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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

Traveled with children


Great service on an average cruise

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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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


Great Staff, food very average

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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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

Traveled with children


Better than we anticipated

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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BIWOZ

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

We have cruised with P&O Australia before, with mixed results, so we were a little hesitant about booking this cruise. But the price was outstanding and the OBC too good to refuse. Having just got off the Sun Princess a month before, we were immediately "at home" in our cabin (balcony, deck 11, forward). In fact, on waking up a couple of mornings I had to remind myself were on the Explorer and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Nice ship poor hygiene

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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Grot Mac

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Nice ship. A little tired looking. We we unable to book all the restaurants as we did not do it quick enough. Great entertainment. The dress up parties where a bit of a let down. Only some of the music went with the theme. The rest was your standard sift rock. If its a gatsby theme then play 30s and 40s music. We went to dance classes to be prepared. Compared to my prior cruises ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


So bitterly disappointed

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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MickNDaz 1963

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

After 9 long cruises of 16 + days we wanted to do few short trips and thought the Australia Day cruise from Brisbane would be a great trip. The rooms were excellent in size and were very neat, bathroom was awesome. Unfortunately that is where it stops. We wanted to try the alternate restaurants to the Waterfront but were told on the first night they were all booked out. The Waterfront was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Australian open tennis cruise

Review for Pacific Explorer to Australia & New Zealand

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sup surfing

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

went with this cruise as a good way off spending 2 days at the open ,as has been said the boat is getting old and in some places it shows but i was surprised overall there are a lot off areas to sit and have a drink etc. the staff do a great job some off the managment staff did not measure up they think there very inportant people the food i wood score c+ there were some very good things but some ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Beautiful, great service

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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cooja436

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We read all the negative reviews expecting this cruise to be substandard. This cruise was perfect, staff great. I have no idea what people complain about and wonder if there is an expectation beyond what people pay for. Service great, food in buffet and free restaurants average, but you get what you pay for. If people expect high quality food while travelling 7 days to 2 countries with five star ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Traveled with children


Better than expected

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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emdeme

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We needed a break after a very busy year and decided to try a cruise for the first time. Not being sure what to expect, and not being sure if we would enjoy it, we were very pleasantly surprised that there were plenty of places to escape the crowds on the ship, the Pacific Explorer. We are both 60 ish and travelled as a couple without any children. During the cruise (8 nights) we did not feel ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


An okay experience

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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Smilingearth

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Our family of 4 had a 5 nights cruise to Tasmania. Both the embarkation and disembarkation were quite smooth. The public area of the ship is nice, but the cabin shows its age. We had a inside cabin. This was the first time for me to be in an inside cabin, so can't compare with other ships, but to me it is really small and there was no room to store our suitcases. I enjoyed the food at Angelo, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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