Classic Travel

10 Night - Papua New Guinea Islands Encounter Cruise

Truly like no place on earth.

Package Details


From AU$1,489* twin share

Cruise Line: P&O Cruises Australia
Ship: Pacific Encounter
Duration: 10 Nights
Cabin: Balcony
Ports: Round trip from Brisbane


Brisbane, Alotau, Kiriwani Island, Rabaul, Conflict Islands, Brisbane 


Selected departure dates throughout 2024 to 2026

Pricing based on departure date: 11 June 2025

Cruise to Papua New Guinea & the South Pacific!

Want to get off the beaten track? Take our most jam-packed Papua New Guinea holiday and sample all the highlights of this remote region.

One of the final frontiers of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea is one of the most exciting places to cruise to. There are sunken warships to find, beautiful cultural celebrations to enjoy and abundant marine life to see. Papua New Guinea is truly like no place on earth.

There are a range of shore tours available to suit every taste, interest and fitness level. Visit beautiful remote beaches, paddle a traditional canoe, witness fascinating rituals and shop for local handicrafts. Our pick of Papua New Guinea? That would have to be the Conflict Islands, where P&O pioneered ports are still as untouched as when we first visited.

Itinerary Highlights;

Kiriwina Island: Discover amazing culture and stunning natural surrounds on Kiriwina Island, a unique experience not to be missed. Here, one of the world’s most intact island cultures lives on one of the world’s most untouched islands. Be among the select few who are lucky enough to experience them both.

Conflict Islands: Possibly the most peaceful place on earth! Don’t be fooled by the name, Conflict Islands is the most peaceful place on the planet! Lap it up on a stand-up paddle board or kayak while exploring the world’s most biodiverse reef systems. Or you can take a tour of the Turtle Nursery to interact with adorable baby turtle hatchlings which you can hand-feed a specialised turtle formula.

Must-do activities*;

  • Visit the Turtle Nursery in the Conflict Islands

  • Alotau Cultural Festival

  • Snorkelling in the Conflict Islands

  • The Battle of Milne Bay Cruise

  • Visit the town markets

  • Try your hand at Trobriand Cricket

*There may be an additional fee to participate in some activities

Meet Pacific Encounter!

Pacific Encounter will showcase many of P&O’s favourite features as well as a range of new ones that you are going to love.

Guests will love the new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. Choose from Charlie’s, The Deli and Ivy + Brie. You can meet in the morning for coffee, relax in the afternoon with your favourite drink and a cheese board and come back at night for chilled live music.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar.

There are more spaces to explore, more places to relax and more things to do. On Pacific Encounter, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.


Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in AU$. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)