2024 Rainbow Group Holiday

From $140 per night

10 nights New Guinea Island Encounter
Departing 16 October 2024
P&O Pacific encounter

Join hundreds of friendly LGBTIQ+ social travelers and 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 the Barrow and Bear Team to discuss cabin options.

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
your booking must be made through Barrow & Bear Travel and include the OUTpass.

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  • Prices displayed above are per person based on lowest available cabin grade, twin share and includes the OUTpass.  The OUTpass is your ticket to the additional LGBTIQ content being provided by our invited local entertainers 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 14 June 2023.  For preferred cabin position selection, Mini-Suite,  Suite, single share cabins and most current price options complete the booking inquiry form.  Barrow and Bear Travel will be in touch and provide a formal quote with all terms and conditions.
  • Rainbow Group Holiday is a large group of LGBTIQ+ passengers aboard a scheduled Cruise.
    This is not an exclusive gay cruise and is not a Pride Themed Short Cruise.
  • * In addition to your chosen cabin, Barrow and Bear Travel will collect $100 per adult and $25 per child for your OUTpass.  The OUTpass helps to pay for the customised and specialised LGBTIQ+ entertainment and activities.  There are plans for optional extras, such as  specialty 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 aboard.  The OUTpass price is kept low to cover reasonable costs which includes but not limited to entertainers, marketing and ancillary items.  Talk to your travel agent for all booking terms and conditions.

To enjoy the exclusive LGBTIQ+ entertainment and activities 
your booking must be made through Barrow & Bear Travel and include the OUTpass.

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