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

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midginbil
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
This really is the bottom rung of cruises, for those people who really don't expect too much, can't be bothered dressing to go to dinner, are happy with second rate bistro style food and a small ship with limited facilities. The main ... Read more
sunlover27
Member Since 2010
1 review
24 helpful votes
We have just returned from a fantastic 7 night cruise on Pacific Aria. We were looking for a holiday option for my parents, my sister and I and our husbands and children (aged 6, 8 and 10), so 9 of us in total for a week in the June school ... Read more
Qld Aussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was a get together with my family to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We found the service staff to be very nice and they kept the ship very clean. Problems occurred because the ship is an old one and activities ... Read more
Ldaley24
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise as we have never been to WA and thought it would be a great way to see Perth, up to Broome and then the Margaret River region. This was our second cruise and we were pretty disappointed. Nothing went majorly wrong but ... Read more
Cindy27
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was heading to Indonesia. Due to the weather we were unable to tender into Benoa. I am not sure why Pacific Eden is not able to dock there. Pacific Eden has had a facelift in the public areas but yes she ... Read more

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TeresaC
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our first cruise on Pacific Jewel and embarked with a positive attitude as the process was so stress-free. We were presented with a pleasant cabin and our stewards maintained our accommodation to a high standard. The ... Read more
blazedraper
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
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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Tess68
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
8 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
8 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
3 helpful votes
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
Tracy H
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
23 helpful votes
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
16 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

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Tinc
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
33 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
6 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
LouiseW
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
8 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
21 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
14 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

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aussiechucka
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 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
30 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
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
27 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
48 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

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