PACIFIC Encounter will call Brisbane home as part of its maiden season in 2021, with Pacific Explorer to be based upstate in Cairns the same year.
The 3,000-guest Encounter will arrive in Brisbane in Nov 2021, offering 11 cruises until Jan 2022, including itineraries to the South Pacific, as well as a range of coastal Queensland destinations.
Travellers can also sail into Brisbane on Encounter’s inaugural Voyages cruise, departing Singapore on 11 Nov 2021.
The 2,500-passenger Explorer will sail four cruises out of the northern Queensland city, including a 10-night itinerary to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
The cruise line also announced the 2021 season would offer its biggest ever choice of summer break itineraries, as well as cabin configurations, boosted by Pacific Adventure joining the fleet.