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P&O Australia Melbourne Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Ship
Destination
Melbourne

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

21

Average

22

Poor

19

Terrible

17

97 P&O Australia Melbourne Cruise Reviews


Claireoncruise avatar

Claireoncruise

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some highlights but food and service a let down

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We went on this cruise as a large family group, 13 people across 4 cabins, as the dates and length of cruise suited everyone. I have been on the P&O Eden once and the Carnival Legend (twice) before. Highlights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Caszie87

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service on an average cruise

We chose this cruise because we were looking for a getaway from the kids for a week, and to see Tasmania. We stayed in Melbourne for 2 days prior to leaving. The weather was nice until it was time for us to sail. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Mary Faith avatar

Mary Faith

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nothing good about tit!

Full of complaints about the 'Jewel' which appeared to be no more just a Tasman 'shuttle'. Some parts had been 'refurbished' - still smelled of paint and carpet glue - fumes pervaded our cabin and gave us ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Lynleyloo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise, Not happy with situation of drink supply and food running out

Just to try out cruising. We have heard that cruis8ng is the way to holiday as we live on the road as we travel with our caravan full time. So we gave it ago. Beer run out, wine run out but the only beer we were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tammey

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Our first P&O cruise was wonderful, This cruise was a special Anniversary for us and being at Christmas we thought it would be extra special. All of it was a complete & utter let down the buffet food was just not up ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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KarenLWekwerth

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise

We had a great cruise. The cabin staff were amazing and attention to detail was spot on. Loved the entertainment and the dance classes were so much fun. Food was amazing and the staff in the Pantry and Waterfront ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Back2Black

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great for a short break

I chose to do this cruise as I had never been on one before and thought a short one would be a good introduction. The overall cruise was lots of fun but there are some less than great things. This ship is ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Big family cruiser

1 Review Written

Fun, food and lots of sun.

First cruise and I was terrified due to negative reviews on here. Our review...well we are now hooked....an amazing cruise. We ate everywhere...enjoyed it all. The ships crew are constantly cleaning to keep the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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FullHard

1 Review Written

If it wasn't for the entertainment I would have jumped ship!

After travelling on the Jewel in 2012 - we decided to head off again in Dec 2018 as it was the only boat leaving our desired destination at the time we wanted and the port we wanted. What a major disappointment from ...
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Sail Date December 2018


AA101 avatar

AA101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect all round

Everything went perfectly on the cruise, went on a 7 night from melbourne around australia. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent and was worth the money. We had a balcony cabin, Our cabin was abit ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Aussiedave767

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not too bad.

A 4 day mini cruise from Melbourne to EDEN (NSW) and it was good. Food was OK. We ate mainly in the MDR Waterfront and there were no complaints. A small serve of one dish I had and the waiter offered to bring ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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GrrBar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again with P&O

This was my second NYE cruise upon the Jewel, my first being 5 years prior, and boy, was this one a let down. Cheap and nasty holiday and a far cry from how they used to be. Food was bland, dry, over-cooked and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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gippslander

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Needs Improvement by Management

Embarking from Port Melbourne ,fantastic ,as was Disembarking..So fast.Cabis old but cannot compalin as it was comfortable and only spend part of time there.Always cleaned and room cleaning people such as Prince and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Jola1 avatar

Jola1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad experience

We choose this cruise because was relatively cheap and great for short break. Pretty much everything was mediocre. Food very ordinary. The pantry was boring with the same food each morning. Desert station was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Annush

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

We choose this cruise because it was our Wedding Anniversary on the 8/12 & Ship departed from Melbourne. Speciality dining & Elimis Day Spa were the highlights. Main dining horrible. For b’fast we ordered ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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TANRO02

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Three B2B Cruises around Melbourne

We chose this series of Cruises as a cost effective way to increase the number of cruise nights for status recognition with Princess Cruises working towards Elite. We are based in Melbourne but flew to Sydney for ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Amcnich90

1 Review Written

Best for port intensive itineraries

I (27 y/o female) sailed with my mother (early 60s) from Melbourne visiting ports in Tasmania. We chose this ship for the itinerary and the sale price that was offered at the time of booking. I had heard mixed ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Cruising Newby

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great time, lovely staff, pleasantly surprised

I've never been on a cruise before but have travelled a lot and stayed in hotels all over the world, from back-packers to five star full service. I was concerned by all the bad reviews but needing a break and not ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Cams63

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Short trip to Kangaroo Island

Originally we were thinking to hire a campervan and drive to KI stopping along the way at various sites, but when I checked the availability for short cruises, this one turned up as a viable alternative to a self ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Taggart69

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for.

Firstly I have cruised alot with HAL and Princess Cruises but this was my first (and last) cruise with P&O. Reading online reviews my expectations were not high. Booking online was easy but when organised ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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World2cruise

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bad food, Neglected Ship; However comedy was Fantastic

To start with we are loyal Royal Caribbean guests, however after going on 5 cruises on Allure, Harmony, Ovation, Explorer of the seas we wanted to try out another cruise company just to see the difference in ...
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Sail Date March 2018


greg hall avatar

greg hall

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruising with P&O. Sounds great doesn't it.

We are a couple in our sixties and experienced cruisers from the UK. We were visiting family in Melbourne and did the Pacific Jewel 5 nights to Tasmania 20th Feb 2018. We often cruise Thomson (Marella) out of the UK ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Kelzagran

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

We will be back :)

I just go off the Jewel yesterday after a 4 day cruise. My 1st time ever on a cruise & I went on this cruise as it was bought for me as a gift. After reading the reviews I was a bit worried but we loved it. The ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Flinn57 avatar

Flinn57

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruiship ever been on

We got this cruise for a good price, it’s the old story you get what you pay for! This is the worst ship we’ve ever been on, if this had been our first time cruising we would probably never cruise again. The ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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swimmingpool50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

2 New Year cruises back to back

We know and expect P&O cruises to be a 3 star cruise line so we don't have high expectations we mainly cruises with them at this time of year for covenience cruised on the same ship the year before and really ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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