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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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310 P&O Australia Family Cruise Reviews
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maxie2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Was a bit worried after reading a few negative reviews for the Pacific Jewel. We booked a 9 night cruise to the South Pacific islands during the school holidays. From the minute we got on to the minute we got off, we had a great time. The ... Read more
Notrynot
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
P and O seem very keen to get you on board but provide limited information on what to expect and then try and charge heavily for all they can. Food - The Pantry has some good food but was hit and miss with similar tucker being good ... Read more
SouthbankCruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our first time on a P&O ship - we will never be sailing P&O again. We booked "The Penthouse", it was a tired "Owners Suite" at best. This was not a great start - however it certainly set the tone for ... Read more
Ladyrex
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Inaugural Trip - Did not meet our expectation (12 passengers all different ages). The re vamped areas were well done however only emphasised the old shabby smelly areas. Theatre too small for amount of passengers. All common ... Read more
lennyandtheflamingos
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
didnt really want to go went to keep my better half happy as she always goes on the holidays i book. first couple of days were rocky but once the boat stopped rocking we had a great time. our granddaughter came with us and went to the kids ... 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
travelling_annie
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 helpful votes
We disembarked from the Pacific Eden last Monday and feel that some feedback is definitely necessary. P&O used to have a fabulous reputation when we lived in the UK but this experience has seriously undermined that expectation. The ... Read more
Gyrospur1
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Having cruised with P&O in the past it was a no brainer to book this cruise when I came across the incredible deals they were offering. Some reviews of the ship would have you think that Pacific Eden is a floating pile of rust that ... Read more
jimjackmack
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was such a convenient cruise, Fremantle up to Bali via Komodo, Lombok and Probollingo and back to Fremantle. Great crew, very impressed with embarking and disembarking, it was seemless. We have sailed with Azamara Journey and ... Read more
Mikaylia
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this because my husband felt it was good price. Opportunity to go on our first tour. Bored despite the activities. The shows at night were so late.The screeching of the singers or presenters in the marquee was ... Read more
marlap
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
1) Toilets - the public toilets on level 7 & 8 were disgusting. on many occasions I found poo and blood on the toilet seat as did my friends. I found 1 toilet blocked. I often use the public toilets and each time I never found one ... Read more
Barbie Baker
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My sisters and i cruised to the Whitsundays with our 90 year old parents who were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. All the staff were absolutely fantastic .. smiling, friendly, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. When we ... Read more
dennisamor
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Given the bargain price we paid for our outside oceanview twin, this cruise was just about acceptable. Nothing to shout home about. Nice ship with a dreadful theatre ... more like a show lounge than theatre, though! It offered lacklustre ... Read more
BaznShell
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I travelled with my wife & first time cruiser daughter. We had been looking forward to a relaxing 7 night cruise to the South Pacific; how wrong we were. It beggars belief how a company or for that matter a captain of any worth would ... Read more
holliewaldram
Member Since 2017
1 review
30 helpful votes
Firstly, I thought i would start by saying I never usually write reviews but it is imperative that I get this out there to perhaps stop people from making a massive expensive mistake in booking a cruise with P&O! My brother picked ... Read more
amac79
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
We decided to go with P&O cruise for our family holiday - we knew that it was at the budget end of the scale so thought it was a good place to start. Perhaps we should've aimed a bit higher as overall the experience was lack luster and ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We have travelled three times of the Pacific Jewel in the last 18 months. It is a ship that is 27 years on the seas but well maintained both in the public areas and cabins. It is not the Celebrity Solstice or the Royal Carribean Ovation ... 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
jenanpat
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a short break and took our 30 year old son and his fiancé along with us. There was a wide range of ages on board, generally in the 40 - 70 age group, but also well behaved babies and school age children too ... Read more
prunes71
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise as I got a really great deal from Cruise Sale Finders for a 10N Mini-Suite + free Bev Package and $100 cabin credit. We hadn't been on a cruise for 9 years and thought it was about time to 'set sail' on a ... 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
Jude72
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Was a great deal $$$ enjoyed this ship was lovely the food at the pantry was brilliant and enjoyed having dinner at the Waterfront Resturant, We booked into the resturant for dinner when we got on the ship ,The service were excellent in ... Read more
Kccruiser11
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We are very happy with our choice to cruise as a family on the Dawn. We had 3 kids - 16, 9, 6 and there really was activities catered to all three age groups. Highlights: Interconnecting Oceanview rooms were great and gave us more ... Read more
moz2357
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I loved the ship - the cruise - the destinations etc...very organised and clean ship - .the outside cabin was very roomy - with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space - it was a school holiday cruise with 409 children on board - hardly ever ... Read more
nmsbrown
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We travelled with myself, my husband and 8 year old son on school holidays. Room spacious, as is the balcony. Bed super comfy, lots of hanging space and drawers. Bathroom reasonable size with bath. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner ... Read more

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