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68 P&O Australia Senior Cruise Reviews

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blueybastos
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
2 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
6 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
davandliz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
bruam
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
3 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
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

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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
18 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
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

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karin roddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
48 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
21 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

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skcusime
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
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
8 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
Not a Knocker !!
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
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
66 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

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