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Papua New Guinea Cruise Reviews

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Looked after well

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Pacific Explorer

2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise to visit places we hadn't been to for a while. Wonderful time for a budget cruise. Balcony room was spotless. Stewards spoilt us .The staff were absolute legends, from the captain down, friendly patient efficient..loved them. Themed nights were same ol same ol. They should change them a bit..they were the same as the last cruise we were on. The music was most excellent "Solid ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

You couldn't pay me to travel with P&O ever again!!!

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Pacific Explorer

6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Pacific Explorer, just like its sister ships in Australia, is a horrible old relic with rust everywhere and daggy old cabins - it really needs to be scrapped. I had a terrible customer service retail experience where I was treated like an imbecile. I advised P&O of my awful experience through multiple channels, but have never received any acknowledgement of my complaint or an apology. I ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Review for a Transpacific Cruise on Pacific Encounter

10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because it was cheap. you get what you pay for!! after the last p&o cruise, i swore i would never use p&o again. the food in all free restaurents was tasteless, poorly prepaired, poor quality & with little variety. i thought it may have improved, but it hasn't. Drinks are double the price of any other cruise line considering they are pouring 1/2 nips (30ml) for $11. ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Good vibe, delightful ship

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Coral Princess

10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I’d wanted to do the PNG cruise, so when the bargain balconies became available on the Coral late last year, I signed up. The cruise left from Brisbane where I have family to drop me off at the port. Embarkation/Debarkation It was just so organised after the debacle I had had to endure at Station Pier last Nov. I was dropped off at 11am. My boarding time was noon. There were attendants ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony

Successful First Cruise

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Coral Princess

First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The Coral Princess was recommended to us by a Youtuber and they were shown to be so right. In brief I loved it. The embarkation process from Brisbane was not as chaotic as I feared and we were on board in under 30 minutes. However I have to say that lots of people ignored their arrival notifications and they were the cause of any difficulty others may have faced. Our Balcony Cabin seemed ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony

A wonderful cruise to some challenging places

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Silver Shadow

6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise primarily for the itiniary and except for the New Zealand ports (Auckland and Bay of Islands) everything was new to us. There is no doubt that sailing on a luxury ship like Silver Shadow through Melanesia, Micronesia and the Philippines can't get any better and Silversea did an excellent job choreographing the whole process. This was our first Silversea experience as we've ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Mariner is not in good shape - needs an overhaul big time!

Review for a World Cruise Cruise on Seven Seas Mariner

10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Dining rooms had repetitive menus for five months, the two specialty restaurants Prime 7 & Chartreuse never changed the menus. All dining rooms were chronically understaffed which meant long waits for food to be taken and then dishes cleared. Newly hired staff had little to no idea of what exactly they were responsible for - we repeatedly waved down staff for a refill of water and wine with our ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

Not the best experience, but not the worse.

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Coral Princess

6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our first cruise back after Covid-19 The good - Medallion system is excellent and the phone application works well. Wherever on the ship we were we could be found for servicing drinks and food. All the staff were to the great Princess standards. The food and selection was great and we used both specialty restaurants and rate them both highly. Also the pizzas from Alfredo's in Sabatini's ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Pacific Encounter

10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to get away to PNG as we did on P&O Eden a few years ago. . . and loved it. This trip on Encounter shattered our expectations. Must do this, must do that for Covid. OK. ... we did it all . . nothing got checked. Then a 40 minute wait on the gangplank with hundreds of others - no masks. Then internet not working ~ 2 queues of 25 minutes and another of 10 minutes to be told my ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

The new HAL Sucks, do not waste your $ (from a 4 star cruiser on HAL!)

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are in our early 70's and have wanted to go on around Australia sailing for some time. Due to Covid we had to push our sail date back a year to the Noordam from the Oosterdam. We have been sailing on mostly HAL and Princess since the mid 80's. Its been nearly 3 months since our cruise ended and I was hoping I would feel better about the experience vs. how I felt at the cruise end in mid ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

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