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As our previous cruise with P & O was so enjoyable. This one was unpleasant cost a lot more, duty free was cheper in Australia. Don't travel with them. Not enough room in the comon areas for any type of entertainment. All shore excursions very expensive if you book on line shore tours at least 50% less. Very noisy are only catering for the party crowd who will buy there over priced cocktails. Don't waste you time or money find another cruise line. See cabin review below, torn bedding used on beds. Cotaninated water supply so the whole ship stunk as every one had the runs, the only solution was very highly priced bottled water & 1.95 per 1.5 bottle on Australian soil and & $ 4.95 per bottle on boat with no way to have a tea or coffee as it was all made with ships water supply, even the steam to heat the milk for lattes ect. Not to mention drinks with ice. You also have to atrange your travel from Brisbane Airport to Portside dock. That's another $ 50.00 for the 2 trips. As long as you like hot curry, hot Mexican or fish you should be ok for food. Pandora and othe duty free shops cheaper on land paying duty and taxes.

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Pacific Dawn Cruise Review by Dissatisfying

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As our previous cruise with P & O was so enjoyable. This one was unpleasant cost a lot more, duty free was cheper in Australia. Don't travel with them. Not enough room in the comon areas for any type of entertainment. All shore excursions very expensive if you book on line shore tours at least 50% less.

Very noisy are only catering for the party crowd who will buy there over priced cocktails.

Don't waste you time or money find another cruise line.

See cabin review below, torn bedding used on beds.

Cotaninated water supply so the whole ship stunk as every one had the runs, the only solution was very highly priced bottled water & 1.95 per 1.5 bottle on Australian soil and & $ 4.95 per bottle on boat with no way to have a tea or coffee as it was all made with ships water supply, even the steam to heat the milk for lattes ect. Not to mention drinks with ice.

You also have to atrange your travel from Brisbane Airport to Portside dock. That's another $ 50.00 for the 2 trips.

As long as you like hot curry, hot Mexican or fish you should be ok for food.

Pandora and othe duty free shops cheaper on land paying duty and taxes.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 11162
Very noisy into the early hours of the morning. Torn bedding on bed. Staff in cabins and restaurants very helpfull. Panty no trays to place your food so have to go to multiple places one plate at a time if you could find a table to sit at. You need someone to stay at the table or you food would be gone and some else sitting there. Ships water was tainted, tasted odd and gave everyone the runs within an hour. So no water unless bottled no tea or coffee. Ships officer never spoke to any passenger I saw. Very old and it shows in the paint work and amount of rust on the interior and exterior. This was a totally different experience to our last cruise with P & O where even the Commadore spoke to every passenger he pasted and so did every officer. Standard where much higher in quality of meals and all in all a much better experience. I do not recommend P & O now as they are.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


On board Experiance they are always trying to get more money from you gambling, shopping, watersldes, flying fox facials, massages ect, even a simple ice cream had to be paid for.