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P&O Australia Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Ship
Pacific Coastal
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

13

Average

6

Poor

12

Terrible

13

Cruise type

51 P&O Australia Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews


marinaantonova avatar

marinaantonova

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Pacific Aria to Papua New Guinea

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I personally enjoyed my cruise with my family very much! We spend 10 nights on the Pacific Aria and it was awesome! Cons: -We had to skip one of the islands (Kitava) as the weather of the sea was too strong ...
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Sail Date August 2019


David. avatar

David.

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Real Pacific Aria.

Having downsized our large property after our children left home we’re now in a situation where we can spend money on traveling to the places that we have been dreaming about for years, the question was where to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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richandkim

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

Aria looked, sounded, should have been great. P&O have have always been our go to cruise line. Alas, no more, Pantry food was simply disgusting, almost inedible in general and whoever heard of turnips for every meal ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ddddgraceee

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

Second cruise (First was also Explorer). Cruised wih my 5yo and myself. Cabin: 9205 Window cabin with unobstructed view, and a queen bed. This room had more than enough space for our 2x suitcases and drawer ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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fozziefoster

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The best ship i have ever been on, it was better than all the other P&O ships i

We were offed a good deal from the last cruise on the Jewel. I recommend taking the free booze cruise its well worth it. The ship is big and very clean there was plenty to do the staff on the entertainment side were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Reinihel avatar

Reinihel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I would not recommend this ship for Pensioners

It was good value for the money. The overall service was good. There was not much variety entertainment in the bars. There were 4 good shows. The others were somewhat poor and cheap. The talent quest was good ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Lady Ady avatar

Lady Ady

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't listen to bad reviews!

This is the first cruise for my husband and I, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the port in Brisbane to when we had to disembark, everything was perfect. We were lucky with the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Elanoraf avatar

Elanoraf

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Inferior in every way

Having previously experienced two other cruise lines and most importantly P + O's parent company carnival, this cruise was disappointing to the extreme. Ways in which this cruise was lacking: Very old ship ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Masala77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great family time

We had a great time. It wasn't our first visit to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, but this time we hadn't booked any shore activity. In Noumea we met, Lea a young woman who just started as a guide and we really felt ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Slinkymalinky

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


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Booboobird

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O negative attitudes, aggressive males

I was travelling solo in a balcony cabin. Booking in via their web site & 4 phone calls to P & O took me 5 hours, 2 of the 4 people I spoke to over the phone told me they have a lot of problems with their web site. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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judytaylor

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor food quality but amazing entertainment

As we haven’t yet cruised (5th cruise) on the P & O Aria and it was leaving from Brisbane to a destination not visited before (Tonga) we decided to book an 18 night cruise. We were very satisfied with our room ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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beverleyc

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A total insult and a terrible waste of money

It was sold to us by our Cruise sales person as a one off cruise and ship had been refurbished that's a laugh nothing to do daytime and if you drank you would have to get drunk to enjoy yourself.Need more words OK ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Harsh Critic

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

You have heard of the Love Boat, well this is the Bogan Boat!!

I am going to cut to the chase, the only reason any people would give this cruise a good review is that they have either never cruised before and therefor have nothing to compare this against or they have no ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Future landlubber

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

P and..... NO!!!... NEVER AGAIN!!

I have travelled with P&O before and therefore I had fairly low expectations as I know they are at the low end of the cruising spectrum. But we still had fun on our first P&O cruise and so when friends asked us ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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holliewaldram

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Nightmare! Worst experience of my life

Firstly, I thought i would start by saying I never usually write reviews but it is imperative that I get this out there to perhaps stop people from making a massive expensive mistake in booking a cruise with P&O! ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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naracoopa

8 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Christmas Escape

Embarkation: Embarkation was painless. We arrived at Port Melbourne Cruise Terminal on Friday 16th December 2016 before midday, and joined the queue to get onboard. We were in the first group to be processed ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Donks1 avatar

Donks1

1 Review Written

Worst cruise ever

Entertainment was none existent wife got all dressed up for cocktail night turned out to be just a stunt to get photos similarly with all the theme nights thank god we had one night with a good comedian bands were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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the boat cover bloke

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mixed thoughts

My wife and 12 year old daughter enjoyed our family cruise . This being my first and my wife had been on two others . Overall the cruise , staff and experience was an enjoyable time .I was a bit surprised to find ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Gunner do

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't break a tooth on the breakfast sausages.

This was the inaugural cruise of P&O (J627) to Alotau, Kiriwana island and the Conflict Islands. While visiting these islands was new and a novelty, the Conflict island was a good destination and very enjoyable. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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brunh1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pacific Eden cruise -great

As with other people, we were quite nervous as there were a number of negative reviews of the Pacific Eden and we had to fly to Cairns from Brisbane to embark. However the cruise was more than adequate with only ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Berrybal avatar

Berrybal

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Cheap and Cheerful

Boarding: Instructed to show up at 11am, we expected a gentle progress suggested by the red “Priority” notice on our E-ticket. It seemed everybody had an 11am date and 1500 people were trying to progress ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Atherton

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Below Expected Standard

I found P&O Pacific Eden to be below expected cruising standard. Penny pinching in many areas. Coffee, ice-cream, pizza all need to be bought to get good quality, very basic items on a cruise. Same items are ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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bruam

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Far from Perfect

We wanted to go to Rabaul and the timing was right for us. It was extremely disappointing. Cabin staff and restraunt staff were excellent, the rest of the crew seems to be incompetant an unaware of the ships ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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hollylodge

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Never again

having taken 71 previous cruises some (not many) with P&O I can honestly say I was disgusted with the whole cruise.there were only two good things one was the comfortable beds and the other was Mathew on the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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