Let’s Welcome You Onboard!

7 NIGHT PACIFIC ISLAND HOPPER INAUGURAL CRUISE

Departs Brisbane 27th August 2022

We are excited to announce our partnership with OUT Exploring and the launch of there inaugural Rainbow Group Holiday supported by Qnews and P&O Cruises Australia.

Join local favourites Wanda Dparke, Candy Surprise and Crystal Heart for fun and relaxation and be a part of a large LGBTI group aboard P&O Pacific Encounter.  This is your holiday to explore Noumea and Port Vila and we want to make it extra special.  Bring your resort clothes, frocks, feathers and fabulousness onboard and be ready to party on the high seas.  Customised entertainment and activities will be announced as we move closer to departure.

All fare types include your chosen cabin, P&O’s signature onboard entertainment, and meals.  Drinks, Speciality Dining and Shore Tours are extra.  Your OUTpass* will include additional customised entertainment and activities during sea days curated by and for our LGBTI contingent.

OUTExploring will be a large group of LGBTI passengers aboard this scheduled P&O cruise.  This is not a LGBTI sole use cruise.  To join the group and enjoy exclusive entertainment and activities on top of signature P&O inclusions, your bookings must be made through Barrow & Bear Travel or a sponsor agent.

In addition to your chosen cabin, we will collect $50 per adult and $25 per child for your “OUTpass”.  The “OUTpass” is your ticket to additional customised and specialised entertainment and activities being planned to give you a holiday to remember.  There will also be optional extras, such as Balls Out Bingo and exclusive speciality restaurant lunches with entertainment, which will have an additional charge.

Details will be shared closer to departure.   OUTexploring Social Travel Group aims to keep costs down and add value to your holiday.  The “OUTpass” price is kept low to cover reasonable costs.  The “OUTpass” is refundable up until 181 days to departure.  Talk to your travel agent for all booking terms and conditions.

Cruise Itinerary

Saturday 27th August 2022 Brisbane, Australia
Sunday 28th August 2022 At Sea
Monday 29th August 2022 Nouea, New Caledonia
Tuesday 30th August 2022 Lifou, New Caledonia
Wednesday 31st August 2022 Port Vila, Vanuatu
Thursday 1st September 2022 At Sea
Friday 2nd September 2022 At Sea
Saturday 3rd September 2022 Brisbane, Australia

About Pacific Encounter

Pacific Encounter will showcase many of P&O’s favourite features as well as a range of new ones that guests are going to love. Splurge and book a select suite or mini-suite and along with a host of great benefits, you’ll gain access to Byron Beach Club, a private retreat with pool, spas and comfy seating, located on the top deck of the ship. Enjoy expansive views along with pure relaxation and a superior level of service for dining reservations, shore tours, embarkation and disembarkation. Guests will love the relaxed breakfast at Angelo’s as well as the healthy salads and wraps from the Byron Beach menu throughout the day.

Ship Facts

Capacity 2,600 guests, lower berths 12 guests decks
108,865 gross tonnage 290m/851ft length
11 restaurants and bars 6 lounges
4 swimming pools 9 jacuzzies

Cabins & Pricing

From spacious suites to sweeping ocean views, P&O Cruises have accommodation for every occasion. With soft beds, fluffy white towels, and plenty of space for you to relax. P&O rooms have been thoughtfully designed to give you that home away from home feeling. Plus, each room is serviced daily – so you can spend more time relaxing. No matter how you cruise, there’s a perfect place for you on a P&O Cruise.

Value Fare: Cruise only, with more flexibility: $49 deposit refundable up to 6 months out from sailing * Price Advertised Below
Value+ Fare: As above, but includes a per-person soft drinks package and daily WiFi. $49 deposit refundable up to 6 months out from sailing.

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Interior Cabin

Kick back and enjoy million-dollar sea views, all to yourself. These bright, light-flooded rooms offer a window or porthole view and a range of bedding options.
Twin Share – $1,299 Per Person Including OUTPASS
Single Cabin – $2,548 Total Including OUTPASS

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Oceanview Cabin

Kick back and enjoy million-dollar sea views, all to yourself. These bright, light-flooded rooms offer a window or porthole view and a range of bedding options.
Twin Share – $1,444 Per Person Including OUTPASS
Single Cabin – $3,178 Total Including OUTPASS

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Balcony Cabin

There’s nothing better than waking up to crisp air and stunning ocean views. Relax on your own private balcony and enjoy all the comforts of a hotel room, with the added beauty of living on the ocean.
Twin Share – $1,669 Per Person Including OUTPASS
Single Cabin – $3,288 Total Including OUTPASS

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Mini Suite

Our Mini Suites are light and airy, with floor to ceiling windows, a full balcony and a comfortable, stylish living area. You’ll have plenty of room to unpack, stretch out, and unwind in front of stunning ocean views.
Twin Share – $2,249 Per Person Including OUTPASS
Single Cabin – $4,448 Total Including OUTPASS

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Why Barrow & Bear Travel?

We are a dedicated collective group of agents where you come first. Your holiday is about you, not us. We want you to come back telling us how amazing your time was, share with us all your great photos and stories. Our guarantee to you is that we will give you all our dedication and passion when planning your unique adventure. Barrow & Bear gives you free holiday planning and personalised service. What are you waiting for? Give our agents a call NOW 1300 976 874 or email callum@barrowandbear.com.au

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