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PO AU Cruise Line

Information about Pacific Encounter
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Pacific Encounter started sailing in 2002. Former names: Star Princess. The Pacific Encounter is registered in London, UK. The Pacific Encounter has 1298 cabins.

You can expect between 2596 to 3115 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Pacific Encounter has a space ratio of 34.9. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 41.9.

The Pacific Encounter has 1100 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2001- Pacific Adventure
2002- Pacific Encounter


There are 26 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

17 Decks

There are 17 on this ship. The highest deck number is 18. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 7.

55% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

This ship used to be Star Princess, and then was transferred to the P&O fleet in 2021 with the maiden voyage being on October 2, 2021.

This ship offers 18 different dining options, and 12 of them are complimentary. The Waterfront Restaurant is the main dining room and is open for all 3 meals of the day. For an extra fee, make sure you check out The Chefs Table, 400 Gradi Pizza, and Shell and Bones.

There are 6 bars on board, including a nightclub with DJ. The Byron Beach Club is exclusively for suite guests only, and is located on the top deck. There is also an adults-only area that houses the Oasis Bar.

For nightly entertainment for all ages, head to the Marquee Theatre which will wow you with stage shows, magicians, musicians, comedians, and guest entertainers. For adults-only, make sure you check out the Black Circus for a cabaret experience.

For thrill seekers, this ship offers an amazing adventure park that includes a zip line.

Pacific Encounter Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2002
Years Old 21
Tons 108,865
Speed 23.0 knots
Length 951 feet
Beam 159 feet
Total Cabins 1,298
Crew 1,100
Expected Passengers 2,596 to 3,115
Expected Space Ratio 35
Total decks 17
Decks with cabins 7

Pacific Encounter Features

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - Pacific Encounter

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is prohibited in all indoor spaces, rooms, suites, and private balconies
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor areas

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