Party Cruisers: Pacific Pearl Cruise Review by RSThompson
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Destination: South Pacific
Be careful with the shore tours. It seems to be cheaper booking onshore rather than on the ship for Noumea and Port Vila. Lifou is good for swimming. Apparently, a $15.00Aud per person tour was disappointing from our fellow passengers which was not worth that amount. More Port Vila watch out for the taxi drivers, basically a cut throat business. They will also try to rip you off with tours of Port Vila, most are genuine offering $20.00Aud per person for a tour of the island, the others will try and squeeze alot more out of you!!! Bargain the price of the taxi first before you hop into their vehicle. Port Vilas roads are in a shocking state - big potholes, don't buy anything from the vegie market especially the fish. Duty free shops are very reasonable with the alcohol and tobacco prices. Mystery Island is good for snorkelling, swimming and is picturesque, watch out for the jellyfish!!!
The shows onboard are entertaining as with the daytime activities. Alcoholic beverages are expensive as with the non alcoholic drinks but take advantage of the water dispensers offered in all the bars. Note that 24 hour tea, coffee and water is also on Deck 12, smoking is permitted on Decks 7 & 12 - surprised they allow smoking on the cruise ship. Thumbs up all round. Definitely will be back!!! Less
Cabin review: 6204
We acquired a 3 berth cabin and this suited us to a tee... The shower has excellent water pressure. We were given fresh towels morning and night - drop your towels on the floor once finished with otherwise if you rehang them, the towels will not be changed. Do not drink the water or open the bathrobe - give them back to the cabin steward. Fresh sheets were replenished every 2x days along with chockies and an animal towel.