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Brisbane Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Family Cruises

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31 Brisbane Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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ZanaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise

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IN THIS REVIEW: Kids Club, Dining, On Board Credit, Pools, Comedy Shows, Shopping, Cabins, Service. Being that it was our first time doing a cruise, we decided to do a weekend cruise for a feel. What better ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Gail T Brisbane

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Choose stateroom carefully if non-smoker

My husband and I travel annually on Princess Cruises as part of a special interest (Classical Music) tour group that we lead, bringing our own professional musicians with us. We have always appreciated the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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PeggySnowflake

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enchanting and memorable

This was our first cruise. It was part of the Brisbane 4MBS classical music tour to New Zealand. From classical music concerts each day, to splendid evening dinners in Rigolettos and to our cabin comforts - it was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Sue Ebert

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Zealand cruise

First time traveling to New Zealand and first time on Princess line. Unexpected problem at the start and cruise cut short by 3 days due to cyclone.. can't help the weather. Just myself and best friend on this trip. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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cred8582

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

First time cruising and had mixed expectations about what to expect. I can honestly say after this experience I will never cruise again with P&O. 1. Drinks Package: Purchased this after paying $750 for the 8 day ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Greatsouthernland

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison P&O with Princess for Australian cruise

We did this cruise to compare the two cruise lines with the idea of a multi generational family holiday. We have cruised several times with different companies. Usually we exit Sydney - this time with P&O out of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Slinkymalinky

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A fun weekend getaway 3 night Comedy Cruise

We travelled in a group of 4 couples on this short cruise from Brisbane and had a very good time. The main entertainment was several comedy shows, some rated PG which were (usually) ok for children, and some R ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mackapuriri

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old ship and elderly passengers

We had our annual convention on board the Sun Princess so had no choice of ships or cruise line. This line caters for the old and very old. Passengers lived in fear for the total time of contracting Nora virus which ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Eonboard

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A lot has changed

40th Reunion cruise with a group of 13 in total. 4 nights to Airlie Beach from Brisbane and return. The ships public areas had been refurbished in April this year. Found the entertainment and public areas ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Rabbit069

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria Great ship. 3 cruises, never disappointed

This was the 3rd time on the Pacific Aria for me. All have been good. Entertainment staff are great and always good for a laugh. Very entertaining. Trivias are great fun, don't miss Christiaans at 5 pm. Also his ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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JessLynne

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Amazing time on cruise

Went on this cruise with my family, to Airlie Beach and Surrounds, the destinations were beautiful, and the staff onboard were incredible kind and patient. Being my first cruise, honest to say it was relaxing ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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ruin4it

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

The cruise was to the Melbourne Cup. We had not been on the Pacific Dawn before and were a little apprehensive. However we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the ship is tired but it's due for a refit next year. This ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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m.berghofer

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fun, relaxing, happy times on the Pacific Aria

The food and wine cruise on Pacific Aria was absolutely amazing. From the moment we lined up to check in (the line moved very quickly) to when we first opened the door to our amazing room to the moment we ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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PNKE

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Probably won't travel with P&O Australia again.

First thing i will say is my wife and i have cruised with 2 other companies so we are judging this company/ship against those. We choose this cruise because it was a special for the State of Origin Game 1 in ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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tvoce

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Pacfic Dawn Comedy 3 Night

We went on the Pacific Dawn for the Comedy cruise. The ship was very dated which was fine the rooms were comfortable (outside with a porthole) and the comedians were fantastic specially Jacques from Chinchilla and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AU76

14 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

A cruise to a truly Mystery Island that I can not find on any maps.

This was an Australia Day cruise. I booked it six weeks prior to departure as it was a great special. We booked two outside cabins one for my wife and her three friends and the other for myself and our three young ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Amykathryn

1 Review Written

58 Helpful Votes

DON'T BELIEVE THE HORRIBLE REVIEWS!

So my partner and I went on a 7 night cruise to Hamilton Island and Cairns. I really want to start off by saying if you're going on the Aria have an open mind! Before we left I read all of the reviews and obviously ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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ernz30

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The re-furb just didn't go far enough.

We recently boarded the Pacific Aria on a 3 night Food and Wine Cruise to nowhere. We have cruised several other times on both the Australian based Carnival ships and the Pacific Dawn and Jewel. I was looking ...
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Sail Date March 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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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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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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username54321

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid this ship, not worth the money.

The ship is falling apart, constantly learning of people being moved from their rooms due to water leaking from the ceiling and walls, one lady i know woke up with ankle deep water in her room, ants through at least ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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exkiap

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Papua New Guinea

Papua New guinea is a must go destination for everyone no matter what age and background you are. Returning expatriates, returning ex-service personnel, children of those who once lived in PNG, inquisitive travelers ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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katandrat

1 Review Written

A Short Break

We chose this cruise for a work Christmas celebration as opposed to a standard lunch or dinner. This was our 4th cruise, but second with P&O and our 1st on the Pacific Aria. Our 1st impression of the ship was good - ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Tracey Jane

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

A Fantastic Holiday!

I really wanted to take the time to write this review about the pacific dawn after reading so many negative comments. We have just enjoyed a fantastic holiday which for is after travelling the world extensively, was ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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