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18 P&O Australia Holiday Cruise Reviews

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ptshaw7
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
We cruised on the Pacific Aria for Christmas. We had a wonderful time. Everything was great. Staff & crew were friendly and helpful. Our cabin & balcony was much bigger than we expected and our bed was very comfortable. We did ... Read more
Mildred Clare Edwards
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the cruise on the Pacific Dawn. Balcony was excellent. Service was outstanding in all areas from room service to the entertainment. We arrived home wanting to cruise again to which we did only ... Read more
Carmy57
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We are a very well travelled cruising couple and have been on many a different cruise lines including P&O. We arrived home today after a 9 night Pacific Christmas Cruise and we will never travel with them again.We travelled on the ... Read more
Lesley Wood
1 review
This 10 night cruise (19th Dec-29th) was only our 2nd cruise and the first time on the Pacific Pearl. What a fantastic time myself & daughter had. Being a real traditional Xmas person I was initially sceptical about spending it on the high ... Read more
OldTechie
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We went as a family who had never cruised before - Dad, Mum and 15 year old daughter. Having read some reviews, good and not-so-good, we were unsure what to expect but went with an open mind, not expecting an utterly luxurious ... Read more

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anderss22
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
213 forum posts
Decided to book on the Pearl with a few friends for birthday celebrations. At first glance she shall we shall weathered and is not that impressive. The attempts made by P&O to spruce her up were fairly well done, but there were ... Read more
savvey
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed October 2011
This ship is dark,dreary and past its use by date. Service was shocking;we had problems oredering wine with our meals,wine turning up after meal was completed for 3 nights running,waiter seemed suprised when we asked for the wine to be ... Read more
AusPhotofinder
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed October 2011
Pacific Pearl cruise P131 Sydney October 9 - 20. 'Pacific Sunsets' - 5 Ports: Vanuatu - Luganville, Wala, Champagne Bay, Port Vila; New Caledonia - Lifou. Travel to Sydney was easy via private vehicle and the parking arrangements at ... Read more
Livingthegoodlife
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed October 2011
This was our fourth P&O cruise and the Pearl is by far the best in our experience. The food was great, the service from the restaurant/wait staff/cabin staff was extraordinary. The teens HQ centre was new and spacious and the activities ... Read more
Kiwikowgirl
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
Because of work commitments my husband and I had separate holidays this year. He went to Malaysia with his mother for a week and I decided to take a cruise. I have wanted to try one for several years now and it seemed like the perfect ... Read more

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Lindielips
Member Since 2011
1 review
64 forum posts
Sailed October 2011
Pacific Dawn 1/10-5/10/11, This is my 2nd P&O Australia cruise and the other being a short food & wine on The Pearl. And to be fair I would struggle to do anything longer. We had an outside Cabin which was great on deck 10, but ... Read more
bvm49
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
560 forum posts
Background: We're 60 year old Australians with only 8 previous cruises with which to compare. This cruise was offered to us by email 3 weeks prior at a great last minute price. Back in the 80's & 90's we had cruised to some of these ... Read more
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steveb309
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
Where can I start, our cruise of a lifetime on the beautiful Pacific Pearl. Right from the start let me say just how surprised I was by the Pacific Pearl and the staff on the ship. From the moment we boarded Pacific Pearl we were made to ... Read more
peterd647
Member Since 2011
1 review
This was my first cruise but I really enjoyed it. I guess these things are what you make of them and my partner and I are very social people, so we chatted to most people and got to know as many people as possible. We also tried to do as ... Read more
pamperedcruiser
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
8 forum posts
The cruise was just as I expected it to be and more! My family of four (2 adults & 2 boys ,12 & 16) had a fab time visiting New Zealand once again! The views were awesome, there's always something lovely to see while we're ... Read more

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Lyle Irwin
1 review
Having been on cruise in past on Royal Carribean the thought that P & O were bringing a "MEGA" to NZ was exciting so we booked not long after the cruise itinerary came out in 2009 for Jan 11 cruise. We booked top suite on top deck. ... Read more
rosegarden11
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2010
Our cruise on the pacific pearl 30th December 2010 had finally arrived. Excited... But upon Embarkation it all seemed Chaos. This we were told was normal.People handed papers to fill one health form from p&o one customs form. ... Read more
kiwi sailor
Member Since 2007
1 review
397 forum posts
Introduction: This was our first cruise under the P&O flag out of Auckland and my eight cruise in total over several years. We are both in our early 50's. Embarkation From the time that we arrived at Prince's Wharf to the ... Read more

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