Having cruised before with a different line, we were disappointed to find Pacific Dawn no longer has buffet dining. This meant we often had servers in the pantry who couldn't understand what passengers were asking for and it wasn't always ...
We took the cruise to Airlie Beach (1st since Cyclone Debbie) to have a short break from caring for our Grandchildren, we did a cruise with them and their parents at Christmas 2016 and decided we need to do a short cruise with just the two ...
Having just been refitted we were expecting 'Pacific Aria' through the public spaces, however only some parts have been renovated: The Orient, The Atrium, Promenade Bar, The Dome and The Pantry / Shell & Bones; and of course the water ...
We are very happy with our choice to cruise as a family on the Dawn. We had 3 kids - 16, 9, 6 and there really was activities catered to all three age groups.
Interconnecting Oceanview rooms were great and gave us more ...
In the main dining area, the meals are not a buffet but served by staff behind high glass windows. This means queuing for a bread roll, then another queue for salad, another queue for meat, then battle to find a table to sit with your ...
What a fantastic week on the Pacific Dawn cruising to the South Pacific Island Ports of Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila! I had an incredibly fun and relaxing time with my mother and sister and cannot rave highly enough about the ship, crew, ...
We decided to take this cruise as it was a great opportunity to experience the ship straight after refit. Plus I needed a new wardrobe. We arrived in Singapore early having travelled light (hand luggage only, basically, Tuxedo, White ...
First time with P&O as we wished to experience this cruise company for ourselves. The ship was delayed after the refurbish by a day and a half. P&O put up at their expense in a quality hotel. They also provided inconvenience and ...
stranded in Singapore ship left 1 day late.
Had to queue up twice over 2 days to board up to 4 hours
quality of food hit and miss at all locations
lounge bar prices for drinks
bar staff making cocktails using a 2 nip measure ...
We had read a lot of bad reviews before boarding this cruise so tried to keep our expectations low. We were also aware that the boat was going in for a refurb at the end of our cruise and that had us worried that there would be a lot of ...
Cabin: My wife and I stayed in cabin 5195 which is a standard oceanview cabin sited at the rearmost starboard side on deck 5. Closet space was OK and our cases stored nicely under the bed.
The cabin was clean and lived up to ...
It's an older ship, and due for refurbishment in late February. Embarkation was very smooth - in fact, we were able to go into the embarkation lounge sooner than expected. But then the wait to go on from lounge to ship was longer than ...
As this was our first cruise we wanted a short cruise and this 7 night cruise suited as perfectly.
Embarkation and Disembarkation we very smooth. If only airplanes were this convenient.
The Pacific Dawn is not a new ship but with ...
Embarkation was great... had a 3 berth inside cabin 10177 beds vibrated the entire cruise so avoid this one if you can also fridge was not working could not get anything cold.. no face washers provided...Ship is dated but is now on the way ...
Whilst our cruise was enjoyable, there is evidence of cost cutting compared with our previous P&O experience as well as other cruise lines.
We were a family of 3 - 2 x Adults and 1 x Child - aged 12 (boy).
Our cabin looked a bit ...
I boarded the Pacific Dawn on the 14th of January 2017 with 3 of my girlfriends for a relaxing get away. This cruise was 7 nights and stopped at Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila.
This was my first time cruising with P&O and first time ...
I boarded the pacific dawn on the 20th of December with my 2 disabled grandparents and my two young brothers it was my first time on a P&O ship as I normally sail on the princess lines
my experience was poorly
the embarking and ...
My husband and I went on our first cruise for our 10th Anniversary and it was absolutely amazing.
Check in went smoothly, even though they were very busy, the staff were very polite. Embarkation went well, we only had to wait 20 mins ...
This was a family cruise with our young adult children. We each had separate rooms. We all enjoyed it, and for most part was a very pleasant experience. Had read some other reviews that weren't very positive, but our experience was ...
A lot of people may jump down my throat with this review and may assume I am a high-maintenance traveller born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I'll preface this review by stating three things:
1. I have cruised P&O (Jewel) before ...
The cruise was to the Melbourne Cup. We had not been on the Pacific Dawn before and were a little apprehensive. However we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the ship is tired but it's due for a refit next year. This was our 10th cruise and ...
10 NIGHT CRUISE ON ‘PACIFIC DAWN’
Recently retired, I decided to reward myself with a last minute booking on Pacific Dawn, departing Brisbane 12th October 2016.
Ports of call were Santo (Luganville), Port ...
My family and I went on our first cruise In October 2016. We went on P&O’s Pacific Dawn; on the Pacific Island Hooper, departing from Brisbane.
Below are some main points about the cruise:
The two free ...
Overall we had a pleasant experience. We found it very economical for a family of 4 - we have a 5 and a 3 year old.
- Food was excellent. Buffet was great and the Waterfront Restaurant was excellent. Had no issues with any of the ...
We chose to do a cruise because it offered activities for all the different age groups in our family. There were times that you could do things together and times that you could do things on your own. If someone got tired in the middle of ...
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