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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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tracey_nz
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 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
17 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
14 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
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
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

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Firstie Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
63 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
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
3 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
wimwam
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise it was perfect for our family or two older and two younger kids, there was something for everyone. The people is what made the cruise, the staff were amazing, our room steward marvin was so awesome, we ... Read more
GS292929
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Booked for a friends 50th and paid for the celebrations package $179 dinner for two in Salt Restaurant and bottle of Moet, spent the first hour of the cruise trying to sort out dinner reservation (no reservation upon arrival) and lack of ... Read more

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tomcollins
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was only our second cruise on Pacific Pearl. But probably our last. This cruise line would be the equivalent of the Irish budget airline RyanAir , where you pay extra for everything , with the exception of having a pee. The ... Read more
simon4222
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have been cruising with P&O since 1992 on countless cruises. For the first time on any cruise I was charged for two bottles of water that we never consumed. This has left a bad taste in my mouth with this cruise out of principal. On ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
1 review
23 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I always find something positive about a cruise ship. It is a massive job to please every passenger in every aspect of a cruise. The Pacific Pearl was the most disappointing ship I have cruised on in 8 years. It was a four night ... Read more
pptt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Got a really good deal on this 7 night to noumea at las minute. Travelled on the his ship many times this was the 6 time on the pearl and our 23 overall. Given the price we couldn't pass it up. However we can see now where P & O are ... Read more
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Travellingourmet
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We purchased this cruise on a whim as is appeared great value. A week cruising the sea to Noumea/Isle of pines, sun, beaches, food and entertainment. We have four previous cruises on other lines under our belts for comparison. We ... Read more

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Mandy Jamieson
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Will never go P & O again. Did the Mutiny trip which was a disaster from start to finish. Even though they had all the dimensions of my electric wheelchair, they still allocated me a cabin that my wheelchair wouldn't fit into. We ... Read more
Cruisling11
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Have just arrived home today (24th October 2015) and recounting on our trip the only really great time we had on the trip was when we where off the ship on this islands. The ship was what us young people called a "Nursing home of ... Read more
AnnMartien
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first cruise and I had the most relaxing and enjoyable time. I have already booked my next cruise. My 16 yr old daughter and I took this holiday together and we can not complain at all. We were greeted by our stewart upon ... Read more
vicdrew
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our review on P535 Pacific pearl. Sorry it's a bit long The ship- the new upgrade looks great and gives it a more modern feeling. Bars like the orient still retain their old charm. The drinks package-$69 a day was great value for ... Read more
rtcsanet
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
My partner and I went in with an open mind considering the negative reviews on this ship. We have done 14 cruises across 6 cruise lines and this was the only P&O Australia cruise ship we hadn't previously sailed on. The ship is a ... Read more

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sydney52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The fares are not cheap but the attitude of p & o australia is. We, in our party of 4 were not happy with paying for room service ( we are supposed to be on holiday) a 1.5% credit card fee (when cruises are a cashless society). ... Read more
Mad cat lady
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We traveled on the Pearl in February 2013 and she was great. Food, service, atmosphere everything even though most other travelers bagged it out. So I was looking forward to going on her again. This time however it was the opposite. What ... Read more
Jeff Folley
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This 4 night cruise to Moreton Island was OK if you want to go on a cruise just for the sake of it. You will be on board for 90 per cent of the time. Embarkation and disembarkation at the White Bay port were managed dreadfully. We ... Read more
F1lover
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Quite a nice cruise but not without problems. Before you get on board I hope you don't mind standing in queues for ages despite the fact that you have paid thousands extra for a mini-suite and priority embarkation. On board departure out ... Read more
toastafter10
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Recently my husband and I took our two girls, aged 5 and 7, on the P&O Pacific Pearl to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. We have done plenty of self-contained short getaways and road trips but this is the first time we've taken our kids ... Read more

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