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Brisbane to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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South Pacific
Brisbane

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447 Brisbane to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


Lizrog avatar

Lizrog

2 Reviews Written

It Was Fun Just Different

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For context this was our 5th cruise. We have sailed on Holland America's Maasdam ( Southern Carribean), Carnival Breeze (Mediterranean), Royal Caribbean Navigator Of The Seas (Mediterranean) and Ovation OTS( New ...
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Sail Date February 2020


drich1962 avatar

drich1962

1 Review Written

10 day PNG cruise

The cruise in general was very good and we were happy with the entertainment, activities and food - our cabin staff worked very hard and so did the cruise director. Due the corona virus we missed 2 ports which was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

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


IanRoss avatar

IanRoss

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rusting old ship

The crew we met complained about working long hours and receiving poor pay in return. The entertainment was rubbish with the singers obviously miming and the theatre was very cold. We were in cabin 11195 but ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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deanv2

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

P&O Nightmare

We booked a 3 day Cruise (W964) on the Pacific Dawn for our 30 year Wedding Anniversary, which became our worst holiday experience ever. My wife and I were really looking forward to this. My Wife has a number ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Shaz1 avatar

Shaz1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Fun Cruise

After living in Papua New Guinea in the 1970s, my husband and I decided do a cruise there to visit other areas we had not seen. This cruise left from Brisbane to Papua New Guinea and back to Brisbane. The cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2019


mbsant avatar

mbsant

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A relaxing 3 night birthday cruise with friends

We chose this cruise because it was short and served as a ‘taster’ for first time cruising experience. I felt the welcome and wait staff was excellent, as was the overall organisation of the boarding, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LBondzulic

1 Review Written

First time Cruisers

This was our first cruise ever. We decided to take the plunge, so to speak, and try a short 3 night getaway as a sampler. Our first impressions were quite good. We were happy with our cabin (mini suite) and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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HollygirlPNG

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ordinary

Chose this ship as going to PNG with friends. Most staff were very friendly and helpful however difficult to understand at times - especially announcements from the bridge. Food was very average - some dishes ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Ozhawk avatar

Ozhawk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Average

We chose this as a 3 day Xmas cruise with friends and due to that we had a great time. A great time that had little to do with the ship and the facilities. Toilet blocked as we left the ship and the poor room ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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


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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


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testert

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A very good cruise experience

I chose this cruise primarily because it was going to Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was a destination I always wanted to go to and this cruise certainly didn't disappoint. Before I start on my own review, I like ...
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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


fnryan avatar

fnryan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Misrepresented in Adverts

My partner booked this cruise as a gift. He booked a mini suite (with a balcony) and included the premium drinks package. The ship is old, tired and dirty. Completely inadequate for 2000 people to be able to spend ...
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Sail Date November 2019


ZanaH avatar

ZanaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise

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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Pirateexplorer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wow beyond our expectations

We booked this cruise for a 50th birthday. 4 girls shared a 4 berth room on deck 5 & 2 girls shared a balcony room. Embarkation was very smooth, recommend choosing the early embarkation time so you have time to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


GEcruzer avatar

GEcruzer

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

11 Night Papua New Guinea

My wife and I chose this cruise for a number of reasons, the itinerary which took us to some pretty remote and little known regions of the pacific,it’s an easy flight from Sydney to Brisbane also a number of sea ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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nicenurse22

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

P&O Standard Has Really Dropped

I wish to make a few comments about my recent 3 night comedy cruise aboard P&O Pacific Dawn from Brisbane. I have travelled on this ship for a previous South Pacific Cruise as well as several cruises aboard ...
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Sail Date July 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


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