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Australia & New Zealand Pacific Aria Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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314 reviews
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Our Suite. With turn down, chocolates and a towel animal.
Housekeeping was next level brilliant
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So bitterly disappointed
"I can only say that a local pub would have served better food.The Waterfront was very nice but the food was hit and miss, we had a party of nine and on the three nights we dined in the waterfront over 50% were not happy with the food...."Read More
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So bitterly disappointed

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MickNDaz 1963
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

After 9 long cruises of 16 + days we wanted to do few short trips and thought the Australia Day cruise from Brisbane would be a great trip. The rooms were excellent in size and were very neat, bathroom was awesome. Unfortunately that is where it stops. We wanted to try the alternate restaurants to the Waterfront but were told on the first night they were all booked out. The Waterfront was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Never again

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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Det Retals
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was our second cruise on this ship, the first was a disappointment as you will see in our previous review but we wanted to go to Cairns and couldn’t fly so it was Hobson’s choice. We had a balcony cabin which was a good size and quiet comfortable except for the bathroom which was a disaster. The shower was over a spa bath and impossible for anyone with even a minor disability to access, the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Not Happy

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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Robyn Arnold
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Hi, my husband and I and 2 friends boarded this cruise on the 13th August to the New Guinea Islands. My first disappointment was the fact that we could not take on a pack of bottled water or the usual 2 bottles of wine on baord, like we could on every other cruise. And our first thoughts as we headed towards the boat was how tired and dirty the boat looked. As the cruise sailed up the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Value for money and a good standard

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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Steveoka
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We always said we would not cruise with P&O Australia as it always receives such dismal reviews but they offered a cheap Auckland to Brisbane 4 night comedy cruise and we thought let’s try it as it is better than flying and if we hate it it is only 4 days, We have cruised all the cruise lines and over a 100 cruises so are the first to admit a little jaded and critical. Well we were impressed ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Better than expected cruise to New Caledonia on Pacific Aria

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suearl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was a last minute booking as it fitted with time off work and was inexpensive. We are Elite on Princess but have cruised with P&O several years ago and were not expecting it to be of the same standard, however we were pleasantly surprised. The ship is small so easy to find your way around and very nice inside, quite different to other ships we have been on, more like a modern Hotel. Our ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Cabin 5111

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Gailand alan
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Before traveling we read many negative reviews about this ship so our expectations were quite realistic. It was a taster cruise to see if I could handle the seasickness and being on board for days in a row. We had an amazing time and could find little fault. For the price we paid, we didn't expect the highest quality food or the most luxurious accommodation but our meals in the specialty ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


P&O well done

Review for Pacific Aria to Australia & New Zealand

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mc53
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise to PNG as we wanted to experience something different. I don't understand why some cruisers give such bad reviews. I did my research I knew what to expect and the Aria is a nice ship and much better than I anticipated . I have no complaints re the food ,I enjoyed most of the meals and we tried all of the restaurants We were on deck 10 room 10070 . I had read some ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Disgrace to the cruise industry

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JuliaGeoff
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chose cruise for the itinerary & offered 2 days in Cairns. We are from Canada & wanted to experience great Barrier Reef without being rushed. Cruising is our vacation style of choice & have cruised in excess of 30 cruises with other cruise-lines, mostly Princess. Everything about the Aria was shameful! Maybe they know they have the monopoly of that route so don't feel effort is necessary. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Suite is good value but dining at "the Pantry" is a huge dissappointment

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mjh237
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

BEST PART We were very impressed with the size of the Suite (living area, bathroom and deck), Including the free laundry services provided no matter how many cruises you've done. Also, the priority booking perk worked well, as we tried to book restaurant seats late on the first day and were refused & treated like ignorant scum until later we tried again and mentioned our Suite number - then ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


My first cruise

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Hannahmc
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My husband and I had never been on a cruise before but wanted to try one. We booked one for a great price despite the negative reviews we read online about the Pacific Aria and P&O. I'm so glad we did, we loved it!! Pros: *I had low expectations due to reviews online stating the food was crap. My expectations were exceeded and I was impressed by both the food in the restaurants and the ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


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