Get in early and sail for less as P&O Cruises launches its annual Earlybird Sale offering passengers unbeatable value and cabin upgrades from less than five dollars per day.

Passengers can take advantage of earlybird fares across the entire P&O Cruises’ fleet including Pacific Jewel, Sydney’s newest superliner, and Pacific Sun sailing from her new homeports of Newcastle and Fremantle.

Jenny Lourey, Senior Vice President of Carnival Australia, which operates P&O Cruises, said that the 2010 Earlybird Sale offered fantastic value on a huge range of itineraries on more ships than ever before.

“Each year we run an Earlybird Sale to give passengers the opportunity to secure their cruise well in advance, guaranteeing a great value fare and the chance to take advantage of cabin upgrades for next to nothing,” Ms Lourey said.

“With two new superliners joining the P&O Cruises’ fleet in the next 18 months and plans for an exciting new range of entertainment offerings onboard, there is no better time to consider a cruising holiday.”

Highlights of the P&O Cruises’ 2010 Earlybird Sale include:

· An 8-night cruise to New Caledonia onboard Pacific Sun departing Sydney on July 29, 2010. Fares start from just $849* per person, quad share.
· A 7-night holiday to the South Pacific onboard Pacific Dawn departing Brisbane on September 18, 2010. Calling at Noumea and Lifou in New Caledonia and Vila in Vanuatu, fares start from only $799* per person, quad share.
· A 10-night journey to New Caledonia and Vanuatu onboard Pacific Jewel departing Sydney on March 10, 2010. Fares from $1219* per person, quad share.
· A 10-night cruise to North Queensland onboard Pacific Sun departing Newcastle on September 28, 2010. Fares start at $1299* per person, quad share.
· A 16-night voyage to Indonesia and the West Australian coast onboard Pacific Sun departing Fremantle on January 4, 2010. Fares start at $1499* per person, quad share.

The sale is on now until August 31, 2009.

The ships feature extensive facilities to keep adults and children entertained at sea, from pools and spas to multiple bars and lounges and popular age-specific kids clubs.