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15 P&O Australia Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

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1 Review Written

Very disappointed


We have sailed 2X with Pacific Aria and now did our second trip with the Dawn due to the kids section as we took our son and his family with us which made it their 1st cruise and our 4th cruise. Needless to say the ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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Robyn Arnold

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not Happy

Hi, my husband and I and 2 friends boarded this cruise on the 13th August to the New Guinea Islands. My first disappointment was the fact that we could not take on a pack of bottled water or the usual 2 bottles of ...
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Sail Date August 2019

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Port Douglas

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Old, overcrowded and nothing special

Booked two Suite cabins #11117 and #11116 - Cabin was ok but a little dated - clean and reasonable size - bed was comfortable, but pillows cheap and hard. Cabin attendants were really good. When you book a suite ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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1 Review Written

Comedy Cruise to Moreton Island

As a fulltime carer I needed a short break, and wanted to try a comedy cruise. Got a good last-minute deal on a penthouse suite, with its nespresso machine, spa bath, huge balcony, canapes, afternoon teas. If I'd ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor food & entertainment

If you're expecting high quality food and high quality entertainment, I wouldn't hold your breath. The food was sub-par, to the extent that sometimes we couldn't finish our meals. There is only access to limited ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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JR 27

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor effort P & O Pacific Explorer

We took a 4 day trip on Pacific Explorer from Sydney to Mooloolaba, departure was put back 6 hours till 10pm to refill freshwater ( that was not true the ship had plumbing problems ) We attempted to have a shower ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

P&O selling bad cabins for full price

We took the cruise for a rest but our cabin (with balcony and bought early at "full" price) was badly affected by noise from the galley above - starting at 4am and finishing after 10pm. We found out that P&O were ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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Captain Chef

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

Having done our first cruise with P&O (ten already with other lines) for a 3 day on the Aria we were pleasantly surprised. We had a suite which was very good and the food generally acceptable or good depending on ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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Big Bad Bruce The Shark

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

P & O State of Origin Cruise 2017

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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8 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Won't be returning

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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bob jg

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

One bitten twice shy

The South Pacific destinations are fine but for Mare. Melb depature port means lots of days [8] sailing with no stops.The Food Pantry concept was a great disappointment, at every meal the queus proved frustrating ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed in the whole experience.

Chose this cruise as I was turning 70 and was looking for memorable experience to celebrate this milestone in my life. However on boarding Pacific Jewel was totally underwhelmed from the start. Without detailing ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No cabin airconditioning; public areas nice though

We went on this cruise with another couple who were both having their birthday, booked many months in advance. It was also sailing out of Singapore which I had been through many times but had never explored so we ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your money

I read poor reviews before our cruise and prayed that they were being written by people with high high expectations. But sadly no.. they were bang on. Food was what shocked me the most. Cafes or even Mcdonalds is ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not happy

The Pantry is the same food day in day out and not of great quality -cheap and easy to prepare The Waterfront lacks variety in the menu We got the impression it was all about cost cutting and to hell with ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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