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P&O Australia Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

30

Very Good

29

Average

26

Poor

32

Terrible

16

Cruise type

Family Cruises

431

Senior Cruises

133

Romantic Cruises

124

Entertainment Cruises

117

First-Time Cruisers

92

133 P&O Australia Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


BIWOZ avatar

BIWOZ

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Better than we anticipated

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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


Mary Faith avatar

Mary Faith

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing good about tit!

Full of complaints about the 'Jewel' which appeared to be no more just a Tasman 'shuttle'. Some parts had been 'refurbished' - still smelled of paint and carpet glue - fumes pervaded our cabin and gave us ...
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Sail Date February 2019


IanRoss avatar

IanRoss

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rusting old ship

The crew we met complained about working long hours and receiving poor pay in return. The entertainment was rubbish with the singers obviously miming and the theatre was very cold. We were in cabin 11195 but ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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disnails

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

We have sailed 2X with Pacific Aria and now did our second trip with the Dawn due to the kids section as we took our son and his family with us which made it their 1st cruise and our 4th cruise. Needless to say the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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suearl

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Better than expected cruise to New Caledonia on Pacific Aria

This was a last minute booking as it fitted with time off work and was inexpensive. We are Elite on Princess but have cruised with P&O several years ago and were not expecting it to be of the same standard, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Desm

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

PNG Cruise Review

To give this review some context we are somewhat experienced cruisers having been three times on RCL, twice on Carnival and once on Celebrity, three of those cruises were for nineteen nights and the rest shorter. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ellemaytravel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

PNG islands are gorgeous.

We found the embarkation to be okay but it didn't run as smoothly as Sydney. ( our hometown). The ship Aria we found to be very small compared to other cruise ships we have been on. These are the points we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Mam67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Okay but nowhere near the standard of other cruise lines I have been on before

We took this short, 4 day local cruise because my husband has recently become disabled and wheelchair dependent, and we both wanted to see how we would manage by ourselves on a cruising holiday with his ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Big family cruiser

1 Review Written

Fun, food and lots of sun.

First cruise and I was terrified due to negative reviews on here. Our review...well we are now hooked....an amazing cruise. We ate everywhere...enjoyed it all. The ships crew are constantly cleaning to keep the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Greyboy1947

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


Walter65 avatar

Walter65

1 Review Written

Birthday Cruise

Got the cruising bug again after a 30 year hiatus, this cruise being the 3rd in 3 years on or around my birthday. First was the Pearl out of Sydney, second Dawn out of Brisbane & this year Jewel out of Brisbane. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Colin Belton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Missed Destinations

We previously been to PNG on Aria and it was great so when our friends where going on this cruise we thought we would join them. Ship was 14 hrs late to leave port so this meant we would not get to Rabaul. Emergency ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Blujinja

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Caveat emptor - You Get What You Pay For

The ship is a smaller on then the P&O Jewel and the P&O Dawn which makes it much easier to get around and to learn the lay of the land. Half the amount of passengers, than the Jewel or the Dawn make it infinitely ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Grandpabrian2

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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cruiser8635890

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


Tilley1 avatar

Tilley1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

This cruise was suggested by Flight centre to accompany our trip to Cairns. We chose to pay extra to have a cabin with a balcony however we were the last cabin at the rear of the ship which was a big mistake. Not ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cats 1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food & Wine

I took 18 elderly(70 up to 98) folk on the 4 day cruise as a real treat from our club. We choose the one that just went to sea as a lot had no passports and most importantly once on board it was safer than going to ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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chopete

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Party cruise ship, alcohol everywhere, children uncontrolled, mature beware!!!

We purchased this cruise directly from P&O website on a flash sale. They had a full suite available for $2298 for 2 people just $1149pp. This accomodation was a huge bonus, and gave us a great space as our retreat. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Det Retals

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Could have been better

Thought we would give P &O another go as they are the only cruise line sailing from Brisbane during Winter. We chose the Aria because it is a smaller ship and was overnighting in Cairns. First impression was good ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ktsnan

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Relaxing Holiday

This was a reasonably priced cruise recommended by a friend and our first cruise. We loved it and the staff were extremely courteous, helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Our disappointment was the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Astro Boy avatar

Astro Boy

25 Reviews Written

47 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


Reinihel avatar

Reinihel

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


Reg2010 avatar

Reg2010

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Cruise up the Queensland coast

We always wanted to depart Brisbane on a cruise and didn’t want to go to Fiji again so did the Qld coast. Embarkation was good in that there is a car park beside the terminal so family can drop you off easily. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Chris63 avatar

Chris63

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Aria cruise

We have done 10 cruises before this, all small expensive boutique cruises. It was time for a short break and in desperation booked on the Aria for a seven night cruise. All the negative reviews and media did not ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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