Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Pacific Pearl Cruise Review by murjen: Cruising on Pacific Pearl the Pacific

Pacific Pearl 5
Member Since 2011
0 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Cruising on Pacific Pearl the Pacific

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Auckland

We set off from Auck June 17th,but firstly bussed from north by P&O buses-excellent to arrive right at your boat, found our balcony cabin which was well worth the xtra and waited to sail thinking maybe music to wish us farewell like we have experienced overseas but nothing at all. Auckland is a lovely port to sail from.Would have like to have taken a mini jug for early morn tea as sometimes a real pain to walk up to food deck and balance it and bring back or pay $3 chg Auz to have 1 delivered 30 minutes later.Sadly we couldnt land at Norfolk and were told 1 in 12 lands there. Think of all the tourist dollars they miss out on with no real wharf that the tenders could bring people in.

Now we didnt take our laptop as the head office said no wireless on board and we didnt bother to get any Auzzie dollars as thought credit cards could be used locally for attractions.BUT the night before Noumea stop we had a panic as were told no credit cards at the cultural centre and aquarium More so had to get Auz dollars and guess what. Free to over 65s at the cultural centre and the magic aquarium took credit card. However we were able to use the auz dollars to help pay our bill.

The trip(no2 on list) in Lifou was great to the lukon area and the vans and the road were great although the ticket said bad roads and vehicles were rust buckets.As there were 12 of us we rented an english speaking driver and van from Alpha Tours and this was magic at $36 NZ. Great trip and food and entertainment and we all enjoyed our time on board as well.Vila good for duty free as well. Less

Published 07/01/11

0 Helpful Votes

Read more Pacific Pearl cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Pacific Pearl Review >>

Compare Prices on Pacific Pearl South Pacific Cruises

Cabin review:

plenty of room,air con good,quiet location and balcony well worth the extra cost

Member Since 2011
0 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Pacific Pearl deals up to 82% off:

July Deals
Pacific Pearl 51% Loved It

Islands 12 Nights
See all Pacific Pearl Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.