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Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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41 Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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disnails

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

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We have sailed 2X with Pacific Aria and now did our second trip with the Dawn due to the kids section as we took our son and his family with us which made it their 1st cruise and our 4th cruise. Needless to say the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lemongirlbc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and possibly last cruise

We went in to this cruise expecting to be impressed. Everyone I know who has been on a cruise has loved it, raved about it, told me "you'll LOVE it - once you cruise you never go back!" And many people are repeat ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dunbavan123

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing but expected

we thought a trip to our tropic north would be different.it wasn't.the ship was old,slow and badly maintained.entertainment was non-existent,day time events were old news and boring.day trips were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Muzfox

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Old ship, chaotic dining, terribly disappointing.

This was my second cruise. Maybe the bar had been set very high as my first was on the Disney Wonder and that was 5 star all the way. Boarding was easy and smooth. First hiccup was being greeted by 3 separate tables ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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bob wallace

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell 28. 10 18

Paid for a cruise to Rabaul & Islands of New Guinea. 14 hours late leaving port at Brisbane, this immediately caused the Captain to cancel Rabaul (which was supposed to be the highlight of the trip). Another ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Uskiwis2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cabin Bound

We chose this cruise because we wanted to take our 8 year old grandson on his first cruise, and he was so excited to be going on the cruise. We wandered around the ship after embarking, then had lunch, unpacked ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Bantam1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not for the kids this one

Thought the cruise up the East Coast to Far North Queensland would be a great family vacation but whilst the holiday was good the facilities etc on this ship leave a bit to the imagination. A splash area for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Captret

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You get what you are paying for - check what you are paying too!!!

Just to get away for a few days. We have done this trip with the ARIA before. It is just a ferry - going back and forth from Brisbane - nobody cares about anything - the cruise director has not even found out ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Angelique!

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service, what's that?

This cruise was one of the few that sailed to Papua New Guinea and the chance to go to 5 ports there was exciting. In 3 ports it was tendering but this was laughable, on one occasion it took 2 and 1/2 hours to be ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sunrayska

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Let down

Joined the cruise at Brisbane on the 08 September 2017, the grain terminal is not the most inviting point of departure but boarding was ok. However as my wife has a disability the extra long walk to get on to the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pearlie 48

1 Review Written

A big disappointment

tender service was extremely slow , waiting for an hour or more to get on and off ship food, especially in Pantry was ultra ordinary and often cold, the highlight of the cruise for us was Samoa (cancelled) ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Boonarga

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Food was an almost total failure.

We chose this cruise as a cheaper option as there were 4 of us travelling in two cabins. Two of us had been on Celebrity Solstice a few months earlier so this review is partly written in comparison to that. First ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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craigbro159

8 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Won't be returning

We have sailed with P&O once before in 2012 and were not impressed then. We thought we'd try the Pacific Aria as it's supposedly the new style with P&O - but after doing so have decided this will be our last cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Jack249

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Tired, frustrating and completely unhelpful

We sailed on the Christmas cruise to Papua New Guinea in December 2016, whilst P&O say that they refurbished the ship, the best way to describe it is like a polished turd. The ship itself was tired and run down, the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Beanjack249

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awesome destination, tired rundown ship

We recently did the PNG xmas cruise, the ports were great( Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabual, Conflict Is & Kitava, with smaller group tours than your average cruise which was a nice change. The ship itself was somewhat ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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keiran

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Did not live up to my expectations

I cruised on the Pacific Aria in April 2016 (Brisbane to Fraser Island) and the standard of service, quality of the food and entertainment was much better than our recent cruise on the Pacific Aria (December 2016 - ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Briza

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor Experience

I boarded the pacific dawn on the 20th of December with my 2 disabled grandparents and my two young brothers it was my first time on a P&O ship as I normally sail on the princess lines my experience was poorly ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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lolly26

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great for a family reunion if you're aware of all the extras that go along!

First time cruisers - a convenient way to have a family reunion - group of 30. Flew in from Sydney - as we had once lived in Brisbane no need to spend any extra time here - had our embarkation time - not sure why ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Rooke

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Won't be recommending P&O cruises

We organised a family reunion and were travelling as a group of 26 adults and 5 children. We found customer service when booking the restaurants as a group was very poor and manager of the Monky Bar was terribly ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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TheAvenue

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria - the Faulty Towers of the Pacific

We choose the cruise to Papua New Guinea for the itinerary. Five ports of call - two delivered. First port a security issue on land - passengers evacuated back to ship by lunch. Well managed by P & O. Second - after ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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problem

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

i expected better food (seafood). entertainment.

i have been complaining about our drink packages on the ship & by suryey & by phone . no one but no one will come forward and say that they are responable for the rubbish drinks package sold on board . it seems its ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Wook

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We've cruised 3 times with another company and decided to give RCI a go after hearing such rave reviews of their ships and service. We did 10 days out of Brisbane with our 10 year old son. Upon boarding, we were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Skipper12345

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poorest Service and Untrained Staff

We, and a group of others did the 2-night sampler cruise out of Brisbane to nowhere. We would have thought that Royal Caribbean would have been trying pretty hard to impress guests and travel agents on its ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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lpkoji

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Forget the niceties of cruising, this is business!

This year, we encouraged our children and grandchildren to join us on a Christmas cruise with Royal Caribbean on the Legend of the Seas. Fortunately for us, they are not seasoned ‘cruisers’ and everything was a ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Orcatera

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise with someone else.

We bundled up all 5 children and their three partners and set sail for the pacific islands on 10 December 2015, for the maiden 10 day cruise from Brisbane, Queensland Australia. Apparently the ship has been cruising ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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