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  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
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328 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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rods48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
tracey_nz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 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
12 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
0 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

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mazza51
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
135 forum posts
5 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
MadWoofter
Member Since 2014
1 review
68 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Pacific Aria A619 from Sydney to the "Loyalty Islands" departing Tuesday 26/4/16 for 9 nights. I travelled with two friends but had a cabin of my own. Embarkation: So, so easy. Dropped off our bags, and filled out ... Read more
shiffa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had the most amazing time. After reading the reviews in trip advisor we did not know what to expect. The whole trip, food the room everything was fabulous. Our main thanks to the staff especially jun jun, Donna, john, rauul and ... Read more
Aleisa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise I have ever taken the staff were very very good and I enjoyed the islands thoroughly. Only a few contentions: 1. Got seasick first 48 hours, no ones fault but what a bugger. 2. Some STUPID woman at Suva went into a shop ... Read more

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aussiechucka
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Went on this cruise to see Fiji and Vanuatu with our two children (3 and 8). We were lucky with embarkation as they let us through quickly as my youngest was sleeping. Very easy check in and straight onto the ship. We went straight down to ... Read more
Cruising Sal
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I had to travel in school holidays and there was not much choice. I normally choose other cruise lines although I have traveled on many P & O cruises prior. Like other people, I was a bit dubious prior to ... Read more
tl_woodward@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and I had decided I was going to have a good time no matter what. Well...I was NOT disappointed. The Dawn was a very lovely ship, easy to navigate and find things. Our cabin, a balcony at the front part of the ... Read more
bpurton74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We were loyal P&O cruisers until we decided to try the others in the market, being disappointed with the other lines we tried and their large ships with all the features, we were apprehensive to return to the line that introduced us to ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
87 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are a family of 5 living in Adelaide, married coupe with 3 children 15, 13 and 4.5. Not the cruise we wanted but being self employed the dates worked so off we went. We are regular cruisers with 10 plus cruisers over a 15 year time ... Read more

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Kathaleen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The aria had some very nice sitting areas and entertainment areas. The entertainment was good. The lifts had no rail and not good in rought seas. There were four lifts at each end of ship of which only had two operating at all times, ... Read more
annielauri
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This wasn't my first cruise. I'm really surprised by the complainers, how could they not have had a good time. Sad for them as the staff worked very hard for their good time. There's so much to do for everyone - about 40 different things ... Read more
skcusime
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
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
steve999
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Firstly, I cannot believe the amount of whingers on here, this is a symptom of the silent happy majority not feeling the need to review. Normally I wouldn't except I nearly cancelled in January from the feedback on here so balance needs to ... Read more
Alllingpoop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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

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Michellewalford
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I was a bit sceptical from the reviews but had been on the Dawn 2015 and had a great time so pushed the negative reviews to the back of my mind. We had a great time food fantastic in Agelos, Dragon Lady, waterfront and The pantry can ... Read more
patrice Bentley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Only one or two staff members were very pleasant, food presentation was very below average, waterfront at breakfast served my cup cold, ask to top up my tea, ended up waiting until the Stewart to repour coffee, which was everyone at ... Read more
osteocyte
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
2nd P&O cruise for us we were excited to repeat the entertainment experience of our last cruise. Embarking was a slow process but we expected it to take two hours. Got on in one and half. The cabin 4142. ....I read the reviews ... Read more
Jac4chloe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was the worst experience ever. We have cruised before with Norweigan, it was excellent. On this ship, the food was boring and like Groundhog day. Might be ok for 4 days, not 14. There were hardly any vegetables or salads. The ... Read more
Josham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Actually the cruise was fairly well done, given the constraints of feeding a couple of thousand people and trying to keep them happy. This was the 7-nighter out of Brisbane, with day trips on Lifou (New Caledonia) and Port Vila ... Read more

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