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46% Loved It
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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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139 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

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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
8 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
2 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

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Porky55
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
50 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
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

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marlowman
Member Since 2010
7 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
JordanK01
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
1 review
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
AU76
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We went on a short cruise to visit friends of ours who live near Newcastle. It was a short four night cruise, but the cost worked out cheaper in comparison to flying there for all of us etc. Anyhow I had not been on the ship since its ... Read more
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barryS
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just completed a 3 night weekend cruise from Brisbane on the Princess Dawn. Some good and bad points are listed Good. 1. Cabin Service 100% 2. Cabin cleanliness 100% 3. Charlies Bar coffee is as good as you will get anywhere 3. ... Read more
twall
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cabin was ok ,but that was all that was ok.The food quality was very poor the fish served in the water front dinning room covered in a sauce was very dry and inedible,the only thing on the menue that was ok was the rump steak.The ... Read more
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garside
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
Our family took our first cruise on the Pacific Dawn to Cairns recently and whilst we thought the food and services was amazing there were areas you may need to know about if you are considering a cruise. We were sold the cruise because ... Read more

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Damozuvo1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
I had read some bad reviews on this forum so I was a little apprehensive when finally handing over our hard earned dollars for a 7 night cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu from Brisbane. Honestly, i think some people are just hard to ... Read more
Mildred Clare Edwards
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the cruise on the Pacific Dawn. Balcony was excellent. Service was outstanding in all areas from room service to the entertainment. We arrived home wanting to cruise again to which we did only ... Read more
Carmy57
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We are a very well travelled cruising couple and have been on many a different cruise lines including P&O. We arrived home today after a 9 night Pacific Christmas Cruise and we will never travel with them again.We travelled on the ... Read more
bronny
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pacific dawn. The first ship i have ever sailed on so in all fairness can not say how it compares with other ships. However if you are prone to seasickness do not travel in december to the pacific...very rough seas on departure out of ... Read more
JaneLincoln
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
As a couple who love to cruise, this being our fifth, we have never before felt happier to disembark. Our outside stateroom was fine, with a very comfortable bed and the staff member (Mae) was lovely and kept our room spotless for which ... Read more

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