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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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85 P&O Australia Senior Cruise Reviews
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Ritek
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We took the cruise to Airlie Beach (1st since Cyclone Debbie) to have a short break from caring for our Grandchildren, we did a cruise with them and their parents at Christmas 2016 and decided we need to do a short cruise with just the two ... Read more
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Bertie Blue
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
First time with P&O as we wished to experience this cruise company for ourselves. The ship was delayed after the refurbish by a day and a half. P&O put up at their expense in a quality hotel. They also provided inconvenience and ... Read more
pearlcruiser2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my second cruise, and both cruises have been on the Pacific Pearl. The entertainment staff and the cabin stewards were excellent, they really go all out to make sure that your cruise is enjoyable. The shows were great, and there ... Read more
janisloraine
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The cruise ship itself is very nice, great little lounges to have a relaxing time. The Marquee Theatre is beautiful & the shows there were wonderful. The Staff were very friendly & helpful The cabins (We had a quad share ... Read more
briggyinthemiddle
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Left on 30th Dec, New Year's cruise. White Bay was a little hard to find initially but once there the boarding process was easy, quick and hassle free. Equally finding our cabin and having our luggage delivered was prompt and again ... 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
rayboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
5 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
3 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
8 helpful votes
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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Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Embarkation was pretty painless, the longest wait was going through the scanners but this just came down to people not listening. Make sure you bring your own pen, saves waiting for a one to become available and if possible get an ... 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
sootybird
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
8 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
8 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
3 helpful votes
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
bruam
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
5 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
3 reviews
24 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
5 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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