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P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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31 P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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ceruising

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, Relaxing Cruise

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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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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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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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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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thecolourispink

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise with Eight Others

This was my first cruise and I went with seven other girls, two who had cruised before. We went on the Pacific Eden and were really excited until we started seeing all the negative feedback, but decided this was our ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Shipshape mama

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

Never having been on a cruise before, I came across this website and thought it would be a good way to get some insight. I read about 30 reviews from guests aboard Pacific Aria since 2015. The large majority were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Legend58

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pacific Jewel take a bow.

We departed on the 11th of January 2016 for a relaxing cruise. The first thing we noticed was the ease of getting on the boat, unlike an airport there was staff everywhere to help with luggage, fill out forms and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Kimage68

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best! Holiday! EVER!

We just got back from this cruise (our first experience with crusing and I'm hooked). We were quite worried given the negative reviews, however, it was a fantastic experience. Embarking was quick and easy, our ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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mickyd

1 Review Written

Pacific Islands, 7 Night Cruise, Pacific Dawn

Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Wizard05

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria; Fiji, Jan 2016: WOW!!! What an experience!

Now as AverageJo said.... Let's clear things up! We read so many negative comments on here, we were about to cancel the trip and lose our money, thinking the lost money would still have been a better outcome. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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mickyd

1 Review Written

Pacific Islands - Pacific Dawn 7 Night Cruise

Here’s my experience! :) I’m 24 and this was my first cruise and my first time going out of Australia. I went with my two best friends, one whom had already been on the same cruise, and the other had already ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Nomienut

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

1st time cruisers

My Husband & I were excited but a little anxious about heading on a planned P&O trip due to the regular negative feedback people had left on P&O Facebook page! We decided it will be what we make of it! Sorry ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Ryan and Stacey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved everything, especially the staff!

My husband and I spent our first wedding anniversary on this ship. And I couldn't have asked for a better mini break. We had a ball, and can't wait to get on another cruise. We were lucky enough to meet and have ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Sporthouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Celebrating 40 with the Fantastic Four

the dawn may be an older ship but she was spotlessly clean. The service of all staff was fantastic. The activities on the food and wine cruise were excellent, especially the martini making class and the food and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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JordanK01

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience, loved every minute!

I'm 19 and this was my first cruise, I travelled with my parents and we stayed in an interior cabin. Before the cruise I did some research on the ship and found some poor reviews in this site, so I thought I might ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Crusing Newbies

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Expectations Well Exceeded; 7 Fun Packed Days and Nights

Having endured the worst of yet another cold Melbourne winter my wife and I found ourselves more than ready for a mid year escape. We hadn't previously considered a cruise however fortuitously an advert for P+O ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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timmsrf

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You have got to be kidding

Hi Everyone, My wife and I travel overseas all the time , never before on a cruise. I really did not care if I went or not but was sort of pushed into it. We left Brisbane late, no surprise as I was sure that the ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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cruisenixxy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The best first cruise!

Let me start off by saying I was the last person who thought i would be going on a cruise but i have to say it was the most amazing thing i could of done! Once you get onto the ship there is nothing left to do, just ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Toofwesss

1 Review Written

Fun time !

I feel a lot of the things being said on here about the Pacific Dawn are quite harsh. I've seen many reviews complaining that you must pay for everything other than food and your ticket. If everything were included ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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kingsware

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

B & B Pacific Cruise

Just got back from our first cruise. In spite of the weather being average the cruise was great. From the time we got to the dock to the time we reached are cabin the whole process was completed in 1,5hrs. Our ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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melaniel

1 Review Written

Pacific Escapade - Thumbs Up!

My partner and I are both first time cruisers, booking the trip as a way to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic year for both of us. We had read fairly mixed reviews about the Pacific Jewel thus we boarded not ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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