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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
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64 P&O Australia Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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E-ticket
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Three days was an opportunity for three new cruisers to experience cruising. Sadly this cruise didn't showcase what cruising has to offer. Problems started before we left when a Comedy cruise became a Classic cruise. P&O staff ... 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
Rabbit069
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was the 3rd time on the Pacific Aria for me. All have been good. Entertainment staff are great and always good for a laugh. Very entertaining. Trivias are great fun, don't miss Christiaans at 5 pm. Also his Gatsby dance class. Food ... Read more
Renato
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I went with 9 other people for a 50th birthday. There was good food from all the places to eat from, but the Dragon lady restaurant is special , Angelo's was ok and I highly recommend to pay and try the Salt and Grill Restaurant for the ... Read more
JMC2102
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
182 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I booked just over a week from departure and got an exceptionally good price and we had a great mini break. Our inside cabin was clean and the bed was comfortable. We ate in the Waterfront, Angelo's and Dragon Lady. The food was ... Read more
Lenishta
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Short version - the title says it all - your paying tiger air prices expect tiger air standards Long version - Ok as long as your expectations arent too high. A lot of the "entertainment" is soft sell infomercials. (not ... Read more
pitty154
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
firstly the service in the waterford restrauant and the food was wonderful the service in the rest of the ship was fine some staff were extremly friendly, others, to them it was just a job. Entertainment was ok some of the shows not too ... Read more
JessLynne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Went on this cruise with my family, to Airlie Beach and Surrounds, the destinations were beautiful, and the staff onboard were incredible kind and patient. Being my first cruise, honest to say it was relaxing and the seas were calm, ... Read more
Lozzzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Four night cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island. This was our second cruise, our first being nine nights to New Caledonia on Carnival Spirit in Feb 2016. Embarkation at the White Bay Container Terminal was fast and efficient. ... Read more
ruin4it
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The cruise was to the Melbourne Cup. We had not been on the Pacific Dawn before and were a little apprehensive. However we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the ship is tired but it's due for a refit next year. This was our 10th cruise and ... Read more
Sandune3
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
this was the longest cruise we seniors have ventured on and the main reason for going was to visit Norfolk Island. The big disappointment was not getting onto Norfolk Island and later found out that 1/10 attempts get there.!Embarkation and ... Read more
m.berghofer
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
The food and wine cruise on Pacific Aria was absolutely amazing. From the moment we lined up to check in (the line moved very quickly) to when we first opened the door to our amazing room to the moment we unfortunately had to leave the ... Read more
Coll55
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
A group of 10 of us went on the pacific pearl our arivial and getting on board was good and easy music was great staff were not that good waited a lot for someone to come ask if you wanted a drink very poor service rooms were clean and ... Read more
glenray
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with P@OAustralia and the last. The food was dreadful and there was no variety in both the Plantation and Waterfront. The bacon and sausages every day at the Plantation was so greasy and had no flavor and I am sure ... Read more
ausi ski bum
Member Since 2012
1 review
223 forum posts
2 helpful votes
P&O Australia is what it is, a budget cruise line so my expectations are lower and in general they do a good job, its obvious that the Pearl is past it and has not received the upgrades that the others have as it is retired next year ... Read more
Cottonwool
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 3 day cruise to nowhere with 6 friends aboard Aria.We are middle aged and just wanted a long weekend away with friends that was a bit different. We'd booked THEN read the reviews so were slightly terrified ... Read more
Annmarie77
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
From the start the on boarding was smooth and due to it being staggered times it was so easy. Our room was wonderful and the beds were comfy, the bars and little nooks for sitting and grabbing a cocktail or to read were well thought out. ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
After reading lots of not so good reviews about Pacific Eden, was keen to see what she was really like so embarked on a 3 day Comedy Cruise from Fremantle. Embarkation - P&O nailed this. Best boarding ever. Had a set time to ... Read more
austravellermcs
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was a "quickie" cruise to nowhere, called a Comedy Cruise. We were not really prepared for the P&O activities. It is less formal but the website is somewhat lacking about what to expect. Being somewhat disabled has ... Read more
PNKE
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
First thing i will say is my wife and i have cruised with 2 other companies so we are judging this company/ship against those. We choose this cruise because it was a special for the State of Origin Game 1 in Sydney and the price ... Read more
Helpful? Thank PNKE
tvoce
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We went on the Pacific Dawn for the Comedy cruise. The ship was very dated which was fine the rooms were comfortable (outside with a porthole) and the comedians were fantastic specially Jacques from Chinchilla and an older guy with a ... Read more
Helpful? Thank tvoce
scubasteve29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarking were fantastic ! on and off in no time at all as with the tender services that i did The ship itself i did find good and had plenty of bars and retreats to just laze around, pool area on deck 11 was ... Read more
Amykathryn
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 helpful votes
So my partner and I went on a 7 night cruise to Hamilton Island and Cairns. I really want to start off by saying if you're going on the Aria have an open mind! Before we left I read all of the reviews and obviously some of them are awful! ... Read more
HJHKK
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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 boarded the ship then ... Read more
Helpful? Thank HJHKK
ernz30
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We recently boarded the Pacific Aria on a 3 night Food and Wine Cruise to nowhere. We have cruised several other times on both the Australian based Carnival ships and the Pacific Dawn and Jewel. I was looking forward to seeing this ... Read more

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