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P&O Australia Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
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216 P&O Australia Cruise Reviews


deanv2 avatar

deanv2

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

P&O Nightmare

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We booked a 3 day Cruise (W964) on the Pacific Dawn for our 30 year Wedding Anniversary, which became our worst holiday experience ever. My wife and I were really looking forward to this. My Wife has a number ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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fisherman4634

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely crap and a huge waste of money

We thought we would give a cruise a go for the first time and it was a huge waste of money and it was a stuff up right from the start. We didn't get the room we paid for and the day we got on board was very close to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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banno84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You're better off spending your money elsewhere, this ship is done!

We chose this cruise as it was the only one that suited a family holiday in School holiday times. 5 of the 7 guests have cruised extensively before, 2 were new to cruising. They will not cruise again after this ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Det Retals

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Never again

This was our second cruise on this ship, the first was a disappointment as you will see in our previous review but we wanted to go to Cairns and couldn’t fly so it was Hobson’s choice. We had a balcony cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MickM43

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

My Fiance bought this cruise for my 50th birthday. We departed from Singapore on 25/08/19. Singapore is a magnificent place by the way. The first thing we noticed was that the ship was not the gleaming white ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Thelsgirl

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Just awful

We chose this cruise because we wanted somewhere different to the Pacific Islands and it suited our timeline. We flew to Singapore and had a few days there before embarking on the Dawn which was an easy process ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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nicenurse22

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

P&O Standard Has Really Dropped

I wish to make a few comments about my recent 3 night comedy cruise aboard P&O Pacific Dawn from Brisbane. I have travelled on this ship for a previous South Pacific Cruise as well as several cruises aboard ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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marsy07

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Respiratory Virus on board the Pacific Dawn

We chose this cruise as we wanted to go to the Darwin Cup and Komodo Island. All that dates aligned with the ship docking in Darwin on the date of the Darwin Cup. Paseptic Doom Room 8107 -do not go there. I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Cambo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to P&O, don't risk it!!

This is now our third cruise, our second (and last) with P&O. Our first cruise was with P&O on our own and we weren’t impressed, but it was our first and a few years ago now so we thought we would give them ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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barb0164

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never ending stench

I have been on many cruises with various cruise line. This has been my 5th P & O and I must say after this trip I will never sail with P & O again. The cabins are so small that you don't even have room for your ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Debbiess

1 Review Written

SOS from the Pacific Jewel

It was my birthday month and I was celebrating my birthday on board the Pacific Jewel P&O. P&O had said they had given me a birthday package and asked me when I would like it. I had said the first day 1/3/19 when I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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JuliaGeoff

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disgrace to the cruise industry

Chose cruise for the itinerary & offered 2 days in Cairns. We are from Canada & wanted to experience great Barrier Reef without being rushed. Cruising is our vacation style of choice & have cruised in excess of 30 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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mmatkins

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise

Having just returned from the Airlie beach cruise I thought i would share my thoughts on this cruise. 1/ Ship overcrowded, especially at meal times. 2/ The Pantry, worst food I have ever had on a cruise (and I ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tammey

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Our first P&O cruise was wonderful, This cruise was a special Anniversary for us and being at Christmas we thought it would be extra special. All of it was a complete & utter let down the buffet food was just not up ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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GlenThompson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avoid P&O, go Royal Caribbean

We've done a few cruises now, the Pacific Dawn about 8 years ago, Royal Carribean and MSC so generally have the gist of cruising worked out. We know the Pacific Dawn is a bit old and dated but with an 8 & 10 year ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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cred8582

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

First time cruising and had mixed expectations about what to expect. I can honestly say after this experience I will never cruise again with P&O. 1. Drinks Package: Purchased this after paying $750 for the 8 day ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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FullHard

1 Review Written

If it wasn't for the entertainment I would have jumped ship!

After travelling on the Jewel in 2012 - we decided to head off again in Dec 2018 as it was the only boat leaving our desired destination at the time we wanted and the port we wanted. What a major disappointment from ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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amb1925

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Stress time , not really a holiday

On the 28th December 2018 we embarked on a New Years cruise with P&O (the prices for this particular cruise were double if not triple normal prices due to the time of year). The dramas started when we paid for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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GrrBar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again with P&O

This was my second NYE cruise upon the Jewel, my first being 5 years prior, and boy, was this one a let down. Cheap and nasty holiday and a far cry from how they used to be. Food was bland, dry, over-cooked and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stratts_intel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Bordered on disgraceful

I was warned, I read the reviews however for whatever reason still decided to book a cruise due to the convenience. A major reason for this was the fact we live on the Gold Coast and it's only a short drive to the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Mzcoast

1 Review Written

Worse cruise experience ever

Having cruised with P&O numerous times I was looking forward to cruising to PNG. Unfortunately this cruise was unsatisfactory & well below expectations. It was delayed 16 hours, there was no sail away party. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Jola1 avatar

Jola1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad experience

We choose this cruise because was relatively cheap and great for short break. Pretty much everything was mediocre. Food very ordinary. The pantry was boring with the same food each morning. Desert station was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Greyboy1947

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Band in our cabin.........almost

Recently back from a cruise to NZ, Booking process terrible, no choice of deck, no choice of room and wasnt able to upgrade. Our cabin was very small and was directly above the band in the Explorer Hotel, we had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Annush

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

We choose this cruise because it was our Wedding Anniversary on the 8/12 & Ship departed from Melbourne. Speciality dining & Elimis Day Spa were the highlights. Main dining horrible. For b’fast we ordered ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kezzan52

1 Review Written

My terrible experience

See New Guinea. Particularly Rabaul and Volcanos, Milne Bay. Ship left 14hrs late, had been docked facing upriver and they couldn't turn it around. Cruised to Milne bay at 13-14 knots, three days at sea. Return trip ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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