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30 P&O Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


kimmk avatar

kimmk

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

The friends made the cruise

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We have just returned from a 3 night mini break from Adelaide to Melbourne via Kangaroo Island. The ship herself, is very dated , liked nannas house, only missing the plastic covers on the chairs ! On the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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justwantohavefun

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Its time to go..... Aurora

Just wanted a short break to take some non cruisers on a trial cruise...so we did a 3 nighter from Adelaide to Melbourne in 4 cabins. The ship was old and tired, the staff dis-interested and this reflected in the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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ChesterLocksley

9 Reviews Written

79 Helpful Votes

Four Days of Bliss

I have just returned from 4 nights on Arcadia, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, part of her round-the-Pacific-and the Americas jaunt from the UK. I had a balcony cabin A13 - on Australia Deck. Very nice. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Sarah LH

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing

The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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James Coulton

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Aurora; Could do much better.

Background: • Aurora was on a world cruise and we took up an offer made by P & O for this sector. • It was our first experience cruising with P & O Cruises (UK) • In the last five years we have ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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The Comodore

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Aurora World Cruise 2015 - 1st Half

Probably the best ship in P&O's fleet, having sailed on her, around the world and elsewhere, several times since 2007. Sadly her recent refit has removed one of her most loved features - The Bordeaux Restaurant, and ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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DianeHowes

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ports

I am writing this to slightly redress the balance of reviews for Arcadia's 2015 circumnavigation - we sailed from Southampton to Sydney, departing on January 6th and flying back from Sydney on February 22nd. The ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Retara

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Longwood

After reading reviews of the Aurora, I wondered if we were on a different Aurora. I was so busy with activities, I couldn't fit them all in a day whereas my husband was quite content to sit and read or just watch ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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sleepingcat

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Half world cruise 2014 great adventure

Arcadia world cruise 2014 Auckland to Southampton We returned to UK from a month touring in NZ by 51 days on Arcadia. This was our first time on P and O and we chose this cruise because of the port calls which ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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siderisj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It floated. Takes more than that to impress me.

Sampler cruise to see what the newly refurbished P&O Arcadia was like. Looked hard but struggled to see exactly what had been refurbished? The buffet and perhaps the theatre? The cabins are a little tired and ours ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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goodwinmacc

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Halfway around the world on 'Arcadia'

We joined Arcadia in Los Angeles, at the start of the second sector of her World Cruise, and disembarked 7½ weeks later in Dubai. It was our first time on this ship, and the longest cruise we have yet experienced. ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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alan.davis22@yahoo.com.au

1 Review Written

Tired but Comfortable Aurora 2014

With family and friends giving us an excuse to visit the UK in December, and with prior balcony cruise experience on the Arcadia in 2013, my wife and I decided to leisurely cruise home to Australia on Aurora in ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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trishntrev

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulously friendly passengers

This cruise was a great mix of English, Australians an a few Kiwis. It was the friendliest cruise I have ever been on. Not necessarily with the crew though. The shows in the theatre were brilliant and the best I ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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demonjohn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A quick mini cruise

Never having cruised before we decided on a very short mini cruise on Arcadia,during its world cruise. We flew to Sydney from our home in Melbourne and spent 2 nights at the 1888 Hotel in Darling Harbour.On the day ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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shellreddog

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Arcadia- South America and Pacific Adventure

Assuredly a very damning summary - but we disembarked from Arcadia on the completion of this voyage very disappointed at what we had endured for so long. We are not new to cruising, nor are we new to Grand Voyages - ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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cruise_ability

1 Review Written

Arcadia to Sydney

We originally booked to go to Buenos Aires on Adonia but felt that the ship had limited facilities/entertainment so we transferred our booking to Arcadia but now including Chile & the Pacific Islands to Australia. ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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Duncruisin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Arcadia turns into the Flying Dutchman

We went on the J301 cruise from Southampton to Brisbane the dream cruise for retirement that turned into a nightmare I would conservatively say 80% of the people on the ship were sick at some time with type 1 and 2 ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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colescreek

1 Review Written

HongKong to Brisbane on Arcadia

OK, first off the good news: Arcadia is a great ship, the crew is excellent, the food is really good, the spa is brilliant, knowledgeable speakers on Asian art & astronomy etc, pretty good comedians/magicians, ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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Karl the Great

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Aurora World Cruise 2012 - nightmare

I want to express our experience to you about P&O Aurora World Cruise 2012 as follows. Besides that I also have to mention that the crew and especially the cleaning staff, waiters and assistance at reception did ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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shipsboatswain

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

DUBAI - SYDNEY

The Arcadia is a decent enough ship although it is by now (2012) probably in need of a refurbishment. Boarding in Dubai was a reasonably efficient affair, a little slow, but i have experienced much worse. If you ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Johncol

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Food Lets a Great Ship Down

Everything was on a grand and roomy scale, particularly its 3 pool areas. Our cabin was roomy, comfortable and clean. Service throughout the ship was impeccable. Goanese staff polite and cheerful. Alcohol was ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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britannic2000

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Arcadia 2912 Grand Odyssey, Hong Kong to Sydney

Taking this cruise was a big mistake as in February both China & Japan are very cold at this time of the year, also there were 6 continuous sea days from Japan to the next port of call and warmer climate. The ship ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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WillNeil

9 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A short sctor of Arcadia's 2012 World Cruise Sydney to Perth

Hi all This was cruise 29 and we watched Arcadia steam on time into her berth at Circular Quay Sydney from our apartment across the water. Boarding was efficiently handled and we were on-board and settled by ...
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Sail Date March 2012


wjh avatar

wjh

1 Review Written

Average Arcadia Nothing Special

Firstly may i say we are easy going people and do not expect the best in everything.We embarked in Melbourne and found that the Flight co-ordinator who was also doing the embarking proceedure had taken my photo on ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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twistyo1

1 Review Written

PART WORLD CRUISE SOUTHHAMPTON TO SYDNEY

My Wife and I Sailed on the Arcadia ,part World Cruise ,Departing Southhanpton 5th Jan 2011 Disembarking Sydney 13 Feb 2011.Boarding was very Slow 2hrs to get on Board then another 2hrs to gain Cabin Access.Our ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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