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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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179 P&O Australia Family Cruise Reviews

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blazedraper
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I went on this cruise as part of a wedding. The wedding itself was very nice, it was held in the Dome, which was closed for the event, although the staff in charge of the music screwed up multiple times. And that was the good part of the ... Read more
Tess68
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time cruisers. Had a fantastic time, totally waited on hand and foot. A real holiday! I would recommend everyone do at least one cruise in their life. its worth every penny. I am addicted and ready to book another. Being our ... Read more
EveeH
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
6 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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verne1956
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I would love to say that my cruise was a great surprise and was better then expected alas it was not. I read many reviews before leaving and thought to myself why did we book this ship but to tell the truth it was cheap as we booked very ... Read more
JulienRob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My sister and I both retirees decided on this last minute cruise attracted by the discounted rate and wanting to try the Aria. We had read the negative reviews and thought we would be open minded in our expectations. We were very ... Read more

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Tracy H
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice the ship was. Having been on the Pacific Jewel the previous year and finding that super budget, my expectations weren't high for the Pacific Eden. However, it was well maintained, the room was ... Read more
Richrob33
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I am writing to advise other potential future customers for a P&O Cruise and the treatment they can expect. This is a account of many issues that occurred on our cruise that completed on the 27th May. Cruise J624 on the Pacific ... Read more
Patches*14
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband and our 10 year old daughter have just returned from a 3 day Wine and Cheese Cruise off the coast on the Eden, we all had a great relaxing time, it was my birthday celebration. Last year we did RC Voyager for 14 days Freo to ... Read more
Tinc
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Our 3-day Fremantle to Fremantle cruise with P&O Pacific Eden was a family holiday for my wife and I and our two kids 6 and 3. We used it as an opportunity for us to sample the newly renovated pacific Eden and compare the P&O ... Read more
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scubasteve29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarking were fantastic ! on and off in no time at all as with the tender services that i did The ship itself i did find good and had plenty of bars and retreats to just laze around, pool area on deck 11 was ... Read more

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LouiseW
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pacific Pearl P620 April/May 2016 Ports: Noumea, Mare, Lifou, Port Vila, Mystery Island We have cruised before, and on the Pacific Pearl before, very similar itinerary, except previously Isle of Pines (my favourite port), not LIfou. ... Read more
problem
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
i have been complaining about our drink packages on the ship & by suryey & by phone . no one but no one will come forward and say that they are responable for the rubbish drinks package sold on board . it seems its easy to hand ... Read more
shiffa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had the most amazing time. After reading the reviews in trip advisor we did not know what to expect. The whole trip, food the room everything was fabulous. Our main thanks to the staff especially jun jun, Donna, john, rauul and ... Read more
aussiechucka
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Went on this cruise to see Fiji and Vanuatu with our two children (3 and 8). We were lucky with embarkation as they let us through quickly as my youngest was sleeping. Very easy check in and straight onto the ship. We went straight down to ... Read more
Pacman cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Just returned and happy and relieved to report was fantastic. As new to cruising I left Freo Port with some trepidation given the terrible reviews the pacific eden has been getting. All I can say is the teething problems previously ... Read more

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bpurton74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We were loyal P&O cruisers until we decided to try the others in the market, being disappointed with the other lines we tried and their large ships with all the features, we were apprehensive to return to the line that introduced us to ... Read more
be gone awhile
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed our experience on The Pacific Pearl. The dining was OK (especially the Waterfront restaurant), but, found the Plantation restaurant convenient altough a bit of a "bun fight".... causes mainly by certain ... Read more
Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
45 helpful votes
So my partner and I went on a 7 night cruise to Hamilton Island and Cairns. I really want to start off by saying if you're going on the Aria have an open mind! Before we left I read all of the reviews and obviously some of them are awful! ... Read more
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Took an overseas guest on this four day cruise to Moreton Island Qld. She was apprehensive after a bad experience with a Regal cruise to Caribbean, so hoped it would be enjoyable and certainly was. So much entertainment, the crew worked ... Read more
11mike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 sea view rooms on P and ... Read more

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releashan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just returned from our sixth cruise. First time on Pacific Aria. Last time on Pacific Aria. What a boring ship this is. The food is well below par in any of the restaurants. The main restaurant on deck 7 is hard to get to. Once ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
87 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are a family of 5 living in Adelaide, married coupe with 3 children 15, 13 and 4.5. Not the cruise we wanted but being self employed the dates worked so off we went. We are regular cruisers with 10 plus cruisers over a 15 year time ... Read more
Kathaleen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The aria had some very nice sitting areas and entertainment areas. The entertainment was good. The lifts had no rail and not good in rought seas. There were four lifts at each end of ship of which only had two operating at all times, ... Read more
steve999
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Firstly, I cannot believe the amount of whingers on here, this is a symptom of the silent happy majority not feeling the need to review. Normally I wouldn't except I nearly cancelled in January from the feedback on here so balance needs to ... Read more
valbletch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just a short cruise for 7 friends to celebrate a 70th birthday. The ship was lovely, decor great but the dining.....very 2nd rate. Have been 7 cruises before and all had white table silver service in dining rooms but Pacific Eden is very ... Read more

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