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The sixth ship to cruise under the P&O Australia brand and currently the oldest in the fleet, Pacific Pearl has enjoyed many previous lives. It was originally launched as Sitmar FairMajesty and was then ...
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129 P&O Australia Pacific Pearl Cruise Reviews

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lovethePP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My partner and I thouroughly enjoyed our 10 nights of sailing............. Highlights, it is really hard to pick one thing out…………….. 1. The staff were amazing, from the housekeeping staff to ... Read more
travelbug1991
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We have just returned from a 10 night pacific discovery cruise and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. This was our second south pacific cruise, having previously sailed on the carnival spirit which was a fantastic ship. The embarkation ... Read more
Toddster007
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
From reading other reviews on here which are generally fairly negative. We enjoyed the Pacific Pearl. Yes its an older dated boat but we knew that before we hopped on and for the money we certainly weren't expecting the Legend of the ... Read more
feite.whanau@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
My Wife, Daughter & her Friend, returned from a 10 night cruise of Vanuatu/New Caledonia Islands yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Cabins were well presented and very tidy, service from Myron was excellent. Food and the ... Read more
resilient
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I'm a first time cruiser but won't be in a rush to return. The Pacific Pearl was just okay! Alot of the staff were friendly but quite a few were rude and some were nonchalant and unhappy. The evening entertainment was moderate to ... Read more

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bufori
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Years ago we went on a cruise with a cheap Russian cruise line.( black sea shipping co.) It was basic, food, activities etc so we were expecting much better but overall was actually worse .Food was fine & plentiful, but no afternoon ... Read more
Stephinka
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Greatly regret not going with another choice for our anniversary-$1200+ for 3 nights could've got us a much more romantic 5 star experience. First time cruisers and last time for sure! Food was mediocre to say the least. The free drinking ... Read more
MadMarch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We went on the PNG trip that leaves from Sydney. The ship is old and not worth the $$ you spend. In the food trough one lunch, I picked up a dirty plate from the rack. I gave it to one of the kitchen staff to take back to wash, then ... Read more
dutchie6
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having just returned from a 12 day cruise, to New Guinea on the Pacific Pearl, I must say that this cruise was by far the most disappointing cruise I have had. This one being my 29th cruise, 4th time on this ship, I could not believe the ... Read more
jesza66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our First Cruise & Definitely not our last. From the moment we stepped on board we were blown away with how Professional the crew made us feel as nothing was to much trouble and we were treated like a guest and not a number ... Read more

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Claudie b
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed December 2014
We have just returned from a ten day cruise to the Pacific Islands. I cannot say anything bad about our experience. My husband and I planned this trip with our girls and my sister, her husband and their children. Before we entered the ... Read more
Tobydude
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We had travelled on board the Pearl last year and enjoyed out time , so wanted to do a longer tour and see Norfolk Island. Getting through Check In and on board wasn't a huge problem and went smoothly. Went and look at the buffet for ... Read more
cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
617 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Was very excited for this cruise having previously travelled with P&O and enjoying it but unfortunately P&O have reduced themselves and are now contempt with offering a substandard product that in no way competes with similarly ... Read more
ginahtyping
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise on the Pacific Pearl. It was a great surprise to find I'd received a cabin upgrade from an interior Exterior (Ocean View) on Deck 8. I was in cabin 8170, and this was in a fantastic location on the ship, away ... Read more
p711269
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
We went on our cruise and after reading some bad reviews for this ship before we left we were hoping we would enjoy it as we have never had a holiday before. I had prebooked Vila and Santo not through the ship but nothing for Noumea and ... Read more

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kingsware
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
As a group of four we decided to cruise the Bounty Adventure, 16 nights taking in Fiji and The Kingdom of Tonga. Arrived at White Bay Terminal. Plently of P&O staff to assist you. Lack of table and chairs espically when you have forms ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
I was full of hope after the PNG trip 3 weeks previous on same ship, but unfortunately trip ended disappointingly. Major problem was we didn't get ashore at Norfolk Island, which in a way highlights the major problems of cruising to ports ... Read more
boomer12
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
This was our 11th cruise and 3rd and last with P&O. It was not value for money and there was certainly constant pressure from P&O staff to part with it. The items available were limited in range and overpriced. But I get ahead of ... Read more
anderss22
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
213 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was my second time on the Pearl and I am sorry to say that this was the last. The ship itself is in serious need of scrapping in my opinion. She is showing her age despite the "refurbishment" a few years ago. The design of the ship is ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was our 3rd trip on the Pearl and 1st to PNG. Departure - White Bay meant taxi from Town Hall, costs $25 each way. Made mistake of getting there same time as everyone else, so over 1 hour line up, next time remember to turn up late ... Read more

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bigjackloudon
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Embarkation at White bay was miles from anywhere but the process was smooth in the terminal. The P&O staff guided us which was pretty good. Pulled out of the terminal at about 1630 and headed for the heads. The weather got a bit rough ... Read more
Tasmanilovessydney
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Our first cruise and it will be our last with P and O. Firstly White Bay cruise terminal is a mile from anywhere so a taxi ride is in order if you fly in the day before the cruise like we did. Be prepared for paperwork and paperwork and ... Read more
ErinJ
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As a family of independent travellers, the idea of being stuck on a board a ship with hundreds of other people has never really appealed. That was until recently. For our latest family trip we decided to invite my mother who is in her ... Read more
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Jo glo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We picked this cruise because it was the only one from Sydney, which would coincide with our 50th wedding anniversary. This would be our first cruise, so had no idea what to expect. Mini suite was a big surprise, roomy, pleasant decor, ... Read more
MicCanberra
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26,736 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all, this was our second P&O cruise after a gap of 13 years, we had low expectations about the ship, food and service but were determined to have a great time and with such a bargain price for this cruise, we were sure it ... Read more

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