P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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469 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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scarey76
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We joined a friends cruise for our first cruise and have to say it was an experience. We loved the service. All the staff on-board are very friendly and helpful. We got a room upgrade and ended up in a mini suite on deck 11. Although it ... Read more
2cruiselings
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are a retired couple, aged 57 and 70. This was our first cruise experience and we chose a shortish 7 night cruise to "test the waters" as it were to see if cruising was for us. While many reviewers on this site have been ... Read more
Bertie Blue
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
just cruising around
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
stranded in Singapore ship left 1 day late. Had to queue up twice over 2 days to board up to 4 hours quality of food hit and miss at all locations lounge bar prices for drinks bar staff making cocktails using a 2 nip measure ... Read more
tjejb30
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to give P&O a try after experiencing seven other cruises. So we chose this seven days cruise from Sydney to Morton island & return. Check in was efficient however once you board the Pacific Jewel you soon ... Read more
Jools1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
46 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I have just returned home from a 5 night cruise to Tasmania on the Pacific Eden. This is my very objective review of our experience. I apologise as it is quite lengthy as I wanted to be thorough! Getting on board was a ... Read more
suemarg2016
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose to cruise on the Pacific Jewel as the destinations were of interest to us. The cruise was called,Secrets of the south. Well they kept our first port of call a secret,(Eden), as it was decided by the captain that the waters off ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
791 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We picked up a bargain last minute cruise from Melbourne to Sydney, had an oceanview on deck nine. Cabin 9182, quiet, clean, and well maintained by Dannielle. This was my first time on the Jewel, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good ... Read more
BonnieU
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had read a lot of bad reviews before boarding this cruise so tried to keep our expectations low. We were also aware that the boat was going in for a refurb at the end of our cruise and that had us worried that there would be a lot of ... Read more
garymit
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Cabin: My wife and I stayed in cabin 5195 which is a standard oceanview cabin sited at the rearmost starboard side on deck 5. Closet space was OK and our cases stored nicely under the bed. The cabin was clean and lived up to ... Read more
C Wil
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We had a wonderful cruise on board the Pacific Eden. The ship had lots of places to sit and to relax and big windows to watch the world go by. We had lots of things to do on board. The food at the waterfront Restaurant was lovely and had ... Read more
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Lenishta
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Short version - the title says it all - your paying tiger air prices expect tiger air standards Long version - Ok as long as your expectations arent too high. A lot of the "entertainment" is soft sell infomercials. (not ... Read more
avonleanz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Comedy cruise was chosen as a birthday get-together for friends and family. A bit miffed that P&O didn't also mention it was an NRL cruise for the Auckland 9's but that's no reflection of the ship. This was our second P&O ... Read more
swisstrailblazer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
It's an older ship, and due for refurbishment in late February. Embarkation was very smooth - in fact, we were able to go into the embarkation lounge sooner than expected. But then the wait to go on from lounge to ship was longer than ... Read more
johnw11
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
As this was our first cruise we wanted a short cruise and this 7 night cruise suited as perfectly. Embarkation and Disembarkation we very smooth. If only airplanes were this convenient. The Pacific Dawn is not a new ship but with ... Read more
NettyNort
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Embarkation was great... had a 3 berth inside cabin 10177 beds vibrated the entire cruise so avoid this one if you can also fridge was not working could not get anything cold.. no face washers provided...Ship is dated but is now on the way ... Read more
janisloraine
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
simnut
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise was recommended by a friend. Knowing this is a fairly old ship, we did not know what to expect. we have cruised before & we traveled with the people who recommended the cruise.The cabin (balcony on 9th deck) was clean and ... Read more
Next Port Any Port
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
I have seen many negative reviews so what are P&O doing about these? It was a last minute request from my partner to spend time together and since we had a fantastic experience on the Pacific Jewel 3 years ago she suggested that we ... Read more
wagtail_syd
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
102 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were a family of 5 with kids aged 13, 10 and 6 and did an 8 night cruise to the South Pacific. Overall decor and layout - very good. Loved all the small spaces. In the evening you could walk from one small bar to another and there ... Read more
caitsey
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I travelled on the Pacific Aria in January 2017 and had a fantastic time! We did an 11 night cruise out of Brisbane, departing mid-January and stopping at Noumea, Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Port Vila and Santo. I like to plan ahead ... Read more
beverley66
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I booked this cruise for my elderly mum, my sister and her grown up family and myself and my 18 year old daughter. This is my 5th cruise. I was very apprehensive about this cruise ship. I had read some scathing reviews but I was ... Read more
firsttimecruiser2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
As stated, this was our first cruise, so I have nothing by which to make a comparison. I must admit after reading the many reviews the ship has been given, we were a little trepidatious about our booking. We are happy to report that we ... Read more
PeterD8
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Whilst our cruise was enjoyable, there is evidence of cost cutting compared with our previous P&O experience as well as other cruise lines. We were a family of 3 - 2 x Adults and 1 x Child - aged 12 (boy). Our cabin looked a bit ... Read more
karamallitt
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I boarded the Pacific Dawn on the 14th of January 2017 with 3 of my girlfriends for a relaxing get away. This cruise was 7 nights and stopped at Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila. This was my first time cruising with P&O and first time ... Read more

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