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30 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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ChesterLocksley
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have just returned from 4 nights on Arcadia, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, part of her round-the-Pacific-and the Americas jaunt from the UK. I had a balcony cabin A13 - on Australia Deck. Very nice. Spacious, light, tea and ... Read more
Sarah LH
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were really wonderful ... Read more
James Coulton
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: • Aurora was on a world cruise and we took up an offer made by P & O for this sector. • It was our first experience cruising with P & O Cruises (UK) • In the last five years we have cruised with ... Read more
The Comodore
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Probably the best ship in P&O's fleet, having sailed on her, around the world and elsewhere, several times since 2007. Sadly her recent refit has removed one of her most loved features - The Bordeaux Restaurant, and replaced it with ... Read more
DianeHowes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
I am writing this to slightly redress the balance of reviews for Arcadia's 2015 circumnavigation - we sailed from Southampton to Sydney, departing on January 6th and flying back from Sydney on February 22nd. The ship has recently been ... Read more

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siderisj
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sampler cruise to see what the newly refurbished P&O Arcadia was like. Looked hard but struggled to see exactly what had been refurbished? The buffet and perhaps the theatre? The cabins are a little tired and ours was quite dirty. On ... Read more
sleepingcat
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arcadia world cruise 2014 Auckland to Southampton We returned to UK from a month touring in NZ by 51 days on Arcadia. This was our first time on P and O and we chose this cruise because of the port calls which seemed to us a wish list of ... Read more
goodwinmacc
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
55 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We joined Arcadia in Los Angeles, at the start of the second sector of her World Cruise, and disembarked 7½ weeks later in Dubai. It was our first time on this ship, and the longest cruise we have yet experienced. We found Arcadia ... Read more
demonjohn
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
Never having cruised before we decided on a very short mini cruise on Arcadia,during its world cruise. We flew to Sydney from our home in Melbourne and spent 2 nights at the 1888 Hotel in Darling Harbour.On the day of our cruise we had a ... Read more
alan.davis22@yahoo.com.au
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
With family and friends giving us an excuse to visit the UK in December, and with prior balcony cruise experience on the Arcadia in 2013, my wife and I decided to leisurely cruise home to Australia on Aurora in January 2014, visiting the ... Read more

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Retara
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
After reading reviews of the Aurora, I wondered if we were on a different Aurora. I was so busy with activities, I couldn't fit them all in a day whereas my husband was quite content to sit and read or just watch the horizon - and he saw ... Read more
shellreddog
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Assuredly a very damning summary - but we disembarked from Arcadia on the completion of this voyage very disappointed at what we had endured for so long. We are not new to cruising, nor are we new to Grand Voyages - but this was our first ... Read more
cruise_ability
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
We originally booked to go to Buenos Aires on Adonia but felt that the ship had limited facilities/entertainment so we transferred our booking to Arcadia but now including Chile & the Pacific Islands to Australia. We are first time ... Read more
Duncruisin
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We went on the J301 cruise from Southampton to Brisbane the dream cruise for retirement that turned into a nightmare I would conservatively say 80% of the people on the ship were sick at some time with type 1 and 2 flu found on the ship ... Read more
WillNeil
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hi all This was cruise 29 and we watched Arcadia steam on time into her berth at Circular Quay Sydney from our apartment across the water. Boarding was efficiently handled and we were on-board and settled by midday. Arcadia is ... Read more

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wjh
Member Since 2009
1 review
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Firstly may i say we are easy going people and do not expect the best in everything.We embarked in Melbourne and found that the Flight co-ordinator who was also doing the embarking proceedure had taken my photo on the incorrect pasport so ... Read more
Helpful? Thank wjh
trishntrev
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was a great mix of English, Australians an a few Kiwis. It was the friendliest cruise I have ever been on. Not necessarily with the crew though. The shows in the theatre were brilliant and the best I have ever seen oh any ... Read more
colescreek
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
OK, first off the good news: Arcadia is a great ship, the crew is excellent, the food is really good, the spa is brilliant, knowledgeable speakers on Asian art & astronomy etc, pretty good comedians/magicians, mediocre dance groups which ... Read more
Johncol
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
Everything was on a grand and roomy scale, particularly its 3 pool areas. Our cabin was roomy, comfortable and clean. Service throughout the ship was impeccable. Goanese staff polite and cheerful. Alcohol was reasonably priced as were ... Read more
britannic2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Taking this cruise was a big mistake as in February both China & Japan are very cold at this time of the year, also there were 6 continuous sea days from Japan to the next port of call and warmer climate. The ship itself is beautiful, ... Read more

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Karl the Great
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I want to express our experience to you about P&O Aurora World Cruise 2012 as follows. Besides that I also have to mention that the crew and especially the cleaning staff, waiters and assistance at reception did extraordinary jobs. The ... Read more
shipsboatswain
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
The Arcadia is a decent enough ship although it is by now (2012) probably in need of a refurbishment. Boarding in Dubai was a reasonably efficient affair, a little slow, but i have experienced much worse. If you are looking for a ship ... Read more
sheila white
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We have Just returned from the world cruise, we had a wonderful time, we never had any complaints about the food what so ever the waiters were always polite. We dined in the Sorrento Restaurant on a few occasions and the service we found ... Read more
Clive Chapman
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We sailed from Dubai to Sydney -- had a fantastic time we were C deck and although we were at the rear end in the Oriental Restaurants for dinner we never let the vibration spoil the excellent cuisine; there was no vibration from mid ships ... Read more
dutchopa
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation in Southampton was good it took less than one hour to get on board the ship. the initial observation of the vessel was good large bars and lounges and plenty of deck space. The balcony cabin was fine , bathroom was large ... Read more

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