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P&O Australia Pacific Aria Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

P&O Australia
Pacific Aria
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

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Family Cruises


Romantic Cruises


Senior Cruises


First-Time Cruisers


Group and Theme Cruises


20 P&O Australia Pacific Aria Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

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

sunlover27 avatar


2 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Incredible value, fun and relaxing break with friends

This is our 2nd cruise on the Aria and 9th cruise overall. We've sailed with many different lines, some 5 star so I feel we can compare fairly with other cruises on offer from Australia. We booked this 4 night ...
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Sail Date October 2017

JPLO avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bogan ship for bogan people

The cabin was tired and old looking. Looked as if the room was decorated in the 70's. There was a bath which didn't work however you had to climb into it to use the shower. The outdoor chairs on the balcony were ...
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Sail Date August 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

Winga avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not So Wonderful Pacific ARIA

Background information Marilyn & I decided to have another short-break cruise, this time with P&O travelling from Sydney to Brisbane Hotel information - Swissotel Sydney The staff at Swissotel know how to ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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relaxed Belinda

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes


Just returned home from a 7 day cruise on the Aria. We went with another couple their third cruise on different P&O this was our fourth we all had a absolute fabulous time. We got a great deal unlimited drinks, on ...
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Sail Date June 2016

cruisingislyf avatar


1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

What a Stunning Ship!!

We had our doubts about the Aria after reading some crappy reviews, but this cruise was absolutely fantastic. This was our 11th cruise and our 8th with P&O. Everything from the food to the service to the ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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Shippy McShipface

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Some Great, Some Good, Some Average, Some Bad

Being our first cruise, my wife and I had no real expectations. I read some great reviews and some bad reviews, but really like to find things out for myself. This cruise was given as reward from my work so my ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

58 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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016

casa1927 avatar


1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Don't listen to the whingers.

I've just returned from a 4 day cruise on the Pacific Aria. I must say I was totally mortified after reading all the really bad reviews after booking and paying for this cruise. It was to be a taster for my ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Never Again P & O

Will never sali with P & O again. We have previously cruised with Royal Carribean and Norweign (in the US) and we thought the food on the Norweign was bad before using P & O. We were in a suite and although ...
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Sail Date February 2016

DM14 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

So Much Better than Expected!!!

First of all, I would like to say that I am a travel agent and I was dreading going on this cruise because of all the bad feedback I had received and negative reviews online. I am happy to say that was all rubbish ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Tedscruisers avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yes, it WAS that bad.

This was our third cruise, we have sailed twice before on the Dawn. We had decided to join this cruise last minute as it fitted our work schedule. We are writing this review just to assure you this cruise WAS that ...
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Sail Date December 2015

KJ3429 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mayday Mayday; let us off!

Ok where do I start? This was the worst and most boring holiday of our lives. If you hate someone recommend the P&O Aria. Nothing to do but eat, drink and listen to lame lifeless entertainers. Cabins looked nice ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Poseidon Adventure

Top 10 issues with the Pacific Aria: 1. The cabins flood. All types of cabin, on multiple levels, including suites and especially the penthouse. This is because the external drainage system doesn’t work and the ...
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Sail Date December 2015

ptshaw7 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

1st Christmas cruise

We cruised on the Pacific Aria for Christmas. We had a wonderful time. Everything was great. Staff & crew were friendly and helpful. Our cabin & balcony was much bigger than we expected and our bed was very ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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Billy the cruiser

1 Review Written

Too many faults accompanied by poor service; how could they get it so wrong?

For a company with the resources and experience of both P&O and all those under the parent company Carnival Cruises, the introduction of newly refurbished ships to the line should go like clockwork. After the two ...
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Sail Date November 2015

sydney52 avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes


Disgusting service, no one in charge to check, promises not kept. No one advised / announced time change (SYD to BNE overnight passage), even some staff and the SPA did not know. No programme delivered the ...
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Sail Date November 2015

mandykamr avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


My Partner and I needed some time out to relax, life has been very hectic and stressful this year! So we decided to take a short cruise to unwind and stay connected. The cruise ship was lovely, I liked the idea of ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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Gailand alan

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cabin 5111

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019

Pacific Aria Ratings

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