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Australia & New Zealand Pacific Explorer Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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"the staff do a great job some off the managment staff did not measure up they think there very inportant people the food i wood score c+ there were some very good things but some poor as well drinks are a little higher in price than other cruises i have been on the wine $40 for a $10 wine shop bottle no happy hours anywhere entertainment was a bit off hit and miss some good we were 7 hours late leaving sydney still waiting for them to say sorry no offer off a drink or any compo when you loose 10%off the time on board you would expect something from p+o but no $75 to use sauna for 5 days only cruise line i have been on that charges for this its going to take a lot for us to go p+o again i would only go with them as a last ressort look to other lines ,i was happy with the cabin good size bed was very good but no fridge same cruise next year is$400 more bad joke should be $250went with this cruise as a good way off spending 2 days at the open ,as has been said the boat is getting old and in some places it shows but i was surprised overall there are a lot off areas to sit and have a drink etc...."Read More
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Australian open tennis cruise

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sup surfing
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

went with this cruise as a good way off spending 2 days at the open ,as has been said the boat is getting old and in some places it shows but i was surprised overall there are a lot off areas to sit and have a drink etc. the staff do a great job some off the managment staff did not measure up they think there very inportant people the food i wood score c+ there were some very good things but some ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Nice 3 day cruise with a stop at Eden

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DarylD
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we decided to take a 3 day cruise which fitted in with work and having somebody to keep an eye on our kids while we are away. We had done a comedy cruise earlier in the year and had a great time so when the price and timing was right we booked. Embarkation, From getting to the overseas passenger terminal to sitting in the buffet eating lunch was no more ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


You get what you pay for

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Ipreferprincess
First Time Cruiser • Age 100s

We chose the Great Barrier reef 10 night discovery in a balcony room. The positives Housekeeping and entertainment were good with no issues. There are a few negatives The food particularly in the pantry was bland and dry. No variety unless you like curry or a roast. The breakfast options were a bit better. The waiters never came to us to offer a drink, They clean tables only. On ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Traveled with children


Never ending stench

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barb0164
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have been on many cruises with various cruise line. This has been my 5th P & O and I must say after this trip I will never sail with P & O again. The cabins are so small that you don't even have room for your luggage when you empty it. Not even under the bed which is where you normally would store it. The entertainment was very average. The food was below standard except for the in 400 ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


What is that terrible smell ?

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ChesterLocksley
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It was a Dark Mofo 6 night mid-winter escape to Hobart that caught my eye. To Tasmania in the middle of winter ? Yeah why not. I have fond memories of the Dawn Princess but not very good memories of some of P&O Australia's "new" (old) ships. I thought my experience on the Pacific Eden' inaugural trip from Fremantle to Sydney a couple of years ago would have cured me from every going near ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Exploring P&O Sampler

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DOJO1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I booked this as a quick cheap getaway for a few days and it was pretty inexpensive. Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy, probably because customs wasn't involved. The condition of the ship was better than expected as I had read reviews that it had seen better days but it was very nice and no obvious signs of wear and tear and certainly better than some ships we have been on. Lots ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Nice Entertainment with Bad Service

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exrossie
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The balcony room was quite spacious and in a great location. The evening shows were outstanding, the group put lots of energy in their show and costumes, the variety was great too. This cruise could have been very nice experience, however, the way information sessions were organised, it was very clear that fitness and spa team are trying to sell you anything and everything. The sessions were not ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Third P & O cruise and will be the last

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Jarman
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Have cruised before on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria and wasn’t disappointed So disappointed this time around Meals average No dress code in Restaurants and children in adults only area Great Gatsby party was such a let down people dressed up waiting for the party to start just hanging around stairs etc The band played wrong era music rock and Beatles Then when they did the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Great Cruise

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upsidedown123
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We travelled on a 4 night cruise on Pacific Explorer to Moreton Island and had a great time. The public areas on the ship have all been refurbished very nicely with modern touches. The cabin was more dated but still had plenty of room and was very clean. All of the staff were friendly and accomodating. Food overall was very good. We ate most meals in the Waterfront Restaurant and the food ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Traveled with children


3 night Comedy cruise

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beseeingu
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The public areas on the ship were very nicely decorated. It never felt crowded and there was always plenty of spaces to sit. I loved the Bonded Store and the Blue room, very nice bars to have a quiet drink in. The food in the restaurant is average, but that seems to be case on all cruise lines now, cutting back costs. The Pantry was the same. I do find P&O to be the worst for additional charges, ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


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