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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marktom
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
9 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
4 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
Chris Toms
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
12 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

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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
11 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
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
2 helpful votes
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

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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
12 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
dudded
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My 2nd cruise on the Dawn , the first was with my daughter and son-in-law and their 2 children plus a friend. I got very sick and was confined to the cabin in case I infected other passengers, which was fine. I pitied the poor cabin ... Read more
Porky55
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this short sampler 3 night cruise just to see what P&O Australia had to offer. As we live in North Qld embarking from Brisbane was convenient and we had booked a suite so from dropping our luggage to boarding the ship took ... Read more
Mcook132
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Wow were to start! I loved my first ever cruise on the pacific dawn in 2015. I couldn't have had a better time. Seriously I would go back tomorrow if I could. I was well looked after by the room stewards and waiters at the restaurant, ... Read more

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tulloch@ozonline.com.au
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Having had many enjoyable cruises throughout my lifetime, i had at the top of my bucket list to take my eldest son on an Island Cruise. July 2015 it came about. Although not having cruised for several years, I was expecting the ... Read more
mitsy1416
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We did our first cruise 5 years ago on the Pacific Dawn leaving from Brisbane. We decided we would do the Pacific Dawn again as our friends had never cruised before and we thought it a good first cruise starter also due to P & O ... Read more
Sporthouse
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
the dawn may be an older ship but she was spotlessly clean. The service of all staff was fantastic. The activities on the food and wine cruise were excellent, especially the martini making class and the food and wine matching course. The ... Read more
John Mayes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Having cruised only a year ago on the Pacific Dawn, I was looking forward to a smorgasbord of yummy food and loads of entertainment. Unfortunately, it seems things have slipped somewhat! Most general entertainment was of RSL style ... Read more
marlowman
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have done 17 cruises all over the world and loved this cruise, It was short and the entertainment was the feature of this cruise. I had an upgrade to an outside cabin which was large and comfortable. The food in the Plantation Bistro and ... Read more

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JordanK01
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I'm 19 and this was my first cruise, I travelled with my parents and we stayed in an interior cabin. Before the cruise I did some research on the ship and found some poor reviews in this site, so I thought I might of been in for a poor ... Read more
Lodemark
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having many wonderful cruises over the past 30 years and some very happy ones with P&O we were looking forward to this cruise as it took in 3 ports that my husband had not been to. On arrival for priority boarding as we had a suite ... Read more
Mel001
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on Pacific Island Hopper from Brisbane -> Noumea -> Lifou ->Port Vila -> Brisbane Cabin - Good , neat and well presented Cabin Steward - Very very Good Shark Shack - Children's entertainment - Excellent ... Read more
111
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Enteraintainment was boring, and had the same acts as it did 2 years ago, but not the same performers thats for sure. The ship has proabaly had better days as it was built in 1991, rust on the decks and nearly every where you look on its ... Read more
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soro01
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailing on the Pacific Dawn was our 3rd cruise since we caught the Cruise Bug 2 years ago and we wont be sailing her again or a P & O cruise. P&O is a 3 1/2 star cruise line at the best. Food is alright - Buffet lunch and dinner ... Read more

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