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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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283 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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relaxed Belinda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Just returned home from a 7 day cruise on the Aria. We went with another couple their third cruise on different P&O this was our fourth we all had a absolute fabulous time. We got a great deal unlimited drinks, on board credit $100 and ... Read more
lexp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my third cruise, and first with P&O. My partner had never experienced a cruise and with a history of travel sickness I wanted to take him on a short trip to test the waters (pardon the pun). I had always thought of P&O as ... Read more
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Janeien
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it was with my budget and I wanted a special present for my sisters Birthday. Neither of us had been on a cruise before so a short one would let us know if we had sea legs or not. You either hate it or love it, ... Read more
Cottonwool
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 3 day cruise to nowhere with 6 friends aboard Aria.We are middle aged and just wanted a long weekend away with friends that was a bit different. We'd booked THEN read the reviews so were slightly terrified ... Read more
mijan8352@tpg.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First of all I would like to say I would really give this cruise a 1 but have read you should ignore really bad reviews hence a score of 3.This was only my second cruise,so perhaps I had the performance bar set too high,(previous cruised ... Read more

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cruisingislyf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had our doubts about the Aria after reading some crappy reviews, but this cruise was absolutely fantastic. This was our 11th cruise and our 8th with P&O. Everything from the food to the service to the cabins was absolutely 5 ... Read more
Annmarie77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
From the start the on boarding was smooth and due to it being staggered times it was so easy. Our room was wonderful and the beds were comfy, the bars and little nooks for sitting and grabbing a cocktail or to read were well thought out. ... Read more
Ebby2222
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After hearing so many poor reviews of the Eden my wife & I were thinking it was going to be terrible but it turned out exactly the opposite. Great 3 day long weekend with heaps of fun and happy people. The decor is top notch, food ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After reading lots of not so good reviews about Pacific Eden, was keen to see what she was really like so embarked on a 3 day Comedy Cruise from Fremantle. Embarkation - P&O nailed this. Best boarding ever. Had a set time to ... Read more
austravellermcs
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a "quickie" cruise to nowhere, called a Comedy Cruise. We were not really prepared for the P&O activities. It is less formal but the website is somewhat lacking about what to expect. Being somewhat disabled has ... Read more

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Trishh00
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
So here we sit....over an hour waiting to disembark based on our scheduled time. The end of a very disappointing experience. It was impossible to book into Angelos and the other restaurants. I started to try and book, via the ... Read more
Callmebaby
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a 3 night comedy cruise from Sydney to Sydney (no stops). Having travelled with P & O many years ago my expectation was very low but pleasantly surprised with the cabin, bathroom and decor of the ship. GOOD: DECOR - The ... Read more
sapphire sal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was the first State of Origin (Rugby League annual match between Queensland and New South Wales) from Brisbane to Sydney and return . Everything about the cruise went smoothly. Of the 7 nights we only had 2 sea days. They were filled ... Read more
PNKE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First thing i will say is my wife and i have cruised with 2 other companies so we are judging this company/ship against those. We choose this cruise because it was a special for the State of Origin Game 1 in Sydney and the price ... Read more
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ceruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Because we wished to see the West coast of Australia, I must say all about the ship was very good, I think those that complain must be a little hard to please. I found the food in the Pantry to be most adequate and suitable for what ... Read more

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EveeH
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
PACIFIC EDEN The interior of the ship looks great and our interior cabin was much larger than other interior cabins we have had on other cruise ships. However, although we did not experience any problems, there were plumbing issues ... Read more
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JulienRob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My sister and I both retirees decided on this last minute cruise attracted by the discounted rate and wanting to try the Aria. We had read the negative reviews and thought we would be open minded in our expectations. We were very ... Read more
Tracy H
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice the ship was. Having been on the Pacific Jewel the previous year and finding that super budget, my expectations weren't high for the Pacific Eden. However, it was well maintained, the room was ... Read more
tvoce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went on the Pacific Dawn for the Comedy cruise. The ship was very dated which was fine the rooms were comfortable (outside with a porthole) and the comedians were fantastic specially Jacques from Chinchilla and an older guy with a ... Read more
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Shippy McShipface
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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

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Patches*14
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
15 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
25 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
29 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
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
Dragonridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 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

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