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Editor's Note: Pacific Pearl will leave the P&O Cruises Australia fleet in April 2017 and be transferred to Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), where it will sail as Columbus from June 2017. The sixth ...
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158 P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Silver Hillbillys
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
6 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
6 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
Durinau
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
4 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

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kierinryan@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 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
2 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
2 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
Coll55
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
1 review
12 forum posts
8 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

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glenray
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
213 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
1 helpful vote
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
SCL68
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were rookie cruise goers and were quite apprehensive. (particularly after some of the negative reviews on this site) Nothing to worry about. We had a ball. Family of 5. Wife and I upgraded to room with window. Three boys (age 18, ... Read more
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JeanneY
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was a last minute decision so we got a very good price on a mini suite with balcony. Embarkation and disembarkation both went very smoothly. Our cabin was lovely with a very comfortable bed. The stewards were great and cabin well ... Read more

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Curly Club
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We sailed out of Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu etc. The Pearl is a bit of a tired old girl, due to be retired next year I hear. However the bars and dining areas have been recently updated and are very nice, the rooms are a bit old and ... Read more
midginbil
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
This really is the bottom rung of cruises, for those people who really don't expect too much, can't be bothered dressing to go to dinner, are happy with second rate bistro style food and a small ship with limited facilities. The main ... Read more
Linda Renton
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was our honeymoon, a cruise around the pacific islands. First time on a cruise and we were totally impressed with the service of the crew, the entertainment, the dining options available (we tried them all) and the many amenities ... Read more
rosap
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time cruisers and we had read lots of negative reviews beforehand, thankfully we had a great time and would definitely cruise with P&O again, our cabin was clean and serviced twice a day, free dining options were great and we ... Read more
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xwelshnowkiwi
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had been on Pearl earlier in the year & had such a great time I treated myself to another relaxing 3 days of being fed, watered & entertained . The food was excellent in all venues , the bars offered countless types of beers ... Read more

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Allan Collins
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
After reading some terrible reviews we still went ahead with this cruise and were very, very happy we did. The ship was clean and tidy at all times as was the cabin. The cabin staff were great and the captain kept all passengers ... Read more
Netty 5
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was going to Fiji, Tonga and the Cook Islands with which we had not been to before. We did a Pacific Sun cruise 6 years ago and could not fault it. well our cabin had no air conditioning so was sleeping with ... Read more
Tess68
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First time cruisers. Had a fantastic time, totally waited on hand and foot. A real holiday! I would recommend everyone do at least one cruise in their life. its worth every penny. I am addicted and ready to book another. Being our ... Read more
GRANNYLEGS2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
As first time cruisers, we were both a little hesitant as to whether the cruise would be full of 'oldies' as some had said......SURPRISE !!!! Even though hubby is 72 and I am 67 we absolutely loved it. The age of passengers ranged from 1 ... Read more
LouiseW
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Pacific Pearl P620 April/May 2016 Ports: Noumea, Mare, Lifou, Port Vila, Mystery Island We have cruised before, and on the Pacific Pearl before, very similar itinerary, except previously Isle of Pines (my favourite port), not LIfou. ... Read more

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