P&O Cruises Australia Ships

P&O Cruises Australia
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P&O Australia Ship Reviews

Pacific Pearl
Ranked #1 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
52% Loved It
  • Recently underwent major refurbishments
  • Interconnecting staterooms ideal for families
  • New Zealand Natural ice cream parlor onboard
  • Launched: 1987; Passengers: 1,800
Pacific Jewel
Ranked #2 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
46% Loved It
  • Pro: The Pantry offers passengers more food choices and freshens up the casual dining area.
  • Con: While The Pantry is now lighter and brighter, it makes some of the other bars and dining rooms look dated.
  • Bottom line: Lots of families, some spanning three generations, create a very relaxed, happy vibe.
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 1,900
Pacific Dawn
Ranked #3 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
46% Loved It
  • Pro: Refurbished in late 2014, the ship feels contemporary and caters to all age groups
  • Con: Restaurants struggle at peak times, and some of the food and entertainment could be improved
  • Bottom Line: A fun ship, especially for families, but expect to pay extra for some activities
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 1,950
Pacific Aria
Pacific Aria
Ranked #4 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
45% Loved It
  • Pro: New bars, restaurants and pool decks from 2015 refurbishment are classy, cool and quirky
  • Con: Extra crew needed in bars and restaurants
  • Bottom Line: With a few improvements, Aria has potential to be one of the best ships in Australia
  • Launched: 1994; Passengers: 1,503
Pacific Eden
Ranked #5 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
35% Loved It
  • Comfortable, moderate-sized ship
  • Fresh-food outlets with a new look
  • Choice of sailings from five homeports
  • Launched: 1993; Passengers: 1,500
Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer
Ranked #6 of 6 P&O Australia Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: 2017; Passengers: 2,000
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P&O Australia Member Reviews

45% Loved It

I wanted to try a short cruise to see how I like it. I was alarmed at the bad reviews that Pacific Pearl got prior to the cruise, but relieved to ... Read more
by Sanjanjo
This was my first cruise with P@OAustralia and the last. The food was dreadful and there was no variety in both the Plantation and Waterfront. The ... Read more
by glenray
P&O Australia is what it is, a budget cruise line so my expectations are lower and in general they do a good job, its obvious that the Pearl is ... Read more
by ausi ski bum
Upon checking my account on the second day I noticed an involuntary donation to a charity of their choice which really annoyed me. I managed to have ... Read more
by Alemap6
We were rookie cruise goers and were quite apprehensive. (particularly after some of the negative reviews on this site) Nothing to worry about. We ... Read more
by SCL68
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