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P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Explorer
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133 P&O Australia Pacific Explorer Cruise Reviews


BIWOZ avatar

BIWOZ

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Better than we anticipated

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We have cruised with P&O Australia before, with mixed results, so we were a little hesitant about booking this cruise. But the price was outstanding and the OBC too good to refuse. Having just got off the Sun ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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emdeme

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

We needed a break after a very busy year and decided to try a cruise for the first time. Not being sure what to expect, and not being sure if we would enjoy it, we were very pleasantly surprised that there were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Smilingearth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An okay experience

Our family of 4 had a 5 nights cruise to Tasmania. Both the embarkation and disembarkation were quite smooth. The public area of the ship is nice, but the cabin shows its age. We had a inside cabin. This was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drunkoncruisers

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Our group of friends found a good deal for a cruise and not many of us had been on one before so we took a shot at it. We found the rooms to be quite small but very clean and comfortable. Everything looked great at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruiselover0312

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Perfect Cruise

My husband and I absolutely loved this ship. There were lots of entertainment and there was always something to do. If you are not into their activities, then you can spend your time eating at their amazing ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cody57

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

South Pacific break

We were offered this cruise at a great price we like the P & O dining arrangements and love the entertainment. The prices of duty free also equaled the best at port which was a real bonus, that left more time for ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Alan McKenzie

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bounty Adventure..A True Adventure!

My wife and I chose this cruise because of it's Mutiny On The Bounty Theme,a chance to follow in the steps of Captain Bligh and visit Norfolk Island with a guest lecturer onboard. It did not disappoint in this ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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fisherman4634

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely crap and a huge waste of money

We thought we would give a cruise a go for the first time and it was a huge waste of money and it was a stuff up right from the start. We didn't get the room we paid for and the day we got on board was very close to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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GansterAndMol

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Entertainment

We won this cruise for 2 at Gosford RSL so we started out ahead, included premium drinks package. After reading reviews here I upgraded our cabin from Ocean View Room to a balcony cabin as my wife is a late ...
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Sail Date September 2019


DarylD avatar

DarylD

6 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Nice 3 day cruise with a stop at Eden

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we decided to take a 3 day cruise which fitted in with work and having somebody to keep an eye on our kids while we are away. We had done a comedy cruise earlier in the year and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Markwylie3270

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

True Cost of Cruising

The following includes some activities/pitfalls to avoid or be aware of on P&O cruises overall the Pacific Explorer was a fun ship with some great people looking after you but P&O need to supplement their discounted ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ipreferprincess

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We chose the Great Barrier reef 10 night discovery in a balcony room. The positives Housekeeping and entertainment were good with no issues. There are a few negatives The food particularly in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ChesterLocksley

9 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

What is that terrible smell ?

It was a Dark Mofo 6 night mid-winter escape to Hobart that caught my eye. To Tasmania in the middle of winter ? Yeah why not. I have fond memories of the Dawn Princess but not very good memories of some of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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bella679

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

this cruise was amazing, coming with one side of the family it was a fantastic trip. Everyone was always occupied and the activities couldn't have been better. There were lots of shows to watch and parties to go to. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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barb0164

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never ending stench

I have been on many cruises with various cruise line. This has been my 5th P & O and I must say after this trip I will never sail with P & O again. The cabins are so small that you don't even have room for your ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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DOJO1

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Exploring P&O Sampler

I booked this as a quick cheap getaway for a few days and it was pretty inexpensive. Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy, probably because customs wasn't involved. The condition of the ship was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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windsor26

8 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Take your ear defenders with you if you want to enjoy the entertainment

We had previously cruised with Explorer several times and hoped it would still be good. Unfortunately due to the high decibel noise of the (background) music at the venues daytime and evenings while waiting for a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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exrossie

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Nice Entertainment with Bad Service

The balcony room was quite spacious and in a great location. The evening shows were outstanding, the group put lots of energy in their show and costumes, the variety was great too. This cruise could have been very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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POcruisescgc

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Atrocious beds let down an otherwise great cruise

Exceeded expections: The choice of restaurants, quality of food and service was outstanding. The entertainment, shows and bands were exceptional - thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were wonderful, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jarman

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Third P & O cruise and will be the last

Have cruised before on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria and wasn’t disappointed So disappointed this time around Meals average No dress code in Restaurants and children in adults only area Great Gatsby ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ELep

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pretty ship for a weekend away

We picked this for a cheapie weekend away, and to check out Pacific Explorer having traveled on Carnival Spirit twice for a total of 17 nights and RCI Voyager OTS for 9 nights. We have always had balconies and will ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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DarylD

6 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

A nice short comedy cruise

I have not previously done a short cruise so when the price and timing worked in with our life we booked around 5 weeks from sailing in a twin berth ocean view level 8 right near the back. Embarkation Not sure ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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upsidedown123

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

We travelled on a 4 night cruise on Pacific Explorer to Moreton Island and had a great time. The public areas on the ship have all been refurbished very nicely with modern touches. The cabin was more dated but ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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basejump2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Much better than expected

After reading the previous reviews of the Pacific Explorer, I embarked on this cruise with a level of trepidation. My fears were unfounded - what we experienced were highly motivated and friendly staff, a small ...
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Sail Date January 2019


annare avatar

annare

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

We loved P&O Pacific Explorer cruise!

We loved our 8 nights cruise on P&O Pacific Explorer! I thought it will be very basic cruise but all my expectations were exceeded by far! Selection of meals and restaurants was very good, quality of food was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Pacific Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.3
Dining4.03.4
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms5.03.8
Fitness Recreation3.53.4
Family4.04.3
Enrichment3.03.1
Service4.54
Value For Money4.03.4
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