P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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Ritek
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We took the cruise to Airlie Beach (1st since Cyclone Debbie) to have a short break from caring for our Grandchildren, we did a cruise with them and their parents at Christmas 2016 and decided we need to do a short cruise with just the two ... Read more
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steve999
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Having just been refitted we were expecting 'Pacific Aria' through the public spaces, however only some parts have been renovated: The Orient, The Atrium, Promenade Bar, The Dome and The Pantry / Shell & Bones; and of course the water ... Read more
Kccruiser11
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We are very happy with our choice to cruise as a family on the Dawn. We had 3 kids - 16, 9, 6 and there really was activities catered to all three age groups. Highlights: Interconnecting Oceanview rooms were great and gave us more ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise as it was a great opportunity to experience the ship straight after refit. Plus I needed a new wardrobe. We arrived in Singapore early having travelled light (hand luggage only, basically, Tuxedo, White ... Read more
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Bertie Blue
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
First time with P&O as we wished to experience this cruise company for ourselves. The ship was delayed after the refurbish by a day and a half. P&O put up at their expense in a quality hotel. They also provided inconvenience and ... Read more
just cruising around
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
stranded in Singapore ship left 1 day late. Had to queue up twice over 2 days to board up to 4 hours quality of food hit and miss at all locations lounge bar prices for drinks bar staff making cocktails using a 2 nip measure ... Read more
BonnieU
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had read a lot of bad reviews before boarding this cruise so tried to keep our expectations low. We were also aware that the boat was going in for a refurb at the end of our cruise and that had us worried that there would be a lot of ... Read more
garymit
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Cabin: My wife and I stayed in cabin 5195 which is a standard oceanview cabin sited at the rearmost starboard side on deck 5. Closet space was OK and our cases stored nicely under the bed. The cabin was clean and lived up to ... Read more
swisstrailblazer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
It's an older ship, and due for refurbishment in late February. Embarkation was very smooth - in fact, we were able to go into the embarkation lounge sooner than expected. But then the wait to go on from lounge to ship was longer than ... Read more
johnw11
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
As this was our first cruise we wanted a short cruise and this 7 night cruise suited as perfectly. Embarkation and Disembarkation we very smooth. If only airplanes were this convenient. The Pacific Dawn is not a new ship but with ... Read more
NettyNort
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Embarkation was great... had a 3 berth inside cabin 10177 beds vibrated the entire cruise so avoid this one if you can also fridge was not working could not get anything cold.. no face washers provided...Ship is dated but is now on the way ... Read more
PeterD8
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Whilst our cruise was enjoyable, there is evidence of cost cutting compared with our previous P&O experience as well as other cruise lines. We were a family of 3 - 2 x Adults and 1 x Child - aged 12 (boy). Our cabin looked a bit ... Read more
karamallitt
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I boarded the Pacific Dawn on the 14th of January 2017 with 3 of my girlfriends for a relaxing get away. This cruise was 7 nights and stopped at Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila. This was my first time cruising with P&O and first time ... Read more
Briza
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I boarded the pacific dawn on the 20th of December with my 2 disabled grandparents and my two young brothers it was my first time on a P&O ship as I normally sail on the princess lines my experience was poorly the embarking and ... Read more
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Kristym06
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I went on our first cruise for our 10th Anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. Check in went smoothly, even though they were very busy, the staff were very polite. Embarkation went well, we only had to wait 20 mins ... Read more
NevD
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
This was a family cruise with our young adult children. We each had separate rooms. We all enjoyed it, and for most part was a very pleasant experience. Had read some other reviews that weren't very positive, but our experience was ... Read more
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AveryC
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
A lot of people may jump down my throat with this review and may assume I am a high-maintenance traveller born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I'll preface this review by stating three things: 1. I have cruised P&O (Jewel) before ... Read more
ruin4it
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The cruise was to the Melbourne Cup. We had not been on the Pacific Dawn before and were a little apprehensive. However we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the ship is tired but it's due for a refit next year. This was our 10th cruise and ... Read more
iandr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
10 NIGHT CRUISE ON ‘PACIFIC DAWN’ OCTOBER 2016 Recently retired, I decided to reward myself with a last minute booking on Pacific Dawn, departing Brisbane 12th October 2016. Ports of call were Santo (Luganville), Port ... Read more
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reviewer1680
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
My family and I went on our first cruise In October 2016. We went on P&O’s Pacific Dawn; on the Pacific Island Hooper, departing from Brisbane. Below are some main points about the cruise: Dining: The two free ... Read more
scott.tara144
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall we had a pleasant experience. We found it very economical for a family of 4 - we have a 5 and a 3 year old. - Food was excellent. Buffet was great and the Waterfront Restaurant was excellent. Had no issues with any of the ... Read more
anne@truffles
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose to do a cruise because it offered activities for all the different age groups in our family. There were times that you could do things together and times that you could do things on your own. If someone got tired in the middle of ... Read more
davestrade
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our family of seven have just been on the "Island Hopper" Cruise from Brisbane to the Pacific Islands for seven days on the Pacific Dawn. There was my wife and I, 2 adult children, one son in law and two teenage children. It ... Read more
Cairoluxor
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 day pacific island cruise. We were a couple in our 50's. We had a great peaceful week that we were looking for. Yes the ship is dated but this will be rectified during the up coming refit we intend to return once this ... Read more
TanjaHide
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Pacific Dawn first time cruisers x 6 of us for my 50th birthday celebration. 5 x adults 1 x 14 year old. What a great time we all had. Easy no stress embarkation, got the idea of how things worked on the ship easily. Wonderful staff on the ... Read more

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