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P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Explorer
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21 P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Alan McKenzie avatar

Alan McKenzie

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bounty Adventure..A True Adventure!


My wife and I chose this cruise because of it's Mutiny On The Bounty Theme,a chance to follow in the steps of Captain Bligh and visit Norfolk Island with a guest lecturer onboard. It did not disappoint in this ...
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Sail Date October 2019

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Entertainment

We won this cruise for 2 at Gosford RSL so we started out ahead, included premium drinks package. After reading reviews here I upgraded our cabin from Ocean View Room to a balcony cabin as my wife is a late ...
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Sail Date September 2019

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9 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

What is that terrible smell ?

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019

bella679 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

this cruise was amazing, coming with one side of the family it was a fantastic trip. Everyone was always occupied and the activities couldn't have been better. There were lots of shows to watch and parties to go to. ...
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Sail Date July 2019

ELep avatar


4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pretty ship for a weekend away

We picked this for a cheapie weekend away, and to check out Pacific Explorer having traveled on Carnival Spirit twice for a total of 17 nights and RCI Voyager OTS for 9 nights. We have always had balconies and will ...
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Sail Date March 2019

amb1925 avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Stress time , not really a holiday

On the 28th December 2018 we embarked on a New Years cruise with P&O (the prices for this particular cruise were double if not triple normal prices due to the time of year). The dramas started when we paid for ...
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Sail Date December 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bad cruise

Old out dated cruise ship even though it’s supposed to be renovated. Almost like staying in a back packers hostel. Really small rooms. Food wasn’t really good only if you decide to pay for it. I’ve been on ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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1 Review Written

Comedy Cruise to Moreton Island

As a fulltime carer I needed a short break, and wanted to try a comedy cruise. Got a good last-minute deal on a penthouse suite, with its nespresso machine, spa bath, huge balcony, canapes, afternoon teas. If I'd ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Winter getaway.

Sailed the lovely Pacific Explorer. The choice of ship wasn't our main concern, it was the right time and going to the somewhere other than Melbourne winter. We stayed in Sydney the night before and stayed at ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Hendersons avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ticked all the boxes!

This is is the 3rd cruise for my wife and me and while that doesn't probably make us cruise experts, we know what we like....and WE LIKED THIS! This ship is now fresh, clean and staffed by some of the friendliest ...
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Sail Date June 2018

WilliC avatar


2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The Big Laugh Comedy Cruise was Fantastic

We booked this 4-day cruise because it offered 4 days of laughter - Big Laugh Comedy. It was with some trepidation that we boarded our ship in Sydney. It had arrived 4 hours late from its previous voyage - but ...
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Sail Date June 2018

jschenk avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My Pacific Explorer Experience

Embarkation was very smooth and quick. Our cabin was clean and there was a short wait for our luggage to be delivered to the room but we had no concerns. Good times pamphlet was easy to read with lots of ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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Diana Sawyer

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes


It was our wedding anniversary so we thought a short cruise would be a good way to celebrate. We had been on a P&O cruise before and so had high hopes about eveerything. Sadly we were very disappointed this time. ...
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Sail Date February 2018

rayleed avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pacific Explorer South Pacific Wow!

Chose this cruise for the value for money, the ship having been newly refurbished and wanted to tour the South Pacific.There were 8 of us in our group and our ages ranged from 24 to 73. We all loved our time on the ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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Icy C

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice Surprise

Booked spur of the moment at a bargain price. Read mixed reviews in the past, so was a bit unsure of what to expect. But had a great time sailing around the Pacific islands. We have done around 20 cruises and have ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Work Pacific Explorer

We took this cruise as it fell at a time we could both get time of work and get three days away. The cruise was not the first that we had been on, as a previous experience was had on the Carnival Spirit. I was a ...
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Sail Date November 2017

happycruiser60 avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise

This was my first cruise, and it was fantastic, could not fault anything at all, . the 1st night we dined in the Dragon Lady and it was very nice, next night was at Angelos (Italian ) again very nice, the rest ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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the oldies sail away

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise

Was worried about going PO after reading some comments but cannot understand why folk do not like the line we had a wonderful time food fantastic staff wonderful entertainment wonderful cannot wait to do again. ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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JR 27

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor effort P & O Pacific Explorer

We took a 4 day trip on Pacific Explorer from Sydney to Mooloolaba, departure was put back 6 hours till 10pm to refill freshwater ( that was not true the ship had plumbing problems ) We attempted to have a shower ...
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Sail Date August 2017

STELLA 1 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes


Firstly let me say how wonderful all the crew were. Our cabin crew were so helpful friendly and efficient. Food overall was delicous except for shell and bone we ordered the cold seafood platter the seafood was not ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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sup surfing

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Australian open tennis cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020

Pacific Explorer Ratings

Public Rooms5.03.8
Fitness Recreation3.53.4
Value For Money4.03.4
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