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P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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146 reviews
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The Titanic Experience
The water slide
Set up of balcony cabin for 3 persons.
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"not so sure about that but it did keep the numbers down and made more space in the theatre Adult Comedy Shows I only saw 1 but I believe there was another so it wasn't every night which is a little dissappointing but the one I saw was very funny, from what I hear the one I missed may have been better Juggler / magician / comedian He was good, a little on the line of what he could get away with for a not enterly adult audience but he was entertaining Debarkation We carried off our own bags so absolutely no issue here, from the time we decided to leave until being out was no more than 10 minutes, that included waiting for the lift.Dragonlady I thought this was the pick of the free dining with a few more options of better food, nothing was fantastic and certainly not as good as it once was but it was OK, the pre diner shot is no longer served and the pre dinner vegie chips has become prawn crackers but they were happy for us to try a bit of everything that took our fancy and in fact they gave us a couple of things we hadnt ordered in case we wanted to try it...."Read More
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Don’t waste your money!

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Tony1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Was hesitant in booking with P&O but thought since all the problems with Covid they would be on the front foot so to speak in attracting customers to their cruise line. Having been on 10+ cruises with other cruise lines…Carnival, Royal Caribbean etc, etc I don’t expect 5 star accommodation or dining. I would be totally happy with a 3 star experience. I must say this cruise was 1 star at ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


5 Days from Sydney to Hobart and return

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

3rd trip on Explorer since start up..so was interested to see how it had changed. Ship has rust all over hull and is a bad site to see, must be short of paint and staff I guess. We were to go to Port Arthur but weather stopped this so had two days in Hobart, and yes weather was not so good on second day with showers and wind especially in the morning, luckily first day not so bad so most ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


4 days with friend

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david the pirate
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our second cruise on this ship since Covid (although we had been on it many times under the Princess flag) We knew what to expect and the experience was similar to our last voyage except this one had a pot day. Food offering was similar to the June cruise, however the MDR food was hot. The choices were the same but I found the meal was more enjoyable by have more of the appetisers and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


80s cruise, best fun on a cruise ship

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DarylD
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The 80s theme Cruise My wife and I grew up in the 80s and a chance to be reminded of those days was too good to pass up. There was also a cancelled 80s cruise early in the pandemic that we were trying to make up for. This was our first 80s cruise so we were not quite sure what to expect but some online searching to look at previous 80s cruises gave us an idea of how to pack and what to ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


10 Night cruise Sydney to Airlie, Cairns and Moreton Island

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Boarding very slow as usual, but same for all ships. Hard to believe they make you tip out your unopened water bottle before you can enter ship. Entertainment - a bit slack really, the ship crew show was probably the best show up until final entertainer Grant Galea whom was excellent. Ship singers and dancers two shows were OK, but male singer voice was not so great. Other late night shows ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Elvis 4 night cruise

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We originally chose this cruise just as a quick cruise to take our grandchild along for some time away, and the price was great. After booking discovered it was The Elvis Tribute Cruise, this made us a bit worried as not Elvis fans, and 13y old grandchild didn't even know who it was. But we were so happy with the entertainment by the Elvis singers and backup bands even our granddaughter ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

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very poor customer service on boat and on land

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phantomglide
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First of all this was supposed to be our 2nd Honeymoon vacation as 26 years ago that didn't happen, kids, work and morgages. P&O cruises cruises failed to reply back to us when contacted to make a specail occasion for our special event, that didn't happen, 2 emails, not returned. phone calls one after another was made, nothing passed through to the correct people, they will ring us back they say, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Extremely friendly service and friendly staff

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suz32
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have been on many cruises, however outstanding service on the pacific explorer - from food service, entertainment and housekeeping the explorer was great! A big thanks to Thomas Naulana who did a brilliant job in housekeeping - second to none. I would walk in the room after a clean and was extremely satisfied with this. Not only did he do a great job with this he also helped me with any ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


3 night Comedy Cruise

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shaynetravel
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

3 night Comedy Cruise to nowhere Many time cruisers on many different ships and cruise lines. Cruised with P and O once prior. Expectations were not high and in some areas this cruise exceeded and others very let down. Fine for 3 nights. Would need to lift their game for longer. This cruise was all about our 11 year old granddaughter and for her it was wonderful. Ship decor...absolutely ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

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Desperate for a cruise

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david the pirate
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on P&O many times in the past and have always had a reasonable time. We don't expect much on a P&O cruise and therefore we are sometimes surprised. Likes. I like the way the ship has been decorated, although some or the seats look better than the experience of sitting in them. But overall I liked the feel. The crew were great as usual. I liked the idea of the specialty ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


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