P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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AveryC
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
12 forum posts
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
8 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
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anne@truffles
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
3 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
7 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
7 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
11 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
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Lynleyt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 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
6 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
6 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
nellyisme
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation and Disembarkation was excellent, the service bar none, the restaurant food was very good, I like the way the aria has the different country menus, the waterfront restaurant was not as good as on the pacific dawn but was ... Read more
jaqval
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have done 8 cruises up till now and thoroughly enjoyed them, that is until the last one on the Pacific Dawn. Embarkation was straightforward and relatively quick. We had a balcony cabin on deck 11 and although the cabin was ... Read more
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Allawah
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
22 helpful votes
We have travelled with P&O a few times and always still have a good time. Below is a list of things good and not so good. Good: a) "Salt" by Luke Managan. This is a great speciality restaurant and worth the high cover ... Read more
Professor Plum
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our 6th cruise, 3rd with P&O. I say third, because our first was with them (which nearly put us off) and the 5th one was a quickie which I did with some girl friends and will be doing again. My husband and I work long ... Read more
susiepeet
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
11 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
3 reviews
3 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
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Ross G
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
5 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
peterbellette
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
14 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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