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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
  • Recent ship upgrades offer more choice and facilities
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303 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to give our family a Christmas present they would love and remember - we feel we did this on the Pacific Jewel 12 night Christmas Cruise. From the time we boarded the Pacific Jewel in Melbourne to the very end, we had a ... Read more
Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided to take our adult family on a Cruise for Christmas. We booked 2 Balcony Cabins, one for our 18 and 20 year olds and the other for our daughter and her husbad. We also booked a mini suite for my husband and myself. All 3 ... Read more
Ship Shaper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
No one should have to pay so much money to be on a place on earth like this. The service in the main dining room (The Waterfront Restaurant) was well below par with all other cruise ships I have travelled on. Not even table cloths on ... Read more
Tunnas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Overall an enjoyable experience. We travelled as a group of 10 with ages ranging from 19 to 90 on the Pacific Jewel from Melbourne visiting New Caledonia and Vanuatu. This is my third time traveling on the Jewel and my 6th cruise.We ... Read more
phoebe57
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised on the Jewel and the Pearl we were keen to try the new ship. First impression, we liked the decor, reminded us of boutique hotel style. There always seemed to be a lounge to chill in with something going on in it. The ... Read more

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Crazy rat lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We cruised aboard the Eden in December, our 10th P&O family cruise. We are a family of 4 with a 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter, both of whom don't like the "kids clubs". It was a bit of a comedy of errors when we ... Read more
Sydneycruiser13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My family and i sailed on the second cruise for the Eden, and i was pretty worried after reading very negative reviews from the previous cruisers. I don't know what ship they were on because I was pleasantly surprised and the ship was ... Read more
LeoVoyager
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The cruise on the Pacific Aria was probably the worst cruise I have been on. The itinerary was changed to what we originally booked, then the change in boarding times. We flew down from Cairns a day earlier than we need to wasting money on ... Read more
Suzbluz
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I got exactly what I was expecting and I think sometimes people have unrealistic expectations of cruising. We were on the Loyalty Islands cruise December 2015. We booked last minute and got a really good deal. We usually travel with a ... Read more
North Brissie girl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Beware....not all rooms have a fridge so even though you are encouraged to bring canned drinks on board, there is no way to keep them cold. My son had an inside room on deck 5 but nowhere to store medicines that needed refrigeration. ... Read more

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North Brissie girl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were excited to book a cruise on P&O's new ship Pacific Aria. Makeover superficial of this ship with railings bubbled with rust and holes in some infrastructure. Ship leaked in public areas after tropical shower, so we had to dodge ... Read more
st_35
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The cruise was disappointing from the outset. The itinerary was changed times before departure. The final itinerary was vastly different to the original. The boarding time changed 2 days prior to departure. We needlessly paid for ... Read more
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The Book Man
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The first night at the dine anytime Waterfront Restaurant was the first warning - wait 10 minutes to be handed a buzzer and told to come back when it rang! (not my idea of anytime dining and not the only time it happened on this cruise). ... Read more
honeymooners12/15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
terrible honeymoon experience with a shocking ending it is meant to be a once in a lifetime experience where you should be treated special and i thought a cruise ship would be the perfect way to start our new life as husband and wife ... Read more
RachMir
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The new Pacific Eden at this stage fails to live up to the hype. Staff throughout the ship were fabulous, all day, every day no matter how much complaining there was directed at them. Our room was lovely, and the beds and pillows ... Read more

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username54321
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship is falling apart, constantly learning of people being moved from their rooms due to water leaking from the ceiling and walls, one lady i know woke up with ankle deep water in her room, ants through at least 6 cabins and the lovely ... Read more
Tiger56
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
There were a number of important aspects to this cruise experience which left us, a couple travelling with 3 companions, disappointed and feeling mislead by P & O advertising and promotion. Service and food quality standards were ... Read more
ggal61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Just got off the Eden, so many people complaining about anything and everything...Its a smaller ship, the reason i booked it i dont like the huge ships, if thats not what you want dont book a small ship easy. Getting on and off were a ... Read more
MattSnowLover
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first cruise and we had a great time, but more due to our attitude and ability to turn an ok time into a good one.. The good... Bed is large and very comfy, room is clean and tidy and room staff do ana amzing job.. The food in ... Read more
Straddie Duo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
What a pleasant surprise to join a small ship after years of travelling on mighty ships...no crowds. The new layout and set up of the pantry ..thank god they got rid off the pig trough and one could be served fresh food uncontaminated ... Read more

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MICKY_
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already been to Vanuatu. ... Read more
pat alcock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have travelled on the Dawn 4 times in the past 5 years ! We found the embarkation much easier to go through this year as we were with a group of women over 70 the ground staff had some compassion as to the wait time in the line The ... Read more
jagcat308
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Terrible experience. We will start with the best parts as it is very short :- - Outside public areas very comfortable - entertainment very good - balcony cabin quite spacious but in dire need of refurbishment with rusty & ... Read more
kazooa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I have just returned from having the worst holiday and experiences cruising on Pacific Eden from 25 November 2015 to 4 December 2015. I travelled with my husband, 2 children and 8 other immediate family and friends (party of 12). We were ... Read more
cruiseindulgers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
With high expectations and a sense of occasion we boarded the Eden in Sydney for the Five ship Spectacular on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and unfortunately that's where anything spectacular ended. The public rooms ... Read more

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