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P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Explorer
Departure Port

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11 P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Better than we anticipated


We have cruised with P&O Australia before, with mixed results, so we were a little hesitant about booking this cruise. But the price was outstanding and the OBC too good to refuse. Having just got off the Sun ...
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Sail Date January 2020

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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

4 Helpful Votes

Band in our cabin.........almost

Recently back from a cruise to NZ, Booking process terrible, no choice of deck, no choice of room and wasnt able to upgrade. Our cabin was very small and was directly above the band in the Explorer Hotel, we had ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Room for improvement

The refurbishment (with the exception of the Marque which was VERY tired) was good. Our cabin stewards were very helpful and happy. Communications however were woeful including the daily newspaper, (nobody ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Queensland

We have previously done two cruises with P & O in 2017. Both cruises where on the Pacific Jewel.Both cruises were excellent. we decided to try pacific explorer and although we had a very good time it was not as good ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

10 Nights to Pacific Islands from Sydney

Pacific Explorer was very familiar as been on it previously as Dawn Princess, some changes made to appeal to younger patrons with two slides, water area for kids and usual P&O activities ( that need to pay extra to ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I would not recommend this ship for Pensioners

It was good value for the money. The overall service was good. There was not much variety entertainment in the bars. There were 4 good shows. The others were somewhat poor and cheap. The talent quest was good ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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james king

15 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Food has improved...

a quick 4 night getaway on Pacific Explorer. This is my third time on this ship, and actually like the interior. The cruise was out of White Bay as there was a bigger ship in the OSPT in Circular Quay. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2018

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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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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



1 Review Written

70 Helpful Votes

Pacific Explorer Inaugural Cruise

My wife and I have just returned from from a wonderful ten day cruise to New Caledonia on the newly refurbished Pacific Explorer. Being the first cruise for the crew and staff on this ship we were expecting to see ...
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Sail Date June 2017

Pacific Explorer Ratings

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