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P&O Australia Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
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216 P&O Australia Cruise Reviews


remy9 avatar

remy9

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shocking

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The ship is old and dirty, the crew are underpaid and unhappy, the food is bland and tasteless. The duty free - Well .....I bought a number of perfumes only to find them cheaper here in Australia. I ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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gibbo0010

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed with the New Years Eve Cruise with P&O

I choose this cruise for my sister's 50th birthday and New Year's Eve. As soon as we got on the ship we felt it was not as welcoming as cruises we have been on with Princess Cruises. I sailed with P&O in 2006 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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kkn

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

What a joke!!!!!

We chose this Christmas cruise so that our family of 9 could have a relaxing time together over Christmas. My son paid more than $8500 for him, his wife and 3 teenage boys - we could have ( and should have ) all ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sanderss

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Dreadful P&O What has Gone Wrong

As a regular cruiser this was my first cruise on the Aria and I was so very disappointed in the overall experience. The food was inedible even when I ordered the steak at a cost to myself I had to leave it as it ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Marie Pope avatar

Marie Pope

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bad food, drab ship, bad service

Very disappointing. The ship was tired, We were led to believe that it had been totally refurbished. You had to pay for room serice. There was no service for tea and coffee in the pantry. We had a nice ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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donna.peulic1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Sub-standard, stingy and pathetic with no care for passengers

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our dates available. Once we arrived on board, we knew immediately we had made a bad choice but kept trying to think positive. The food was most days inedible. It was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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copia3

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Failed to honor, bait and switch advertising, no reply to complaint

on our way to Singapore attracted by drinks package and Komodo and Bali visits. They refused drinks package did not berth in Bali. Departure 7 hours late. Food was 50/50 room was ocean view but windows ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dapter

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

My wife and I have just recently returned from a 11 night cruise on the aria of the south pacific islands, We have cruised before but will not cruise on the aria again.The good parts of the cruise were the beds very ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Donks1

1 Review Written

Worst cruise ever

Entertainment was none existent wife got all dressed up for cocktail night turned out to be just a stunt to get photos similarly with all the theme nights thank god we had one night with a good comedian bands were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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leon1000rr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship that needs a makeover now

We went on the cruise To have a quick break, very disappointed in the ship. needs a makeover its so old the atmosphere of the decks. Cruised on the Aria early in the year and has a lot more to offer. There is rust ...
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Sail Date November 2016


AveryC avatar

AveryC

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Experience Ever

A lot of people may jump down my throat with this review and may assume I am a high-maintenance traveller born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I'll preface this review by stating three things: 1. I have cruised ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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wendy_woo

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This cruise was marketed to us at a show last year as being a 'new' ship sailing to exotic locations, whilst the public areas were beautifully refurbished, the ship was old, we paid extra for a balcony but the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Neveragain62

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't even think about going on the Pacific Jewel.

P&O Australia, hang your heads in shame. The Pacific Jewel is a joke. There is not one redeeming thing about this scrubbed up old tub. The staff look absolutely miserable and the morale is appalling low, The food on ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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copia3

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cheap cruise. Don't trust the ads. Do your own research. Try to get better value.

apparent low cost and drink package. We were attracted by ad" book with P.O.or your agent. Checked on board and was told that offer did not apply (we booked on time). The ship left Fremantle six hours late ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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taleahcarson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Terrible

I have never gone on a cruise, but I honestly would give the aria a 1 star. Firstly, we had a safety session as soon as we got on the boat, we were standing and it was crowded, also witnessed a staff member yelling ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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MT Nestas

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN !!!

Brisbane - Airlie Beach - Yorkeys Knob - Port Douglas - Brisbane Pacific Dawn is due for a refit in early 2017 and really needs a massive overhaul sooner rather than later - a cosmetic refit is only glossing ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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PrinnyP

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again P & O

Regular Princess cruisers, we chose this cruise on P & O for convenience - a brief journey up to the top of Queensland as a holiday before major surgery. We had cruised just once before on P & O Australia - on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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bruam

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Far from Perfect

We wanted to go to Rabaul and the timing was right for us. It was extremely disappointing. Cabin staff and restraunt staff were excellent, the rest of the crew seems to be incompetant an unaware of the ships ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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rgascoigne2

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O Australia never again

Nothing that was pre-arranged thru P&O was honoured except for the fridge for my medications, Many hidden costs that were not mentioned prior to me paying for the cruise approx 16 months before, including the $290 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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hollylodge

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Never again

having taken 71 previous cruises some (not many) with P&O I can honestly say I was disgusted with the whole cruise.there were only two good things one was the comfortable beds and the other was Mathew on the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Brett Taylor

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria: look close to see the cracks.

We chose Pacific Aria because we sailed on the Pacific Jewel 3 years ago and had a wonderful time. We were extremely disappointed with the experience and condition of the Aria. Firstly, being smokers we were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Annabella64 avatar

Annabella64

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on the Pacific Aria

Perhaps if you have never cruised before and had nothing to compare with, you may have given the Pacific Aria 2 stars. I wish I could load the pictures. It started out bad with the safety session. Usually you are ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Catdianne

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't go p and o

Have been to islands before Entertainment and activities. Very old to movies, sound of music, South Pacific, Annie and mr and Mrs smith and these were also how's in theatre Although the musicians were very ...
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Sail Date August 2016


JB0 avatar

JB0

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Absolutely the worst cruise ever

The ship was refurbished less than a year ago but requires a really good clean. Pantry food well below average, seats were very stained & are in need of a good clean. If you just want a snack, you will have ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Chrisdazz avatar

Chrisdazz

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

P&O Pacific Eden, WORST CRUISE EVER!!!!

Had a terrible experience on the Eden and would definitely not recommend this cruise line to anyone. Hated the overall experience, couldn't wait to get off the ship. We experienced very bad weather on the way home, ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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