P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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179 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews
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Bertie Blue
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
5 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
9 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
18 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
MT Nestas
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Brisbane - Airlie Beach - Yorkeys Knob - Port Douglas - Brisbane Pacific Dawn is due for a refit in early 2017 and really needs a massive overhaul sooner rather than later - a cosmetic refit is only glossing over. Embarkation in ... Read more
Lynleyt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Pacific Dawn and had a fabulous time with our 3 teenage children. Noumea abit disappointing, Lifou absolutely beautiful (book the snorkelling trip on board , $20 each limited numbers (might ... Read more
conexor
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I went because a group of family and friends were going. Before traveling I was 'ho hum' about the whole thing. I did not expect it to be bad as such. Just ordinary. I had spoken to various people and those who had gone on a cruise at ... Read more
randel
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was a bit pessimistic about this cruise as my wife and I are Platium Princess members and going to an older local ship was a bit off putting . Apart from the customs computers being down for a time though everything worked really well . ... Read more

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