P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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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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148 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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susiepeet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
P&O wouldn't allow me to complete their online survey because I rated them below 5 on a scale of 1-10. P&O could learn from some constructive criticism & will never learn if they do not listen. We were told that this ship ... Read more
Det Retals
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took the cruise because P & O is the only line cruising from Brisbane at this time of year. We decided a few years ago not to cruise with P & O again but in desperation decided to give them another try, this was the result. ... Read more
Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was a food and wine short cruise. It was the first time we had an interior cabin which was right up the back of the ship. With the beds pushed into the middle for a queen, there was not a lot of room left down the sides to actually ... Read more
Ross G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took our kids and two grand daughters - booked 2 x suites. The rooms were fine, quite large and well looked after by the cabin stewards. Unluckily we left BNE on 4 Jun in that dreadful storm and were soaked to the bone before we ... Read more
2 old ducks
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I went on the Dawn in 2011 to NZ. Although it was a very rough trip there & back, the ship was in better condition than this last trip 2016 ---. Ship now . looks very tired, & the seats in the lounge area are frankly ... Read more

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peterbellette
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
this was the state of origon cruise and I have to say it was the best cruise I have done every thing went smoothly great crowd on the ship met some really nice people in the waterfront res by sharing a table each night,the drinks package ... Read more
sapphire sal
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the first State of Origin (Rugby League annual match between Queensland and New South Wales) from Brisbane to Sydney and return . Everything about the cruise went smoothly. Of the 7 nights we only had 2 sea days. They were filled ... Read more
PNKE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First thing i will say is my wife and i have cruised with 2 other companies so we are judging this company/ship against those. We choose this cruise because it was a special for the State of Origin Game 1 in Sydney and the price ... Read more
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tvoce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We went on the Pacific Dawn for the Comedy cruise. The ship was very dated which was fine the rooms were comfortable (outside with a porthole) and the comedians were fantastic specially Jacques from Chinchilla and an older guy with a ... Read more
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problem
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
i have been complaining about our drink packages on the ship & by suryey & by phone . no one but no one will come forward and say that they are responable for the rubbish drinks package sold on board . it seems its easy to hand ... Read more

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Aleisa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First cruise I have ever taken the staff were very very good and I enjoyed the islands thoroughly. Only a few contentions: 1. Got seasick first 48 hours, no ones fault but what a bugger. 2. Some STUPID woman at Suva went into a shop ... Read more
aussiechucka
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
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
10 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
MBofSA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
7 night Barrier Reef cruise. The Pacific Dawn is now around 25 years old and its beginning to show with dated decor (read lots of browns, orange and cream) everywhere on board. Time for a revamp. Those seeking a five star pampering ... Read more
Conondale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
30 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

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Josham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 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
19 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
Megz19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 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
16 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
6 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
8 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
45 forum posts
6 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
MICKY_
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
41 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
5 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
4 helpful votes
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

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