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P&O Australia Brisbane Cruise Reviews

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Trying hard but hardly working ( for me)

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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BalconyBest
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

In short: P & O rethink the smoking on the ship, get it away from Oasis space Advise people that services aren’t available before they get on the ship When refurbishing rooms check the water stains, and fridges. Check your own paperwork before talking to the customer. Was so looking forward to this cruise after COVID, but have been slightly disappointed. Booked the Mini-suite and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Disappointing. Won't be back.

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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SmoothSailingMax
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Tried P&O again after a break of 7 years. Our expectations were realistic but for a business that needs to be on the ball coming back from Covid shut downs, the experience was mediocre.They seem to think that government mask, distance and hygiene laws are optional. There was no enforcement of rules at all. By the end of the cruise about 30% of pax were maskless and staff did nothing. Maybe ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Hit and miss

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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drjolly
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our third cruise as a family on a Carnival owned line but the first on P&O Australia specifically. We chose this cruise to get some warmth in north Queensland and to experience see how P&O have presented their new ship. We got a good price on an inside cabin. Overall we enjoyed ourselves but at time P&O made it hard. In this review I'll just 'cut to the chase'. The Good: The overall ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with children


Enjoyable

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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Marshy2106
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Having not cruised for several years due to Covid, it was great to be out on the ocean once more. The ship’s capacity is 2 600 but we were informed that there were only 1 600 people on board due to Covid restrictions. PROS Staff were obliging, friendly, happy and relaxed. Common spaces have been revamped and look fresh and clean. Food was good without being great. Could always ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Brisbane to Airlie Beach return.

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is another cruise allocated to us from covid cancelled cruises way back, so just went along to clear out the backlog of cancelled cruises. Booked internal as usual and was worried about cabin after last two cruises on this ship. Asked cabin steward if cabin has any problems and they said no problems with water. All looked OK except for drawers stuck and not closing so hoped would be Ok. ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Back to Back cruise part 2.

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We ended up with back to back cruises only because of old cancelled cruises thanks to Covid. Whilst on the Covid subject. Previous cruise on 20th did not see any covid cabins as with previous cruises and same with this cruise. So if it was onboard didn't hear anyone discussing or mentioning it, mask wearing on each cruise is less and less. It is still mentioned on intercom but nobody enforces ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


First Sailing in 2 1/2 years for ship, and it showed...

Review for Pacific Encounter to South Pacific

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Ship was previously the Star Princess, it had a new paint job and sat in Sydney for two weeks for staff training and some Australian updates ( think power points etc ). Ship is very impressive and takes approx. up to 3000 passengers. Our trip had about 1600. Things seemed to go wrong from the start. First Airlie Beach was gone from ports of call, no reason given about a few weeks before ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Great Staff, food very average

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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Dusty999
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 obviously seen many days at sea so they looked dirty although they weren't. Very spacious, a/c worked great. It was the last voyage from Brisbane as it will remain in Melbourne for a bit of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Traveled with children


Nice ship poor hygiene

Review for Pacific Aria to South Pacific

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Grot Mac
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Nice ship. A little tired looking. We we unable to book all the restaurants as we did not do it quick enough. Great entertainment. The dress up parties where a bit of a let down. Only some of the music went with the theme. The rest was your standard sift rock. If its a gatsby theme then play 30s and 40s music. We went to dance classes to be prepared. Compared to my prior cruises ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


So bitterly disappointed

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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MickNDaz 1963
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

After 9 long cruises of 16 + days we wanted to do few short trips and thought the Australia Day cruise from Brisbane would be a great trip. The rooms were excellent in size and were very neat, bathroom was awesome. Unfortunately that is where it stops. We wanted to try the alternate restaurants to the Waterfront but were told on the first night they were all booked out. The Waterfront was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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