+ offering sports competitions, pizza parties, hip-hop classes and more cool activities. All of the centres offer fun in a friendly and safe environment.

Pacific Dawn

P&O Cruise Line’s Pacific Dawn Cruises is Australia’s first super liner, with an average capacity of 2050 passengers. Inside and out, the ship is simply breathtaking and the first thing you’ll notice on Pacific Dawn Cruises is her distinctive ‘dolphin-like’ profile, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Pacific Dawn Cruises offer a voyage of your choice. There are more than 180 affordable balcony cabins on Pacific Dawn with stunning ocean views. This beautiful ship, based year-round in Australia, has 795 staterooms. There is more choice in entertainment on Pacific Dawn Cruises, with wonderful performances in her signature Dome and the International Show Lounge.

Enjoy Pacific Dawn’s three-storey atrium foyer, nine bars and lounges, two restaurants, the pizzeria, casino, gym and health spa. There is also a library, jogging track, whirlpool spas, show lounge and duty-free shopping on Pacific Dawn Cruises.

Facilities

Pizzeria, Palm Court, Main Lobby, The Atrium, Lounge, Steak House, Promenade Lounge and Bar,

Casino, Childrens Club, Photo Gallery, Show Lounges,

Art Gallery, Boutique, Duty-free shop,

Sauna, Whirlpool, Massage, Lotus Spa, Lido Pool, Swimming Pool,

Aerobics, Deck Sports, Jogging Track,

Dining

When it comes to dining onboard Pacific Dawn, you are spoilt for choice. There is the buffet restaurant, Cafe Del Sol, and a la carte dining in the main dining room, the Palm Court, and The Grill, offering steak and seafood options out by the pool. For a small cover charge, you can explore the flavours of Asia with an eight course banquet at La Luna, or dine in style at celebrity chef restaurant, Salt Grill by Luke Mangan.
For something more casual, head to the Lido Cafe, an ideal place to enjoy and ice cream, a cool drink or a Barista espresso or cappuccino. The Lido poolside bar serves drinks in an easygoing setting.

Kids

Your children will love their Pacific Dawn cruise, with three onboard Children’s Centres offering the coolest ways to entertain kids and teens. The experienced Youth Activity Team loves organising the age-appropriate activities, and are qualified to look after your children in a safe and secure environment.

Children aged 3 to 6 years old will be able to take part in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, talent shows and more with the Turtle Cove, while 7 to 10 year olds will be kept entertained all day long at the Shark Shack. For 11 to 17 year olds, there is HQ and HQ+, offering sports competitions, pizza parties, talent shows, mocktail parties and hip-hop classes.
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