"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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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 ...
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.
From getting to the overseas passenger terminal to sitting in the buffet eating lunch was no more ...
We chose the Great Barrier reef 10 night discovery in a balcony room.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Have cruised before on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria and wasn’t disappointed
So disappointed this time around
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...