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Pacific Aria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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314 reviews

Nightmare! Worst experience of my life

Review for Pacific Aria to Pacific Coastal
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First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: May 2017

Firstly, I thought i would start by saying I never usually write reviews but it is imperative that I get this out there to perhaps stop people from making a massive expensive mistake in booking a cruise with P&O!

My brother picked this P&O for his 21st birthday. My whole family (plus others) came along. Between us we spent around 20k just for the bookings without expenses on the boat and I can tell you now, you couldn't give me 20k to go on another cruise with P&O again. It was absolutely the worst experience of my life.

The cruise was meant to be a 7 night cruise to Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila. We set sail from Brisbane and upon boarding the ship we heard other passangers talking about a cyclone in Vanawatu. We thought this was a little odd as we hadnt heard anything and P&O didnt communicate anything so figured it wouldnt be an issue... How wrong we were!!!!

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony

The cabin was right at the back of the ship on level 10. It was right next to the bar and pool area at the back. This meant it was a little noisy at times but for us because of the swell, the room was so rocky and caused me to be really ill. I would wake up through the night thinking the boat was going to sink. I'm sure that in nicer weather it would be better but for us it wasnt a good experience.

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