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P&O Australia Cruise Reviews

Ship at anchor at Mystery Island
The Oasis deck aft of the ship on deck 14
My appetizer on the last night of the cruise served in Angelo's
Entree at waterfront
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Cheap and Cheerful - you get what you pay for

Review for Pacific Adventure to South Pacific

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Lulustar
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time back cruising after Covid. Wanted to dip our toes in to see how it was. And I was pleasantly surprised. We had booked a Byron Bay Mini Suite because I wanted to try out the club area. But a week before the cruise we were given an upgrade to a Suite. Don’t know why? But hey, I’ll take it. I had read all the reviews on this forum and was a bit concerned about what we would find. But it ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


P&O have come back strongly after covid.

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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Fredette
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I was a bit worried after our recent experience with Holland America, but thankfully P&O haven't let standards slip too far trying to make up some money after not being able to sail during lockdowns. Sure, there were a few "fee only" items, and some things on the menu that you paid for in the complimentary restaurants, but on the whole everything was roughly the same as before. The food was ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Terrible shore tour arrangement and horrible food(complimentary one)

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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JosieFung
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The ship was very outdated with tear and wear. Pretty much like a motel standard (mini suite). It had an engine failure and cause huge change of the itinerary. They did not get prepared for hundreds if not thousands of passengers changing the shore excursions booked before their announcement. The machine only allowed booking one adult at a time (did not tell you when you book it) eventually ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

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Never again

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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lillybell10nz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because it fitted into the school holidays as my husband is a teacher. We had never been to South Australia and thought this was a good way to get a taste. We found all the online Covid requirements weren't required. On embarkation we were asked if we had taken a test but not asked for proof of a negative test. Masks were recommended. First couple of days about 50% of ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


A Bad First Cruise Experience

Review for Pacific Explorer to South Pacific

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pjsomers
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My partner and I have never cruised, so we thought we would test the waters (pun intended) on a 3-day comedy cruise on the pacific explorer. As we had completed the VeriFly app, embarkation was relatively quick and painless. The balcony room we booked was very small and outdated. The temperature outside was 37 degrees and the room's air conditioning was really struggling to keep up (more ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


P and O Worse Cruise Ever

Review for Pacific Adventure to South Pacific

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shell123a
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We decided that because we had lost 4 people close to us in early 2022 that we would take a relaxing cruise to put such a challenging year behind us. It also meant that we would not have to worry about getting Christmas dinner and could just sit back and enjoy the festivities of Christmas. The cabins are very tired, marked and in need of refurbishment. The staff do not listen to your requests ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Fantastic Crew - A Shame About the Ship & Lack of Interesting Activities

Review for Pacific Adventure to South Pacific

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ndmb_mwel
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Although the crew were fantastic, the ship is in poor form. It really is rough around the edges which is interesting since P&O had 2 years to sort it. Parts of the ship decks inside and outside stink of a sewerage or waste type odour. Since sailing on the Pacific Sun, Jewel, Pearl & Aria, there is a substantial lack of activities - unless you are interested in bingo and trivia every 3 hours. ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Let down

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mc53
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Embarking. 2 hours to get on ship were greeted handouts to get wifi, photo studio information and spa deals! I dont remember any other staff with a welcome aboard hello. This was 4th cruise with P&O and will be our last. We requested early dining thinking it would be about 5.45 to 6.00 but we were booked in at 5.15 every day we did request a later sitting and was refused so we couldn't take ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Christmas Cruise to the Islands.

Review for Pacific Adventure to South Pacific

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Scoop368
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

There were some good and some bad aspects to the cruise experience, overall P&O are providing a service and product reflective of their expected or anticipated guests and not aiming at 5 star levels for any of their services and price point. The SHIP - overall liked the ship and the facilities generally provided onboard, much better and more cosy than the Allure of the Seas - mega ship, the ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Not Worth the Money for us.

Review for Pacific Adventure to South Pacific

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solmedpaul
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this trip based on the videos, advertising and the website hype. First trip away from family at Christmas Time. We are mature age couple. We have sailed P&O before as well as Royal Caribbean. We want to be fair doing this review as sometimes a negative review is too powerful and outweighs the positives. 1. Embarkation was slow and no identification of lines to go to as we had VIP ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


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