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Cairns to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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40 Cairns to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


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ipsmithpwc

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

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This is a very special ship and a very special company. Our 4th trip with them. The whole experience is a delight and the staff and crew are outstanding. Please ignore any previous adverse comments which completely ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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csomole

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Value for money, relaxing holiday, just don't expect upmarket luxury

The objective of our first cruise was to get to places best accessed from the sea and to return to past haunts: the destination, not the journey. Thanks to the reviews on this site and elsewhere we had a good idea ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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AmyAtSea

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and ship - far better than Princess

We did the Eden cruise departing Cairns on 27 July to New Guinea. We are sorry that P&O has sold this ship on, as we found it to be a delightful, smaller ship. We hope her sister ship, Pacific Aria, will be as ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Marchfly

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever....

This was our second time on Eden - the first time was two years ago and we loved it which is why we returned. If anything the ship was better second time around. Beautifully furnished, spacious, friendly and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Willig

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

60th Birthday Cruise

We arrived in Cairns 5 days before our departure and enjoyed relaxing and touring of few notable place before boarding the Pacific Eden. Boarding was smooth and went without a hitch the staff I. The terminal kept ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dazadelaide

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Much better than expected

Just back from our first P&O cruise and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Having cruised many times on other lines we were aprehensive about P&O as they don't have the best reputation. I don't ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Tilley1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

This cruise was suggested by Flight centre to accompany our trip to Cairns. We chose to pay extra to have a cabin with a balcony however we were the last cabin at the rear of the ship which was a big mistake. Not ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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jephoenix

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary Poor Ship

I chose this trip for the itinerary, but I overpaid for a worn out ship. The ship rolled a lot in the rough waters. There were no stabilizers. We paid for one of the best cabins but it looked like a Hilton from ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dthiebaud

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Extraordinary Expedition Cruise across the Spice Islands

We had been previously on a cruise across this Indonesian region last year that was disappointing with Silversea Expedition. This year Ponant cruise was exceptional, thanks to the outstanding expedition team lead by ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Amazing value

Local friends of ours found an amazing promotional rate for this short term cruise and so we decided to join them. We were a little apprehensive as we had heard the line had a reputation for party makers and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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dawn.nicholson@ymail.com

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Amazing PNG and great family experience

We had heard some not great reviews of P&O, but loved the idea of PNG as a destination. We have cruised four times before and we thought P&O was great. We loved the Australian feel of the ship, the smaller size, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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RobynC

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship and destination

We choose our cruises for the availability of when we want/can cruise and also very importantly, the destination. My brother had previously sailed on the Eden and had a wonderful experience on their first ever ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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psyfly

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Wanted to visit PNG. Wouldnt go again. Ship is very old and a number of cabins flooded which meant people had to be moved. Some of the children were very badly behaved bombing and jumping in the pool which made ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Holidays!!!!

1 Review Written

THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BETTER

We booked this 12 night cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea some 18 months before departure. Previously we had used the same company for a cruise from Broome to Darwin. Both cruises are quite expensive. We ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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treatyourself

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cairns to PNG

The ship & cruise were much better than I anticipated. I researched previous PNG cruises but there was not a lot of information available. The ports were Alotau (docked) Kitava Kirawina & Conflict Island (all ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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asimpsonNZ

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing experience for cruise veterans

6-24 August. Leaking old ship poorly maintained. During the voyage constant leaks could be seen coming from overhead Water Tanks (so we were told). Drying machines and buckets were placed in hallway (Deck 9) We ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Sunshine 17

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very modern looking ship after Refurb

The Eden left out of Cairns where we live. Very handy. We did the same Cruise last year and really enjoyed it. The Eden looks very modern. Our balcony cabin was spacious, even the balcony itself had a nice ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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richros

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Very satisfied!

After reading some horrendous reviews re Pacific Eden, we were not sure what to expect, but we embarked on our Cruise, leaving Cairns, on 2nd. September 2017, with an open mind. We thoroughly enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Daisy4235

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

PNG Cruise

It was quite difficult to learn much about this cruise itinerary before we went as it is relatively new so this may be a long review but hopefully will be helpful to others. Firstly the ship was great, I have ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jxsAUS

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Extensive refurbishments and a great itinerary

Pacific Eden has just returned from a multi million dollar refurbishment, mainly of the public areas. The results are stunning. Fresh and vibrant colours and quirky but interesting artworks. I was expecting ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Val H

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Could easily have been so much better!

This was called an "expedition cruise". And yes, there were some interesting excursions. But most afternoons were scheduled for swimming and/or snorkelling off a small island with no alternative activities. Not ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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kidswood

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O Eden cruise to the Milne Bay Area of Papua New Guinea

We choose this cruise as it was not your average destination & we wanted to experience a different culture & people. The ship sailed from Cairns Aust. We live in Central Victoria. So right from the get go we were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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teraji

12 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise and ship

My review will be judging this cruise compared to the 20+ other cruises I’ve taken on nearly every other cruise line around the World. The cruise itinerary took us to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. I ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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kennev

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise to new guinea

booked this cruise from our home port of Cairns with a drinks package at a good price. We were concerned by the reviews and we had also just finished a cruise from Hawaii to Sydney on Celebrity Solstice. So we went ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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newfarmers

8 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

P&O redeems itself

Papua New Guinea Island Encounter We'd taken a cruise on Aria earlier in the year and due to poor cabin selection had a horrible time. As a result of the complaint we made we were offered, and took, $1200 credit ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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