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Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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53

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37 Brisbane Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


banno84 avatar

banno84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You're better off spending your money elsewhere, this ship is done!

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We chose this cruise as it was the only one that suited a family holiday in School holiday times. 5 of the 7 guests have cruised extensively before, 2 were new to cruising. They will not cruise again after this ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cambo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to P&O, don't risk it!!

This is now our third cruise, our second (and last) with P&O. Our first cruise was with P&O on our own and we weren’t impressed, but it was our first and a few years ago now so we thought we would give them ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mmatkins

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise

Having just returned from the Airlie beach cruise I thought i would share my thoughts on this cruise. 1/ Ship overcrowded, especially at meal times. 2/ The Pantry, worst food I have ever had on a cruise (and I ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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GlenThompson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avoid P&O, go Royal Caribbean

We've done a few cruises now, the Pacific Dawn about 8 years ago, Royal Carribean and MSC so generally have the gist of cruising worked out. We know the Pacific Dawn is a bit old and dated but with an 8 & 10 year ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Brittles_23

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ruined honeymoon

I chose to cruise with p&o for our honeymoon because I had travelled with them on the same boat 3 years earlier and it was great! Unfortunately within those 3 years everything had changed. The boat was so old ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Learning avenues

1 Review Written

Brilliant family fun

First family cruise. From the minute we arrived we loved it. So much to do on board. We played bingo, table tennis comp, water slides, deckside movies, pool, piano bars, shows each night were very entertaining. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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JanePPPPPPPP

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Significantly affected by weather

We chose this cruise as it was short and left from our home city. We had not been on a cruise before. After this cruise, I would not recommend that anyone affected at all by motion sickness book a cruise, even ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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mary1948

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise from hell

We wanted a 10 day cruise at this time of year but it turned out a nightmare.The start was reception they were so rude,I have never been treated so badly. 2 days into trip I took ill they put it down as the virus ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Harsh Critic

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

You have heard of the Love Boat, well this is the Bogan Boat!!

I am going to cut to the chase, the only reason any people would give this cruise a good review is that they have either never cruised before and therefor have nothing to compare this against or they have no ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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BaznShell

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

First & Last Time

I travelled with my wife & first time cruiser daughter. We had been looking forward to a relaxing 7 night cruise to the South Pacific; how wrong we were. It beggars belief how a company or for that matter a captain ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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holliewaldram

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Nightmare! Worst experience of my life

Firstly, I thought i would start by saying I never usually write reviews but it is imperative that I get this out there to perhaps stop people from making a massive expensive mistake in booking a cruise with P&O! ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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DG4

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Claustrophobic and under-staffed

In the main dining area, the meals are not a buffet but served by staff behind high glass windows. This means queuing for a bread roll, then another queue for salad, another queue for meat, then battle to find a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Auckland99

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Terrible Birthday Cruise

Landmark birthday for me so my wife and I decided to do a cruise on The Pacific Aria from Brisbane to Noumea, Mare and Port Villa and back to Brisbane. On the second day the captain informed us that one of the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Sanderss

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Dreadful P&O What has Gone Wrong

As a regular cruiser this was my first cruise on the Aria and I was so very disappointed in the overall experience. The food was inedible even when I ordered the steak at a cost to myself I had to leave it as it ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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rgascoigne2

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O Australia never again

Nothing that was pre-arranged thru P&O was honoured except for the fridge for my medications, Many hidden costs that were not mentioned prior to me paying for the cruise approx 16 months before, including the $290 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Brett Taylor

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria: look close to see the cracks.

We chose Pacific Aria because we sailed on the Pacific Jewel 3 years ago and had a wonderful time. We were extremely disappointed with the experience and condition of the Aria. Firstly, being smokers we were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Annabella64

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on the Pacific Aria

Perhaps if you have never cruised before and had nothing to compare with, you may have given the Pacific Aria 2 stars. I wish I could load the pictures. It started out bad with the safety session. Usually you are ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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releashan

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Pathetic Aria

We have just returned from our sixth cruise. First time on Pacific Aria. Last time on Pacific Aria. What a boring ship this is. The food is well below par in any of the restaurants. The main restaurant on deck 7 is ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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karine27

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Nightmare on this dirty disgusting old ship

This is not a cruise, we went in 36 cruises with Royal Caribbean , Costa , and other American companies in Mediterranean and North and South America, Caribbean etc ...At same price, even cheaper ( many free ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Your Average Guy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria Over Rated

Headed to Brisbane with great excitement. This disappeared once on board. If you put a 18 year old dress on a 90 year old woman, from a distance (and on the net) it looks fantastic. When you get up close and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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omb_oz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

10 Days in a leaky Boat with Poor & Offensive Cruise Lines

Read this review if you considering using P&O Australia they are the most disgraceful Cruise Liner in the world. You will get better service anywhere else with anyone! I am not a new cruiser this is a ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Tlavista

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing!

Hi Cruisers My wife and I went on the Pacific Aria for a 7 night "New Years" cruise to Cairns via Hamilton Island. We read other peoples reviews before going - found most were negative, but decided to make up our ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Kiev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pacific Aria: don't book it.

This was our 21st cruise, and the first one with P&O. The main reason was we wanted to see what they had done to the former HAL Ryndam as we are keen HAL cruisers. The decor was pretty good especially on deck ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sterus

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise of the South PAcific

We as a family have just completed a cruise of the South Pacific on the Sea Princess. Embarkation was a nightmare with two very young children. It did say in the fine print that children under 2 would have priority ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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tgeoff

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

If it was a car it would be ordered off the road.

This was my second cruise with P&O the first on the Dawn was fantastic could not rate it high enough this time on the Aria worst trip of my life. staff at the pantry were good and sure the crew had a hard time ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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