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50 P&O Australia Senior Cruise Reviews

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dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
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
patclarke2@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The aria should not be on the ocean and taking money by false advertising,it is a disgrace to the cruising industry. My friend and i took it to try and get over the loss of her husband 3 months earlier, well she came off the cruise ... Read more
skcusime
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was easy. We caught the train from Adelaide and it stops right by the passenger terminal at Outer Harbor. A short walk and we were checked in painlessly and onboard. As you'd expect, less than 6 months since a total refit, ... Read more
Alllingpoop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Like an old lady who has had a facelift! Scuttle her I say. Fabulous public areas Baths in cabins that old dears cannot get in or out of Fellow passenger paid megabucks for top of the was a stateroom - at 86 couldn't get in for ... Read more

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Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Having travelled a few weeks earlier on Pacific Eden with my husband and another couple, and enjoying the experience so much, I decided to take my elderly mother on the same ship. She had not been on a cruise ship for about 40 years. ... Read more
Blkmkt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Just back from a 4 night cruise on the Pacific Aria - we specifically chose a 4 night due to the negative reviews here and we didn't want to be stuck on a boat we hated for a long time. First up - Aria is a beautiful ship, the makeover ... Read more
MaJoeJoe
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers, this was our 14th cruise holiday. Having sailed on HAL twice previously we embarked on this beautiful ship, Pacific Aria, with so much hope and the ship itself did not disappoint. Lovely cabins, wonderful beds ... Read more
Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
It makes me angry to read negative reports about Pacific Eden. My husband and I are seasoned cruisers, having been on various ships around the world over the years....and we thought Pacific Eden was a 'gem'. We wanted to introduce ... Read more
Sekay1994
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have just returned after 13 nights on the pacific Aria traveling to PNG. Had an excellent time! From reading previous reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but as a first time cruiser my expectations were met. Don't let all the elderly ... Read more

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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
wavesahoy
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Ok so the reviews have you worried....don't be but just have an opened mind and I would suggest only booking a short cruise on Aria - anything longer than 4 to 5 nights would be too long! Worst things - can't flush toilet paper - they ... Read more
russ_mcgregor@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We hadn't read any reviews of the Pacific Aria prior to booking this short cruise and when we did we thought ,Oh no! But as we'd paid for the trip we had no choice but to go ahead. Just as well we did because we experienced none of ... Read more
johbar2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I have returned to cruising after many years and chose this cruise for a few reasons 1st because of it's destination mainly Kangaroo Island 2nd reasonably short but long enough to see if we still liked cruising,We do,now the ... Read more
GGAdelaide
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Have recently returned from 12 day cruise aboard Pacific Aria. We have no complaints at all. The changes made to the buffet area, now The Pantry, have improved the service greatly. No longer having to queue for food, you can choose from ... Read more

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jmax123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Like others, read a lot of reviews of the Aria after booking and surprised at all the negative stuff. Well, you can ignore all of the whiners, the Aria is a fine ship. Boarding in Brisbane for an 11 day trip to the Islands was a breeze, ... Read more
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
Ship Shaper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
No one should have to pay so much money to be on a place on earth like this. The service in the main dining room (The Waterfront Restaurant) was well below par with all other cruise ships I have travelled on. Not even table cloths on ... Read more
cillabrown@y7mail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As soon as I boarded I knew this trip was a mistake . Far from being 'new' and exciting it was like an old performer with too much makeup . The Aria is not ready to receive guests . The lifts are out of order most of the time and when you ... Read more
TaffyandAussie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We booked our Christmas cruise on the Pacific Eden as we were taken in with all those beaut photos in the P & O cruise book and on their website of the transformed Holland America ship. Also there was so much emphasis put on the ... Read more

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Wazza1950
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I spent Christmas on the Pacific Eden as we have traveled P&O before and were disappointed that a new ship should offer such bad experience. Due to a virus on the prior cruise, our departure was delayed 4 hours so we ... Read more
Cruising Aussie Nana
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
From the outset, the boarding at Brisbane terminal was very slow, a hot and humid experience. To do the emergency drill we were standing on deck on the western side in full sun which was almost unbearable and hard work for the many older ... Read more
tomcollins
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was only our second cruise on Pacific Pearl. But probably our last. This cruise line would be the equivalent of the Irish budget airline RyanAir , where you pay extra for everything , with the exception of having a pee. The ... Read more
TaffDownUnder
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wonderful ship, where nothing major went wrong - but most of the things you take for granted didn't happen. We weren't told about clocks going back until the morning after where many people got up to find that the cafe/restaurant was ... Read more
Julielle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We sailed from Fremantle on the maiden voyage. We have previously cruised with Star, Viking, Holland America and Viking. This was our first time with P&O. I will start with the Good. Clean, spacious Ocean View cabin on Deck 5. ... Read more

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