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Cruise Line
Pacific Dawn
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

63

Very Good

58

Average

77

Poor

55

Terrible

44

77


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


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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


mbsant avatar

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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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


Chrisr62 avatar

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


TheTexan1984 avatar

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


Sharon Jones avatar

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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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


Desm avatar

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


31years avatar

31years

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

It was OK - remember what you paid.

I have a medical condition which prevents me from flying, so my wife and I decided to try this cruise as a test - if we can't fly, we'll float. The only real criteria for the selection was that it was from Brisbane ...
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Sail Date December 2018


wiljam1968 avatar

wiljam1968

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good value for money

I had been on 17 cruises prior to this one , mainly with RCI and Princess so this was the first experience with a P&O Australia cruise. Ours was a four night cruise out of Brisbane with a tendered stop off at ...
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Sail Date July 2018


RCI Veteran avatar

RCI Veteran

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for!

We normally sail with Royal Caribbean (35+ cruises) or Princess (5+) and have also sailed with Celebrity, MSC, NCL, P&O UK and Cunard (plus CMV Astor, but we prefer to forget about that one!!) so decided to try P&O ...
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Sail Date July 2018


The Budge avatar

The Budge

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Budget Cruising

Booked on the Pacific Dawn for a family cruise. Embarkation went smoothly - we had priority boarding as we had booked a mini suite. The ship is old and this shows in places. The public areas have been refurbished ...
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Sail Date June 2018


tebroc avatar

tebroc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Was Good But Big Problems With Food And Restaurant

I wanted to take my wife on her first cruise and decided on the 4 night Airlie beach getaway, it was also our anniversary on the second day of the cruise. Loved the ship and the staff were great. We were made to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


chopete avatar

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


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


mymillie avatar

mymillie

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Never again!!

I chose this cruise because it was relatively cheap for a solo traveller. I will start on a positive. The crew and all the staff were amazing. The Pantry food was usually cold, unless you were there right at ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Greatsouthernland

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison P&O with Princess for Australian cruise

We did this cruise to compare the two cruise lines with the idea of a multi generational family holiday. We have cruised several times with different companies. Usually we exit Sydney - this time with P&O out of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


HGD24 avatar

HGD24

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Comprehensive Review - "Pacific Dawn"

Comprehensive Review P & O – Pacific Dawn trip to the Pacific Islands. Embarkation day – The luggage was collected at the terminal in a control manner and the check in was also straight forward. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Zinio avatar

Zinio

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Noisy but nice

If ever they decide to rename ‘Pacific Dawn’, we’d suggest ‘Pacific Noise’ as appropriate. This would have to be the noisiest cruise we’ve ever experienced, largely thanks to the 300 kids allegedly on ...
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Sail Date February 2018


CeCe007 avatar

CeCe007

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

3-Star Experience

We chose this cruise to celebrate a significant birthday, having done the same cruise six and a half years earlier. Both times we booked a Suite and although the Pacific Dawn is supposed to have undergone ...
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Sail Date February 2018


redanne avatar

redanne

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

A little too much gouging for extra $

I’ve been on quite a few cruises and chose this one for the destination and price. P&O is a budget line. Ship: Really great sail past Moreton Island. lovely modern decor throughout. Curtains on the pool deck ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cruisling enthusiast

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not bad for first time but you get what you pay for.

We originally decided to choose the Dawn because the family friendly facilities and activities appealed to us. This was our first cruise, so naturally we were excited with anticipation and certain expectations. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Scruffy Mc Duffy

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Warm to cold food & lousy entertainment

We thought it would be good to try the Refurbed Dawn, 1) Cabin was good & the cabin stewards Shava & Hassan were excellent. 2) The overall refurb is good, the old jungle bar now the Oriant was where we spent ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Beck79 avatar

Beck79

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but could have been better.

We are a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) who have recently just returned home after a 7 night pacific island hopper cruise on the pacific dawn. This was our first ever cruise. We enjoyed parts of it but ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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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