P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews

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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 ship to ...
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150 P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Coll55
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
162 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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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SCL68
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Curly Club
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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

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rosap
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
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
Allan Collins
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
7 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

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GRANNYLEGS2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
7 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
tracey_nz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
42 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
After reading so many terrible reviews I had a little trepidation about spending 10 days on the Pacific Pearl. But now that I am home, I can say I had one of the best holidays of my life! The cruise was excellent. My only complaint ... Read more
Kerana
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Our experience on the Pacific Pearl was wonderful from embarking to disembarking. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and created a fun relaxed environment right from the beginning of our holiday. The dining experiences were ... Read more
shiffa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had the most amazing time. After reading the reviews in trip advisor we did not know what to expect. The whole trip, food the room everything was fabulous. Our main thanks to the staff especially jun jun, Donna, john, rauul and ... Read more

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THE DISABLED CRUISER
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
My partner and I love to cruise. We have travelled on most Cruise Lines at many locations all around the world. I have been in a wheelchair for 11 years. I tried cruising for the first time just over one year after becoming a quadriplegic ... Read more
be gone awhile
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed our experience on The Pacific Pearl. The dining was OK (especially the Waterfront restaurant), but, found the Plantation restaurant convenient altough a bit of a "bun fight".... causes mainly by certain ... Read more
Firstie Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
60 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
As first time cruisers and after reading mountains of negative Pearl Cruise Review's I was most reluctant to go and nervous as heck! My goodness all hesitations, expectations and nerves went right out the window. For first time cruisers ... Read more
hbcmum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
2nd time with P&O, I like the Pearl, she's a nice old girl, and looking smart after her recent dry dock. This cruise was to Napier for the Art Deco Weekend. Travelled with my mother, outside cabin on Deck 10 was nice and had lots of ... Read more
Professor Plum
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Our original cruise was with P & O and that just about put us off cruising. We upgraded to Princess, which is generally better (but not by a lot). When a girlfriend suggested a cruise, the kids were back at school, there was a ... Read more

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