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First cruise on a good ole timer!

Review for Pacific Pearl to South Pacific

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wakab0y
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We chose this cruise because embarkation was local and we didn't have to fly somewhere else to experience our first cruise. We traveled as a family (4 of us) with some family friends. (3 of them). Embarkation was chaos, but with a little patience and abit of understanding, it didn't really take that long to go through the process before finally ending up on the boat. The boat was in ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Traveled with children


Not an enjoyable experience

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sculpin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the port of call at Komodo Island. Our boarding experience was good, cabin (ocean view) was larger than most modern cruise ships but in a very poor state of repair. The floor gave underneath you when you walked near dressing table and had a large nail/screw sticking out of the carpet. These concerns were addressed to a certain extent but as this was the last cruise for the ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Amazing Cruise - Fantastic Service

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Silis
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise - family of three. Can totally recommend this to everyone. We found arriving to board the most daunting - not having done it before - but there were people everywhere and it seemed a little crazy. But, the staff at the check-in desk were more than happy to help and send us in the right direction. We had a balcony cabin (well worth the extra $ if you can). The ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Traveled with children


Pros and Cons

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pearlcruiser2
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was my second cruise, and both cruises have been on the Pacific Pearl. The entertainment staff and the cabin stewards were excellent, they really go all out to make sure that your cruise is enjoyable. The shows were great, and there was plenty of entertainment available. I found the food average. You get what you pay for and if you really want something nice then you need to pay the extra ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Never again!

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RodW
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My wife and I treated ourselves to a 10-day around NZ cruise aboard “Pacific Pearl”, leaving Auckland on Feb 28th. It was the first (and last!) cruise for us – I doubt we will ever entertain another. On arrival for embarkation, we had to queue in the hot sun for about 30mins, following which we entered what can only be described as an enormous old cattle shed. Prior to entry we were obliged to ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


An oldie but a goodie

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avonleanz
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Comedy cruise was chosen as a birthday get-together for friends and family. A bit miffed that P&O didn't also mention it was an NRL cruise for the Auckland 9's but that's no reflection of the ship. This was our second P&O cruise in 3 months and we preferred the Pearl to the Jewel, even though it's older. The decor is brighter and the whole ship just looked and smelt fresher. The crew were ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Traveled with children


Australian Open Tennis Cruise

Review for Pacific Pearl to Australia & New Zealand

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PatL81
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Went on this cruise with 7 other people, to the Australian Open Tennis. Outside the cabins - the entertainment areas and restaurants were so cold - everyone was wearing warmer clothing. The Marquee was like an ice box most days, as was the Connexions area. Also the entertainment was not as good as previous years - too many seminars - I'm not on a cruise to learn how to get rid of wrinkles, ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


No Aircon

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pitty154
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

firstly the service in the waterford restrauant and the food was wonderful the service in the rest of the ship was fine some staff were extremly friendly, others, to them it was just a job. Entertainment was ok some of the shows not too good but the effort put in by the staff was high Bingo was fun as was triva The theme nights were ok,some people never knew certain things were on as ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


Pacific Pearl Regret

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nashby101
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We recently cruised on the Pacific Pearl (January 2017) to the South Pacific islands in and around Noumea. Our one big regret is that we will not get the opportunity to sail on the Pacific Pearl again, P&O are selling her off later in 2017! It was my first cruise and i loved it, it may not be as big as the new mega cruisers but it had character and the staff were excellent! If you get a chance ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


Convenient

Review for Pacific Pearl to Australia & New Zealand

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Pacific Pearl for the win
First Time Cruiser • Age Under 20

Cabin is very small with four beds (beds are extremely comfortable though), the top beds retract into the roof. I would personally recommend getting an unlimited soft drink pass as the staff there make beautiful delicious drinks within seconds. The entertainment is OK, but things could be added and improved to laser tag to make it more enjoyable for the kids. Staff for EDGE aren't very friendly ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Traveled with children


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