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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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264 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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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
need to cruise again
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
27 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
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
30 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

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kaljoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 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
24 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
78 forum posts
16 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
35 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

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fatty101
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
18 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
VicksiE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Initial reactions... Wow, the main pool area is very reminiscent of old Miami. Beautifully styled lounge alcoves all down each side of the ship, stylish high backed chairs, a bandstand, beautiful padded sun lounges .... Gorgeous! Deck 8 ... Read more
honestfeeback
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
14 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

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karine27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 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
17 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
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
22 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
34 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

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epping1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
A total cost of $412 for 3 adults and unlimited food in Pantry and Waterfront for a 2-night cruise Sdy-Mel in a inside cabin. It is definitely value for money. We did not spend any other money during the cruise. We came back Mel-Syd via ... Read more
Kroozhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
13 forum posts
9 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
jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 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
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wavesahoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
5 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

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