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

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rosap
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First time cruisers and we had read lots of negative reviews beforehand, thankfully we had a great time and would definitely cruise with P&O again, our cabin was clean and serviced twice a day, free dining options were great and we ... Read more
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chapconn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise experience chosen as it was advertised as a "Blues" cruise. We attend Blues festivals so we were excited to be going on a cruise with the prospect of listening to some good music. P&O did not ... Read more
Jano T
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This would have to be the worst cruise we have been on the food was terrible the ship smelled awful on the starboard side in the pantry. The staff could not be bothered serving you just turned their back on you as if you weren't there. The ... 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

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survey54
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
‘Pacific Jewel” is purposefully a “no frills” cruiseship to keep the prices low - if you want the extras you have to pay for them. However our 14 night cruise was totally enjoyable: the ship is clean and well ... Read more
Allan Collins
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading some terrible reviews we still went ahead with this cruise and were very, very happy we did. The ship was clean and tidy at all times as was the cabin. The cabin staff were great and the captain kept all passengers ... Read more
Netty 5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was going to Fiji, Tonga and the Cook Islands with which we had not been to before. We did a Pacific Sun cruise 6 years ago and could not fault it. well our cabin had no air conditioning so was sleeping with ... Read more
Tess68
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time cruisers. Had a fantastic time, totally waited on hand and foot. A real holiday! I would recommend everyone do at least one cruise in their life. its worth every penny. I am addicted and ready to book another. Being our ... Read more
toriayl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Returned from the 11-night to Vanuatu (23rd May to 3rd June) on the Pacific Aria and enjoyed myself thoroughly. Looks like all the teething issues were fixed and the food was delightful! I have to admit the reviews scared me a little, but ... Read more

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verne1956
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I would love to say that my cruise was a great surprise and was better then expected alas it was not. I read many reviews before leaving and thought to myself why did we book this ship but to tell the truth it was cheap as we booked very ... Read more
rob1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My wife and I sailed to Pacific island We had a great time on the Pacific Aria. The staff were excellent. Always willing to go out of their way to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. There were many choices as food was concerned. ... Read more
harrrg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had read a lot of negative reviews of the Aria before we booked and were tentative, but our travel agent assured us it was fine.. and she was right. We had cruised previously on the Dawn and Jewell so had a baseline for comparison. ... Read more
dazzler1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Read all the reviews , but prefer to have my own opinion , great cruise, great boat, brilliant staff, no complaints , some things i didnt like but thats only my opinion and others may see them differently. Heard a few whingers on the ... Read more
avwood
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The following are my comments based on my 11 night cruise to Vanuatu and the Isle of Pines on the Pacific Aria from May 23 to June 3, 2016. Holland America’s ageing 22 year old Ryndam, eliminated from their own fleet, has now ... Read more

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JWoody58
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
VANUATU EXPLORER via Cruiseship Pacific Jewel ISLE OF PINES: Is a tender port and is a delightful place to visit. The tenders bring you to a jetty near the old ruins on kuta bay. Everything is a short walk, there are generally a small ... 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
rods48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and I can say it was great, I was a bit apprehensive before leaving with the amount of bad reviews but I can say I had little to complain about. The room we had was quite large for an ocean view room and the ... Read more
GRANNYLEGS2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
As first time cruisers, we were both a little hesitant as to whether the cruise would be full of 'oldies' as some had said......SURPRISE !!!! Even though hubby is 72 and I am 67 we absolutely loved it. The age of passengers ranged from 1 ... Read more
LouiseW
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pacific Pearl P620 April/May 2016 Ports: Noumea, Mare, Lifou, Port Vila, Mystery Island We have cruised before, and on the Pacific Pearl before, very similar itinerary, except previously Isle of Pines (my favourite port), not LIfou. ... Read more

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tracey_nz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
37 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
After reading so many terrible reviews I had a little trepidation about spending 10 days on the Pacific Pearl. But now that I am home, I can say I had one of the best holidays of my life! The cruise was excellent. My only complaint ... Read more
Kerana
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Our experience on the Pacific Pearl was wonderful from embarking to disembarking. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and created a fun relaxed environment right from the beginning of our holiday. The dining experiences were ... Read more
jgcruiser43
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Early in April of this year my partner and I felt like getting away for a few days. Since neither of us had ever cruised before we decided to give it a go. So more or less on the spur of the moment I booked a suite (at a super bargain ... Read more
mazza51
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
137 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have been on this ship before, about 3 years ago, and was a bit doubtful of all the bad reviews. However, now I have to say I was very disappointed with a lot of aspects of this cruise. Firstly, the positives. The entertainment staff ... Read more
grieves1@bigpond.net.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We went on this cruise for our anniversary and after reading the bad reports were not happy,however we found it to be very good. not too many people so the public areas were not too crowded. Waterfront and Pantry were very good, Salt ... Read more

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