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P&O Australia Cruise Reviews

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322 P&O Australia Cruise Reviews


Lizrog avatar

Lizrog

2 Reviews Written

It Was Fun Just Different

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For context this was our 5th cruise. We have sailed on Holland America's Maasdam ( Southern Carribean), Carnival Breeze (Mediterranean), Royal Caribbean Navigator Of The Seas (Mediterranean) and Ovation OTS( New ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Claireoncruise

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some highlights but food and service a let down

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Caszie87

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great service on an average cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Smilingearth

1 Review Written

An okay experience

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LBondzulic

1 Review Written

First time Cruisers

This was our first cruise ever. We decided to take the plunge, so to speak, and try a short 3 night getaway as a sampler. Our first impressions were quite good. We were happy with our cabin (mini suite) and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mbsant

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A relaxing 3 night birthday cruise with friends

We chose this cruise because it was short and served as a ‘taster’ for first time cruising experience. I felt the welcome and wait staff was excellent, as was the overall organisation of the boarding, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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HollygirlPNG

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ordinary

Chose this ship as going to PNG with friends. Most staff were very friendly and helpful however difficult to understand at times - especially announcements from the bridge. Food was very average - some dishes ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Donald lumby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good they're getting rid of it

Me and the wife chose this cruise because the ship sailed from brisbane and we took our kids with us so it worked for us to sail on aria. As my review title stated good that p and o are getting rid of this ship in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ZanaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise

IN THIS REVIEW: Kids Club, Dining, On Board Credit, Pools, Comedy Shows, Shopping, Cabins, Service. Being that it was our first time doing a cruise, we decided to do a weekend cruise for a feel. What better ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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GabbyW13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific dawn

We went on this 7 night cruise with our two young children (2 &3) it said family friendly and plenty to do etc. Cons- I wouldn't bother taking little kids on this cruise ship there wasnt much for small kids ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Chrisr62

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice time but....

We chose this ship because of affordability- that it was travelling from Singapore to Brisbane and going to Komodo and Darwin for our son was living there. We were excited to be doing something different and the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Markwylie3270

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

True Cost of Cruising

The following includes some activities/pitfalls to avoid or be aware of on P&O cruises overall the Pacific Explorer was a fun ship with some great people looking after you but P&O need to supplement their discounted ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TheTexan1984

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Just plain average

Here is the short version of my review. My longer detailed version is below. If you are a first time cruiser with no expectations and you are looking for an average cruise on an average ship with an average crew ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ChesterLocksley

9 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

What is that terrible smell ?

It was a Dark Mofo 6 night mid-winter escape to Hobart that caught my eye. To Tasmania in the middle of winter ? Yeah why not. I have fond memories of the Dawn Princess but not very good memories of some of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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windsor26

8 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Take your ear defenders with you if you want to enjoy the entertainment

We had previously cruised with Explorer several times and hoped it would still be good. Unfortunately due to the high decibel noise of the (background) music at the venues daytime and evenings while waiting for a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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hilifta

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O Aust dropping of standards

P&O Australia have really dropped the ball on their service standards. We have recently returned from a cruise to Papua New Guinea, from Brisbane, return to Brisbane. Then stayed on the for the 4 night crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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POcruisescgc

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Atrocious beds let down an otherwise great cruise

Exceeded expections: The choice of restaurants, quality of food and service was outstanding. The entertainment, shows and bands were exceptional - thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were wonderful, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jarman

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Third P & O cruise and will be the last

Have cruised before on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria and wasn’t disappointed So disappointed this time around Meals average No dress code in Restaurants and children in adults only area Great Gatsby ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Sharon Jones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Respiratory virus

Wouldn't have liked more than 4 days on this ship 4 nights was just enough The kids water area was extremely busy Pool area very busy and noisy The Pantry was overcrowded we couldn't find a table ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Stanghi1970

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship could do with a up grade

Hi just got back from a p&o cruise on the dawn I think it’s time the ship had a up grade the floor in my cabin felt not to stable and there was a real bad smell around the ship Food was always the same ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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merilynevans

1 Review Written

Tired old ship

We chose this cruise to attend the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne The Waterfront Restaurant had no table clothes and the service was very poor and generaly very disappointing, Some of the staff at the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Desm

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

PNG Cruise Review

To give this review some context we are somewhat experienced cruisers having been three times on RCL, twice on Carnival and once on Celebrity, three of those cruises were for nineteen nights and the rest shorter. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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TrishJustCruisin

1 Review Written

Not the place to go for a solo birthday

Each year for my birthday I choose to treat myself to a holiday as I live alone and normally people are friendly and fun. The price for the getaway on Pacific Eden was a bargain. However, the dining experience ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lynleyloo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise, Not happy with situation of drink supply and food running out

Just to try out cruising. We have heard that cruis8ng is the way to holiday as we live on the road as we travel with our caravan full time. So we gave it ago. Beer run out, wine run out but the only beer we were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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