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Brisbane First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Brisbane

Traveler rating

Excellent

24

Very Good

11

Average

7

Poor

7

Terrible

10

Cruise type

Family Cruises

255

Senior Cruises

118

Romantic Cruises

88

Entertainment Cruises

66

First-Time Cruisers

59

59 Brisbane First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Mildred Clare Edwards avatar

Mildred Clare Edwards

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Xmas Cruise

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My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the cruise on the Pacific Dawn. Balcony was excellent. Service was outstanding in all areas from room service to the entertainment. We arrived home wanting to cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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mason87

1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

Ignore the complainers.

First time cruisers, mid twenties. Slightly apprehensive after reading the reviews but we thought - we will make our own fun if all else fails. Essentially we wanted some drinks and sun - all in all we weren't ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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AusQLD

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise; Food and Wine 3 Days

I have to start with this: 10/10 cruise Embarkations: Paid parking with bus shuttle 2 minutes away, pretty easy. Got on the ship at 11:30am, checked the room, had time to look around, booked the free Dragon ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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smackc4

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

AWESOME! 'Its about the journey, not the destination'

Being our first ever cruise, I had no idea HOW I would occupy 9 days - There was happily no problem however, as the provision of a good variety of entertainment was excellent, along with exceptional service from ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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fatty101

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for Us First Time Cruisers

I think we had such a good experience because our expectations were so low due to the reviews we read before going. Embarkations was easy, no issues although our bag arrived at our room damaged which I believe ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gdub888

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Had a ball!

First time cruisers with 7 year old boy. Arrived at Port, Portside parking made for an easy start. Baggage, check in, customs ect was much easier than expected, lots of people around! We had a junior suite so ...
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Sail Date February 2016


richard Barnes avatar

richard Barnes

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria; Our First Cruise Feb. 2016

So from the start I should point out this was my first and only cruise. So you are seeming this from the point of view of what I expected to see on a cruise. My wife and I are both still working and around 60. Took ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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suehb

1 Review Written

Legendary Cruise on the Legend of the Seas

Hubby and I (40-something, no kids), sailed with Legend of the Seas Feb 8-18, 2016 to the South Pacific. Having never cruised before, we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Having picked up what we thought ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Sekay1994

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria, 13 Nights in PNG

I have just returned after 13 nights on the pacific Aria traveling to PNG. Had an excellent time! From reading previous reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but as a first time cruiser my expectations were met. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Megz19

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Confused

My mum has been cruising with P&O for several years and she has always had nothing but great things to say, she would rave about how the service is always top notch and their is always a great variety of food. My ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Crystal123

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship on the exterior, interior plumbing urgently needs addressing.

On Friday 12th February 2016 my Husband our 2 children (aged 4 ½ & 7) and my parents started our 4 night cruise from Brisbane to Hamilton island on the ‘new’ P&O Aria and back again. We were first time ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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thegaz

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Above our Expectations

Nervous first-time cruisers, especially after I was told about this site and read the negative reviews from November, December. But hey it was far better than our best expectations. Embarkation was made so easy, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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slobadob

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

All Good!

Just like a few others here, I was a bit concerned about the negative reviews concerning Pacific Aria. If there really were problems earlier on, then I guess I do feel sorry for anyone who had a poor experience but ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Alby1933 avatar

Alby1933

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Faulty Towers without John Cleese

My first & last, ship was meant to have been refurbished garbage.baths dangerous for older travellers had to climb up over old baths to have a shower.no fridge,no clock radio.food thepantry y was like a cow shed ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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heubusch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

P&O Aria - Boring

P&O advertised ship as new ship, it wasn't. It was a new ship to their fleet but built in the 1990's. The cruise was so boring with very little for passengers to do. The entertainment director should be ashamed. The ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Shipshape mama

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

Never having been on a cruise before, I came across this website and thought it would be a good way to get some insight. I read about 30 reviews from guests aboard Pacific Aria since 2015. The large majority were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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flyingKiwi

1 Review Written

Avoid like the plague, or risk getting it; Pacific Aria is worth scrap value.

My partner and I booked this cruise in New Zealand to travel ex Aus to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. 1st issue was we were sent updated boarding times. We then arrive to find out we are last there and almost missed ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Kimage68

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best! Holiday! EVER!

We just got back from this cruise (our first experience with crusing and I'm hooked). We were quite worried given the negative reviews, however, it was a fantastic experience. Embarking was quick and easy, our ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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shelllby_cobra

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very, very poor cruise; amazed we didn't get cholera.

I do not appreciate being the test dummy for an international cruising company to help them sort out their inadequacies and failings as a service provider. We changed rooms 5 times in 7 days as they could not get ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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legallibran

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Willis Island, Brisbane

My first & only other cruise was 25 years ago where I travelled on the Fair Star with my cousin & 2 other people for 4 days / 3 nights with no port stops. With long ago memories of fun on that cruise, my hopes were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


mickyd avatar

mickyd

1 Review Written

Pacific Islands, 7 Night Cruise, Pacific Dawn

Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Wizard05

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria; Fiji, Jan 2016: WOW!!! What an experience!

Now as AverageJo said.... Let's clear things up! We read so many negative comments on here, we were about to cancel the trip and lose our money, thinking the lost money would still have been a better outcome. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


mickyd avatar

mickyd

1 Review Written

Pacific Islands - Pacific Dawn 7 Night Cruise

Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already ...
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Sail Date November 2015


AverageJo avatar

AverageJo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Let's clear some things up.

Like other cruise critic folk I read many reviews prior to my cruise. 95% were negative, thus I had reservations going in.... First thing I'll say to all those 'haters' is you get what you pay for! Don't expect ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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KJ3429

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mayday Mayday; let us off!

Ok where do I start? This was the worst and most boring holiday of our lives. If you hate someone recommend the P&O Aria. Nothing to do but eat, drink and listen to lame lifeless entertainers. Cabins looked nice ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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