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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
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320 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Melbourne13
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Dining: -Waterfront they took no notice of time & dietary (diabetic insulin) requirements. -Pantry same menu day in day out - very limited diabetic choices Shore Tours - Very disorganised, resulted in missing ... Read more
Russgard
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Just returned from a trip up the West Australian coast first ocean cruise to experience what a longer cruise would be like. Have recently done excellent river cruises through Europe. The Pacific Eden is a rust bucket with gaffer tape ... Read more
qldtisme
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I had read previous reviews so was a little worried. I have travelled a lot, mainly guided tours overseas. I tried this cruise to see if I like ship life. Well, yes I do. Our cabin was clean, the water was hot and the bed comfortable. ... Read more
relaxed Belinda
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
Winga
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Background information Marilyn & I decided to have another short-break cruise, this time with P&O travelling from Sydney to Brisbane Hotel information - Swissotel Sydney The staff at Swissotel know how to look after their ... Read more
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lexp
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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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Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This was a food and wine short cruise. It was the first time we had an interior cabin which was right up the back of the ship. With the beds pushed into the middle for a queen, there was not a lot of room left down the sides to actually ... Read more
HowardPH
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Booked last minute discounted cruise Sydney-Sunshine Coast and return. V friendly staff, good entertainment, reasonable variety of activities, excellent gym, clean and large ocean-view cabin. The Pantry has kiosks serving about 6 basic ... Read more
Janeien
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
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

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mijan8352@tpg.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
cruisingislyf
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
8 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
20 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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

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austravellermcs
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
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
Trishh00
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
BDB12
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Cruise was chosen as a surprise for my Mother's 84th birthday. My Mother has never cruised before and I thought it would be a nice introduction to her to cruising. So I booked a suite for us. When I booked I asked to purchase a birthday ... Read more
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peterbellette
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
this was the state of origon cruise and I have to say it was the best cruise I have done every thing went smoothly great crowd on the ship met some really nice people in the waterfront res by sharing a table each night,the drinks package ... Read more

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sapphire sal
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
13 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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suejhar
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our group of 3 couples sailed along the Coral Coast in May this year and we really enjoyed our cruise.This was only our second cruise having sailed on Serenade of the Seas around the Baltic Sea last year. I was concerned with some of the ... Read more
ceruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
EveeH
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
7 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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