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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
  • Recent ship upgrades offer more choice and facilities
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263 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Shippy McShipface
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Being our first cruise, my wife and I had no real expectations. I read some great reviews and some bad reviews, but really like to find things out for myself. This cruise was given as reward from my work so my spending was to be on ... Read more
Patches*14
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My husband and our 10 year old daughter have just returned from a 3 day Wine and Cheese Cruise off the coast on the Eden, we all had a great relaxing time, it was my birthday celebration. Last year we did RC Voyager for 14 days Freo to ... Read more
Bellatraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my third cruise. My first with P&O and probably my last. The ship was nicely refurbished in most areas including rooms but the ship is quite small in comparison to other cruises I have done. The food in all complimentary ... Read more
Tinc
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Our 3-day Fremantle to Fremantle cruise with P&O Pacific Eden was a family holiday for my wife and I and our two kids 6 and 3. We used it as an opportunity for us to sample the newly renovated pacific Eden and compare the P&O ... Read more
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dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. We were met at our cabin by the stewards who were very friendly and looked after us all the cruise. The food experience was very much what I would have expected and there was ... Read more

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Dragonridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
After reading reviews about Pacific Aria we were a bit apprehensive but I must say we were presently surprised. We have cruised on Carnival Spirit & Legend & found the Aria to be just as good. We didn't have any issues with ... Read more
NG2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Our 3-day Fremantle to Margaret River to Fremantle cruise with P&O Pacific Eden was a birthday surprise for my husband, and an opportunity for us to sample the newly renovated and much-hyped P&O product. It was the longest 3 ... Read more
mishgrant
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We booked the 3 day “food and wine” cruise on Pacific Aria for a birthday celebration. Unfortunately this was a non-cruise as we spent 40% of our time anchored off the south coast of NSW having putted slowly down the ... Read more
buckieneers
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Nice ship which has been quite well refurbished. The staff were generally friendly and our outside cabin was well appointed. The entertainment was first class. The cruise itself was good but due to high winds we only got two out of our ... Read more
Pacman cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Just returned and happy and relieved to report was fantastic. As new to cruising I left Freo Port with some trepidation given the terrible reviews the pacific eden has been getting. All I can say is the teething problems previously ... Read more

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barley747
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I were first time cruisers so did not know what to expect. We were unsure how we would go with sea-sickness so decided to book a suite as it was in our budget and thought more room would be less claustrophobic. It was a good ... Read more
Karen Parkins
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarking from Adelaide and travelling to Freemantle WA. Fabulous that so many ships are now coming to Adelaide and sailing our waters. I am now able to book cruises that actually fit into my holidays. About the Cruise - positives, the ... Read more
multicraft
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our first cruise ever, and with the previous negative feedback we nearly cancelled, so glad we didn't ! Embankment was very smooth, you had your booked in time and the rest is history, very easy. The ship was not a massive ... Read more
be gone awhile
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
38 helpful votes
So my partner and I went on a 7 night cruise to Hamilton Island and Cairns. I really want to start off by saying if you're going on the Aria have an open mind! Before we left I read all of the reviews and obviously some of them are awful! ... Read more

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Proplanner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We cruised for 4 nights on inaugural Fraser Island Cruise. Anniversary so just my wife and I. We had a balcony room on level 9 which is well worth the extra dollars. The rooms are huger at 27 sqm and the balcony is serviceable in size. Had ... Read more
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Took an overseas guest on this four day cruise to Moreton Island Qld. She was apprehensive after a bad experience with a Regal cruise to Caribbean, so hoped it would be enjoyable and certainly was. So much entertainment, the crew worked ... Read more
11mike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 sea view rooms on P and ... Read more
MBofSA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
7 night Barrier Reef cruise. The Pacific Dawn is now around 25 years old and its beginning to show with dated decor (read lots of browns, orange and cream) everywhere on board. Time for a revamp. Those seeking a five star pampering ... Read more
patclarke2@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The aria should not be on the ocean and taking money by false advertising,it is a disgrace to the cruising industry. My friend and i took it to try and get over the loss of her husband 3 months earlier, well she came off the cruise ... Read more

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lorraine.johnston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Like other reviewers, I was a bit concerned about the negative reviews that the Eden had received. We had previously been on 2 P&O cruises, one out of Sydney and one out of Freemantle - on slightly larger ships (the Dawn and the Sun). ... Read more
valbletch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just a short cruise for 7 friends to celebrate a 70th birthday. The ship was lovely, decor great but the dining.....very 2nd rate. Have been 7 cruises before and all had white table silver service in dining rooms but Pacific Eden is very ... Read more
Zmanandsam
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I cruised with P&O about 8 years ago, I really didn't enjoy the experience but maybe it was more the company and the weather, horrible sea sickness that ruined it, don't get me wrong it was still enjoyable but I prefer to visit a ... Read more
AusQLD
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
I have to start with this: 10/10 cruise Embarkations: Paid parking with bus shuttle 2 minutes away, pretty easy. Got on the ship at 11:30am, checked the room, had time to look around, booked the free Dragon Lady and Angelos ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
26 forum posts
18 helpful votes
The Pacific Eden is a lovely ship, with very spacious cabins, and luxurious bedding. This ship was a treat to move around, and all of the entertainment and dining areas were very well appointed. Some real blessings on this ship is that ... Read more

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