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

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tvoce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We went on the Pacific Dawn for the Comedy cruise. The ship was very dated which was fine the rooms were comfortable (outside with a porthole) and the comedians were fantastic specially Jacques from Chinchilla and an older guy with a ... Read more
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Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
38 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
HJHKK
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Fantastic fun filled girls weekend away..... Thank you Pacific Eden you put on a great Adelaide comedy 3 night cruise. Gosh, where to start, embarking couldn't of been any easier our luggage was taken before we boarded the ship then ... Read more
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ernz30
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We recently boarded the Pacific Aria on a 3 night Food and Wine Cruise to nowhere. We have cruised several other times on both the Australian based Carnival ships and the Pacific Dawn and Jewel. I was looking forward to seeing this ... Read more
need to cruise again
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading a few negative reviews of Pacific Eden I was a bit worried about the cruise which I had booked to celebate my 50th birthday with 12 girlfriends, but I need not have worried - it was fantastic! From the moment we boarded I ... Read more

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fatty101
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
I think we had such a good experience because our expectations were so low due to the reviews we read before going. Embarkations was easy, no issues although our bag arrived at our room damaged which I believe was mostly handled by ... Read more
hbcmum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
2nd time with P&O, I like the Pearl, she's a nice old girl, and looking smart after her recent dry dock. This cruise was to Napier for the Art Deco Weekend. Travelled with my mother, outside cabin on Deck 10 was nice and had lots of ... Read more
slobadob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just like a few others here, I was a bit concerned about the negative reviews concerning Pacific Aria. If there really were problems earlier on, then I guess I do feel sorry for anyone who had a poor experience but whatever teething ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Our family of four recently attended a three night Comedy Cruise with the Pacific Eden in February 2017. My father’s birthday was the main reason we booked this trip on this ship. It was our 3rd PnO Cruise but our 17th overall ... Read more
JimmyCoillet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Comedy cruise with 5 mates , share accommodation, cheap price! Idea was good.. I have been cruising with other companies for last 12 years and took my mates on the NEWLY refurbished Pacific Eden on a three day comedy cruise. The 5 ... Read more

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DB1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just returned from a 4 day comedy cruise on the Pacific Eden. Not sure if it was the fact that it was a cruise to nowhere but passengers were not embraced... The ship was pleasant enough however their seem to be a myriad of ... Read more
thecolourispink
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I went with seven other girls, two who had cruised before. We went on the Pacific Eden and were really excited until we started seeing all the negative feedback, but decided this was our trip and we would enjoy ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was an Australia Day cruise. I booked it six weeks prior to departure as it was a great special. We booked two outside cabins one for my wife and her three friends and the other for myself and our three young children aged 10, 8 and ... Read more
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GS292929
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Booked for a friends 50th and paid for the celebrations package $179 dinner for two in Salt Restaurant and bottle of Moet, spent the first hour of the cruise trying to sort out dinner reservation (no reservation upon arrival) and lack of ... Read more
Nomienut
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My Husband & I were excited but a little anxious about heading on a planned P&O trip due to the regular negative feedback people had left on P&O Facebook page! We decided it will be what we make of it! Sorry about the essay ... Read more

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No Way!
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had several grievances. The staff & crew were not at all welcoming they seemed tired and unhappy "just doing the job" attitude. The entertainment was extremely average the same two duos in the bars twice a day for the ... Read more
catchique
Member Since 2007
1 review
14 forum posts
10 helpful votes
OK so I'm going to apologise for the length of this review ..I've never felt strongly enough to write one before and there is really so much to comment on and obviously if you're reading this you want to know more about the ship. We've ... Read more
tgeoff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second cruise with P&O the first on the Dawn was fantastic could not rate it high enough this time on the Aria worst trip of my life. staff at the pantry were good and sure the crew had a hard time trying to work with a ... Read more
smile1977
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Hi, all you cruise lovers, this was my seventh cruise and first and last with P&O. I have travelled on Royal Carribbean , Carnival cruise lines and Princess Cruise lines so I had a good yardstick beforehand to compare cruise ... Read more
DFP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked a 4 berth cabin all paying the special price of $355 each, friends a couple of weeks before the cruise got a twin share for $190 each with an added a $25 upgrade to a room with a balcony. One member of our group injured ... Read more
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Smith aboard
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
What are people complaining about. Some people must be so hard to please. Staff are great, cabin ,suit was very good with all the trimmings. The Pantry was more hygienic than a buffet, no one touching the food and no one piling up ... Read more
username54321
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The ship is falling apart, constantly learning of people being moved from their rooms due to water leaking from the ceiling and walls, one lady i know woke up with ankle deep water in her room, ants through at least 6 cabins and the lovely ... Read more
Geralds
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Pacific Eden is sold to people as a refurbished Ship. It is far from it! OK on the good side, the restaurants are brand new and are very well decorated as is most of the bars. The rooms and general public areas are all very old and ... Read more
katandrat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We chose this cruise for a work Christmas celebration as opposed to a standard lunch or dinner. This was our 4th cruise, but second with P&O and our 1st on the Pacific Aria. Our 1st impression of the ship was good - it was lovely and ... Read more
aussiebums sydney
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Upgraded from balcony to mini suite a week before sailing @$80 pp, was well worth it, priority checkin & transit onto the ship in a matter of minutes. Also had free soft drinks included, fruit basket & nibblies, after cruising a ... Read more

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