"Food was hit and miss and menu descriptions were ridiculous and lacking a list of ingredients/ allergens.Pantry was well done as long as you enjoy a lot of spicy Mexican, Indian and Asian food...."Read More
1-10 of 12 South Pacific Encounter South Pacific Cruise Reviews
The ship was very outdated with tear and wear. Pretty much like a motel standard (mini suite). It had an engine failure and cause huge change of the itinerary. They did not get prepared for hundreds if not thousands of passengers changing the shore excursions booked before their announcement. The machine only allowed booking one adult at a time (did not tell you when you book it) eventually ...
As we had not cruised for some years because of Covid, we desired to revist Noumea and Port Vila.
The ship whilst old was in good shape, apart from some blocked toilets and non-functioning elevators.
The food was average, and the menus weren't changed daily as has been the case on every other cruise line with which we have sailed.
The drinks prices were exhorbitant and P&O should follow ...
We choose this cruise as we had heard great things about P&O and wanted to explore PNG. Unlike we were so disappointed from the moment we stepped on board. We were on the 14th floor and the entire hallway was filled with black mould and smells so toxic. The ship is so old and has had no maintenance in years. There is rust, old paint, old carpet everywhere. The balcony room is tiny with only one ...
Our 4th Cruise on Encounter since restart.
We loved our cruise to PNG few years back on P&O and this one was just as good ( except one island short of last).
The main reason was the same as last, the people you meet and make friends with on this cruise.
Updates since last trip on ship - Julie the cruise director has gone to Adventure I believe, and Christiaan has progressed up from ...
P & O rethink the smoking on the ship, get it away from Oasis space
Advise people that services aren’t available before they get on the ship
When refurbishing rooms check the water stains, and fridges.
Check your own paperwork before talking to the customer.
Was so looking forward to this cruise after COVID, but have been slightly disappointed. Booked the Mini-suite and ...
We paid what I consider an obscene amount for a balcony room, but were unable to use the balcony. Unfortunately, the door to the balcony was almost impossible to open and close, so impractical to use - in fact this made a shoulder problem my wife is experiencing far worse, due to her attempts to open/close this door. Despite numerous requests during the cruise, no rectification was forthcoming. ...
This was our third cruise as a family on a Carnival owned line but the first on P&O Australia specifically. We chose this cruise to get some warmth in north Queensland and to experience see how P&O have presented their new ship. We got a good price on an inside cabin. Overall we enjoyed ourselves but at time P&O made it hard. In this review I'll just 'cut to the chase'.
The Good: The overall ...
Tried P&O again after a break of 7 years. Our expectations were realistic but for a business that needs to be on the ball coming back from Covid shut downs, the experience was mediocre.They seem to think that government mask, distance and hygiene laws are optional. There was no enforcement of rules at all. By the end of the cruise about 30% of pax were maskless and staff did nothing.
This is another cruise allocated to us from covid cancelled cruises way back, so just went along to clear out the backlog of cancelled cruises.
Booked internal as usual and was worried about cabin after last two cruises on this ship.
Asked cabin steward if cabin has any problems and they said no problems with water. All looked OK except for drawers stuck and not closing so hoped would be Ok. ...
Having not cruised for several years due to Covid, it was great to be out on the ocean once more.
The ship’s capacity is 2 600 but we were informed that there were only 1 600 people on board due to Covid restrictions.
Staff were obliging, friendly, happy and relaxed.
Common spaces have been revamped and look fresh and clean.
Food was good without being great.
Could always ...