P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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511 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Excellent
135
Very Good
119
Average
115
Poor
67
Terrible
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Dawes
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 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
16 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
4 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
7 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
8 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
792 forum posts
4 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
792 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
2 helpful votes
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
7 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
44 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
7 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
13 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
8 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
RodW
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I treated ourselves to a 10-day around NZ cruise aboard “Pacific Pearl”, leaving Auckland on Feb 28th. It was the first (and last!) cruise for us – I doubt we will ever entertain another. On arrival for ... Read more
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pearlcruiser2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my second cruise, and both cruises have been on the Pacific Pearl. The entertainment staff and the cabin stewards were excellent, they really go all out to make sure that your cruise is enjoyable. The shows were great, and there ... Read more
tjejb30
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 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
75 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
16 reviews
792 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
8 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
19 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

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