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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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ClaireED
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
It was our first cruise so we didn't have a point of comparison, but we were pretty disappointed with our experience. My boyfriend is a Coeliac (gluten intolerant) which we entered during the online booking process. A letter was left in ... Read more
pauapooh
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This is our second cruise, our first on the Pacific Dawn was good. Nice food, balcony room that was not too noisy. So for this short cruise, we thought we would treat ourselves to a mini suite. The mini suites are a good size, but on the ... Read more
Stephanie H
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This is the second time I have been on the Pearl and I enjoyed both cruises. Our cabin had a lovely person(Donny) taking care of us and was never intrusive and alway very friendly. There was plenty of space for clothes and cupboard space ... Read more
Sharon.j
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
3rd P&O Cruise... Boarding in Auckland was a dream... My husband has a mobility problem so wheelchair ordered and as soon as we dropped off luggage he was in a wheelchair and we started our boarding process. In our cabin on the ship, ... Read more
Tiggy37
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2014
Some good points but a few totally ruined the overall experience We booked 10 months in advance to ensure side by side and mid ship rooms and selected "no changes, no upgrades" so we were not moved (husband was to be 9 days post knee ... Read more

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LouiseW
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
This is the 4th P&O cruise husband and I have been on, and each time the standards have slipped. The first cruise was the final cruise for Pacific Sky, a far superior passenger experience – then the last 3 cruises over almost 3 ... Read more
Cm69
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers , booking the cruise on a last minute whim. I had never really thought about cruising before, preferring more independent travel. After reading some of the other reviews , I was a little dubious about what we ... Read more
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ADennis
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2014
We have done a few cruises, all of which have been excellent, so we thought a short cruise to Tasmania would be of an equal standard. How wrong we were!! The ship is old and drab. The cabins were of a reasonable size and standard having ... Read more
greaticeman58
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just returned from an 11 day cruise from Melbourne to Melbourne via South Australia and Tasmania The itinerary was fine but the Pearl leaves alot to be desired such as: 1. Anytime Dinning - Not anytime at all you need to book everyday ... Read more
adamatsea
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise but we hadn't been on P&O for 5 years. I know one shouldn't compare apples with oranges but after sailing on the Diamond Princess in December 2013 the poor old Pearl just can't compare. Just little things like ... Read more

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sue.paine7@bigpond.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hi Just been on tennis cruise , great trip and great tennis. I note next year that it is longer cruise..... more time for the tennis I hope. Our tennis was cut short as we had to return to the ship and I believe some of passengers were ... Read more
Hanna2508
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just come back from a 7 day cruise to the South Pacific with stops at the Isle of Pines and Noumea. We fell in love with 'cruising' when we went on a Carnival Cruise from America earlier this year and ever since wanted to take the ... Read more
Ru2on
Member Since 2013
1 review
129 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the Pacific Pearl for my first cruise , read lots of reviews that said this was only a 3 star experience so I put away my preciousness and decided to have a great time come what may...... I sailed with my husband although we ... Read more
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starsareplenty
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
The ship is old. I would rate it 3 stars. My husband and daughter and myself had a wonderful time. The P&O production shows were fantastic. The best we have seen so far. They were Don't Stop the Music, Pirates II: The Mutiny, Runaway ... Read more
buswa1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The first 2 nights on the open ocean was the scariest for me. The boat tossed and moved like a roller coaster. I was ready to call coast guard to come and get me off the boat. Even contemplated whether to sleep with my life jacket on. Woke ... Read more

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Lodzau
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was my 3rd cruise. I love cruising. It's so easy and good value. What I love about crusing that from as little as $80 a day, you get accommodation, all meals, activities and travel to exotic locations. You don't have to pack and ... Read more
Lodzau
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise. I had cruised on Fairstar in the 80s then Pacific Sun in 2004 then Pearl in 2013. I travelled with my 11 year old son. What I love about cruising is that once you unpack you get to travel around without having ... Read more
Kalleroo
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Unfortunately nothing on board Pacific Pearl has improved since our cruise on this vessel three years ago! Still they cater for the under 40s. P & O Europe have the right idea with two vessels that cater for adults only. We found ... Read more
KruisingKing
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My fiancé and I spent 9 nights on board travelling to Mare, Noumea, Lifou ( my favourite island) and Isle of Pines. It is our second cruise. One lady on board had been on 48!! Good Points: The service was impeccable and food ... Read more
Daisy4235
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
Well we only chose to use P&O because we wanted a friend to be able to travel with us and she had a limited budget. Having previously cruised with MSC, Holland America and Princess, I had been warned that this would be a big step down ... Read more

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bobo24
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
Left Sydney for our first cruise. Travelled with 2 teenage daughters and hubby. Embarkment was a breeze getting on, quick and efficient, but disembarkment had a delay of 2 hours. Throughly enjoyed the whole cruising experience, only thing ... Read more
Mr&Mrs Macca
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
This was our first cruise and the most wonderful experience in every way. It was our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we were travelling without our 3 children (although we plan to book again very soon and take the kids with us - they will ... Read more
GreyFunnel
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
178 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise Review - P&O's MS Pacific Pearl - P326, 3 night, Xmas in July Cruise, 2013 (Cabin on Deck 10). This brief cruise, of only 3 nights, went from Sydney to Sydney via nowhere, although we actually sailed north, off the east coast ... Read more
pacificcruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We looked forward to our cruise for six months. We were only slightly dissapointed. I had read some very poor reviews so I was aware things may not go well. P and O shore staff and Embarkation staff were all very good. We were aboard by ... Read more
steve1970
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
329 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well, where to start with this review.  I will put things in that I have noticed as I don't want go on and on. This was our 14th cruise since our first on the Pacific Star in 2008. 12 with P&O, 1 with Princess and 1 with RCI. ... Read more

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