P&O Australia Cruise Reviews

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Queen bed. Note the drawers on the right. They could not open the whole way because they were so close to the bed.
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WASTE OF MONEY!!!!

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Pacific Adventure

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Savannah2170
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

HORRIBLE!!!!! I was initially going to write an in detailed description of the absolute ridiculous experience I had but it'll most likely become an essay so I'll just summarise it instead. - horrible rude staff! We have been yelled at by multiple staff members, I am not illiterate, the staff basically shout into your face when answering questions or taking orders. By the second day we just ...
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Sail Date: May 2024

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Worst cruise ever.

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Anwer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

For us this is cruise number 10 worldwide and about number 4 in Australia. Without doubt the absolute worst cruise ever and we will certainly not use P&O ever again. Terrible food, bland and very boring. Everything seems to be cheap, cheaper or the most cheap option. For instance they do not even have breadrolls for breakfast, only toast and butter. Even a simple hamburger will cost you ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


A perfect way to get a safe glimpse of PNG

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Pacific Encounter

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Travelling Bob25
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

After reading a few bad reviews I wasn't expecting much however I was wrong. We had a great time. I also spoke to more than a dozen similar couples and they were also having a great time. I only saw one winger. The ship has a little exterior wear and tear (as you would expect with a twenty year old ship), but the interior was very attractive 98% perfect. Our cabin was great, the food was pretty ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Worst cruise -Couldnt wait to get off the ship

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WST
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

1st time cruising with P&O only because it sails Fremantle to Fremantle, and we didnt have to fly to Sydney or Brisbane. Did many cruises precovid with Royal Carribean. This was our 1st cruise post covid. Extremely disappointed overall, and will never sail with P&O again. Pros: Lower level staff like room attendants and hospitality staff in restaurents and the Pantry were lovely. They were ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Designed Take Your Money + Poor Experience

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HPH Hart
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

I have been on quite a few cruises and this has definitely been the worst, it was only a 4 night cruise and i had a suite but I couldn't wait to get off the boat. Everything on this cruise is designed to take your money, especially the dining. The free dining is so poor (buffet is terrible and extremely small) that you are forced to buy food just to get a nice meal. In addition to this, the ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


you get what you pay for.

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lynn milne
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

remember......you get what you pay for. it's an old rusty ship, some things were ok but food was the worst we have ever encountered on a cruise ship. In the main dining room- same menu every night, pie n chips, fish n chips, spaghetti bol, parmigiana n chips, etc ect. offered a caesar salad with option to pay an extra $4.50 for chicken ! never seen that before from the standard menu. The whole ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


WORST CRUISE EVER !!!

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JImmypan
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Singularly the worst cruise i've ever been on, and i've been many, with more booked this year. The good points.. The ship was clean and the staff were great - particularly the cabin crew we had. But.. The food was disgraceful.. All complimentary areas were cheap slop - heavily cooked mince or shredded meat pieces in sloppy vegetables or god knows what. And for a piece of fish? Cheap, deep ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Pretty good

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Stevo87878787
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

First cruise. Not too bad, but not outstanding. The absolute highlight onboard is the staff. All staff are extremely hard working, polite and professional. This is from the cleaners to the entertainers. People like the cruise director are fun and don't mind being silly to get a laugh from passengers. Being our first cruise, we were a little overwhelmed on boarding and there are no clear ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Good cruise...Purple Rabbit April fool's.

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Pacific Explorer

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ILV
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Cruised with our family of 16,14 of them first time cruisers. Chose a short cruise, close to home incase anyone didn't enjoy cruising. The weather was pretty good, fairly calm seas, and everyone enjoyed it (seeing nobody wanted to get off). Kid's aged 9 to 16, were kept busy all day. Gatsby night was really good, dance floor a little small, but the evening was very entertaining. The Bianco ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with children


Save money and choose a different cruise line!

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Aussiepam1327
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Since our last PO cruises 8yrs ago PO standards have dropped to below par. This was our 4th time using PO Aust. So many add ons and sales on board to get the passengers spending more money. It seemed there was always someone from some department trying to get you to sign up or upgrade. They would approach you while eating, ordering drinks, walking past them, leaving ship etc. The ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


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