Just got back from our first cruise. In spite of the weather being average the cruise was great.
From the time we got to the dock to the time we reached are cabin the whole process was completed in 1,5hrs.
Our luggage arrived to our cabin in quick time also. Was greeted by are cabin steward,Toto, service was outstanding he really looked after us and ensured any queries we had were dealt with straight away he also follow up.
Meals were great did become a bit boring by day 10 we sat around and guessed what was for lunch today.
Plenty of bars and lounges to sit around and while the sea days away.
Photos the ships crew take are OTT $30.00 for two photos. Aqua Sauna and Steam Zone prices again OTT. The Gym was excellent used it every other day.
Duty Free Shopping on board "dear" becomes cheaper closer to the end of the trip 40-50% off. Don't buy up early. We did are duty free in Villa.
Kids are well catered for even though we had none we did not see the kids that much during the day so they must have enjoyed the entertainment provided.
Night life plenty to do, one of the highlight's was Pacific Cirque the show was fantastic. The Pacific Entertainers led by Sandy who loves BINGO they also did a great job.
The Marquee seating is uncomfortable. P&O need to rip it out and put in more comfortable seating.
Be prepared to spend up to $400-$500.00 on drinks this included bought coffee it was better than the free at least you got a chocolate with it.Drinks range from approx $7.00-$12.00each.
The Art Auction did not impress myself I thought what was on offer was pretty ordinary and I did not see much chance of them increasing in value.
Water front Restaurant service was outstanding I have only experienced that type of service in high end restaurants. Salt Grill, was put off by the cover charge of $22.00 this was the only priced advertised at the front door it would have been nice to see the meal prices also at the front. La Luna did not try as the girls were not into Asian Food.
The service by all staff was outstanding. When you got within one meter of a crew member they greeted you, they always had a smile on their face.
The crew made up for any shortfalls the ship weather threw up.
The Bar Staff I got to know some of them quite well and got talking to them were they lived etc.
Make a point of filling out the Proud Forms it helps the guys for Promotion and earns the another Proud Badge.
Leaving the ship once we docked back home. We were off the ship and in a Taxi within the hour of docking.
In summary value for money did not have to lift a finger P&O and team ensured we sat back and relaxed.
Will we do it again you bet next time we are taking the whole extended family.
Thanks P&O and Team, lots of memories came flooding back from are time in the islands back in the 80s.