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The Brisbane-based Pacific Dawn was refurbished in late 2014, becoming the first P&O ship to launch the cruise line's new look, with navy and white along the side and the 'Like No Place on Earth' tagline ...
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134 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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aussiechucka
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went on this cruise to see Fiji and Vanuatu with our two children (3 and 8). We were lucky with embarkation as they let us through quickly as my youngest was sleeping. Very easy check in and straight onto the ship. We went straight down to ... Read more
tl_woodward@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and I had decided I was going to have a good time no matter what. Well...I was NOT disappointed. The Dawn was a very lovely ship, easy to navigate and find things. Our cabin, a balcony at the front part of the ... Read more
Conondale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have completed 5 varying types of cruises. International cruising - 2 with Princess, 1 with Holland America; European River Cruising - 1 with Scenic; Small ship cruising -1 Around Fijian Islands and have enjoyed every one of them even ... Read more
Josham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Actually the cruise was fairly well done, given the constraints of feeding a couple of thousand people and trying to keep them happy. This was the 7-nighter out of Brisbane, with day trips on Lifou (New Caledonia) and Port Vila ... Read more
karine27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This is not a cruise, we went in 36 cruises with Royal Caribbean , Costa , and other American companies in Mediterranean and North and South America, Caribbean etc ...At same price, even cheaper ( many free restaurants and 24 hours good ... Read more

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Megz19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My mum has been cruising with P&O for several years and she has always had nothing but great things to say, she would rave about how the service is always top notch and their is always a great variety of food. My mum took me with her ... Read more
mab582014
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is my second Cruise and the other one was on the Sea Princess. I thought I would compare both Cruise Lines in this review. Last week I went on the 7 day Island Hop with P&O and last year I did 14 nights around NZ on the Sea ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was an Australia Day cruise. I booked it six weeks prior to departure as it was a great special. We booked two outside cabins one for my wife and her three friends and the other for myself and our three young children aged 10, 8 and ... Read more
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petere63
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Cabin (9116) was excellent and comfortable. Dining was adequate with poor variation in your menus during the 7 days cruise. There were no lectures on the day before visiting any of the 3 islands to explain what one should see, some ... Read more
tsutt35
Member Since 2015
1 review
41 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Firstly, I would only give a 2.5 if possible. As I relax in the shade of the promenade deck (as it turns out the newest looking and best maintained area) I thought I'd reflect and share the differences between Pacific Dawn and our ... Read more

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MICKY_
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already been to Vanuatu. ... Read more
MICKY_
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already been to Vanuatu. ... Read more
pat alcock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have travelled on the Dawn 4 times in the past 5 years ! We found the embarkation much easier to go through this year as we were with a group of women over 70 the ground staff had some compassion as to the wait time in the line The ... Read more
marktom
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was me and my wife's 16th cruise between P&O, Princess and Carnival lines, so we know what to expect from P&O. We had cruised before with friends or relatives or just by ourselves, This time it was different we took my 83 year ... Read more
NiseyD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my second cruise on the Dawn and it will be my last. My first cruise 4 years ago was great and had no complaints what so ever so naturally thought the same about this one. Wrong! From the moment we got to the embarkation counter ... Read more

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Chris Toms
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I tried to find an email address so I could complain to P.& O. direct but alas could not find one after searching high and low. They must hope that we will just go away. Anyway here I go. I was told by other work colleagues that ... Read more
BayIslands
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our second cruise on the Dawn and the best so far. Loved the port and island visits, especially Rabaul with its volcanoes and WWII history and the white sand, unspoilt tropical islands that have only been visited by cruise ships since ... Read more
bobdonovan
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I'm writing this so people know how the drinks package is working. P&O are doing an un-advertised drinks trial. Price was $533 for 7 nights per person, no apparent requirement for all people in the cabin to take it up. For that, ... Read more
Steve Young
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I travelled with 3 friends on Pacific Dawn on the Melbourne Cup Cruise. This will be my last ever cruise with P&O, the service and treatment by the staff was an absolute disgrace, the majority were rude and unfriendly. We ... Read more
DON ALLEN
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Well, to say my lady, my children & myself were looking forward to this break, would of been an understatement, but unfortunately this was all turned upside down. Being the first time on a cruise and having purchased it for my ladies ... Read more

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rose1208
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
A group of around 30 family members went on this cruises to celebrate some milestone birthdays. Demarcation was quick and efficient but that's about where it stops being anything great. The food on the Pacific Dawn is mediocre at the ... Read more
AJFENT
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
For Starters , Boarding the ship in Brisbane was a joke, from the time we arrived and to the time we got to our cabin was really 2hrs, things were held up a lot by there stupid , no bottle water policy, making people throw out or drink it ... Read more
james king
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
259 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have been on Pacific Dawn 3 times before and once when she was originally Regal Princess in 1991. I chose this cruise due to it's interesting itinerary and the fact that it had been a long time since I have visited PNG. My cabin was ... Read more
mambo22
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We live in the Gold Coast, and all of the stops that were made, we thought we were having a deja vu moment back in the Gold Coast. The places we got off (Airlie Beach and Yorkeys Knob) were nothing special at all, and not worth spending ... Read more
Tracey Jane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I really wanted to take the time to write this review about the pacific dawn after reading so many negative comments. We have just enjoyed a fantastic holiday which for is after travelling the world extensively, was all positive. I was ... Read more

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