P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews

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178 P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews
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Pacific Pearl for the win
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Cabin is very small with four beds (beds are extremely comfortable though), the top beds retract into the roof. I would personally recommend getting an unlimited soft drink pass as the staff there make beautiful delicious drinks within ... Read more
briggyinthemiddle
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Left on 30th Dec, New Year's cruise. White Bay was a little hard to find initially but once there the boarding process was easy, quick and hassle free. Equally finding our cabin and having our luggage delivered was prompt and again ... Read more
sickofbadservice
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
To be fair, The Pacific Pearl is going to be removed from the P&O fleet in March 2017, so to make comment on the overall state of the ship is not appropriate. What I would like to focus on are the things that are P&O brand. ... Read more
22sue
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We were looking for a Christmas cruise. Would be unlikely to use P&O again after our experience on this ship. Ship was old but quite Ok. Cabin staff and reception were fantastic and extremely friendly and helpful. The cabin ... Read more
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Hatarimouse
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
A family Christmas (with 11 and 13 year olds) was the idea: no cooking, no shopping, lots of snorkelling and relaxing. And we got that in spades. The kids loved it, especially the activities arranged for their age group. They made friends ... Read more
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gavstaah
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
just returned from a 4 night moreton island cruise with my partner,best mate and his wife on the p&o pacific pearl. it was a mostly enjoyable experience couldn't fault the room the service (our cabin stewards john and christie were ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Embarkation onto the ship was quick and easy, and as the ship was rather smaller than other ships we have travelled on before, it was easy to get around, Our Outside Cabin on deck 8 was roomy bright and well cleaned inside, however the ... Read more
Sandune3
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
this was the longest cruise we seniors have ventured on and the main reason for going was to visit Norfolk Island. The big disappointment was not getting onto Norfolk Island and later found out that 1/10 attempts get there.!Embarkation and ... Read more
Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were travelling with 2 others and chose this cruise as it went to Norfolk Island and Tonga. Unfortunately we did not get to Norfolk Island due to large swells at the landing point. I am not sure why they continue to advertise Norfolk ... Read more
Ian V
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our 5th Cruise with P&O and our second on the Pearl, will unfortunately will be our last with P&O. The condition of the ship (poor maintenance) and the food selections had deteriorated considerably since our last cruise on her ... Read more
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raykool
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
My wife and I are early 50;s and I might say we have travelled quite extensively, always by air. We have always laughed at Cruises, believing them to be for old and frail, the unadventurous. Were we ever wrong, yes, we stopped at routine ... Read more
aimec72@tpg.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
My wife booked this cruise for us and our two children from Sydney to the South Pacific islands during September. We had been on a cruise to New Zealand the year before on another shipping line and it was worthwhile seeing the differences ... Read more
Silver Hillbillys
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and something special was what we were after. The Pacific Pearl didn't disappoint. Booking a short 3 night 'Comedy' themed cruise was a blast. Sure the ship in parts is showing some age, a bit of rust ... Read more
vova-tourist
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We are a couple in our very late 30s and have never cruised before, so had no to low expectations. Our cruise stopped at Santo Esperitu, Champaign beach, Port Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines. Here are some tips: - We did not book ... Read more
alysha10@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I decided to go on a 3 day cruise departing Sydney to celebrate my 20th Birthday. It was a P&O sampler cruise which has no stops. Having been on 2 carnival cruises before this was simply just a weekend escape. Being my first time on ... Read more
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Durinau
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The buffet in the waterfront restaurant was extremely disappointing. The quality of the food in terms of quality of produce, freshness, choice, taste, consistancy and hygiene was the worst not only in a cruise ship but in any eating ... Read more
gailtow
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Cruise was within Australia and advertised to cater for adults and children. It was a shame it did not fulfil the advertising hype. The food at the Plantation bistro consisted of Pork cooked in a variety of ways, great if you can handle ... Read more
kierinryan@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Came on with negative feedback from friends on how the Pearl has dropped off. 3rd time for me on this ship, but last time was good 3 years ago I'd say (about 15 cruises all up across different companies). Well, I had a CRACKING time. ... Read more
IngeM
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise, as I wanted to take a friend who has never cruised to see if she enjoyed it before booking a longer one. I have been on several cruises (mostly Celebrity), and really enjoy the experience. So this small comedy one ... Read more
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annette2james@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a first cruise for my birthday. My partner who sailed with me had cruised with P&O through Asia six years ago. Our first opinion of the ship was not great. Our toilet brush had not been cleaned from the previous occupants ... Read more
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Coll55
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
A group of 10 of us went on the pacific pearl our arivial and getting on board was good and easy music was great staff were not that good waited a lot for someone to come ask if you wanted a drink very poor service rooms were clean and ... Read more
Sanjanjo
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I wanted to try a short cruise to see how I like it. I was alarmed at the bad reviews that Pacific Pearl got prior to the cruise, but relieved to find instead that the whole experience was just great. The crew, from officer to cleaners, ... Read more
glenray
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with P@OAustralia and the last. The food was dreadful and there was no variety in both the Plantation and Waterfront. The bacon and sausages every day at the Plantation was so greasy and had no flavor and I am sure ... Read more
ausi ski bum
Member Since 2012
1 review
219 forum posts
2 helpful votes
P&O Australia is what it is, a budget cruise line so my expectations are lower and in general they do a good job, its obvious that the Pearl is past it and has not received the upgrades that the others have as it is retired next year ... Read more
Alemap6
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Upon checking my account on the second day I noticed an involuntary donation to a charity of their choice which really annoyed me. I managed to have it reversed. The amount didn't concern me just that it was in the conditions we had to ... Read more
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