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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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65 P&O Australia Romantic Cruise Reviews

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Shippy McShipface
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
24 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
grieves1@bigpond.net.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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

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shiffa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
19 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
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
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Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I was worried about going on the Pacific Eden after reading some bad reviews, but I loved it. Our cabin was large comfortable and very clean. The ships decor was lovely and very stylish. Loved the entertainment and the food was good. ... Read more
Firstie Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
52 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
As first time cruisers and after reading mountains of negative Pearl Cruise Review's I was most reluctant to go and nervous as heck! My goodness all hesitations, expectations and nerves went right out the window. For first time cruisers ... Read more

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casa1927
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
35 helpful votes
I've just returned from a 4 day cruise on the Pacific Aria. I must say I was totally mortified after reading all the really bad reviews after booking and paying for this cruise. It was to be a taster for my boyfriend who had never cruised ... Read more
KruisingKing
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This is my third visit via P & O to the South Pacific and the destinations were the calling card along with a great price. Talked into it by my travel agent at the last minute, hence the price, but the South Pacific is a wonderful ... Read more
jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. I can not understand ... Read more
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chu12373@bigpond.net.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Will never sali with P & O again. We have previously cruised with Royal Carribean and Norweign (in the US) and we thought the food on the Norweign was bad before using P & O. We were in a suite and although the room was a ... Read more
Beth.S.87
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just arrived home after our 3 day Cruise and I was very relieved and happy with our experience. Room was nice and comfortable Experienced great service from staff - our favourite room to enjoy a coffee & cocktail was the Blue ... Read more

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Chexie
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After reading so many scathing reviews of the Pacific Aria I had called P&O to see if I could change our booking to another ship a couple of months ago as I was extremely concerned that my 80 year old mother would have a terrible time ... Read more
global 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Seriously it was not that bad. It is a small ship like a boutique hotel only this hotel floats. The staff from the Stewards to the waiters and entertainers were so friendly and very accommodating. We had a few minor issues which were ... Read more
DM14
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all, I would like to say that I am a travel agent and I was dreading going on this cruise because of all the bad feedback I had received and negative reviews online. I am happy to say that was all rubbish because I had such a ... Read more
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aoharris64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife wanted to take me on this short cruise to see how I would cope on a longer cruise in the future and to determine what my expectations were. We were able to get a good deal on the suite (10030) as it was expected to gave us a few ... Read more
flyin_kiwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My partner and I booked this cruise in New Zealand to travel ex Aus to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. 1st issue was we were sent updated boarding times. We then arrive to find out we are last there and almost missed embarkation. Fine, ... Read more

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heubusch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
P&O advertised ship as new ship, it wasn't. It was a new ship to their fleet but built in the 1990's. The cruise was so boring with very little for passengers to do. The entertainment director should be ashamed. The evening shows were ... Read more
AverageJo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Like other cruise critic folk I read many reviews prior to my cruise. 95% were negative, thus I had reservations going in.... First thing I'll say to all those 'haters' is you get what you pay for! Don't expect to pay a total of around ... 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
Tedscruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our third cruise, we have sailed twice before on the Dawn. We had decided to join this cruise last minute as it fitted our work schedule. We are writing this review just to assure you this cruise WAS that bad. The ship leaked all ... Read more
KJ3429
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Ok where do I start? This was the worst and most boring holiday of our lives. If you hate someone recommend the P&O Aria. Nothing to do but eat, drink and listen to lame lifeless entertainers. Cabins looked nice we had a balcony, ... Read more

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