Delve into iconic Sydney during a two-night escape before exploring the treasures of Australia and southeast Asia during an adult-only cruise and dazzling Hong Kong stay.

Your awe-inspiring holiday begins with two nights in bustling Sydney, where iconic sights including the grand Sydney Opera House and impressive Harbour Bridge are yours to discover. You’ll then embark P&O Cruises’ graceful Arcadia for your exotic cruise.

You’ll first dive into Australia’s laidback Brisbane, the golden coast of Airlie Beach, and lively Cairns – gateway to the vibrant Great Barrier Reef. Calls at southeast Asia’s most dazzling destinations then await, from alluring Bitung to gleaming Manila. In neon-lit Hong Kong, you’ll relish an overnight in port before an overnight hotel stay, which gifts you ample time to explore the city’s traditional and innovative sights.


The Arcadia Experience

Chic yet classic, Arcadia boasts extravagant surroundings including stylish corridors, signature glass-fronted lifts and an enviable collection of 3,000 works of British fine art. Exclusively for adults, Arcadia wins hearts with her relaxed, intimate atmosphere and classic elegance. Foodies will adore the main two-tiered restaurant, Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill serving succulent steaks and seafood, and Atul Kochhar's fusion cuisine in the Quays. Guests looking for indulgence will appreciate the expansive Oasis Spa with thermal suite and hydro-pool with fragrant aromatic showers.



Enjoy numerous fine dining options, from succulent steaks to seafood.


Oasis Spa

Unwind in the expansive Oasis Spa with thermal suite and hydropool, along with fragrant aromatic showers.



Culture-seekers will find an on-board art gallery, three-tiered theatre and boutique cinema.

Your 21 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

20 - 21 February 2024

You’ll kickstart your holiday with two nights in Sydney, soaking up its alluring cosmopolitan energy

The striking and iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge will become familiar to you during your stay in scintillating Sydney. As Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, you can expect breathtaking energy as you roam Sydney’s bustling streets. Admire captivating works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, stargaze from the planetarium in Sydney's Observatory, or amble through the beautiful greenery of The Royal Botanic Garden. No matter how you decide to spend your time in Sydney, it will certainly be memorable. 

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bell  Overnight: Rydges World Square

Day 3

22 February 2024

Today you'll join the magnificent Arcadia to begin your wonderful cruise to Hong Kong, remaining at first in port overnight

Step on board the impressive Arcadia, one of two cruise ships in the prestigious P&O Cruises fleet which is exclusively for adults. A mid-sized ship with a chic design, Arcadia emanates a sophisticated air and classic elegance, yet welcomes you with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, providing you with everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday.

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Day 4

23 February 2024

Savour your final moments in the harbour city of Sydney 

A final day in Sydney is yours to cherish. You could explore more of the harbour and its marvellous waterside attractions, including the compelling Museum of Contemporary Art or perhaps even drink in spectacular 360-degree city views by joining a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. If you haven't already, journey to the iconic Blue Mountains to soak in magnificent views which you'll remember for a lifetime.

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Day 5

24 February 2024

Settle in and discover your new favourite tipple at one of the many elegant bars on board

You’ll have a number of reasons to say cheers and find many places to make a toast to your incredible holiday on board with all the marvellous bars and lounges to choose from. Whether it’s a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc at an elegant wine bar, or a perfectly pulled pint in a traditional-style pub, you’ll find something to suit every mood and occasion.

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Day 6

25 February 2024

Encounter the bustling city of Brisbane and its endless array of waterfront experiences

Brisbane is well-known for its laidback atmosphere and features some of the most idyllic stretches of beach in Australia. For thrilling water sports, the nearby Gold Coast and Surfer’s Paradise is a sought-after destination, but you’ll also find a wide selection of activities further inland along the riverside. Here, you could enjoy a stroll through riverside parks, busy malls, a riverfront plaza, water parks, and more. For a break from all this excitement, you could then delight in Brisbane’s vibrant café culture and sip a fragrant coffee or tea.

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Days 7 - 8

26  - 27 February 2024

Enjoy two days at sea, where you’ll have ample time to savour a world of flavours and culinary delights available on board

With two relaxing days at sea, you could take your time discovering Arcadia’s fantastic world of cuisines at the mouth-watering array of on-board restaurants. From healthy to decadent and from hearty to nouvelle cuisine, there’s a menu and a venue to suit every mood and taste, be it a candle-lit romantic meal in a chic setting or sampling a freshly made snack lounging by the pool.

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Day 9

28 February 2024

Admire the stunning blue waters and sweeping golden beaches of Airlie Beach

In the relaxed town of Airlie Beach, you’ll encounter turquoise waters hugged by palm-fringed beaches – an idyllic destination acting as a gateway to the verdant Whitsunday Archipelago. Aside from exploring its streets lined with quaint boutiques, cafés, and markets, there are a myriad of activities to enjoy. You could take a ferry out and spend your day relaxing by clear aqua waters at Whitehaven Beach, or snorkel among the heart-shaped portion of the Great Barrier Reef. However, its true highlight lies in the selection of adventure trips you could join, where you’ll uncover secluded beaches and hidden bays.

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Day 10

29 February 2024

Enjoy a day exploring the laidback city of Cairns

Today, you’ll discover Cairns, and explore its array of attractions and landmarks steeped in native heritage. Originally home to the Yirrganydji and Yidinji peoples, you could learn about Cairns’ history at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or admire incredible Indigenous artwork at Cairns Art Gallery. To connect with nature, take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for unrivalled landscape views or visit Cairns Aquarium, which showcases reef life, rivers, estuaries, and billabongs. Alternatively, food lovers will enjoy sampling a fusion of flavours at Rusty’s Market or enjoy the sunset with a cocktail at a lively seafront bar.

