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Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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56

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56 Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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PBMCM

1 Review Written

Sea Princess Cruise NZ in February

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Always wanted to see New Zealand and we thought that a cruise would provide the best opportunity to visit the various regions. We took the New Zealand 15 day cruise with Princess and were booked on the Sea ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

My daughter had been on Carnival and Princess Cruises. She wanted us all to go on one together. A lovely ship with the majority of staff that were just so friendly. Room decor a bit dated and the windows had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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LYNNE Frances

1 Review Written

Average on ship, some interesting points of interest at ports.

Chose this cruise for family of 8. Three children under 18, parents in 40’s and grandparents over 60. We grandparents have spent much time on Sea Princess, each sailing we notice the cut downs everywhere - ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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NormanNInglis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First and Last Princess Cruise

We chose Princess Cruises because we wanted to see New Zealand. This was our 9th Ocean Cruise with various cruise lines, and we have also been on 10 River Cruises, mostly with Viking. We chose Anytime Dining, not ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Donald lumby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good they're getting rid of it

Me and the wife chose this cruise because the ship sailed from brisbane and we took our kids with us so it worked for us to sail on aria. As my review title stated good that p and o are getting rid of this ship in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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GabbyW13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific dawn

We went on this 7 night cruise with our two young children (2 &3) it said family friendly and plenty to do etc. Cons- I wouldn't bother taking little kids on this cruise ship there wasnt much for small kids ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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hilifta

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O Aust dropping of standards

P&O Australia have really dropped the ball on their service standards. We have recently returned from a cruise to Papua New Guinea, from Brisbane, return to Brisbane. Then stayed on the for the 4 night crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Stanghi1970

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship could do with a up grade

Hi just got back from a p&o cruise on the dawn I think it’s time the ship had a up grade the floor in my cabin felt not to stable and there was a real bad smell around the ship Food was always the same ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Desm

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

PNG Cruise Review

To give this review some context we are somewhat experienced cruisers having been three times on RCL, twice on Carnival and once on Celebrity, three of those cruises were for nineteen nights and the rest shorter. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Myew

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing food. Poor service and entertainment

We chose this cruise as it departed from Brisbane and we had mutual friends already going. Our first impressions were of poor service. Especially in the bars. Servers weren’t just ignoring us they were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Paul and Jeanette

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A good cruise BUT...........

My wife and I chose to go on this cruise because two of our friends were taking it and asked us if we wanted to join them. Getting on the ship wasn’t too bad, there was some confusion emanating from being given ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Ray ray ray

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Northern qld

Cruise was great despite 4 floods,a fire in the library and a broken down engine in cairns. Food overall was excellant except for the stirling steakhouse. .where the meat was dreadful and the vegetables likened to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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rampage67

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed!

We chose this cruise as a family and for the Ports....Airley Beach....Cairns and Willis Island. The stop overs were fantastic... no complaints there...food on the cruise was average except for Angelo's which was to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Cruise Not Tom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food Substitution or Menu Manipulation

In one of the the three restaurants. The Menu offered Beef Cheeks. What was served was Ox tongue. Lots of gravy didn't conceal the fact the it wasn't Beef Cheeks. Didn't send it back as we had other ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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reerod67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hit and MISS

We chose this cruise primarily for its destinations in PNG. We had been before and this time wanted the kids to experience the people and culture of the PNG islands. We knew the Jewel was old and on its way out of ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fredowitch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Thought it was an inexpensive option for family holiday. Now know not a good choice. Pantry food boring and disappointing.....Hot food warm, cold food almost the same. Strong smell of sewerage on every deck ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Wynnuman

4 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

There are better cruises and ships out there.

We chose this ship for a not too expensive cruise with out family. We boarded in Brisbane and that was well organised and hassle free. On 1st impressions the ship is old, rusty, worn carpet, stained, marked ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Blujinja

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Caveat emptor - You Get What You Pay For

The ship is a smaller on then the P&O Jewel and the P&O Dawn which makes it much easier to get around and to learn the lay of the land. Half the amount of passengers, than the Jewel or the Dawn make it infinitely ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wiljam1968

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good value for money

I had been on 17 cruises prior to this one , mainly with RCI and Princess so this was the first experience with a P&O Australia cruise. Ours was a four night cruise out of Brisbane with a tendered stop off at ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RCI Veteran

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for!

We normally sail with Royal Caribbean (35+ cruises) or Princess (5+) and have also sailed with Celebrity, MSC, NCL, P&O UK and Cunard (plus CMV Astor, but we prefer to forget about that one!!) so decided to try P&O ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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The Budge

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Budget Cruising

Booked on the Pacific Dawn for a family cruise. Embarkation went smoothly - we had priority boarding as we had booked a mini suite. The ship is old and this shows in places. The public areas have been refurbished ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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tebroc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Was Good But Big Problems With Food And Restaurant

I wanted to take my wife on her first cruise and decided on the 4 night Airlie beach getaway, it was also our anniversary on the second day of the cruise. Loved the ship and the staff were great. We were made to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Greatsouthernland

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison P&O with Princess for Australian cruise

We did this cruise to compare the two cruise lines with the idea of a multi generational family holiday. We have cruised several times with different companies. Usually we exit Sydney - this time with P&O out of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Lucifer21

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

In between Average and Very Good

Purchased only 2 weeks prior, this was a great value cruise. We had never sailed with P & O before, thinking it was a 3 star outfit. We have been pleasantly surprised, and will sail again with them in the future. ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cruisling enthusiast

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not bad for first time but you get what you pay for.

We originally decided to choose the Dawn because the family friendly facilities and activities appealed to us. This was our first cruise, so naturally we were excited with anticipation and certain expectations. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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