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Cruise Line
Pacific Pearl
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

43

Very Good

43

Average

35

Poor

27

Terrible

27

Cruise type

178


wakab0y avatar

wakab0y

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise on a good ole timer!

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We chose this cruise because embarkation was local and we didn't have to fly somewhere else to experience our first cruise. We traveled as a family (4 of us) with some family friends. (3 of them). Embarkation ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sculpin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not an enjoyable experience

We chose this cruise for the port of call at Komodo Island. Our boarding experience was good, cabin (ocean view) was larger than most modern cruise ships but in a very poor state of repair. The floor gave underneath ...
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Sail Date March 2017


RodW avatar

RodW

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Never again!

My wife and I treated ourselves to a 10-day around NZ cruise aboard “Pacific Pearl”, leaving Auckland on Feb 28th. It was the first (and last!) cruise for us – I doubt we will ever entertain another. On ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Silis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise - Fantastic Service

This was our first cruise - family of three. Can totally recommend this to everyone. We found arriving to board the most daunting - not having done it before - but there were people everywhere and it seemed a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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pearlcruiser2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pros and Cons

This was my second cruise, and both cruises have been on the Pacific Pearl. The entertainment staff and the cabin stewards were excellent, they really go all out to make sure that your cruise is enjoyable. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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avonleanz

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

An oldie but a goodie

Comedy cruise was chosen as a birthday get-together for friends and family. A bit miffed that P&O didn't also mention it was an NRL cruise for the Auckland 9's but that's no reflection of the ship. This was our ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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pitty154

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Aircon

firstly the service in the waterford restrauant and the food was wonderful the service in the rest of the ship was fine some staff were extremly friendly, others, to them it was just a job. Entertainment was ok ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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PatL81

1 Review Written

Australian Open Tennis Cruise

Went on this cruise with 7 other people, to the Australian Open Tennis. Outside the cabins - the entertainment areas and restaurants were so cold - everyone was wearing warmer clothing. The Marquee was like an ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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nashby101

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pacific Pearl Regret

We recently cruised on the Pacific Pearl (January 2017) to the South Pacific islands in and around Noumea. Our one big regret is that we will not get the opportunity to sail on the Pacific Pearl again, P&O are ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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briggyinthemiddle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first ever cruise.....disappointed to say the least.

Left on 30th Dec, New Year's cruise. White Bay was a little hard to find initially but once there the boarding process was easy, quick and hassle free. Equally finding our cabin and having our luggage delivered was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Pacific Pearl for the win

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Convenient

Cabin is very small with four beds (beds are extremely comfortable though), the top beds retract into the roof. I would personally recommend getting an unlimited soft drink pass as the staff there make beautiful ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sickofbadservice

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas cruising with extended family

To be fair, The Pacific Pearl is going to be removed from the P&O fleet in March 2017, so to make comment on the overall state of the ship is not appropriate. What I would like to focus on are the things that are ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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einie1quicker1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

OUR FIRST CRUISE EVER....!!!

best thing we have ever done as a married couple and I highly recommend to anyone who is looking at cruiseing....its the best thing and is priced more so everyday people can do more of it now....do your research ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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22sue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Average

We were looking for a Christmas cruise. Would be unlikely to use P&O again after our experience on this ship. Ship was old but quite Ok. Cabin staff and reception were fantastic and extremely friendly and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Hatarimouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some good, some bad

A family Christmas (with 11 and 13 year olds) was the idea: no cooking, no shopping, lots of snorkelling and relaxing. And we got that in spades. The kids loved it, especially the activities arranged for their age ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Zibzib64

1 Review Written

Absolute Disaster

I took this Cruise as a gift to my Mum on her 70th birthday and also because I had been on the same ship back in 2013. I was very disappointed with the entire cruise the food was sub standard along with the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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gavstaah

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

1st time cruiser

just returned from a 4 night moreton island cruise with my partner,best mate and his wife on the p&o pacific pearl. it was a mostly enjoyable experience couldn't fault the room the service (our cabin stewards john ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Sandune3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Big Disappointment

this was the longest cruise we seniors have ventured on and the main reason for going was to visit Norfolk Island. The big disappointment was not getting onto Norfolk Island and later found out that 1/10 attempts ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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LastChanceReally

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best form of relaxation

We have both cruised before but this time we used the P&O airport shuttle bus which took us from the airport to the ship and back again - minimum of fuss and quite cheap. This particular cruise left from one ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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2903happy

8 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Just a cruise liner, with nothing to write home about.

Embarkation onto the ship was quick and easy, and as the ship was rather smaller than other ships we have travelled on before, it was easy to get around, Our Outside Cabin on deck 8 was roomy bright and well ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Luciennne

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old Ship, Terrible food

We were doing Mutiny on the Bounty Cruise. We were supposed to go to Norfolk Island unfortunately the large swell on that day prevented us to get there. The staff was very good. Our cabin was small but very ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Fluffy Duck

7 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Mutiny on the Bounty Cruise

We were travelling with 2 others and chose this cruise as it went to Norfolk Island and Tonga. Unfortunately we did not get to Norfolk Island due to large swells at the landing point. I am not sure why they ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Ian V avatar

Ian V

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Goodbye P&O

Our 5th Cruise with P&O and our second on the Pearl, will unfortunately will be our last with P&O. The condition of the ship (poor maintenance) and the food selections had deteriorated considerably since our ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Cruse1

1 Review Written

Rude staff

This was our 1st and last cruise on the pearl we where very disappointed, Firstly the Staff at waterfront restaurant are very rude and need more training, on arrival as we were one of the fist passagers we went ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Missy1234

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't expect a hot meal.

This ship has seen better days. P&O service and food is slipping way below par. I have 6 cruises on the pearl and the last 2 I hated. unfortunately as we had all ready booked to go on little food and wine cruise 4 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Pacific Pearl Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.3
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation2.03.2
Family4.04.1
Enrichment4.03.1
Service4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.4
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