Sail away on this LGBTIQ+ Social Group Holiday
2024 Rainbow Group Holiday

Departing Brisbane 16th October 2024  – 10 Night P&O New Guinea Island Cruise

Join hundreds of friendly LGBTIQ+ social travelers, Allies for a fun and relaxing Cruise Holiday.  Bring your resort clothes, frocks, feathers and fabulousness onboard to party on the high seas.

This is your holiday to enjoy and joining OUTexploring will make it extra special.  Enjoy LGBTIQ+ events and activities exclusively for OUTexploring members.*

Chill by the pool with a bear, party in the nightclub or embrace your inner geek with a boardgame.  There is something for everyone.  Do as much or as little as you like.

All fare types include your chosen cabin, P&O signature onboard entertainment, and meals.

Drinks, Specialty Dining and Shore Tours are extra.  Your OUTpass* will grant access to the exclusive LGBTIQ+ program in addition to P&O’s legendary inclusions.  Talk to our team to discuss cabin options.


Our Fabulous Cruise Itinerary

Board & Join Outexploring as we depart Brisbane – 3pm

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Room Types & Pricing

All room inclusions feature a private ensuite bathroom, (most with shower only), personally controlled air-conditioning, twice daily room servicing, flat screen TV, mini fridge, telephone, hairdryer, writing desk, wardrobe, drawer space and safety deposit box.

Please refer to the individual room categories and layouts below for further inclusions and starting prices. Note: most triple quad rooms utilise either bunks or the sofa bed as the bed for the 3rd and/or 4th person. Please contact our agents for a quote on triple and quad share rooms.

**Prices displayed are ‘from’ prices, twin share, and are subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at time of confirmation of your booking**

Twin Share Cabin Pricing – Per Person
Please Contact Our Team For Pricing On Single, Triple or Quad Share Cabins

Cabin Type Price Per Person – Twin Share Bonus
Inside Cabin $1,399.00 $100.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Oceanview Cabin $1,849.00 $100.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Balcony Cabin $1,949.00 $200.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Mini-Suite $2,279.00 $200.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Byron Beach Club – Mini-Suite $2,309.00 $200.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Suite (Includes Byron Beach Club) $3,289.00 $200.00 Per Person Onboard Credit
Upgrade to the Value Plus Fare to include the Premium Beverage Package $925.00 Per Person

Premium Beverage Package includes individual beverage items up to the value of or equal to AUD$16 per item. Alcoholic beverages are limited to 15 beverages per 24-hour period (6am to 6am).

All pricing and on board credit above are based on per person, twin share and include the OUTpass for access to specially curated activities for our large LGBTIQ group.

Cancellation Terms & Conditions Apply – For more information speak with your booking agent or refer to your booking invoice. Travel Insurance is highly recommend at time of booking.

Your Cruise Adventure Awaits
Onboard the newly refurbished Pacific Encounter™

Pacific Encounter Facts:

  • Capacity over 2600 guests in lower berths

  • 12 guest decks. Length 290m / 851ft

  • Weight 108,865 gross tonnage.

  • Built in London with a UK registration.

  • Over 500 Balcony Rooms, plus interconnecting and 5 Berth Family Rooms.

  • 1780 fabulous rooms, from Compact inside rooms, through to Large Family Suites, all with private ensuite bathrooms and personalised climate controls

Pacific Encounter™ has a range of new restaurants, bars, and other exciting features, including the new adults-only Byron Beach Club (exclusively included with most suites and selected mini suites), an intimate and relaxing space featuring a private bar, pool, and spas.

There is also a dedicated family pool area with an all-weather retractable roof and loads of adult & family-oriented activities.

Foodies rejoice: there are four different options included in your fare, to tempt all manner of taste buds:

  • The Pantry food court with 26 different food options, served to you on request, up to 5 times a day

  • The Waterfront Restaurant your main dining room featuring an extensive and varied menu

  • Dragon Lady the home of yum cha and a full menu of Asian delights.

  • Angelos surrounding you with elegance and taste delivered with a decidedly upmarket Italian feel.

Not enough choice yet? The additional speciality options will overwhelm:

  • We’re raising celebrity chef dining to a whole new level with Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi Pizza by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

  • If you’re up for a day/night poolside, order takeaway pizza from Gradi Pronto or try Luke’s Burger Bar by Luke Mangan.

  • From land to the sea, Shell & Bones is perfect for seafood lovers, meat lovers, and vegetarians alike.

  • Head to the Lobby, located on deck 5. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.

  • Choose from The Deli for our famous barista coffee, Charlie’s or Ivy & Brie for your favourite drink and a cheese platter.

  • If you’re in the mood for something more lively, head to Altitude, our nightclub on Deck 18.

  • Grab a drink and relax at The Oasis, enjoy a cocktail at Ocean Bar or head to the Blue Room for some live entertainment!

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