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P&O Pacific Explorer

P&O Pacific Explorer

2.5 from 86 reviews

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Smelly, Bad Food, Tiny Coffin Like Rooms, Inappropriate Entertainment & Super Expensive On Board!

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Mercyfen

MercyfenHunter Region, NSW

Boring Cruise

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My sister told me how wonderful cruises were but had never been on a PNO. The weather wasn't great so we had to look for other things to do on board. In the 10 days only one movie was shown in the theatre in the afternoon. No games room. Had a trolley that was only available from 9-10 with all the same games. No afternoon tea. Thought we would go to high tea for something to do but they were charging $29 each where on other cruises its included. Gatsby night was around the stairs with no where to sit or put drinks and only played one song from that era. If u didn't want to sit and drink all day there was nothing to do. Spoke to heaps of people and 9 out of 10 felt the same way and would never cruise PNO again.

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Tanya

TanyaPeel, WA

  • 4 reviews
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Enjoyed through and through!

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Came back from a New Caledonia cruise, fantastic! The food, comfort, entertainment - everything was top notch! It is true we did not visit the two scheduled islands due to weather and a medical emergency (drunken passenger's fall), but it was beyond the crew's control.

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Disappointed

DisappointedThe Mallee, VIC

Hop on hop off bus

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Tony S

Tony SSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Best Short Cruise Ever

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Anonymous

Anonymous

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Worst cruise

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Christine R

Christine RAU

  • 4 reviews

Probably not a good idea to show me an offer on MY FACEBOOK that I can't have

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Booked a few weeks ago and now they're showing me that my cruise now comes with a drinks package. You might no want to show this in MY FACEBOOK FEED if I am not eligible because I already booked. Thanks for nothing guys!

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Pennie

PennieIllawarra, NSW

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First n last cruise

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We only made 1 out of 3 stops nothing to do on board staff in spa are to busy to even serve u really disappointed in this cruise cost me a small fortune for nothing

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Nexusunprofessional

NexusunprofessionalMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

Don't give credit card authority.

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Cruised with them to Loyalty Islands. Didn't get to the last Island. Apparently it happens often. 3 days of repeat nothingness. After returning and all room accounts settled, 4 days later debited accounr $49, nothing purchased and the customer line don't know why, "said take it up with your bank". Unprofessional stealing!

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Rue

RueSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Paying for water

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Upon looking into booking a cruise with p&o I discovered that you have to have a drinks package even for water.
I think this is disgraceful and wrong to charge for this, and for this reason I would never book with this company before even looking into any thing else.
Why don’t they add this to the cost of the cruise instead of making an essential item an extra.
Disgraceful
I have cruised with Carnival, water and soft drink was included in the booking price, alcohol obviously extra.

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Pissedoff

PissedoffIllawarra, NSW

cruise to hell

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Staff Great , Food total crap pig food , Over crowded , Totally RUDE passengers . Children very polite and well mannered , Drunks boat I mean drunks cruising . never will we cruise again finished.

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JC33

JC33Sydney, NSW

  • 17 reviews
  • 5 likes

Overall a good group holiday

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Good comfortable cabin- balcony. Level 9 balc opening smaller than level 10. Comfortable bed and wonderful Tommy stewards. Restaurants, bars staff friendly too. Cocktails all very sweet with minimal alcohol. Shows good. Entertainers all great. Food can be dry, overcooked and a bit bland. Desserts look fake with red and green colouring used a lot . Lots of areas to sit quietly if wanted. Adults only area and gym . Info talks generally income generating. In school holidays cruises are not good value.

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Jordy

JordySydney

  • 3 reviews

Worst cruise ever

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Never again

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All ok till on board 18-24 June cruise to Hobart. The ship smelt of sewerage (?) most of the time-very bad!! Food choices in buffet limited..always basically the same and hardly any vegetables... I have food issues and found it difficult to get a decent meal .one night I was told there was no entre for me. Never been on a cruise where some shows had to be paid for- so didn't see those. Also not a lot of choice for entertainment unfortunately..that was my last cruise with P&O- very disappointed .

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Julie Chambers

Julie ChambersIllawarra, NSW

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Really bad smell for days

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WASTE of money, time, holiday

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Sofia

SofiaMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Loved everything but there is something suspicious about them.

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We went from Sydney to Vanuatu. The staff were smiley and friendly and we made friends with the bedroom cleaners! Dining in board go a bit repetitious though it was fine dining every night! I loved everything but when we went to see the land diving, Mum asked the residence how much they got paid and if it was the real tradition time to do land diving, the people told us they didn’t get much for it and it wasn’t the traditional time. They said when ever a cruise came they planned something because it was the only money they would make for a while.

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Andrea F.

Andrea F.Sydney, NSW

Love Dodi

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Dodi was a very good staff member in making sure our cabin was very neat. He was very patient with us being in party mode and all. Very well mannered and overall loved the stay. Please pass this onto him.

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joana Cubillos

joana CubillosHobart, TAS

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Great things about it, other not so great

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Barrdog

BarrdogMurray Mallee, SA

Magic

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Matt K.

Matt K.asked

Is there a kettle in rooms

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Richard Holland
Richard Holland

No not in our Balcony Cabin on Aria anyway, only a hair dryer.
Richard


Margaret T.

Margaret T.asked

We are going on Pacific explorer. Cruise on 17 October to Tonga. Please can you tell me on which deck we can book for dinner when we first get on board.

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Richard Holland
Richard Holland

Don't know specifically about "Explorer" but its likely to be the same as "Aria" which is a common restaurant booking desk and easy to find but make sure you sort out the pay for & included venues. And it is necessary to book even the main restaurant (but not the Buffet) or you might not even get a table.
We found earlier bookings were easier to get which also enabled one to make the first (free) main theatre entertainment time.
Good idea to check everything you do is included or not.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

Thank ypu


Karen Kaufmann

Karen Kaufmannasked

If we book transport with P&O from central station to white Bay $15 is it adults and children and so we need a car seat for a 2 and. 3 year old?

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