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Brisbane to the South Pacific Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
South Pacific
Brisbane

Traveler rating

Excellent

42

Very Good

35

Average

34

Poor

23

Terrible

20

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

Senior Cruises

51

Romantic Cruises

42

Entertainment Cruises

38

First-Time Cruisers

28

154 Brisbane to the South Pacific Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Dusty999 avatar

Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

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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


Exo999 avatar

Exo999

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awesome 1st cruise for us as a couple

This was our first cruise, just myself and my partner. It was the Fiji Adventure 12 night cruise, sailing on the Pacific Aria. We stayed on deck 6, in cabin 6023, a sort of oceanview cabin but the view looked ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Donald lumby avatar

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


disnails avatar

disnails

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

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


GabbyW13 avatar

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


lemongirlbc avatar

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


banno84 avatar

banno84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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


simjabo72 avatar

simjabo72

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome ship, great cruise

We'd previously done the Pacific Islands Cruise on Pacific Dawn with P&O and wanted a cruise departure from Brisbane. Papua New Guinea wasn't even on our radar but the dates aligned and we thought 'why not'? We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Dulong38 avatar

Dulong38

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Now I know (and sometimes why)

P&O Recommend passengers bring two bags: On the night prior to disembarking, passengers are required to leave their luggage outside their room for collection. Instead of thinking I was being efficient with only one ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cruisin Chestys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific Dawn Brisbane to Singapore - Pre Refurb August 2019

Our 1st ever cruise was some 10/12 years ago on P&O Pacific Star. Well, haven't things changed (for the better). We were very happy with the offering from P&O and in particular the crew on board the ship. They were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Sallsanne76 avatar

Sallsanne76

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun family holiday

Our 1st cruise and I booked P and O because of their $1 deposit. I've seen and heard many negatives ,particularly the Pacific Dawn. I couldn't fault our cruise at all - and I can be hard to please. But I really ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Cambo avatar

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


hilifta avatar

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


Stanghi1970 avatar

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


Desm avatar

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


dunbavan123 avatar

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


mmatkins avatar

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


GlenThompson avatar

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


Muzfox avatar

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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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


bob wallace avatar

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


Bundy138 avatar

Bundy138

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Papau New Guinea cruise on the Aria

New cruise, wanted to go snorkelling and swim with dolphins. the boat was very small but loved the room configuration as bunk beds were seperate from the adults bed. Our room 6088 was great!, good convenient spot. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Jessb99 avatar

Jessb99

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

A wonderful Surprise

I have not cruised with P&O Australia in 3 years and last sailed with Pacific Dawn. When the opportunity to sail onboard the Pacific Aria presented itself my dad and I could not resist. This review will be a little ...
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Sail Date November 2018


reerod67 avatar

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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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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