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P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn
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Excellent

63

Very Good

58

Average

77

Poor

55

Terrible

44

Cruise type

300 P&O Australia Pacific Dawn Cruise Reviews


Lizrog avatar

Lizrog

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

It Was Fun Just Different

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For context this was our 5th cruise. We have sailed on Holland America's Maasdam ( Southern Carribean), Carnival Breeze (Mediterranean), Royal Caribbean Navigator Of The Seas (Mediterranean) and Ovation OTS( New ...
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Sail Date February 2020


drich1962 avatar

drich1962

1 Review Written

10 day PNG cruise

The cruise in general was very good and we were happy with the entertainment, activities and food - our cabin staff worked very hard and so did the cruise director. Due the corona virus we missed 2 ports which was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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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deanv2

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

P&O Nightmare

We booked a 3 day Cruise (W964) on the Pacific Dawn for our 30 year Wedding Anniversary, which became our worst holiday experience ever. My wife and I were really looking forward to this. My Wife has a number ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LBondzulic

1 Review Written

First time Cruisers

This was our first cruise ever. We decided to take the plunge, so to speak, and try a short 3 night getaway as a sampler. Our first impressions were quite good. We were happy with our cabin (mini suite) and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mbsant

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A relaxing 3 night birthday cruise with friends

We chose this cruise because it was short and served as a ‘taster’ for first time cruising experience. I felt the welcome and wait staff was excellent, as was the overall organisation of the boarding, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ozhawk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Average

We chose this as a 3 day Xmas cruise with friends and due to that we had a great time. A great time that had little to do with the ship and the facilities. Toilet blocked as we left the ship and the poor room ...
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Sail Date December 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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fnryan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Misrepresented in Adverts

My partner booked this cruise as a gift. He booked a mini suite (with a balcony) and included the premium drinks package. The ship is old, tired and dirty. Completely inadequate for 2000 people to be able to spend ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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GabbyW13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific dawn

We went on this 7 night cruise with our two young children (2 &3) it said family friendly and plenty to do etc. Cons- I wouldn't bother taking little kids on this cruise ship there wasnt much for small kids ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MickM43

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

My Fiance bought this cruise for my 50th birthday. We departed from Singapore on 25/08/19. Singapore is a magnificent place by the way. The first thing we noticed was that the ship was not the gleaming white ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Chrisr62

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice time but....

We chose this ship because of affordability- that it was travelling from Singapore to Brisbane and going to Komodo and Darwin for our son was living there. We were excited to be doing something different and the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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raintree53

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not flash, but good value

Having been on only 5 cruises in 16 years ( on 5 separate cruise lines), we don’t qualify as frequent cruisers, but we do regard ourselves as seasoned travellers. Our most recent trip was on the Pacific Dawn, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Thelsgirl

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Just awful

We chose this cruise because we wanted somewhere different to the Pacific Islands and it suited our timeline. We flew to Singapore and had a few days there before embarking on the Dawn which was an easy process ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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nicenurse22

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

P&O Standard Has Really Dropped

I wish to make a few comments about my recent 3 night comedy cruise aboard P&O Pacific Dawn from Brisbane. I have travelled on this ship for a previous South Pacific Cruise as well as several cruises aboard ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Cruisin Chestys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pacific Dawn Brisbane to Singapore - Pre Refurb August 2019

Our 1st ever cruise was some 10/12 years ago on P&O Pacific Star. Well, haven't things changed (for the better). We were very happy with the offering from P&O and in particular the crew on board the ship. They were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Sallsanne76

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun family holiday

Our 1st cruise and I booked P and O because of their $1 deposit. I've seen and heard many negatives ,particularly the Pacific Dawn. I couldn't fault our cruise at all - and I can be hard to please. But I really ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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TheTexan1984

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Just plain average

Here is the short version of my review. My longer detailed version is below. If you are a first time cruiser with no expectations and you are looking for an average cruise on an average ship with an average crew ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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marsy07

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Respiratory Virus on board the Pacific Dawn

We chose this cruise as we wanted to go to the Darwin Cup and Komodo Island. All that dates aligned with the ship docking in Darwin on the date of the Darwin Cup. Paseptic Doom Room 8107 -do not go there. I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Cambo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to P&O, don't risk it!!

This is now our third cruise, our second (and last) with P&O. Our first cruise was with P&O on our own and we weren’t impressed, but it was our first and a few years ago now so we thought we would give them ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Traceo

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Having been very spoilt on our first cruise with the Regal Princess, I guess I should have expected the standards to be heaps lower. The ship is old and rusty and having had a refurbishment 2 years ago I can't see ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KerryD1

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

P&O Pacific Dawn...You should be ashamed!

Firstly I have to say that this is not our first cruise with P&O[ the others both 10 day cruises] So I do know that P&O can show their guests a great time on a great ship....unfortunately this was not the case with ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Sharon Jones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Respiratory virus

Wouldn't have liked more than 4 days on this ship 4 nights was just enough The kids water area was extremely busy Pool area very busy and noisy The Pantry was overcrowded we couldn't find a table ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Zinio

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

We enjoyed this cruise very much, partly because it was our first time to New Guinea but perhaps also because (this being our fifth cruise on 'the Dawn') our expectations regarding this old tub were blunted long ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Stanghi1970

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship could do with a up grade

Hi just got back from a p&o cruise on the dawn I think it’s time the ship had a up grade the floor in my cabin felt not to stable and there was a real bad smell around the ship Food was always the same ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Pacific Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.6
Dining3.53.3
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.03.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.1
Family5.03.7
Enrichment3.03
Service4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.3
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