Pacific Encounter


Overview: Pacific Encounter

P&O Cruises Aerial View

Pacific Encounter showcases many of our favourite features as well as a range of new ones that you are sure to love.

Splurge and book a suite or mini-suite and along with a host of great benefits, select rooms will gain access to Byron Beach Club, our new 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 options from the Byron Beach menu throughout the day.

Experience what Australian celebrity chef, Luke Mangan, has to offer at Luke’s Bar & Grill. Be sure to enjoy an elegant cocktail at Luke’s Bar, prior to dining. If you’re feeling more casual, check out Luke’s Burger Bar for al fresco burgers or try P&O Pizzeria for some delicious pizza options. Both easily found poolside on Deck 14.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the (ship’s) world go by. Choose from three fabulous bars for your favourite drink, a snack, a quick lunch, or a cheese platter. We’re sure the Lobby will also be your favourite new hangout place. If you’re in the mood for something more lively head to Altitude, our nightclub on Deck 18.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s and Dragon Lady or go casual in The Pantry. Check out the new P&O Trattoria on Level 7. Serving rustic, family-friendly Italian fare and freshly cooked pizza, P&O Trattoria offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere where fantastic food, good wine and wonderful service come together. 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, or for a true pub experience, head to Encounter Hotel.

At night, choose from live entertainment and lively signature P&O production shows including, Blanc de Blanc, a feast for the senses.

Families will love the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool, family focussed fun, games, parties and activities. Plus our fabulous Twin Racer Waterslides.  On Pacific Encounter, there are more spaces to explore, more places to relax and more things to do.

Video: Pacific Encounter

Ship Statistics

  • Capacity: 2,600 guests, lower berths
  • Decks: 12 guests decks
  • Length: 290m/951ft
  • Weight: 108,865 gross tonnage


Floor Plans

Pacific Encounter DeckPlan
Pacific Encounter DeckPlan


  • P&O (2020, January 1). Pacific Adventure. P&O Cruises. Retrieved October 13, 2023, from Link
  • [The Cruise and Travel Guy]. (2022, October 29). Pacific Adventure | Full Ship Tour [Video]. Youtube. Link


Additional Sources of Information

  • Pacific Encounter Deck Plan PDF
  • Accommodation Guide PDF


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