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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
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55 P&O Australia Senior Cruise Reviews

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austravellermcs
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
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
Ozzy777
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
2 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
ceruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
scubasteve29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 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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dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
46 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
17 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
3 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
7 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
13 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
36 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
14 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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