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Days 11 - 14

1 - 5 March 2024

Your days at sea are the perfect excuse for a spot of pampering

You could indulge in a little ‘me time’ and some serious pampering and relaxation on board Arcadia. There’s no better place for this than the Arcadia’s expansive haven of bliss, The Oasis Spa & Salon. Pamper yourself with the most exclusive spa therapies and rejuvenating facials, including the signature 24-carat Gold and hot stone massages, within one of the luxurious treatment rooms.

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Day 15

6 March 2024

Delight in a visit to Bitung, where abundant native wildlife and lush landscapes thrive

Lorded over by the imposing Mount Tongkoko and surrounded by serene blue waters, Bitung is a nature retreat made in heaven. Here, you could delve into its verdant rainforest and national park, where you could spot crested black macaques hopping between the trees or playing with their family. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a colourful hornbill soaring through the air.

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Days 16 - 17

7 - 8 March 2024

Relish the fabulous selection of entertainment options on board during two days at sea

At the 30-seat boutique cinema, The Screening Room, you could enjoy watching films every evening, from the old classics to the latest blockbusters, or at The Globe, savour late-night cabarets or dance to live music until the small hours. Perhaps you’d like to try your luck at the Monte Carlo Casino, a fun place to visit after post-dinner drinks or a show.

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Day 18

9 March 2024

Explore the bustling city of Manila, where outdoor experiences are endless

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Manila is home to an array of adventurous outdoor activities. Here, you could hop on a taxi ride in a customised Jeepney, a former US military jeep, to Old Manila, or history buffs could delight in a visit to medieval Intramuros, an impressive, ruined fortress and walled city. Escape the bustle of the city centre to ‘shoot the rapids’ at the fabulous Pagsanjan Falls or embark on a scenic drive past rice fields and fruit orchards towards Tagaytay Highlands, standing at an impressive 2,250 feet above sea level.

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Day 19

10 March 2024

The on-board Specialty Restaurants on Arcadia will take you on a culinary journey

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply keen to indulge in memorable gastronomic dining, the ship’s Specialty Restaurants offer chic surroundings, flawless service and delicately crafted dishes for even the most discerning of foodies. You’ll be spoilt for choice at the two-tiered restaurant, Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill, which delivers succulent steaks and fresh seafood in the spirit of all great London grill restaurants with a legendary chef.

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Day 20

11 March 2024

Today, you’ll call at Hong Kong, a city abundant in natural delights and urban charms, during an overnight in port

Famed for its densely packed skyline nestled between forested hills, Hong Kong is one of the Far East’s most celebrated cities. Here, you could stop by the dynamic Stanley Market for an unparalleled selection of hidden treasures, while food lovers will savour the 9,000 bars, pubs, and restaurants to choose from. You could then stroll through Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour. The lifeline of the city, Hong Kong’s harbour glimmers with its deep, sheltered waters and a constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.

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Day 21

12 March 2024

Disembarking the elegant Arcadia, you’ll delight in an overnight hotel stay in Hong Kong

Today, you’ll bid farewell to the peerless Arcadia for a one-night hotel stay, gifting you another opportunity to marvel at the rolling hills surrounding Hong Kong. Here, you could explore Victoria Peak's highest hill on Hong Kong Island, taking in verdant parks and the sprawling concrete jungle below. Alternatively, you could soak up the city’s captivating culture with a visit to Lantau Island and the imposing yet magnificent Tian Tan Buddha.

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Day 22

13 March 2024

As your holiday concludes, you’ll transfer to the airport ahead of your flight home

Your enchanting holiday comes to an end today. Get ready to fly home and prepare to share your stories of unparalleled scenery, unforgotten traditions, and unique experiences with your loved ones.

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FREE Hotel Stays

Rydges World Square

Set in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the award-winning Rydges World Square is a perfect choice for exploring the city’s attractions, including Hyde Park, the Australian Museum and Darling Harbour. Expect a warm and friendly welcome from the excellent staff as you wander into the chic lobby, which offers a taster of the décor you’ll find throughout the accommodation. Luxurious rooms boast a cosy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens and feature flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI. You won’t have to go far to experience some of Sydney’s famously outstanding food, with Amber restaurant and the Cidery Bar & Kitchen located at the hotel.

Park Hotel Hong Kong

Nestled in the heart of the lively Tsim Sha Tsui district, Park Hotel Hong Kong offers the perfect city escape, being just a short stroll from a vast choice of restaurants, shopping malls, and city highlights. You’ll savour a choice of fine dining options here, with sumptuous international buffets, fresh seafood, and mouth-watering sushi among an array of cuisines that reflect Hong Kong's fusion of cultures. Once your palate is satisfied, you’ll retire to your peaceful room, complete with a stunningly modern bathroom, expansive windows, and crisp white linens – the perfect spot to unwind after exploring Hong Kong’s highlights.

Your Holiday Summary


Full-Board Cruise

  • 18 night full-board adult-only cruise on board Arcadia
  • Overnights in port in Sydney and Hong Kong

FREE Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Rydges World Square
  • 1 night four-star stay at the Park Hotel Hong Kong
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

FREE Flights & Transfers



20 February 2024



Sea View

Was R66,999pp



Was R79,999pp




Duration: 21 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Bitung (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), Hong Kong