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P&O Australia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

94

Very Good

101

Average

111

Poor

60

Terrible

65

Cruise type

Family Cruises

431

Senior Cruises

133

Romantic Cruises

124

Entertainment Cruises

117

First-Time Cruisers

92

431 P&O Australia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Claireoncruise avatar

Claireoncruise

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some highlights but food and service a let down

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We went on this cruise as a large family group, 13 people across 4 cabins, as the dates and length of cruise suited everyone. I have been on the P&O Eden once and the Carnival Legend (twice) before. Highlights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Caszie87 avatar

Caszie87

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great service on an average cruise

We chose this cruise because we were looking for a getaway from the kids for a week, and to see Tasmania. We stayed in Melbourne for 2 days prior to leaving. The weather was nice until it was time for us to sail. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Dusty999 avatar

Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Smilingearth avatar

Smilingearth

1 Review Written

An okay experience

Our family of 4 had a 5 nights cruise to Tasmania. Both the embarkation and disembarkation were quite smooth. The public area of the ship is nice, but the cabin shows its age. We had a inside cabin. This was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


cruiselover0312 avatar

cruiselover0312

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Perfect Cruise

My husband and I absolutely loved this ship. There were lots of entertainment and there was always something to do. If you are not into their activities, then you can spend your time eating at their amazing ...
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Sail Date December 2019


cody57 avatar

cody57

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

South Pacific break

We were offered this cruise at a great price we like the P & O dining arrangements and love the entertainment. The prices of duty free also equaled the best at port which was a real bonus, that left more time for ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Exo999 avatar

Exo999

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awesome 1st cruise for us as a couple

This was our first cruise, just myself and my partner. It was the Fiji Adventure 12 night cruise, sailing on the Pacific Aria. We stayed on deck 6, in cabin 6023, a sort of oceanview cabin but the view looked ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Donald lumby avatar

Donald lumby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good they're getting rid of it

Me and the wife chose this cruise because the ship sailed from brisbane and we took our kids with us so it worked for us to sail on aria. As my review title stated good that p and o are getting rid of this ship in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


disnails avatar

disnails

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


fisherman4634 avatar

fisherman4634

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely crap and a huge waste of money

We thought we would give a cruise a go for the first time and it was a huge waste of money and it was a stuff up right from the start. We didn't get the room we paid for and the day we got on board was very close to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


GabbyW13 avatar

GabbyW13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific dawn

We went on this 7 night cruise with our two young children (2 &3) it said family friendly and plenty to do etc. Cons- I wouldn't bother taking little kids on this cruise ship there wasnt much for small kids ...
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Sail Date October 2019


lemongirlbc avatar

lemongirlbc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and possibly last cruise

We went in to this cruise expecting to be impressed. Everyone I know who has been on a cruise has loved it, raved about it, told me "you'll LOVE it - once you cruise you never go back!" And many people are repeat ...
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Sail Date September 2019


banno84 avatar

banno84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You're better off spending your money elsewhere, this ship is done!

We chose this cruise as it was the only one that suited a family holiday in School holiday times. 5 of the 7 guests have cruised extensively before, 2 were new to cruising. They will not cruise again after this ...
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Sail Date September 2019


simjabo72 avatar

simjabo72

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome ship, great cruise

We'd previously done the Pacific Islands Cruise on Pacific Dawn with P&O and wanted a cruise departure from Brisbane. Papua New Guinea wasn't even on our radar but the dates aligned and we thought 'why not'? We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


marinaantonova avatar

marinaantonova

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Pacific Aria to Papua New Guinea

I personally enjoyed my cruise with my family very much! We spend 10 nights on the Pacific Aria and it was awesome! Cons: -We had to skip one of the islands (Kitava) as the weather of the sea was too strong ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Dulong38 avatar

Dulong38

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Now I know (and sometimes why)

P&O Recommend passengers bring two bags: On the night prior to disembarking, passengers are required to leave their luggage outside their room for collection. Instead of thinking I was being efficient with only one ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Thelsgirl avatar

Thelsgirl

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Just awful

We chose this cruise because we wanted somewhere different to the Pacific Islands and it suited our timeline. We flew to Singapore and had a few days there before embarking on the Dawn which was an easy process ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cruisin Chestys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific Dawn Brisbane to Singapore - Pre Refurb August 2019

Our 1st ever cruise was some 10/12 years ago on P&O Pacific Star. Well, haven't things changed (for the better). We were very happy with the offering from P&O and in particular the crew on board the ship. They were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Sallsanne76 avatar

Sallsanne76

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun family holiday

Our 1st cruise and I booked P and O because of their $1 deposit. I've seen and heard many negatives ,particularly the Pacific Dawn. I couldn't fault our cruise at all - and I can be hard to please. But I really ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Ipreferprincess avatar

Ipreferprincess

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We chose the Great Barrier reef 10 night discovery in a balcony room. The positives Housekeeping and entertainment were good with no issues. There are a few negatives The food particularly in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


David. avatar

David.

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Real Pacific Aria.

Having downsized our large property after our children left home we’re now in a situation where we can spend money on traveling to the places that we have been dreaming about for years, the question was where to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


bella679 avatar

bella679

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

this cruise was amazing, coming with one side of the family it was a fantastic trip. Everyone was always occupied and the activities couldn't have been better. There were lots of shows to watch and parties to go to. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Cambo avatar

Cambo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to P&O, don't risk it!!

This is now our third cruise, our second (and last) with P&O. Our first cruise was with P&O on our own and we weren’t impressed, but it was our first and a few years ago now so we thought we would give them ...
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Sail Date May 2019


windsor26 avatar

windsor26

8 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Take your ear defenders with you if you want to enjoy the entertainment

We had previously cruised with Explorer several times and hoped it would still be good. Unfortunately due to the high decibel noise of the (background) music at the venues daytime and evenings while waiting for a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


hilifta avatar

hilifta

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O Aust dropping of standards

P&O Australia have really dropped the ball on their service standards. We have recently returned from a cruise to Papua New Guinea, from Brisbane, return to Brisbane. Then stayed on the for the 4 night crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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