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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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251 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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mishgrant
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
Pacman cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
barley747
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
multicraft
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 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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Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 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
Proplanner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 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
0 forum posts
2 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
9 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
patclarke2@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
15 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
16 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
24 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
16 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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need to cruise again
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading a few negative reviews of Pacific Eden I was a bit worried about the cruise which I had booked to celebate my 50th birthday with 12 girlfriends, but I need not have worried - it was fantastic! From the moment we boarded I ... Read more
Conondale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have completed 5 varying types of cruises. International cruising - 2 with Princess, 1 with Holland America; European River Cruising - 1 with Scenic; Small ship cruising -1 Around Fijian Islands and have enjoyed every one of them even ... Read more
deanna1963
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We went on the pacific eden to kangaroo island this year. Embarking in Melbourne was fantastic. The ships crew were absolutely wonderful. My son is 12, he said kids club was absolutley fantastic We had a great time. The food was ... Read more
Aussie Cruiser 21
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
84 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I booked this cruise last November as a short break for my husband and I , after booking I looked at reviews and was horrified ! Honestly I am not sure what happens , wether only those that have problems on board take the time to ... Read more
kaljoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My first cruise was with my adult son and two girls aged 10 and 13. We went on "Radiance of the Seas", Royal Caribbean. This cruise was with a friend and his 4 children aged 6, 9, 11, and 12. I was looking forward to food ... Read more

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Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Having travelled a few weeks earlier on Pacific Eden with my husband and another couple, and enjoying the experience so much, I decided to take my elderly mother on the same ship. She had not been on a cruise ship for about 40 years. ... Read more
jaymarc24
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in which I then called the ... Read more
markandallan
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
77 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We have just got back from a three night comedy cruise and had a fantastic time on the Pacific Eden with our 6 year old daughter. We can't work out what the negative reviews have been about. Yes it's an older ship but the main areas ... Read more
casa1927
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
I've just returned from a 4 day cruise on the Pacific Aria. I must say I was totally mortified after reading all the really bad reviews after booking and paying for this cruise. It was to be a taster for my boyfriend who had never cruised ... Read more
fatty101
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
I think we had such a good experience because our expectations were so low due to the reviews we read before going. Embarkations was easy, no issues although our bag arrived at our room damaged which I believe was mostly handled by ... Read more

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