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Annie777
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I have been reading reviews of Pacific Eden for over a year now, & based on our recent experience, I believe P&O have addressed all of the issues people were complaining about. We did the 7 night Nov 4th PNG trip from Cairns, ... Read more
kidswood
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise as it was not your average destination & we wanted to experience a different culture & people. The ship sailed from Cairns Aust. We live in Central Victoria. So right from the get go we were up for extra ... Read more
teraji
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My review will be judging this cruise compared to the 20+ other cruises I’ve taken on nearly every other cruise line around the World. The cruise itinerary took us to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. I found it difficult ... Read more
newfarmers
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
1,175 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Papua New Guinea Island Encounter We'd taken a cruise on Aria earlier in the year and due to poor cabin selection had a horrible time. As a result of the complaint we made we were offered, and took, $1200 credit with P&O as ... Read more
kennev
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
187 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
booked this cruise from our home port of Cairns with a drinks package at a good price. We were concerned by the reviews and we had also just finished a cruise from Hawaii to Sydney on Celebrity Solstice. So we went with our eyes wide open. ... Read more
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cleo15
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We, a couple, have just returned from the P&O Pacific Eden cruise to Papua New Guinea. I read lots of bad reviews before departure, but decided to go with an open mind. I now believe the world is becoming overrun with wingeing people. ... Read more
Retro18
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Cruise was part of a package deal ,flying from Melbourne to Cairns.Pacific Eden is an easy ship to find your way around,the new facilities from bars,restaurants to entertainment areas are really tastefully done. Other parts of the ship ... Read more
brunh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
As with other people, we were quite nervous as there were a number of negative reviews of the Pacific Eden and we had to fly to Cairns from Brisbane to embark. However the cruise was more than adequate with only some minor irritations. ... Read more
Sallypace_007
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
The terminal in Cairns did a great job on embarkation and disembarkation the staff were professional and friendly. The gang plank was quite steep and difficult for some older passengers. On this cruise we visited Papua New Guinea and ... Read more
graeme william
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
my wife and i were very dissapointed in the Eden,this was our fourth cruise,and I would rate it as the one we liked the least, too many uncontrolled ,noisy children,running everywhere,round pool area, along corredoors,in the marquee,and ... Read more
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Kuranda special
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was a pretty much overrated trip. While the staff were great, the charges were pretty steep and it was (initially) difficult to get around. Food was o.k. - although Luke Mangan's Restaurant should be thrown out as it is simply ... Read more
Berrybal
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Boarding: Instructed to show up at 11am, we expected a gentle progress suggested by the red “Priority” notice on our E-ticket. It seemed everybody had an 11am date and 1500 people were trying to progress through ... Read more
Atherton
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I found P&O Pacific Eden to be below expected cruising standard. Penny pinching in many areas. Coffee, ice-cream, pizza all need to be bought to get good quality, very basic items on a cruise. Same items are available in your cruise ... Read more
Gordon Love
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Well as all my previous reviews I try to keep things real giving my honest opinion of good and bad, the good news is there is not much bad to report here! a real pleasant surprise. First we have never considered a P&O cruise before, ... Read more
gsowelloz
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my first cruise. I didn't know what to expect other than some reviews I read on the Internet.. There are so many people with opinions out there and I think there are many people that just love to complain. I had an inside cabin ... Read more
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JaLa La
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
We boarded in Cairns which is where we live. We celebrated our anniversary on board. I was quite nervous early on about booking this cruise due to some negative reviews however I was fortunately able to put this into perspective. ... Read more
snoopyontrinity
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
23 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have been lucky to have cruised more than 30 times on 15 different ships - large and small. This little ship stands out as an absolute jewel. It's décor is very tasteful and at no time did it feel crowded. There are so many ... Read more
carlandlyn
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
56 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Reading the reviews before we left, was confusing, some had a great time (these included frequent travellers) others bagged it, or tried to compare it to other cruise companies. I'll start by saying we had a great time. I will also not ... Read more
Bannerlynn
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were very pleasantly surprised with Pacific Eden After reading a lot of poor reviews, we did not have high expectations for the cruise. The staff were by welcoming, our cabin was clean and we'll set out. We had more cupboard space ... Read more
Cns123
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We just got back from the PNG cruise out of Cairns. The only downside really was the lack of information given before the cruise which continued on through each day on board. As soon as you got on board there was a bombardment of ... Read more
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andyablett
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
First time cruiser, left from Cairns, Booked a suite which I was really impressed with, especially after reading all the negative reviews. We had plenty of hot water, toilet never blocked once, aircon worked well, cabin very clean and ... Read more
rayrob56
Member Since 2011
1 review
54 forum posts
Embarkation was quick & trouble free as we had the help of staff at the terminal for my 86 yr old mum with her wheelie walker. It was unfortunate that we (and others with disabilities) were expected to walk right around the building ... Read more
Wattle
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
137 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Firstly we has some rough weather, actually very rough, apparently very unusual for this time of the year. We were 3 hours late out of Brisbane, 3 hours late into Noumea, we missed Lifou and port Villa, but made it to Champagne Bay, all ... Read more
Calpespain
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
15 forum posts
Pacific Dawn: P&O Australia. Sail date 21st May 2011, 11 nights New Caledonia & Vanuatu. After reading past reviews of this ship and after viewing past drunken passengers videos on youtube, we were a little hesitant about stepping ... Read more

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