P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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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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555 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Very Good
128
Average
133
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Family Cruises
165
First-Time Cruisers
58
Romantic Cruises
51
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Mikaylia
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this because my husband felt it was good price. Opportunity to go on our first tour. Bored despite the activities. The shows at night were so late.The screeching of the singers or presenters in the marquee was ... Read more
ClareJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
After reading the reviews on here we were concerned about the Dawn. Very happy to report we had an amazing holiday. It was our first cruise and we would definitely do another one. We had brilliant sunny weather for 6 days. Embarkation ... Read more
Gary Bush
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Couples weekend away. After cruising with the Caribbean Cruiseline previously, where the standard of accom, service and food was 5 star, and having read many poor reviews of the Pacific Eden, We didn't have high expectations. Firstly, ... Read more
marlap
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
1) Toilets - the public toilets on level 7 & 8 were disgusting. on many occasions I found poo and blood on the toilet seat as did my friends. I found 1 toilet blocked. I often use the public toilets and each time I never found one ... Read more
Barbie Baker
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My sisters and i cruised to the Whitsundays with our 90 year old parents who were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. All the staff were absolutely fantastic .. smiling, friendly, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. When we ... Read more
Said trip
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Food poisoning and latness so missed event cost money. Food was cold and bathroom was dirty. enough said but had good rest as was in bed from food poisoning. food was cold. Portions was toddler size so had to order two. ... Read more
greystonee
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
this cruise was great as i needed something for the wife and i to relax and just have fun the best part i have to say was the entertainment and the different styles of music to be enjoyed although it was a bit low on the early type of ... Read more
1username1
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We've had some great cruise experiences with Princess, and foolishly expected P&O to be similar. Unfortunately it couldn't have been more different. Everything on the Pacific Aria felt like being on board a tired cross-channel ferry ... Read more
TheGG
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We did a 7 day cruise on the Med last year and did not enjoy it very much apart from visiting a few interesting places so we thought perhaps cruising is not for us. We decided to give it a another try with a bargain 7 day cruise from our ... Read more
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dennisamor
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Given the bargain price we paid for our outside oceanview twin, this cruise was just about acceptable. Nothing to shout home about. Nice ship with a dreadful theatre ... more like a show lounge than theatre, though! It offered lacklustre ... Read more
PSteve01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Having cruised before with a different line, we were disappointed to find Pacific Dawn no longer has buffet dining. This meant we often had servers in the pantry who couldn't understand what passengers were asking for and it wasn't always ... Read more
BaznShell
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I travelled with my wife & first time cruiser daughter. We had been looking forward to a relaxing 7 night cruise to the South Pacific; how wrong we were. It beggars belief how a company or for that matter a captain of any worth would ... Read more
irishgalnz
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
I have done a lot of cruising in the past mostly P&O and generally enjoyed the experience , This time however I find that P&O put their profits before the comfort and safety of their passages. We flew from Auckland to Brisbane ... Read more
amac79
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
We decided to go with P&O cruise for our family holiday - we knew that it was at the budget end of the scale so thought it was a good place to start. Perhaps we should've aimed a bit higher as overall the experience was lack luster and ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We have travelled three times of the Pacific Jewel in the last 18 months. It is a ship that is 27 years on the seas but well maintained both in the public areas and cabins. It is not the Celebrity Solstice or the Royal Carribean Ovation ... Read more
jenanpat
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a short break and took our 30 year old son and his fiancé along with us. There was a wide range of ages on board, generally in the 40 - 70 age group, but also well behaved babies and school age children too ... Read more
prunes71
Member Since 2008
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise as I got a really great deal from Cruise Sale Finders for a 10N Mini-Suite + free Bev Package and $100 cabin credit. We hadn't been on a cruise for 9 years and thought it was about time to 'set sail' on a ... Read more
TimandJenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we didn't have anything to really compare it with. That said, I have to say that we had a great time. The Jewel is a nice ship and we had a very comfortable cabin with a lovely balcony (we were on Deck 11 ... Read more
Jude72
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Was a great deal $$$ enjoyed this ship was lovely the food at the pantry was brilliant and enjoyed having dinner at the Waterfront Resturant, We booked into the resturant for dinner when we got on the ship ,The service were excellent in ... Read more
mareemcm
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Our group which included 17 family members ranging from 16 years old to 76 departed Brisbane heading to Noumea, Mare and Port Vila for a 7 night cruise on the Pacific Aria. Although it was very enjoyable it wasn't fantastic. First the ... Read more
Ritek
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took the cruise to Airlie Beach (1st since Cyclone Debbie) to have a short break from caring for our Grandchildren, we did a cruise with them and their parents at Christmas 2016 and decided we need to do a short cruise with just the two ... Read more
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steve999
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having just been refitted we were expecting 'Pacific Aria' through the public spaces, however only some parts have been renovated: The Orient, The Atrium, Promenade Bar, The Dome and The Pantry / Shell & Bones; and of course the water ... Read more
Kccruiser11
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We are very happy with our choice to cruise as a family on the Dawn. We had 3 kids - 16, 9, 6 and there really was activities catered to all three age groups. Highlights: Interconnecting Oceanview rooms were great and gave us more ... Read more
moz2357
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I loved the ship - the cruise - the destinations etc...very organised and clean ship - .the outside cabin was very roomy - with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space - it was a school holiday cruise with 409 children on board - hardly ever ... Read more
Addison36
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with P and O and it was the best cruise we have ever had! The ship is so comfortable and the public areas, especially The Dome, are beautifully furnished. Your staff are amazing, always cheerful and happy to ... Read more

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