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Brisbane First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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24 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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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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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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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


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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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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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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


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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


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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


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margomalley

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A great surprise!

We had a lovely 10 day cruise out of Brisbane on the Legend of the Seas & I must admit prior to boarding I had some concerns about cruising for 10 nights (especially after reading quite a few negative reviews). I ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Shereel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't believe the reviews.

About a week prior to embarking on our cruise on Legend of the Seas I decided to read some reviews. I was shocked to see it receive ratings of 1 and many many complaints. Those reviews completely dampened my ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Sporthouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Celebrating 40 with the Fantastic Four

the dawn may be an older ship but she was spotlessly clean. The service of all staff was fantastic. The activities on the food and wine cruise were excellent, especially the martini making class and the food and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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dj_tommyg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Lovely Experience

This was our very first cruise so we didn't know what to expect. I had read reviews saying the Sun Princess was looking a little old but we didn't notice any wear or antiquated furniture. In fact we couldn't ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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JordanK01

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience, loved every minute!

I'm 19 and this was my first cruise, I travelled with my parents and we stayed in an interior cabin. Before the cruise I did some research on the ship and found some poor reviews in this site, so I thought I might ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Crusing Newbies

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Expectations Well Exceeded; 7 Fun Packed Days and Nights

Having endured the worst of yet another cold Melbourne winter my wife and I found ourselves more than ready for a mid year escape. We hadn't previously considered a cruise however fortuitously an advert for P+O ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mab58

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

OUR FIRST CRUISE

Boarding ran really smoothly and it only took us about 10 minutes to board. I did find the flurry of getting on, security,people shoving coffee cards and drink package cards in our face asking us to buy, have your ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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timmsrf

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You have got to be kidding

Hi Everyone, My wife and I travel overseas all the time , never before on a cruise. I really did not care if I went or not but was sort of pushed into it. We left Brisbane late, no surprise as I was sure that the ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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austravellermcs

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Experience

This was a first time big ship cruise experience, not a cruise to a destination. In some respects the ship was showing its age - occasional rust spots and painting required. There were more than enough activities ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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HK Crazee

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Freakin' Awesome!

This was our first cruise and I had read everything and looked at all the pictures on the internet and determined that I was setting myself up for disappointment as it couldn't be as good as it sounded/looked. I ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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dorsetbloggsy

1 Review Written

Excellent food, wonderful staff, a few minor areas for improvement.

We were first time cruisers, family of 5, generally down to earth people who don't normally choose luxury holidays. We took two cabins, one a double, and a twin that had a fold down bed for one of my sons. Cabins ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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