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P&O Australia Pacific Aria Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Aria
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Entertainment Cruises


25 P&O Australia Pacific Aria Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

ZanaH avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise


IN THIS REVIEW: Kids Club, Dining, On Board Credit, Pools, Comedy Shows, Shopping, Cabins, Service. Being that it was our first time doing a cruise, we decided to do a weekend cruise for a feel. What better ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wow beyond our expectations

We booked this cruise for a 50th birthday. 4 girls shared a 4 berth room on deck 5 & 2 girls shared a balcony room. Embarkation was very smooth, recommend choosing the early embarkation time so you have time to ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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Robyn Arnold

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not Happy

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019

CinzReviewz avatar


1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Best idea ever! Even heading towards a cyclone ;)

What a wonderful time!! The food, the service, the entire experience - from start to finish - we loved it all! Even though it was our first cruise and we were told by some others that there were fancier cruises out ...
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Sail Date December 2018

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2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes


This was my 11th cruise in 6 years. 3rd one for this year. I had the best time. We enjoyed ourselves. We had a balcony suite which was so relaxing watching The water from our cabin. We went to The Gatsby, Bianca ...
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Sail Date October 2018

Blujinja avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Caveat emptor - You Get What You Pay For

The ship is a smaller on then the P&O Jewel and the P&O Dawn which makes it much easier to get around and to learn the lay of the land. Half the amount of passengers, than the Jewel or the Dawn make it infinitely ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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Kore Goldsmith

1 Review Written

Neon Moon Group

To celebrate her 50th birthday my niece decided to invite us all to join her on a cruise and P&O Aria South East Asia was the nominated ship. I flew from Auckland to Brisbane on the 11th August 2018, spent two ...
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Sail Date August 2018

rkmules avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Brisbane to Singapore

What a great holiday our family had, what stood out to us time and time again was how well organised everything was, from embarkment and disembarkment, shore tours and entertainment everything was run very ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Zinio avatar


5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Maybe a half-star more

We cruised to New Zealand on the Aria a few years back and were quite happy, though the entertainment and food left something to be desired. This time, while I hesitate to give the ship four stars (very good), I'd ...
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Sail Date April 2018

Chris63 avatar


1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Aria cruise

We have done 10 cruises before this, all small expensive boutique cruises. It was time for a short break and in desperation booked on the Aria for a seven night cruise. All the negative reviews and media did not ...
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Sail Date March 2018

Slinkymalinky avatar


2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A fun weekend getaway 3 night Comedy Cruise

We travelled in a group of 4 couples on this short cruise from Brisbane and had a very good time. The main entertainment was several comedy shows, some rated PG which were (usually) ok for children, and some R ...
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Sail Date September 2017

annettefysh avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Do not listen to bad reviews

I booked this trip to New Guinea for my husband , myself and two other couples. We are from different walks of life (Retired bank manager and wife , retired orchard owner and wife and my husband a retired rail ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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Big Bad Bruce The Shark

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

P & O State of Origin Cruise 2017

Primarily, this cruise was chosen to attend the second game of State of Origin series in Sydney. The cruise, obviously provided accommodation, food, limited entertainment and tickets and transport to and from the ...
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Sail Date June 2017

TheGG avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First Australian Cruise

We did a 7 day cruise on the Med last year and did not enjoy it very much apart from visiting a few interesting places so we thought perhaps cruising is not for us. We decided to give it a another try with a ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Rabbit069 avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria Great ship. 3 cruises, never disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017

craigbro159 avatar


8 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Won't be returning

We have sailed with P&O once before in 2012 and were not impressed then. We thought we'd try the Pacific Aria as it's supposedly the new style with P&O - but after doing so have decided this will be our last cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2017

irishgalnz avatar


1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes


I have done a lot of cruising in the past mostly P&O and generally enjoyed the experience , This time however I find that P&O put their profits before the comfort and safety of their passages. We flew from ...
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Sail Date May 2017

clcgirl avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

3 Day Food & Wine Cruise

We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Pacific Aria. Our cabin (9090) was quite spacious with a balcony & spa bath. The stewards were fantastic with daily servicing and turn down service, even leaving a cute towel ...
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Sail Date February 2017

JessLynne avatar


2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Amazing time on cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016

eniluap avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Only 1 happy staff member on the whole ship

just moved from melbourne to nsw and didnt know anyone there so thought we would spend it with lots of likeminded people. also didnt want to be on our own for new years eve .That didnt happen we were in our cabin at ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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Luv 2 Cruise 15

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't think we will travel with P&O again. Such a Shame!

We chose the cruise as we were travelling with friends who had a child and they could only travel during the school holidays. Noisy Cabin However, as we are 65 & 59 yo and my hushand not too well, we also ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fun, relaxing, happy times on the Pacific Aria

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

Fantastic Ship

We had an amazing time on this ship! So much to do and Entertainment was spot on, however, we did have some really rough seas which stopped us from going to some of the Islands which was a real bummer! We still had ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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Scruffy Mc Duffy

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bathroom full of mould + other issues

We choose Aria because we have cruised on Aria before & enjoy the boat, on entering the cabin it looked good & on entering the bathroom only to find the plug activator to raise or lower it was broken & to be told by ...
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Sail Date September 2018

Davemo avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our Aria Adventure

We had heard a from a few people who had been on many cruises and had recommended them to us. The cabin staff we had Jordon and James were unbelievable - they were the BEST!!! We enjoyed the experience and would ...
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Sail Date March 2018

Pacific Aria Ratings

Public Rooms5.03.6
Fitness Recreation3.53.4
Value For Money4.03.2
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