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P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
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19 P&O Australia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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epping1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

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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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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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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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AverageJo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Let's clear some things up.

Like other cruise critic folk I read many reviews prior to my cruise. 95% were negative, thus I had reservations going in.... First thing I'll say to all those 'haters' is you get what you pay for! Don't expect ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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FionaMcD

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Happy New Cruisers

Overall we very much enjoyed out trip. Have not done much previous cruising so not comparing, as many others seem to be doing. We were very well looked after with embarkation/disembarkation with wheelchair ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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TheBuccaneer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise Fun

This was our first cruise and we couldn't have been happier. The ship did show age in some areas, but this didn't mean our experience was affected. The Pantry offered food of club food standard which was fine ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Sydneycruiser13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Surprisingly Good

My family and i sailed on the second cruise for the Eden, and i was pretty worried after reading very negative reviews from the previous cruisers. I don't know what ship they were on because I was pleasantly ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Steve351 avatar

Steve351

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Happy first time Cruiser

We found that it was relaxing. The food in the Pantry, as others have said, lacked variety. What was there was good, but needs to be changed. There also should be some simple food for lunch (proper sandwiches, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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The Tall Guy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

This was my first cruise so I dont really have a benchmark. However, I set out not expecting much as I was told that P&O is at the lower end of cruise lines. We totally enjoyed our cruise and the faults I will ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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jubes55

1 Review Written

1st time cruise

My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise on Pacific Jewel for 7 nights. Before leaving for the cruise I had heard negative comments about P & O cruises, but we were pleasantly surprised. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Lyndanev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser Pacific Jewel 7 Day South Pacific Jewel

Just arrived back today Sunday 12th July!!! This was my first time on a cruise and I wasn't disappointed. There was 9 females ranging from approx. 40 - 80 years of age celebrating my girlfriends 50th birthday. We ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Wencol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional Service

This was our first cruise was a little unsure what to expect, but from the moment we arrived at the Terminal were treated exceptionally well. Upon arriving at our oceanview cabin a room steward appeared and happily ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Flatulator

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and helpful tips

We recently undertook a 9 night P & O cruise departing from Brisbane visiting the Island of Lifou, Port Vila, Mystery Island and Isle of Pines. Here is my honest assessment of the experience and tips for future ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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NatCruze

1 Review Written

Our first Cruise

We had a wonderful time on our first ever cruise. Yes, we have nothing to compare it to but we had a great time. We travelled with 3 children from 15-25 and all agreed that the experience was positive. The ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Kiwikowgirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brisbane - Auckland on Pacific Dawn

Because of work commitments my husband and I had separate holidays this year. He went to Malaysia with his mother for a week and I decided to take a cruise. I have wanted to try one for several years now and it ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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daisycutter

1 Review Written

Eyes wide open

As first time cruisers we did not really know what to expect when we committed ourselves to a cruise to "somewhere" warm, in the middle of winter, so we went into this experience without any preconceived ideas or ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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