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P&O Australia Pacific Aria Cruise Reviews
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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..."Read More
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Amykathryn

2-5 Cruises

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Some highlights but food and service a let down

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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Claireoncruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We went on this cruise as a large family group, 13 people across 4 cabins, as the dates and length of cruise suited everyone. I have been on the P&O Eden once and the Carnival Legend (twice) before. Highlights of the Aria - kids club, both turtle cove and shark shack, the staff were terrific and the events they held across the ship were great fun. The Edge, lasertag and zip line, we had ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Singapore

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Great service on an average cruise

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Caszie87

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We chose this cruise because we were looking for a getaway from the kids for a week, and to see Tasmania. We stayed in Melbourne for 2 days prior to leaving. The weather was nice until it was time for us to sail. It became rough with gale force winds. We left port over 12 hours late. Then the first day at sea was very rough. Almost half the ship out with sea sickness. Embarking was easy, as ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Singapore

2 Helpful Votes


Great Staff, food very average

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Dusty999

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 obviously seen many days at sea so they looked dirty although they weren't. Very spacious, a/c worked great. It was the last voyage from Brisbane as it will remain in Melbourne for a bit of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Ordinary

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HollygirlPNG

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 inedible. Bland. The scrambled eggs were like slop. Fruit had bad spots. If you wanted better quality food you had to pay. Salt Grill restaurant was outstanding but had to pay. Breakfast at ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

4 Helpful Votes


Awesome 1st cruise for us as a couple

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Exo999

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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 out onto the deck which people could walk around on. It’s due to make stops at; Port Vila (Vanuatu) Port Denarau (Fiji) Suva (Fiji) Mystery Island (Vanuatu) Isle of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

6 Helpful Votes


Good they're getting rid of it

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Donald lumby

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 the next year or so its old and in need off a massive makeover rust everywhere on the ship the entire cruise maintenance was getting done cutting rust off the ship and repainting which ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


A very good cruise experience

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testert

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 others take a read of the other reviews to see what others had to say. I noticed that for some a single negative experience would go onto colour their view of the entire cruise. There were ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

14 Helpful Votes


P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise

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ZanaH

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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 way to do it than a comedy cruise which also advertised that it is kid friendly and suitable... It is not kid friendly unfortunately. Yes they have an on board kids club and the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Wow beyond our expectations

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Pirateexplorer

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 familiarise yourself around the ship. The 4 berth room was definitely quite crowded. Bearing in mind that ladies need to bring several different outfits to wear for the parties, evening ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

4 Helpful Votes


First and possibly last cruise

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lemongirlbc

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 cruisers, so I was expecting it to be pretty enjoyable. Well....it was OK. I mean, it was better than being at work. However it was pretty massively disappointing as well. The ship itself ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

4 Helpful Votes


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