P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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371 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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annielauri
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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
3 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
8 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
Michellewalford
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 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

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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
9 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
28 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
joykmills65
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We choose this cruise because it was leaving from melbourne, no flying to sydney..hate airports..Embarking process was well organised..Rooms were great, although disappointed we had no fridge in our oceanview room... Food was great in the ... Read more

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Cruisin with the fam
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
So, leading up to our cruise on Eden, I read the negative reviews and thought maybe people were just expecting too much... We are a family of 4, incl. 2 kids, 14 & 10. We are pretty easy to please and not super fussy so the fact ... Read more
jolo888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We had a fabulous time on the Pacific Eden. Honestly, it was our best holiday ever. We loved our balcony cabin, lots of room, fridge, lounge area, plenty of storage. The stewards, waiters and entertainment crew were always friendly, ... Read more
Benjaminxavier
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Let's start with the positives - Although disappointed that we were unable to go to Noumea (due to be our first port of call), we are grateful to the Captain and his Officers for keeping us safe, in what was the tail end of cyclone ... Read more
Graybeard586
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Not the first time, on P&O, but it will be the last! Ship tired, and old( in maritime years- past its use by date). The pantry a good idea, rather than self service smorgasbord (keeps grubs away from contaminating food). ... Read more
sipswith
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having just returned from an 11 night cruise on the Pacific Eden we are happy now to be home . The cruise started out well with priority embarkation witch was great . As the queue to board the ship was quit long . But we were put ... Read more

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MaJoeJoe
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers, this was our 14th cruise holiday. Having sailed on HAL twice previously we embarked on this beautiful ship, Pacific Aria, with so much hope and the ship itself did not disappoint. Lovely cabins, wonderful beds ... Read more
LindaBruce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise, mostly from Australia on P&O, and I was horrified to read the reviews about Pacific Aria before leaving! Hopefully this review will put people's mind at ease a bit. We had an ocean view cabin on deck 5. We ... Read more
Sekay1994
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I have just returned after 13 nights on the pacific Aria traveling to PNG. Had an excellent time! From reading previous reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but as a first time cruiser my expectations were met. Don't let all the elderly ... Read more
KruisingKing
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This is my third visit via P & O to the South Pacific and the destinations were the calling card along with a great price. Talked into it by my travel agent at the last minute, hence the price, but the South Pacific is a wonderful ... Read more
DarylD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we had a great time, visited some amazing places, meet some great people and had plenty of time to relax as well but standards have certainly slipped since the last time I cruised with P&O. From the ... Read more

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DogBrain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our family recently experienced what a horrible cruise is all about. The first moment we embarked on board we were greeted by phantom service - there was no smiles, or hello welcome aboard, nothing. Quite different to what you see on TV. ... Read more
Beth.S.87
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just arrived home after our 3 day Cruise and I was very relieved and happy with our experience. Room was nice and comfortable Experienced great service from staff - our favourite room to enjoy a coffee & cocktail was the Blue ... Read more
wimwam
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise it was perfect for our family or two older and two younger kids, there was something for everyone. The people is what made the cruise, the staff were amazing, our room steward marvin was so awesome, we ... Read more
JimmyCoillet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Comedy cruise with 5 mates , share accommodation, cheap price! Idea was good.. I have been cruising with other companies for last 12 years and took my mates on the NEWLY refurbished Pacific Eden on a three day comedy cruise. The 5 ... Read more
mab582014
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is my second Cruise and the other one was on the Sea Princess. I thought I would compare both Cruise Lines in this review. Last week I went on the 7 day Island Hop with P&O and last year I did 14 nights around NZ on the Sea ... Read more

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