P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
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511 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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PSteve01
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Having cruised before with a different line, we were disappointed to find Pacific Dawn no longer has buffet dining. This meant we often had servers in the pantry who couldn't understand what passengers were asking for and it wasn't always ... Read more
irishgalnz
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have done a lot of cruising in the past mostly P&O and generally enjoyed the experience , This time however I find that P&O put their profits before the comfort and safety of their passages. We flew from Auckland to Brisbane ... Read more
amac79
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We decided to go with P&O cruise for our family holiday - we knew that it was at the budget end of the scale so thought it was a good place to start. Perhaps we should've aimed a bit higher as overall the experience was lack luster and ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have travelled three times of the Pacific Jewel in the last 18 months. It is a ship that is 27 years on the seas but well maintained both in the public areas and cabins. It is not the Celebrity Solstice or the Royal Carribean Ovation ... Read more
jenanpat
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a short break and took our 30 year old son and his fiancé along with us. There was a wide range of ages on board, generally in the 40 - 70 age group, but also well behaved babies and school age children too ... Read more
TimandJenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we didn't have anything to really compare it with. That said, I have to say that we had a great time. The Jewel is a nice ship and we had a very comfortable cabin with a lovely balcony (we were on Deck 11 ... Read more
Jude72
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Was a great deal $$$ enjoyed this ship was lovely the food at the pantry was brilliant and enjoyed having dinner at the Waterfront Resturant, We booked into the resturant for dinner when we got on the ship ,The service were excellent in ... Read more
mareemcm
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our group which included 17 family members ranging from 16 years old to 76 departed Brisbane heading to Noumea, Mare and Port Vila for a 7 night cruise on the Pacific Aria. Although it was very enjoyable it wasn't fantastic. First the ... Read more
Ritek
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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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steve999
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having just been refitted we were expecting 'Pacific Aria' through the public spaces, however only some parts have been renovated: The Orient, The Atrium, Promenade Bar, The Dome and The Pantry / Shell & Bones; and of course the water ... Read more
Kccruiser11
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We are very happy with our choice to cruise as a family on the Dawn. We had 3 kids - 16, 9, 6 and there really was activities catered to all three age groups. Highlights: Interconnecting Oceanview rooms were great and gave us more ... Read more
Addison36
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with P and O and it was the best cruise we have ever had! The ship is so comfortable and the public areas, especially The Dome, are beautifully furnished. Your staff are amazing, always cheerful and happy to ... Read more
Grg333
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Family of six. Four teenagers. First cruise. Was worried after reading previous reviews. We all had a great time. Lovely restaurants, bars and public areas. Cabins bigger than expected and well kept by excellent crew. We attended shows, ... Read more
Renato
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I went with 9 other people for a 50th birthday. There was good food from all the places to eat from, but the Dragon lady restaurant is special , Angelo's was ok and I highly recommend to pay and try the Salt and Grill Restaurant for the ... Read more
DG4
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
In the main dining area, the meals are not a buffet but served by staff behind high glass windows. This means queuing for a bread roll, then another queue for salad, another queue for meat, then battle to find a table to sit with your ... Read more
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cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
633 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was unfortunately the worst cruise I have ever taken and would never ever cruise with P&O again when there are so many other cruise lines out there that offer a far superior product at the same cruise fares. Service- This ... Read more
Oldtony77
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have cruised fairly extensively but we chose this cruise because a family member we wanted to take didn't have a passport and hadn't cruised before. Expectations were not high but we were very impressed by the ships layout, bars, ... Read more
cs89
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
What a fantastic week on the Pacific Dawn cruising to the South Pacific Island Ports of Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila! I had an incredibly fun and relaxing time with my mother and sister and cannot rave highly enough about the ship, crew, ... Read more
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sneeves
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I needed a small break away so decided to try a 3 day cruise. This would be our second cruise that we have ever done. Our first was on Carnival Spirit and we loved it. After reading some of the reviews about the Pacific ... Read more
subaru94
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
770 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been trying for years to get a good friend of mine to come on a cruise, my husband and I have done over 17 cruises with a lot of cruise lines. I had not done a P&O cruise for a long time, but loved the fact it cruised out of ... Read more
JMC2102
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
182 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I booked just over a week from departure and got an exceptionally good price and we had a great mini break. Our inside cabin was clean and the bed was comfortable. We ate in the Waterfront, Angelo's and Dragon Lady. The food was ... Read more
Lovely Lynnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a lovely 11 night cruise to the Pacific Islands on the Jewel. We were on deck 9 midship and our cabin staff were excellent. They were very friendly, efficient on not at all intrusive. My husband had a small scratch on his arm which ... Read more
Lawriemcc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise after booking a Celebrity Cruise only to find out the Taxes and Gratuities made them Very expensive. In Santo we booked the Northern seaside and Blue hole tour. The Northern seaside was beautiful and we had a nice ... Read more
JCN8888
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise for both my husband and I. I googled a lot of reviews prior to going and found a lot of negative comments, so I was a bit worried. I found the ship amazing. I think the life jacket talk could have been done a lot better, it ... Read more
juliannep
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise we wanted to do a short cruise to see if we both liked cruising. To be honest are reading some of the reviews from last year we were both concerned as some of the reviews were not very good. However our ... Read more

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