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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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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
2 helpful votes
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
Damozuvo1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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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
3 helpful votes
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
peteraussie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with PO Australia and more than likely the last. The cruise was to a newer destination being PNG, with stops at Alotou, Kitava, Rabaul, Doini and Kativa. Plus some scenic cruising. This ship is old and shows the ... Read more

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Beencruising2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and my partner and I where very pleased with everything on offer. To start with, we got a steal on the price. for 2 adults and a toddler we payed just under $2400 for what started as a 10 night cruise. (wound up ... Read more
ertimus
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Can hardly wait to see the new P&O purposely built ship for Australia. On past performance over the last couple of years it will have no restaurant or bars and passengers will be given a food hamper and carton of beer when boarding. ... Read more
timmsrf
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Hi Everyone, My wife and I travel overseas all the time , never before on a cruise. I really did not care if I went or not but was sort of pushed into it. We left Brisbane late, no surprise as I was sure that the cruise was a dud and ... Read more
Coach E
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Admittedly first time on a large cruise ship. If this is indicative of cruising it shall be my last. A) Pacific Dawn is in need of maintenance - state room - bathroom had rust in various locations = needs immediate attention. - public ... Read more
Stargatefreak
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
While I feel the Dawn is aging, she has a charm all her own. My husband and I did the Barrier Reef Discovery cruise. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef was on our bucket list. We booked our cruise online with P & O, which proved to ... Read more

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TineQueen
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My husband and I sailed on the Pacific Dawn in September to PNG. Embarkation was slow and a total shambles. Spending an hour lined up is not good enough. Accommodation was adequate, and our cabin steward Robin could not do enough for ... Read more
pauljeday
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first cruise my wife and I went on. Before I review this cruise, let me just say that in our experience on board, there are some people (usually from overseas) who are impossible to please and some of them have written unfair ... Read more
Denice Woods
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
I have cruised many times - 22 over the past 35 years. Having said this, my last cruise was 12 years ago from Fort Lauderdale in Florida aboard Royal Carribbean's Explorer of the Seas which by the way was amazing. I have not cruised P ... Read more
Flatulator
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We recently undertook a 9 night P & O cruise departing from Brisbane visiting the Island of Lifou, Port Vila, Mystery Island and Isle of Pines. Here is my honest assessment of the experience and tips for future travellers. Firstly ... Read more
ckrken
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
This was my Bucket List after 35 years of marriage and raising 6 children, it was my time for being spoilt and have someone look after me. Therefore you can imagine our excitement of finally taking the trip of our dreams with all the high ... Read more

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edaw1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had a great cruise. We have a 2 and 6 year old. When the 2 year old got tyred and started crying waiting in queues to depart, a staff member came and helped us get out slightly quicker which was very good. We have cruised once before ... Read more
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tomtank
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We were not sure what to expect after reading a few reviews of "Pacific Dawn", however, we were pleasantly surprised overall. Embarkation and dis-embarkation were a breeze. Our balcony cabin no. 10264 was compact but functional with a ... Read more
stardust2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
My first cruise and certainly wont be the last. Boarding the ship was good got our boarding number and sat down and about 5 minutes later we were give a priority boarding ticket and got on the ship in pretty good time. Got to our cabin ... Read more
fukungpanda
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first "real" Cruise. My only other experience of onboard life was a rhine river cruise with Avalon Cruises in Germany . My Partner is a previous "Fairstar" Cruiser ... and so our review begins... Occupying a Mini-Suite on deck ... Read more
Anbax1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the port to find what must have been every one of the 2000 passengers waiting to board the ship so embarkation was the longest we have ever waited considering we have done 8 cruises previously. Many aspects of the cruise did ... Read more

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