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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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248 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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honestfeeback
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
BLACK WATER - COMING FROM SHOWER WHILE HUBBY SHOWERING LEAVING BAD ODOUR ON HIM We Departed Brisbane on Monday 29/2/16 first 2 days ok, then there was a bad odour in our Cabin No. 5071 on Deck 5 early afternoon on 3/3/16 we advised ... Read more
Blkmkt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Just back from a 4 night cruise on the Pacific Aria - we specifically chose a 4 night due to the negative reviews here and we didn't want to be stuck on a boat we hated for a long time. First up - Aria is a beautiful ship, the makeover ... Read more
richard Barnes
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
So from the start I should point out this was my first and only cruise. So you are seeming this from the point of view of what I expected to see on a cruise. My wife and I are both still working and around 60. Took the cruise to see if we ... Read more
karine27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This is not a cruise, we went in 36 cruises with Royal Caribbean , Costa , and other American companies in Mediterranean and North and South America, Caribbean etc ...At same price, even cheaper ( many free restaurants and 24 hours good ... Read more
Megz19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My mum has been cruising with P&O for several years and she has always had nothing but great things to say, she would rave about how the service is always top notch and their is always a great variety of food. My mum took me with her ... Read more

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hbcmum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
2nd time with P&O, I like the Pearl, she's a nice old girl, and looking smart after her recent dry dock. This cruise was to Napier for the Art Deco Weekend. Travelled with my mother, outside cabin on Deck 10 was nice and had lots of ... Read more
Professor Plum
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Our original cruise was with P & O and that just about put us off cruising. We upgraded to Princess, which is generally better (but not by a lot). When a girlfriend suggested a cruise, the kids were back at school, there was a ... Read more
Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
It makes me angry to read negative reports about Pacific Eden. My husband and I are seasoned cruisers, having been on various ships around the world over the years....and we thought Pacific Eden was a 'gem'. We wanted to introduce ... Read more
Kroozhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Valentines Cruise minus the care and attention of the crew being interested. The ship itself appeared in good order and the cabins plenty of space. Regrettably we found that there was no depth of flavour in our food, additionally ... Read more
random_australian
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The main dining room had very good food. But the buffet had food that wasn't particularly good, the fish was particularly tasteless and sometimes there was hardly anything I would want to eat. All places that serve free food closed at 9PM. ... Read more

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jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. I can not understand ... Read more
Helpful? Thank jbtas
wavesahoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ok so the reviews have you worried....don't be but just have an opened mind and I would suggest only booking a short cruise on Aria - anything longer than 4 to 5 nights would be too long! Worst things - can't flush toilet paper - they ... Read more
chu12373@bigpond.net.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Will never sali with P & O again. We have previously cruised with Royal Carribean and Norweign (in the US) and we thought the food on the Norweign was bad before using P & O. We were in a suite and although the room was a ... Read more
Crystal123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
On Friday 12th February 2016 my Husband our 2 children (aged 4 ½ & 7) and my parents started our 4 night cruise from Brisbane to Hamilton island on the ‘new’ P&O Aria and back again. We were first time cruisers, ... Read more
thegaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Nervous first-time cruisers, especially after I was told about this site and read the negative reviews from November, December. But hey it was far better than our best expectations. Embarkation was made so easy, booked for a 12 pm ... Read more

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Kazz77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I did all the reading up on the pacific aria before I went on my cruise, soooo many negative reviews, but it didn't interfere with my excitement as I'm a 38 year old who can make up my own mind. I had such a wonderful time with my ... Read more
slobadob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just like a few others here, I was a bit concerned about the negative reviews concerning Pacific Aria. If there really were problems earlier on, then I guess I do feel sorry for anyone who had a poor experience but whatever teething ... Read more
russ_mcgregor@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We hadn't read any reviews of the Pacific Aria prior to booking this short cruise and when we did we thought ,Oh no! But as we'd paid for the trip we had no choice but to go ahead. Just as well we did because we experienced none of ... Read more
messej01
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cabin – our cabin (9091 Balcony) was a bit dated but had plenty of storage and was always very clean. Our only comments would be that the balcony was huge and the furniture so small, tiny chairs and the world’s smallest table. ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Our family of four recently attended a three night Comedy Cruise with the Pacific Eden in February 2017. My father’s birthday was the main reason we booked this trip on this ship. It was our 3rd PnO Cruise but our 17th overall ... Read more

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DB1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just returned from a 4 day comedy cruise on the Pacific Eden. Not sure if it was the fact that it was a cruise to nowhere but passengers were not embraced... The ship was pleasant enough however their seem to be a myriad of ... Read more
johbar2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I have returned to cruising after many years and chose this cruise for a few reasons 1st because of it's destination mainly Kangaroo Island 2nd reasonably short but long enough to see if we still liked cruising,We do,now the ... Read more
cruisechick48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We booked this cruise on the Eden sometime ago on the basis of wanting to try out the new and improved P&O ship. We had done a short cruise on the Jewel and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have also done several others cruises on a variety ... Read more
global 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Seriously it was not that bad. It is a small ship like a boutique hotel only this hotel floats. The staff from the Stewards to the waiters and entertainers were so friendly and very accommodating. We had a few minor issues which were ... Read more
AdamTravella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The headline should say it all. Both myself and my family have been on a few cruises - three of them on P&O - and this had to be the worst we had collectively ever experienced. There's a few problems with the P&O Eden - it's ... Read more

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