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South Pacific Explorer South Pacific Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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The Titanic Experience
The water slide
Set up of balcony cabin for 3 persons.
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Desperate for a cruise
"(the Asian not so much) Buffet breakfast Cabin steward service and bed were great.The crew were great as usual...."Read More
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P&O have come back strongly after covid.

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Fredette
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I was a bit worried after our recent experience with Holland America, but thankfully P&O haven't let standards slip too far trying to make up some money after not being able to sail during lockdowns. Sure, there were a few "fee only" items, and some things on the menu that you paid for in the complimentary restaurants, but on the whole everything was roughly the same as before. The food was ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Never again

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lillybell10nz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because it fitted into the school holidays as my husband is a teacher. We had never been to South Australia and thought this was a good way to get a taste. We found all the online Covid requirements weren't required. On embarkation we were asked if we had taken a test but not asked for proof of a negative test. Masks were recommended. First couple of days about 50% of ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


A Bad First Cruise Experience

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pjsomers
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My partner and I have never cruised, so we thought we would test the waters (pun intended) on a 3-day comedy cruise on the pacific explorer. As we had completed the VeriFly app, embarkation was relatively quick and painless. The balcony room we booked was very small and outdated. The temperature outside was 37 degrees and the room's air conditioning was really struggling to keep up (more ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


We Loved Our Cruise

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AndrewnRhonda
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We are a couple in our early 60s, having just recently retired. We embrace everything about cruising – meeting like-minded people, the drinks, the food, live music/shows, sightseeing on and off the ship, activities on offer etc etc, all from the convenience of a short walk from your cabin. This was our first cruise since lockdowns, and easing back with a short 4 night voyage between Melbourne ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Don’t waste your money!

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Tony1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Was hesitant in booking with P&O but thought since all the problems with Covid they would be on the front foot so to speak in attracting customers to their cruise line. Having been on 10+ cruises with other cruise lines…Carnival, Royal Caribbean etc, etc I don’t expect 5 star accommodation or dining. I would be totally happy with a 3 star experience. I must say this cruise was 1 star at ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


5 Days from Sydney to Hobart and return

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

3rd trip on Explorer since start up..so was interested to see how it had changed. Ship has rust all over hull and is a bad site to see, must be short of paint and staff I guess. We were to go to Port Arthur but weather stopped this so had two days in Hobart, and yes weather was not so good on second day with showers and wind especially in the morning, luckily first day not so bad so most ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


4 days with friend

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david the pirate
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our second cruise on this ship since Covid (although we had been on it many times under the Princess flag) We knew what to expect and the experience was similar to our last voyage except this one had a pot day. Food offering was similar to the June cruise, however the MDR food was hot. The choices were the same but I found the meal was more enjoyable by have more of the appetisers and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


80s cruise, best fun on a cruise ship

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DarylD
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The 80s theme Cruise My wife and I grew up in the 80s and a chance to be reminded of those days was too good to pass up. There was also a cancelled 80s cruise early in the pandemic that we were trying to make up for. This was our first 80s cruise so we were not quite sure what to expect but some online searching to look at previous 80s cruises gave us an idea of how to pack and what to ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


10 Night cruise Sydney to Airlie, Cairns and Moreton Island

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Boarding very slow as usual, but same for all ships. Hard to believe they make you tip out your unopened water bottle before you can enter ship. Entertainment - a bit slack really, the ship crew show was probably the best show up until final entertainer Grant Galea whom was excellent. Ship singers and dancers two shows were OK, but male singer voice was not so great. Other late night shows ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Elvis 4 night cruise

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We originally chose this cruise just as a quick cruise to take our grandchild along for some time away, and the price was great. After booking discovered it was The Elvis Tribute Cruise, this made us a bit worried as not Elvis fans, and 13y old grandchild didn't even know who it was. But we were so happy with the entertainment by the Elvis singers and backup bands even our granddaughter ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

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