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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, facilities and modern decor
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85 P&O Australia Romantic Cruise Reviews
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Very Good
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Average
15
Poor
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Terrible
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Ian V
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our 5th Cruise with P&O and our second on the Pearl, will unfortunately will be our last with P&O. The condition of the ship (poor maintenance) and the food selections had deteriorated considerably since our last cruise on her ... Read more
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Gordon Love
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Well as all my previous reviews I try to keep things real giving my honest opinion of good and bad, the good news is there is not much bad to report here! a real pleasant surprise. First we have never considered a P&O cruise before, ... Read more
JaLa La
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
We boarded in Cairns which is where we live. We celebrated our anniversary on board. I was quite nervous early on about booking this cruise due to some negative reviews however I was fortunately able to put this into perspective. ... Read more
Silver Hillbillys
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and something special was what we were after. The Pacific Pearl didn't disappoint. Booking a short 3 night 'Comedy' themed cruise was a blast. Sure the ship in parts is showing some age, a bit of rust ... Read more
Andrew1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I had read so many divergent reviews for Pacific Aria, I wasn't sure what to expect. I can see how it gets both rave and scathing reviews. it depends on your expectations. Dining Much better than I expected. The pantry does seem a ... Read more
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blueybastos
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just returned from a 11 night cruise to PNG onboard the Pacific Jewel in cabin 10247. We have been on quite a few different ships from various cruise lines and I must say that we do not nitpick about very minor problems but take notice of ... Read more
Natsys
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
As first time cruisers we were excited yet filled with trepidation - what to take , what to wear, theme nights , how much to allow for spending money. The usual questions that newbies would ask - but the info we got back from people ... Read more
Professor Plum
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our 6th cruise, 3rd with P&O. I say third, because our first was with them (which nearly put us off) and the 5th one was a quickie which I did with some girl friends and will be doing again. My husband and I work long ... Read more
southsider20
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I chose this cruise as my partner didn't have a passport but we wanted some sun, this was my third cruise one previously on Pacific Dawn and the other on Dawn Princess. In comparison I was not impressed, the Jewel was a smaller ship to the ... Read more
annette2james@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a first cruise for my birthday. My partner who sailed with me had cruised with P&O through Asia six years ago. Our first opinion of the ship was not great. Our toilet brush had not been cleaned from the previous occupants ... Read more
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relaxed Belinda
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned home from a 7 day cruise on the Aria. We went with another couple their third cruise on different P&O this was our fourth we all had a absolute fabulous time. We got a great deal unlimited drinks, on board credit $100 and ... Read more
Winga
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Background information Marilyn & I decided to have another short-break cruise, this time with P&O travelling from Sydney to Brisbane Hotel information - Swissotel Sydney The staff at Swissotel know how to look after their ... Read more
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cruisingislyf
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had our doubts about the Aria after reading some crappy reviews, but this cruise was absolutely fantastic. This was our 11th cruise and our 8th with P&O. Everything from the food to the service to the cabins was absolutely 5 ... 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
ceruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Because we wished to see the West coast of Australia, I must say all about the ship was very good, I think those that complain must be a little hard to please. I found the food in the Pantry to be most adequate and suitable for what ... Read more
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Shippy McShipface
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Being our first cruise, my wife and I had no real expectations. I read some great reviews and some bad reviews, but really like to find things out for myself. This cruise was given as reward from my work so my spending was to be on ... Read more
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
dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. We were met at our cabin by the stewards who were very friendly and looked after us all the cruise. The food experience was very much what I would have expected and there was ... Read more
Disco B
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the Pacific Eden because it was based in Fremantle which meant no flying! We were very wary of how this cruise was going to go because we had seen so many poor reviews but I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. This was ... Read more
NG2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
Our 3-day Fremantle to Margaret River to Fremantle cruise with P&O Pacific Eden was a birthday surprise for my husband, and an opportunity for us to sample the newly renovated and much-hyped P&O product. It was the longest 3 ... Read more
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jgcruiser43
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Early in April of this year my partner and I felt like getting away for a few days. Since neither of us had ever cruised before we decided to give it a go. So more or less on the spur of the moment I booked a suite (at a super bargain ... Read more
grieves1@bigpond.net.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We went on this cruise for our anniversary and after reading the bad reports were not happy,however we found it to be very good. not too many people so the public areas were not too crowded. Waterfront and Pantry were very good, Salt ... 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
Cruising Sal
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I had to travel in school holidays and there was not much choice. I normally choose other cruise lines although I have traveled on many P & O cruises prior. Like other people, I was a bit dubious prior to ... Read more
Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 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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