P&O Australia Romantic Cruise Reviews

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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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95 P&O Australia Romantic Cruise Reviews
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steve999
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Having just been refitted we were expecting 'Pacific Aria' through the public spaces, however only some parts have been renovated: The Orient, The Atrium, Promenade Bar, The Dome and The Pantry / Shell & Bones; and of course the water ... Read more
JCN8888
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise for both my husband and I. I googled a lot of reviews prior to going and found a lot of negative comments, so I was a bit worried. I found the ship amazing. I think the life jacket talk could have been done a lot better, it ... Read more
Jools1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
65 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I have just returned home from a 5 night cruise to Tasmania on the Pacific Eden. This is my very objective review of our experience. I apologise as it is quite lengthy as I wanted to be thorough! Getting on board was a ... Read more
BonnieU
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had read a lot of bad reviews before boarding this cruise so tried to keep our expectations low. We were also aware that the boat was going in for a refurb at the end of our cruise and that had us worried that there would be a lot of ... Read more
nashby101
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We recently cruised on the Pacific Pearl (January 2017) to the South Pacific islands in and around Noumea. Our one big regret is that we will not get the opportunity to sail on the Pacific Pearl again, P&O are selling her off later in ... Read more
JessLynne
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Went on this cruise with my family, to Airlie Beach and Surrounds, the destinations were beautiful, and the staff onboard were incredible kind and patient. Being my first cruise, honest to say it was relaxing and the seas were calm, ... Read more
Kristym06
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I went on our first cruise for our 10th Anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. Check in went smoothly, even though they were very busy, the staff were very polite. Embarkation went well, we only had to wait 20 mins ... Read more
Lozzzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Four night cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island. This was our second cruise, our first being nine nights to New Caledonia on Carnival Spirit in Feb 2016. Embarkation at the White Bay Container Terminal was fast and efficient. ... Read more
Ian V
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
14 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
26 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
5 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
10 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
blueybastos
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
18 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
4 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
relaxed Belinda
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
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

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