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P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

31

Very Good

19

Average

17

Poor

11

Terrible

13

Cruise type

Family Cruises

431

Senior Cruises

133

Romantic Cruises

124

Entertainment Cruises

117

First-Time Cruisers

92

92 P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Ldaley24 avatar

Ldaley24

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Average Cruise

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We chose this cruise as we have never been to WA and thought it would be a great way to see Perth, up to Broome and then the Margaret River region. This was our second cruise and we were pretty disappointed. Nothing ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Russgard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overal experience was average.

Just returned from a trip up the West Australian coast first ocean cruise to experience what a longer cruise would be like. Have recently done excellent river cruises through Europe. The Pacific Eden is a rust ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Richrob33 avatar

Richrob33

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

P&O Poo Cruise

I am writing to advise other potential future customers for a P&O Cruise and the treatment they can expect. This is a account of many issues that occurred on our cruise that completed on the 27th May. Cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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ceruising

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, Relaxing Cruise

Because we wished to see the West coast of Australia, I must say all about the ship was very good, I think those that complain must be a little hard to please. I found the food in the Pantry to be most ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Mildred Clare Edwards

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Xmas Cruise

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the cruise on the Pacific Dawn. Balcony was excellent. Service was outstanding in all areas from room service to the entertainment. We arrived home wanting to cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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epping1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

A total cost of $412 for 3 adults and unlimited food in Pantry and Waterfront for a 2-night cruise Sdy-Mel in a inside cabin. It is definitely value for money. We did not spend any other money during the cruise. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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HJHKK

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great Fun Pacific Eden

Fantastic fun filled girls weekend away..... Thank you Pacific Eden you put on a great Adelaide comedy 3 night cruise. Gosh, where to start, embarking couldn't of been any easier our luggage was taken before we ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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11mike

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Pleasantly Surprised

My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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mason87

1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

Ignore the complainers.

First time cruisers, mid twenties. Slightly apprehensive after reading the reviews but we thought - we will make our own fun if all else fails. Essentially we wanted some drinks and sun - all in all we weren't ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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AusQLD

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise; Food and Wine 3 Days

I have to start with this: 10/10 cruise Embarkations: Paid parking with bus shuttle 2 minutes away, pretty easy. Got on the ship at 11:30am, checked the room, had time to look around, booked the free Dragon ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jaymarc24

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

What a nightmare!

Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fatty101

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for Us First Time Cruisers

I think we had such a good experience because our expectations were so low due to the reviews we read before going. Embarkations was easy, no issues although our bag arrived at our room damaged which I believe ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jolo888

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Holiday on a Great Ship

We had a fabulous time on the Pacific Eden. Honestly, it was our best holiday ever. We loved our balcony cabin, lots of room, fridge, lounge area, plenty of storage. The stewards, waiters and entertainment crew ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sipswith

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Happy to be home

Having just returned from an 11 night cruise on the Pacific Eden we are happy now to be home . The cruise started out well with priority embarkation witch was great . As the queue to board the ship was quit long ...
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Sail Date February 2016


richard Barnes avatar

richard Barnes

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria; Our First Cruise Feb. 2016

So from the start I should point out this was my first and only cruise. So you are seeming this from the point of view of what I expected to see on a cruise. My wife and I are both still working and around 60. Took ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Sekay1994

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria, 13 Nights in PNG

I have just returned after 13 nights on the pacific Aria traveling to PNG. Had an excellent time! From reading previous reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but as a first time cruiser my expectations were met. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Megz19

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Confused

My mum has been cruising with P&O for several years and she has always had nothing but great things to say, she would rave about how the service is always top notch and their is always a great variety of food. My ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Crystal123

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship on the exterior, interior plumbing urgently needs addressing.

On Friday 12th February 2016 my Husband our 2 children (aged 4 ½ & 7) and my parents started our 4 night cruise from Brisbane to Hamilton island on the ‘new’ P&O Aria and back again. We were first time ...
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Sail Date February 2016


thegaz avatar

thegaz

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Above our Expectations

Nervous first-time cruisers, especially after I was told about this site and read the negative reviews from November, December. But hey it was far better than our best expectations. Embarkation was made so easy, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jbtas

3 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Do not take notice of negative reviews.

Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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slobadob

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

All Good!

Just like a few others here, I was a bit concerned about the negative reviews concerning Pacific Aria. If there really were problems earlier on, then I guess I do feel sorry for anyone who had a poor experience but ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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emma_siobhan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Decent value for money

I think the reason for the negative reviews on this ship is that people have champagne tastes on a beer budget. I went on a 3 night Food & Wine cruise and really enjoyed it. This was my first cruise, and given ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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DogBrain

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise - disappointing

Our family recently experienced what a horrible cruise is all about. The first moment we embarked on board we were greeted by phantom service - there was no smiles, or hello welcome aboard, nothing. Quite different ...
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Sail Date February 2016


shaolin avatar

shaolin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our first cruise and to be honest I feel as if I will not feel safe to try another. The emabarkation was well organised and the staff very engaging. Cabin was adequate and comfortable. We did not find our ...
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Sail Date February 2016


global 1 avatar

global 1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Finally went on a cruise.

Seriously it was not that bad. It is a small ship like a boutique hotel only this hotel floats. The staff from the Stewards to the waiters and entertainers were so friendly and very accommodating. We had a few minor ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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