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  • Largest permanent big-ship cruise line in Australia
  • Lively atmosphere, family-friendly with excellent kids clubs
  • Recent ship upgrades offer more choice, facilities and modern decor
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569 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Very Good
130
Average
136
Poor
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Family Cruises
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First-Time Cruisers
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Romantic Cruises
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Captain Chef
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Having done our first cruise with P&O (ten already with other lines) for a 3 day on the Aria we were pleasantly surprised. We had a suite which was very good and the food generally acceptable or good depending on where we ate. We ... Read more
Eonboard
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
40th Reunion cruise with a group of 13 in total. 4 nights to Airlie Beach from Brisbane and return. The ships public areas had been refurbished in April this year. Found the entertainment and public areas great. Our cabin was ... Read more
Vilagirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I wanted to see some of the places where Australians were in WW2 in PNG. The price for the cabin was double as I was alone in the cabin lower deck. A close friend who is a constant cruise traveller said the ... Read more
Sonia7
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Chose this cruise for my 50th because of the ports & seemed like a good deal. Cabin was ok with good storage. Was disappointed with a few things. Missed out on ports due to weather. Would like to do it again at different time of year ... Read more
Keith Aus
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Went on the cruise with my fiance, On arrival to the room found the Rubber Bath Matt with mould on it and silicone around bath also mouldy After a big day on shore tour 9 Hours looking forward to a swim at the pool at the adult ... Read more
The _Cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
The toilets in the room (10076) was blocked through out nearly the whole cruise, cabin was old looking and extremely small for an interior, staff were extremely friendly, food in the pantry was the same food throughout the cruise for ... Read more
MacrowClan
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
64 helpful votes
We are a family of 3. Mid-thirties with an 11 year old son. I booked this cruise on a whim without doing much research at all, I just knew we wanted a holiday and it had to be in the School holidays as hubby is a teacher. Leading up to ... Read more
Sparedog1
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Was a bit apprehensive before the trip as I wasn't sure about the hole cruise thing. The Pacific Dawn was a spacious comfortable ship with lots to do. The cabin was a window twin cabin. It was spacious and clean with a wardrobe, safe, tv, ... Read more
xwelshnowkiwi
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After over 100 cruises i thought i was all cruised out , and after a very disappointing Emerald Princess cruise in February , i thought that's it for me . BUT , I went on the Pacific Jewel in early June . 8 days to Melanesia . ... Read more
maxie2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Was a bit worried after reading a few negative reviews for the Pacific Jewel. We booked a 9 night cruise to the South Pacific islands during the school holidays. From the minute we got on to the minute we got off, we had a great time. The ... Read more
andlep
Member Since 2013
1 review
60 forum posts
59 helpful votes
This was our (two of us) third cruise with P&O Australia, and fourth overall. We started our cruise with a wonderful lunch and drinks (highly recommend the tom yum cocktail) on the balcony of Wild Ginger Thai restaurant overlooking ... Read more
cruisesmooze5577
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Went on the cruise with 18 others had a fabulous time on board, the entertainment { comedy } was great! Really loved Bob Downe could have watched more of him. The bars were great the drinks reasonably priced. Our cabin 6201 was pleasant ... Read more
biancasperber
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and I was really worried, due to the reviews that I had read. I was absolutely pleasantly surprised how fantastic the cruise was. None of the reviews that I had read previously, applied to our experience. Cabin ... Read more
lynthethinker
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
We had a group booking of over 20 family members celebrating birthdays. We had a short cruise - Sydney to Morton Bay and back. I think we all felt the same about the following. Flying fox, (which is pictured on all the advertising of ... Read more
Notrynot
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
P and O seem very keen to get you on board but provide limited information on what to expect and then try and charge heavily for all they can. Food - The Pantry has some good food but was hit and miss with similar tucker being good ... Read more
Wattle
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
144 forum posts
37 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My review - long. We cruised as a family group of 18 people, and we all had a fantastic time. I have cruised the Dawn before, but never in a group, so it was a new experience. I have read the reviews and was concerned, but did not have any ... Read more
XTREVORT
Member Since 2017
1 review
63 helpful votes
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 some teething problems, ... Read more
dharruk
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
There was a promotion for inaugural cruise of refurbished ship. We had a balcony room booked. The sliding door to the balcony could hardly be open,balcony dirty,chairs covered in brown dust,rust and broken rubber fitting around door. ... Read more
SouthbankCruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
This was our first time on a P&O ship - we will never be sailing P&O again. We booked "The Penthouse", it was a tired "Owners Suite" at best. This was not a great start - however it certainly set the tone for ... Read more
Ladyrex
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Inaugural Trip - Did not meet our expectation (12 passengers all different ages). The re vamped areas were well done however only emphasised the old shabby smelly areas. Theatre too small for amount of passengers. All common ... Read more
lennyandtheflamingos
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
didnt really want to go went to keep my better half happy as she always goes on the holidays i book. first couple of days were rocky but once the boat stopped rocking we had a great time. our granddaughter came with us and went to the kids ... Read more
jolly julie
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
86 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and smaller ship, with a good price. However there were a few things that we were disappointed in. Firstly the beverage premium package, costing $799 and then it was ... Read more
2ndtimers
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Coming from NZ it was easy to fly to Sydney, hop on board and see more of Australia. We were well looked after by the crew, found the activities on board catered for most people and the entertainment was great as there were choices. You ... Read more
paulvdb1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For this cruise we knew that in travelling P&O we'd have to make some sacrifices - but chose the cruise specifically because of Dark MOFO in Tasmania. I assumed in advance that the food would be ordinary and the boat tired - so wasn't ... Read more
MelSchoultz
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Let’s start at the beginning. • The embarkation process was relatively smooth if a little confusing being asked to produce the same documents multiple times; • Our cabin steward called on us fairly soon after boarding ... Read more

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