Sail away on this LGBTIQ+ Social Group Cruise

Departing brisbane 5 August 2023

Value Fares* From only $125 per day

The 2nd Rainbow Group Holiday, supported by Qnews and P&O Cruises Australia, is almost sold out.

Join hundreds of friendly LGBTIQ+ social travellers, Allies and local Headliners, Crystal Heart, Wanda dParke, Mya Crafone & Martini Ice for fun and relaxation.  Bring your resort clothes, frocks, feathers and fabulousness onboard to party on the high seas.

This is your holiday to enjoy New Caledonia & Vanuatu and OUTexploring want to make it extra special.  Enjoy LGBTIQ+ events and activities exclusively for OUTexploring members.* Chill by the pool with a bear, zipline in leather or embrace your inner geek with a boardgame.  There is something for everyone and do as much or as little as you like.

All fare types include your chosen cabin, P&O’s signature onboard entertainment, and meals.  Drinks, Specialty Dining and Shore Tours are extra.  Your OUTpass* will grant access to the exclusive LGBTI program in addition to P&O’s legendary inclusions.  Talk to one of the sponsor agents to book your cabin.

Alain Read More
I don’t think I like cruising at all. I absolutely ❤️❤️❤️ it!
A huge amazing shout out to Daniel from OUTexploring LGBTIQ Social Travel Group for arranging this holiday and the diverse list of activities. And another shout out to Barrow & Bear Travel + Coffee who booked and managed my holiday plans.
You gents are all amazing and I’m very much enjoying holidaying with you all and taking advantage of your hospitality and travel knowledge. I feel very safe on board with you all and this makes are huge difference to me.
Sue P
Sue P Read More
We had a fabulous time on our holiday with everyone as we come from all over Australia and different walks in life but that didn’t matter because we were united and had fun participating in all activities. Met some wonderful people and can’t wait to do it all again.
Mark W
Mark W Read More
It was bloody brilliant and I had a good time, so much so that I’ve booked again for next year’s trip in August 2023.
Ben W
Ben W Read More
We throughly enjoyed our time, caught up with some old friends and made many more new ones. We see this as a highlight of our year and cannot wait to do it all again next year! Thanks so much Daniel for all your hard work
Andres Read More
‘Thanks to OUTexploring for a very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable cruise! Your efforts ensured great times were had by all with memories that will last a lifetime! Totally recommended!’

To enjoy exclusive LGBTIQ+ entertainment and activities on top of signature P&O inclusions,
your booking must be made through Barrow & Bear Travel or Planetdwellers.

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  • Prices displayed above are per person based on P&O Value Fare, twin share cabin and include the OUTpass.  The OUTpass is your ticket to the additional LGBTIQ content being provided by our headliners and OUTexploring volunteers.  Prices are subject to change without notice from P&O.  Current deposit requirement will include full payment of the OUTpass. By sending through an enquiry, you agree to pay for the OUTpass at the time of booking.  Prices were correct as of 11 April 2023.  For preferred cabin position selection, Mini-Suite,  Suite, single share cabins and most current prices complete the booking inquiry form.  A sponsor travel agent will be in touch and provide a formal quote with all terms and conditions.
  • Rainbow Group Holiday is a large group of LGBTI passengers aboard a scheduled P&O cruise.   * In addition to your chosen cabin, the travel agent will collect $75 per adult and $25 per child for your OUTpass.  The OUTpass pays for the customised and specialised LGBTIQ+ entertainment and activities being planned to give you a holiday to remember.  There are plans for optional extras, such as  speciality restaurant events that will have an additional charge.  OUTexploring Social Travel Group aims to keep costs down and add value to your holiday.  OUTexploring social travel group members are volunteering their time to plan and assist you while onboard the Pacific Encounter.  The OUTpass price is kept low to cover reasonable costs which includes but not limited to entertainers, marketing and ancillary items .  The OUTpass is refundable up until 181 days to departure (5 February 2023).  Talk to your travel agent for all booking terms and conditions.

To join the group and enjoy exclusive entertainment and activities on top of signature P&O inclusions, your booking must be made through one of the sponsor Travel Agents.

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