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P&O Australia Pacific Aria Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Aria
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Traveler rating

Excellent

63

Very Good

75

Average

63

Poor

48

Terrible

65

Cruise type

314 P&O Australia Pacific Aria Cruise Reviews


Claireoncruise avatar

Claireoncruise

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Some highlights but food and service a let down

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We went on this cruise as a large family group, 13 people across 4 cabins, as the dates and length of cruise suited everyone. I have been on the P&O Eden once and the Carnival Legend (twice) before. Highlights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Caszie87 avatar

Caszie87

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great service on an average cruise

We chose this cruise because we were looking for a getaway from the kids for a week, and to see Tasmania. We stayed in Melbourne for 2 days prior to leaving. The weather was nice until it was time for us to sail. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Dusty999 avatar

Dusty999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, food very average

My daughter had been on Carnival and Princess Cruises. She wanted us all to go on one together. A lovely ship with the majority of staff that were just so friendly. Room decor a bit dated and the windows had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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HollygirlPNG

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ordinary

Chose this ship as going to PNG with friends. Most staff were very friendly and helpful however difficult to understand at times - especially announcements from the bridge. Food was very average - some dishes ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Exo999 avatar

Exo999

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awesome 1st cruise for us as a couple

This was our first cruise, just myself and my partner. It was the Fiji Adventure 12 night cruise, sailing on the Pacific Aria. We stayed on deck 6, in cabin 6023, a sort of oceanview cabin but the view looked ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Donald lumby avatar

Donald lumby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good they're getting rid of it

Me and the wife chose this cruise because the ship sailed from brisbane and we took our kids with us so it worked for us to sail on aria. As my review title stated good that p and o are getting rid of this ship in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


testert avatar

testert

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A very good cruise experience

I chose this cruise primarily because it was going to Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was a destination I always wanted to go to and this cruise certainly didn't disappoint. Before I start on my own review, I like ...
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Sail Date November 2019


ZanaH avatar

ZanaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Explorer Comedy Cruise

IN THIS REVIEW: Kids Club, Dining, On Board Credit, Pools, Comedy Shows, Shopping, Cabins, Service. Being that it was our first time doing a cruise, we decided to do a weekend cruise for a feel. What better ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pirateexplorer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wow beyond our expectations

We booked this cruise for a 50th birthday. 4 girls shared a 4 berth room on deck 5 & 2 girls shared a balcony room. Embarkation was very smooth, recommend choosing the early embarkation time so you have time to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


lemongirlbc avatar

lemongirlbc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and possibly last cruise

We went in to this cruise expecting to be impressed. Everyone I know who has been on a cruise has loved it, raved about it, told me "you'll LOVE it - once you cruise you never go back!" And many people are repeat ...
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Sail Date September 2019


banno84 avatar

banno84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You're better off spending your money elsewhere, this ship is done!

We chose this cruise as it was the only one that suited a family holiday in School holiday times. 5 of the 7 guests have cruised extensively before, 2 were new to cruising. They will not cruise again after this ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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simjabo72

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome ship, great cruise

We'd previously done the Pacific Islands Cruise on Pacific Dawn with P&O and wanted a cruise departure from Brisbane. Papua New Guinea wasn't even on our radar but the dates aligned and we thought 'why not'? We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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marinaantonova

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O Pacific Aria to Papua New Guinea

I personally enjoyed my cruise with my family very much! We spend 10 nights on the Pacific Aria and it was awesome! Cons: -We had to skip one of the islands (Kitava) as the weather of the sea was too strong ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Dulong38 avatar

Dulong38

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Now I know (and sometimes why)

P&O Recommend passengers bring two bags: On the night prior to disembarking, passengers are required to leave their luggage outside their room for collection. Instead of thinking I was being efficient with only one ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Det Retals avatar

Det Retals

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Never again

This was our second cruise on this ship, the first was a disappointment as you will see in our previous review but we wanted to go to Cairns and couldn’t fly so it was Hobson’s choice. We had a balcony cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Robyn Arnold avatar

Robyn Arnold

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not Happy

Hi, my husband and I and 2 friends boarded this cruise on the 13th August to the New Guinea Islands. My first disappointment was the fact that we could not take on a pack of bottled water or the usual 2 bottles of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


MicCanberra avatar

MicCanberra

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pacific Aria - PNG cruise - 13 August 2019

Embarkation - we flew up to Brisbane (from Canberra) on the morning of the cruise, this is something we would not normally do as if flights are disrupted we could have missed the ship. We arrived at Portside at ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Steveoka avatar

Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Value for money and a good standard

We always said we would not cruise with P&O Australia as it always receives such dismal reviews but they offered a cheap Auckland to Brisbane 4 night comedy cruise and we thought let’s try it as it is better than ...
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Sail Date August 2019


David. avatar

David.

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Real Pacific Aria.

Having downsized our large property after our children left home we’re now in a situation where we can spend money on traveling to the places that we have been dreaming about for years, the question was where to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


suearl avatar

suearl

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Better than expected cruise to New Caledonia on Pacific Aria

This was a last minute booking as it fitted with time off work and was inexpensive. We are Elite on Princess but have cruised with P&O several years ago and were not expecting it to be of the same standard, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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hilifta

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O Aust dropping of standards

P&O Australia have really dropped the ball on their service standards. We have recently returned from a cruise to Papua New Guinea, from Brisbane, return to Brisbane. Then stayed on the for the 4 night crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


mc53 avatar

mc53

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

P&O well done

We chose this cruise to PNG as we wanted to experience something different. I don't understand why some cruisers give such bad reviews. I did my research I knew what to expect and the Aria is a nice ship and much ...
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Sail Date March 2019


dunbavan123 avatar

dunbavan123

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing but expected

we thought a trip to our tropic north would be different.it wasn't.the ship was old,slow and badly maintained.entertainment was non-existent,day time events were old news and boring.day trips were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


richandkim avatar

richandkim

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

Aria looked, sounded, should have been great. P&O have have always been our go to cruise line. Alas, no more, Pantry food was simply disgusting, almost inedible in general and whoever heard of turnips for every meal ...
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Sail Date March 2019


ellemaytravel avatar

ellemaytravel

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

PNG islands are gorgeous.

We found the embarkation to be okay but it didn't run as smoothly as Sydney. ( our hometown). The ship Aria we found to be very small compared to other cruise ships we have been on. These are the points we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Pacific Aria Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.6
Dining4.03.1
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms5.03.6
Fitness Recreation3.53.4
Family4.04
Enrichment3.03
Service4.53.5
Value For Money4.03.2
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