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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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76 P&O Australia Senior Cruise Reviews
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Terrible
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rayboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Reasonable cruise ,great stateroom good cabin staff. The new look pantry wasnt all it was cracked up to be it did the job . No food available after 9 at night ,So if you fancy a cheese and crackers later at night you better grab what ... Read more
kennev
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
187 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
booked this cruise from our home port of Cairns with a drinks package at a good price. We were concerned by the reviews and we had also just finished a cruise from Hawaii to Sydney on Celebrity Solstice. So we went with our eyes wide open. ... Read more
Sandune3
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
this was the longest cruise we seniors have ventured on and the main reason for going was to visit Norfolk Island. The big disappointment was not getting onto Norfolk Island and later found out that 1/10 attempts get there.!Embarkation and ... Read more
Fluffy Duck
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were travelling with 2 others and chose this cruise as it went to Norfolk Island and Tonga. Unfortunately we did not get to Norfolk Island due to large swells at the landing point. I am not sure why they continue to advertise Norfolk ... Read more
iandr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
10 NIGHT CRUISE ON ‘PACIFIC DAWN’ OCTOBER 2016 Recently retired, I decided to reward myself with a last minute booking on Pacific Dawn, departing Brisbane 12th October 2016. Ports of call were Santo (Luganville), Port ... 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
sootybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We liked cruising from Brisbane & the ports of call. Aria is a small older ship & as we had a swell outside the Brisbane river I lost my dinner! We agree with the other reviews as we have been spoiled by Princess. Liked our inside ... Read more
Catdianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Have been to islands before Entertainment and activities. Very old to movies, sound of music, South Pacific, Annie and mr and Mrs smith and these were also how's in theatre Although the musicians were very good, The sound was so ... Read more
jaqval
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have done 8 cruises up till now and thoroughly enjoyed them, that is until the last one on the Pacific Dawn. Embarkation was straightforward and relatively quick. We had a balcony cabin on deck 11 and although the cabin was ... Read more
davandliz
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Over 2 hours to disembark onto tender at Mooloolaba - and this with a priority ticket because of our mini-suite. First we were told that the ship was late - a lie. I watched it drop anchor just after 7am. Then we were told by an ... Read more
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bruam
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We wanted to go to Rabaul and the timing was right for us. It was extremely disappointing. Cabin staff and restraunt staff were excellent, the rest of the crew seems to be incompetant an unaware of the ships shortcomings. The Aria is an ... Read more
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JeanneY
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was a last minute decision so we got a very good price on a mini suite with balcony. Embarkation and disembarkation both went very smoothly. Our cabin was lovely with a very comfortable bed. The stewards were great and cabin well ... Read more
Kalleroo
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Having cruised for 45 years we have to say this cruise would have been our worst. We left from our home port for a relaxing holiday after my husband had a year of surgeries. Our Travel Agent asked us how it was upon our return, reply was ... Read more
Magpiemarianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was from our home port and the special was too good to refuse, or so we thought. If I had payed the full fair i would not have been happy. The positives: Firstly our stateroom was roomy, great to have the ... Read more
Zaccaria
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
The reception area when you get on the ship with the dark blue uneaven curtins makes the whole area so drab and depressing, the first impression of the ship not good. I did take a peak what was behind the curtains and it was gold ... Read more
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Melbourne13
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Dining: -Waterfront they took no notice of time & dietary (diabetic insulin) requirements. -Pantry same menu day in day out - very limited diabetic choices Shore Tours - Very disorganised, resulted in missing ... Read more
austravellermcs
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was a "quickie" cruise to nowhere, called a Comedy Cruise. We were not really prepared for the P&O activities. It is less formal but the website is somewhat lacking about what to expect. Being somewhat disabled has ... Read more
BDB12
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Cruise was chosen as a surprise for my Mother's 84th birthday. My Mother has never cruised before and I thought it would be a nice introduction to her to cruising. So I booked a suite for us. When I booked I asked to purchase a birthday ... Read more
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Ozzy777
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Teh destinations looked good and the price reasonable. What I didnt expect was such an old ship- painted over rust, damaged UV film on very dirty windows, varnish worn off furniture. The main dining room food was bad boarding house ... Read more
teandmlkennedy
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise but first with P&O had read alot of reviews and had a few concerns as we had always had a balcony but this time just booked a window cabin. Cabin was great very clean, good size better shower than in other ... Read more
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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
karin roddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Four of us travelled on the Pacific Jewel. My 90 year old sister, feisty and healthy and my two nieces. We shared adjoining cabins on Deck 9. We had a ball - more or less entertaining ourselves. Staff superb - can not fault their ... 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
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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