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Pacific Pearl Cruise Review by bobo24

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Pacific Pearl
Pacific Pearl
Member Name: bobo24
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: South Pacific
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        16+ 1.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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Ship Facts: Pacific Pearl Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Winter Getaway

Left Sydney for our first cruise. Travelled with 2 teenage daughters and hubby. Embarkment was a breeze getting on, quick and efficient, but disembarkment had a delay of 2 hours. Throughly enjoyed the whole cruising experience, only thing I had to do was unpack and pack clothes. Food was amazing in Luke Morgan, well worth the surcharge, and of a consistant good standard in the Waterfront. We ate there for all meals and the daily specials provided a good variety. The Plantation was awful, food quality was poor, it was noisy and crowded and we did not enjoy fighting to get food or to find a table. Used the outdoor burger bar a few times, only because it was open till later in the afternoon and we were hungry after shore tours. Poor quality of food also.

Throughly enjoyed all the bars and entertainment. Was always something to do, infact had to miss out on some activities as we ran out of time. Drink prices were a bit steep and cocktails were lacking alchol content but enjoyed the NZ wines and Aussie beers.

Our cabin had a window which we loved and it was of a large enough size for the 4 of us. We spent no time in it anyway. It was quiet, clean, had comfortable beds and our daily service was of an excellent standard. Friends had a balcony but were unable to use it because it was too cold and windy. A waste of time if you are travelling in the middle of winter.

Loved our shore excursions, did turtle swimming and natural aquarium and the rest of the time enjoyed snorkling with our own gear. Getting on and off the islands was quick.

All staff were amazing and a credit to the cruise line. They were very friendly, efficient and worked extremely hard for long hours, but still had a smile. They took an interest in us, soon learning all our names, what we drunk, and always made us feel welcome in their bars or restaurant. It was really lovely to have the same staff waiting on us daily. They were the highlight of our cruise.

Loved our first experience and have already booked our winter getaway for next year.

Publication Date: 10/05/13
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