P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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495 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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113
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Ritek
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
633 forum posts
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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
JMC2102
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
182 forum posts
6 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
8 forum posts
2 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
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
8 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
2 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
Dawes
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The rest of the cruise was not enjoyable at all. Our cabin was kept clean by our two cabin attendants, but the bathroom had a terrible smell all the time the bathroom sink had a big crack in ... Read more
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hungryhippo323
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Pacific Jewel 3 nights departing Sydney 17th March - worst trip I've ever endured I couldn't wait to get off. The reviewer below is spot on about everything. Ship took off half day later and was rocky as anything anyway! Was seasick for ... Read more
jstosh
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
First time cruisers - bought this cruise on a whim at a travel expo. Middle-aged couple - I've been around (smaller) boats for a long time, my wife was new to all this. Pre-trip P&O support was excellent, embarkation very efficient. We ... Read more
Silis
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise - family of three. Can totally recommend this to everyone. We found arriving to board the most daunting - not having done it before - but there were people everywhere and it seemed a little crazy. But, the ... Read more
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NaomiW56
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We were looking for a short trip to celebrate a milestone birthday where I did not have to do the catering.....booked three cabins (2 x Mini Suites [Level 11] and 1 x quad share on level 10. The mini suites were very noisy as the pool ... Read more
scarey76
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
791 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was the second of my back to back cruises on Pacific Jewel. Was with my husband on a four night cruise to Moreton Island. It was fantastic! We were so lucky to have wonderful sunny weather every day and smooth seas. We had a fruit ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
791 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise on Pacific Jewel. A food and wine cruise from Sydney calling in at Eden. Unfortunately we had bad weather so we couldn't tender at Eden, which was a shame. But the food and wine stuff on board was good. Guest ... Read more
Maple30
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
97 forum posts
This was our first P & O cruise in around 10 years, having previously cruised with HAL (our favourite), Royal Caribbean, Princess and Captain Cook. This was a 3 night comedy cruise out of Sydney. Embarkation was delayed as there ... Read more
Auckland99
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Landmark birthday for me so my wife and I decided to do a cruise on The Pacific Aria from Brisbane to Noumea, Mare and Port Villa and back to Brisbane. On the second day the captain informed us that one of the generators on the ship was ... Read more
2cruiselings
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 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
AU76
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise as it was a great opportunity to experience the ship straight after refit. Plus I needed a new wardrobe. We arrived in Singapore early having travelled light (hand luggage only, basically, Tuxedo, White ... Read more
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Bertie Blue
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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

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