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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
  • Recent ship upgrades offer more choice, facilities and modern decor
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385 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Cruise A Bit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We wanted to see Cairns and travel on the Skyrail and scenic train. This was a great shore trip with care taken to make sure we didn't get lost and miss the train back to Cairns. The seats on the left side of the train gave us a ... Read more
Big Bad Bruce The Shark
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Primarily, this cruise was chosen to attend the second game of State of Origin series in Sydney. The cruise, obviously provided accommodation, food, limited entertainment and tickets and transport to and from the game. The decor of ... Read more
Elsie Coleman
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 10 day trip on board the Pacific Eden, we were pleasantly surprised as our previous three cruises were with Princess, which we enjoyed in spite of having a flooded cabin twice during our trip. Pacific Eden, ... Read more
debsy33
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Just come back from a mini cruise on the Pacific Eden with my mum. It was a fab 3 day weekend mini break and even though we only disembarked at Bunbury, I'm really glad we did as I have always overlooked this town en-route to Margaret ... Read more
Treefern
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise, with a little bit of trepidation, because we had booked the Indian Pacific and it fit in with that schedule, plus we had never been into Broome before. It turned out to be an excellent choice. We thoroughly enjoyed ... Read more
craigbro159
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have sailed with P&O once before in 2012 and were not impressed then. We thought we'd try the Pacific Aria as it's supposedly the new style with P&O - but after doing so have decided this will be our last cruise with them. ... Read more
Nauticaldreamer3010
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our eighth cruise so we are starting to get a feel for how ships and cruise lines compare. We had travelled previously on this ship 7 years ago when it was MS Random under the Holland America banner. It is now a very different ... Read more
bevbrady1957
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second trip after a fantastic voyage in 2016.The ship wasn't filled to capacity but it was difficult to find room to sit and eat in the pantry or find lounges on the pool deck. The lack of shade in both pool areas made them ... Read more
Rabbit069
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was the 3rd time on the Pacific Aria for me. All have been good. Entertainment staff are great and always good for a laugh. Very entertaining. Trivias are great fun, don't miss Christiaans at 5 pm. Also his Gatsby dance class. Food ... Read more
Turbos
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I went on our first cruise onboard the Pacific Aria on a four night cruise to Hamilton Island to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary We felt that four days would give us a feel as to whether we liked cruising or not. ... Read more
steven182b
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
on first glimpse the ship looks outstanding, but a closer look reveals a tired old ship. the recent refurbishment must have been very rushed as the ship has signs of wear and tear and is showing its age behind the cover ups. he layout of ... Read more
Joanne P
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
5 night cruise from Sydney to Tasmania The cruise was from White Bay. There are a number of ways to get to the ship. Taxi from Central, taxi from Town Hall. An alternate method, which we did, was to go to Wynyard and take the ... Read more
PatL81
Member Since 2017
1 review
Went on this cruise with 7 other people, to the Australian Open Tennis. Outside the cabins - the entertainment areas and restaurants were so cold - everyone was wearing warmer clothing. The Marquee was like an ice box most days, as was ... Read more
Pacific Pearl for the win
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Cabin is very small with four beds (beds are extremely comfortable though), the top beds retract into the roof. I would personally recommend getting an unlimited soft drink pass as the staff there make beautiful delicious drinks within ... Read more
JessLynne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Went on this cruise with my family, to Airlie Beach and Surrounds, the destinations were beautiful, and the staff onboard were incredible kind and patient. Being my first cruise, honest to say it was relaxing and the seas were calm, ... Read more
eniluap
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
just moved from melbourne to nsw and didnt know anyone there so thought we would spend it with lots of likeminded people. also didnt want to be on our own for new years eve .That didnt happen we were in our cabin at midnight ,the only ... Read more
Sanderss
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
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 was so tough. The menu ... Read more
Briza
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I boarded the pacific dawn on the 20th of December with my 2 disabled grandparents and my two young brothers it was my first time on a P&O ship as I normally sail on the princess lines my experience was poorly the embarking and ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Briza
Marie Pope
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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 cabin with a window, but no ... Read more
Sanjanjo
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
21 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Pacific Eden is a pretty ship. I liked the fact that it was smaller than other cruise ships mainly because I liked the feel of the movement of the ship over the waves. I slept like a baby every night and afternoon nanny naps. I found the ... Read more
kkn
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 stayed in a high class ... Read more
Helpful? Thank kkn
Lozzzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Four night cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island. This was our second cruise, our first being nine nights to New Caledonia on Carnival Spirit in Feb 2016. Embarkation at the White Bay Container Terminal was fast and efficient. ... Read more
linz65
Member Since 2016
1 review
49 helpful votes
We, a group of 5 just came back from the most enjoyable 6 nights on the Pacific Jewel. After reading some of the quite horrendous reviews I was expecting the ship to be 1) So run down that it needed to be decomissioned 2) the food so bad ... Read more
Dazza58
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
10 night cruise to New Caledonia. Beautiful islands with crystal clear water and white sands. Embarkation was generally by tender which worked in a ticket based system which worked well. The ship is tastefully decorated and despite its ... Read more
sixfootscott
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we are glad we chose something short and local to see if it was something for us - but now that we've experienced this we may consider other options in future. My wife and I went on the cruise with our son ... Read more

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