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P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

6

Average

4

Poor

4

Terrible

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

96

Romantic Cruises

27

First-Time Cruisers

23

Entertainment Cruises

23

Senior Cruises

20

23 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


disnails avatar

disnails

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

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We have sailed 2X with Pacific Aria and now did our second trip with the Dawn due to the kids section as we took our son and his family with us which made it their 1st cruise and our 4th cruise. Needless to say the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nicenurse22

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

P&O Standard Has Really Dropped

I wish to make a few comments about my recent 3 night comedy cruise aboard P&O Pacific Dawn from Brisbane. I have travelled on this ship for a previous South Pacific Cruise as well as several cruises aboard ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Cruisin Chestys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific Dawn Brisbane to Singapore - Pre Refurb August 2019

Our 1st ever cruise was some 10/12 years ago on P&O Pacific Star. Well, haven't things changed (for the better). We were very happy with the offering from P&O and in particular the crew on board the ship. They were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Stanghi1970

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship could do with a up grade

Hi just got back from a p&o cruise on the dawn I think it’s time the ship had a up grade the floor in my cabin felt not to stable and there was a real bad smell around the ship Food was always the same ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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XDarling

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Blessed with amazing weather...

First cruise for us. It was my husband's surprise 50th gift. We never made it to any of the shows, or any of the parties, nor did we partake in any activities. Instead, we spent our three days wandering ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Stratts_intel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Bordered on disgraceful

I was warned, I read the reviews however for whatever reason still decided to book a cruise due to the convenience. A major reason for this was the fact we live on the Gold Coast and it's only a short drive to the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MichaelJK

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing and great holiday

What an amazing holiday and why did we wait 30 years to do a cruise? We were awake early (4am) due to time difference so grabbed a coffee and made our way day to a viewing deck to watch the Pacific Dawn come in ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Port Douglas

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Old, overcrowded and nothing special

Booked two Suite cabins #11117 and #11116 - Cabin was ok but a little dated - clean and reasonable size - bed was comfortable, but pillows cheap and hard. Cabin attendants were really good. When you book a suite ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Brittles_23

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ruined honeymoon

I chose to cruise with p&o for our honeymoon because I had travelled with them on the same boat 3 years earlier and it was great! Unfortunately within those 3 years everything had changed. The boat was so old ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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lthom23

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Whitsunday Cruise

We were pleasantly surprised by the Pacific Dawn. We had a balcony, which was very small but the outlook was great. The cabins were clean and had usual 3 star amenities liquid soap, shampoo/conditioner and tissues. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fsx07

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor food & entertainment

If you're expecting high quality food and high quality entertainment, I wouldn't hold your breath. The food was sub-par, to the extent that sometimes we couldn't finish our meals. There is only access to limited ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tebroc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Was Good But Big Problems With Food And Restaurant

I wanted to take my wife on her first cruise and decided on the 4 night Airlie beach getaway, it was also our anniversary on the second day of the cruise. Loved the ship and the staff were great. We were made to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Harrison Matilda

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect mini break

There is absolutely nothing to complain about. I’ve been on many so called 5 star cruise lines and our stateroom was in fact in better condition than any we’ve ever been in The linen and toiletries were of a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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muliama

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Comedy Cruise

We wanted a break after the exhaustion of Christmas and New Year. A short comedy cruise seemed to fit the bill. Pros.....our superb cabin - see below; the comedy acts; the speciality restaurants; ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Flinzi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Entree into the world of Cruising!

We picked up a very good deal as a "grab one" deal just 3 weeks before we set sail. We flew into Brisbane, transferred to the Port and had a very easy embarkation. (Great Start! Never having cruised before we ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Captain Chef

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

Having done our first cruise with P&O (ten already with other lines) for a 3 day on the Aria we were pleasantly surprised. We had a suite which was very good and the food generally acceptable or good depending on ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Wattle

3 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

WOW

My review - long. We cruised as a family group of 18 people, and we all had a fantastic time. I have cruised the Dawn before, but never in a group, so it was a new experience. I have read the reviews and was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Barbie Baker

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff

My sisters and i cruised to the Whitsundays with our 90 year old parents who were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. All the staff were absolutely fantastic .. smiling, friendly, helpful, nothing was too ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Not Happy Janett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sad Food

3 day Comedy Cruise out of Brisbane 25/3/17. It was delayed by half a day and we were not able to board till 7pm some were still getting on at 9:30pm. The Comedy was Excellent Steddy Eddy and Bob Down + some very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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KALI

1 Review Written

Horrendous

Terrible accommodation with water leaks in rooms making an extremely unpleasant smell. When speaking to staff about this it was ignored and told that's just the way it is. Destinations changed which were not ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ASET

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family Holiday Activities

Why can't their be an area that is not focused on alcohol. What ever happened to family dance night where there is no bar or alcohol involved. As a family we love all activities. We paid for the gold tickets for ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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kfirth

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

If you link your credit card to your P&O card they take each transaction as a 'pending payment' then charge you the whole balance at the end. Essentially charging you double & not releasing any pending payments for ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Priorityfoodservices

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Salt Grill restaurant

This was my first Cruise so I can not fairly compare this to any other cruise and the thought of wasting money to sit on a ship when I could be at home working did not impress me. But from the minute I stepped on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Pacific Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.6
Dining3.53.3
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.03.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.1
Family5.03.7
Enrichment3.03
Service4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.3
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