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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558 P&O Australia South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Excellent
143
Very Good
129
Average
133
Poor
73
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58
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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
nmsbrown
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We travelled with myself, my husband and 8 year old son on school holidays. Room spacious, as is the balcony. Bed super comfy, lots of hanging space and drawers. Bathroom reasonable size with bath. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner ... Read more
Grg333
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Family of six. Four teenagers. First cruise. Was worried after reading previous reviews. We all had a great time. Lovely restaurants, bars and public areas. Cabins bigger than expected and well kept by excellent crew. We attended shows, ... Read more
Renato
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I went with 9 other people for a 50th birthday. There was good food from all the places to eat from, but the Dragon lady restaurant is special , Angelo's was ok and I highly recommend to pay and try the Salt and Grill Restaurant for the ... Read more
DG4
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
In the main dining area, the meals are not a buffet but served by staff behind high glass windows. This means queuing for a bread roll, then another queue for salad, another queue for meat, then battle to find a table to sit with your ... Read more
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cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
633 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was unfortunately the worst cruise I have ever taken and would never ever cruise with P&O again when there are so many other cruise lines out there that offer a far superior product at the same cruise fares. Service- This ... Read more
Oldtony77
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
35 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have cruised fairly extensively but we chose this cruise because a family member we wanted to take didn't have a passport and hadn't cruised before. Expectations were not high but we were very impressed by the ships layout, bars, ... Read more
cs89
Member Since 2017
1 review
37 helpful votes
What a fantastic week on the Pacific Dawn cruising to the South Pacific Island Ports of Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila! I had an incredibly fun and relaxing time with my mother and sister and cannot rave highly enough about the ship, crew, ... Read more
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sneeves
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I needed a small break away so decided to try a 3 day cruise. This would be our second cruise that we have ever done. Our first was on Carnival Spirit and we loved it. After reading some of the reviews about the Pacific ... Read more
sculpin
Member Since 2011
1 review
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the port of call at Komodo Island. Our boarding experience was good, cabin (ocean view) was larger than most modern cruise ships but in a very poor state of repair. The floor gave underneath you when you walked ... Read more
subaru94
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
770 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have been trying for years to get a good friend of mine to come on a cruise, my husband and I have done over 17 cruises with a lot of cruise lines. I had not done a P&O cruise for a long time, but loved the fact it cruised out of ... Read more
JMC2102
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
182 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I booked just over a week from departure and got an exceptionally good price and we had a great mini break. Our inside cabin was clean and the bed was comfortable. We ate in the Waterfront, Angelo's and Dragon Lady. The food was ... Read more
Lovely Lynnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a lovely 11 night cruise to the Pacific Islands on the Jewel. We were on deck 9 midship and our cabin staff were excellent. They were very friendly, efficient on not at all intrusive. My husband had a small scratch on his arm which ... Read more
Lawriemcc
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise after booking a Celebrity Cruise only to find out the Taxes and Gratuities made them Very expensive. In Santo we booked the Northern seaside and Blue hole tour. The Northern seaside was beautiful and we had a nice ... Read more
JCN8888
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise for both my husband and I. I googled a lot of reviews prior to going and found a lot of negative comments, so I was a bit worried. I found the ship amazing. I think the life jacket talk could have been done a lot better, it ... Read more
juliannep
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise we wanted to do a short cruise to see if we both liked cruising. To be honest are reading some of the reviews from last year we were both concerned as some of the reviews were not very good. However our ... Read more
Dawes
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The rest of the cruise was not enjoyable at all. Our cabin was kept clean by our two cabin attendants, but the bathroom had a terrible smell all the time the bathroom sink had a big crack in ... Read more
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hungryhippo323
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Pacific Jewel 3 nights departing Sydney 17th March - worst trip I've ever endured I couldn't wait to get off. The reviewer below is spot on about everything. Ship took off half day later and was rocky as anything anyway! Was seasick for ... Read more
jstosh
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First time cruisers - bought this cruise on a whim at a travel expo. Middle-aged couple - I've been around (smaller) boats for a long time, my wife was new to all this. Pre-trip P&O support was excellent, embarkation very efficient. We ... Read more
Silis
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise - family of three. Can totally recommend this to everyone. We found arriving to board the most daunting - not having done it before - but there were people everywhere and it seemed a little crazy. But, the ... Read more
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NaomiW56
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We were looking for a short trip to celebrate a milestone birthday where I did not have to do the catering.....booked three cabins (2 x Mini Suites [Level 11] and 1 x quad share on level 10. The mini suites were very noisy as the pool ... Read more
scarey76
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We joined a friends cruise for our first cruise and have to say it was an experience. We loved the service. All the staff on-board are very friendly and helpful. We got a room upgrade and ended up in a mini suite on deck 11. Although it ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
796 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was the second of my back to back cruises on Pacific Jewel. Was with my husband on a four night cruise to Moreton Island. It was fantastic! We were so lucky to have wonderful sunny weather every day and smooth seas. We had a fruit ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
796 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise on Pacific Jewel. A food and wine cruise from Sydney calling in at Eden. Unfortunately we had bad weather so we couldn't tender at Eden, which was a shame. But the food and wine stuff on board was good. Guest ... Read more

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