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P&O Pacific Dawn
"We have completed 5 varying types of cruises. International cruising - 2 with Princess, 1 with Holland America; European River Cruising - 1 with Scenic; Small ship cruising -1 Around Fijian Islands and have enjoyed..."Read More
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Conondale

2-5 Cruises

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P&O Nightmare

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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deanv2

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 of health issues which have become increasingly worse in recent years, in particular - she suffers from chronic and debilitating anxiety and depression issues. She also has chronic ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

15 Helpful Votes


Very disappointing

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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MickM43

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 vessel depicted in the brochures. On deck 12 there are large windows which are held in by steel bracelets. These brackets in places were rusted through and effectively were holding ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Mykonos

7 Helpful Votes


Just awful

Review for Pacific Dawn to Asia

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Thelsgirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 except for the “Taking” of our passports, with no receipt of SUCH. Wasn’t impressed by this. Our cabin was OK. Plenty of room for 2 people. I think it went downhill from there. Went ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Mykonos

15 Helpful Votes


P&O Standard Has Really Dropped

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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nicenurse22

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 Princess and Norwegian cruise lines. I felt that the standard of customer service on the Pacific Dawn has declined to almost deplorable level, most notably the friendliness of staff and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

6 Helpful Votes


Respiratory Virus on board the Pacific Dawn

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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marsy07

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 was so excited to be going on a cruise, Brisbane to Singapore, with stops at Port Douglas, Darwin, Timor Leste, Komodo Island and Benoa Bali. I had read some bad reviews and also some ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

23 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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Cambo

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 another try. The money grab of the century is probably the easiest way to explain it, no happy hours for drinks, no coffee card and the cocktails were so watered down that having 2 of them back ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

7 Helpful Votes


Worst Cruise

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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mmatkins

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Having just returned from the Airlie beach cruise I thought i would share my thoughts on this cruise. 1/ Ship overcrowded, especially at meal times. 2/ The Pantry, worst food I have ever had on a cruise (and I have been on a few). No room to sit & P & O in their wisdom decide to shut half of it at dinner time to allow them to open a restaurant in the same area. The idea of the Pantry doesn't ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

6 Helpful Votes


Avoid P&O, go Royal Caribbean

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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GlenThompson

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We've done a few cruises now, the Pacific Dawn about 8 years ago, Royal Carribean and MSC so generally have the gist of cruising worked out. We know the Pacific Dawn is a bit old and dated but with an 8 & 10 year old chose the ship for the convenience of sailing from Brisbane where we live and the promise of a recent refit. Except for a missing suitcase ship boarding went well and the ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Never Again

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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cred8582

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

First time cruising and had mixed expectations about what to expect. I can honestly say after this experience I will never cruise again with P&O. 1. Drinks Package: Purchased this after paying $750 for the 8 day package. Seemed like good value, and was, but the only down side was the drinks are watered down and nine times out of ten you only get half nips for the cocktails. Seems to be the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

4 Helpful Votes


Bordered on disgraceful

Review for Pacific Dawn to South Pacific

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Stratts_intel

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I was warned, I read the reviews however for whatever reason still decided to book a cruise due to the convenience. A major reason for this was the fact we live on the Gold Coast and it's only a short drive to the terminal in Brisbane Queensland. Someone mentioned prior to the cruise that the Dawn was like a floating RSL but I've never been in an RSL that was as dirty or staff as rude as the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Port Canaveral (Orlando)

9 Helpful Votes


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