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459 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Jools1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
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
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
garymit
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 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 four weeks ago
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
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
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
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janisloraine
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
15 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
94 forum posts
3 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
10 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
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beverley66
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
3 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
6 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
5 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
Bobbycharlie
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Thank You to Pacific Eden P&O and all the staff for the great experience we had. I was a bit nervous going because some of the negative reviews. What will the staff be like? Will we get good service considering we be stuck in the ship? ... Read more
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pitty154
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
firstly the service in the waterford restrauant and the food was wonderful the service in the rest of the ship was fine some staff were extremly friendly, others, to them it was just a job. Entertainment was ok some of the shows not too ... Read more
nashby101
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We recently cruised on the Pacific Pearl (January 2017) to the South Pacific islands in and around Noumea. Our one big regret is that we will not get the opportunity to sail on the Pacific Pearl again, P&O are selling her off later in ... 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
omadeb
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our experience on the Pacific Eden was very average. The cabin beds were uncomfortable, and very hard.The top bunk wasn't even fit for a child to sleep in, the mattress was hard and very thin. The Dining had no variety same food every ... Read more
gibbo0010
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I choose this cruise for my sister's 50th birthday and New Year's Eve. As soon as we got on the ship we felt it was not as welcoming as cruises we have been on with Princess Cruises. I sailed with P&O in 2006 & 2010 and we ... Read more
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