Hi all we left a cold Melbourne for Sydney on a Qantas flight booked through the on line agent we got a great deal $49 return with transfers to the wharf included. Qantas had a new check in system which made it hard we actually sat on the plane for an hour before leaving as they miscounted us gettin on the plane but we had plenty of time so no worries there, got to Sydney and picked up the coach to the wharf the beauty of this is that they put your cases straight on the ship so no lugging cases around. We were surprised to see no long lines for check in the system is much better now you get given a card with a number and when it is called you go on board much much better.
We went straight to are cabin and met our cabin steward who seemed very nice she said if we needed anything to let her know,.the cabin itself was very nice a good size bathroom, and everything was spotless,no complaints at all.
went into the main dining room for dinner its a nice place and we did tend to eat there most nights as we liked the idea for meeting different people every night, the food was fine there is always something to please every one. We did enjoy the trivia every day and even won once mind you we sat with another couple that were very good so thats how we ended up with a clock each.
we met other people from the boards on the ship which was very nice and we even got a private galley tour from Fabio very interesting, the islands we had been to before. All in all it was a good cruise only one thing marred it and boy was it a big on, if you get allocated cabin D169 beware lovely cabin shame about the noise, first night it made very loud noises, went to the pursers desk to complain they sent the carpenters up to fix it, they put four wedges of wood in different parts of the cabin, great we thought fixed no went to bed exhausted next night only to find same noise, went to pursers desk again only to be told sorry they couldn't do any more, they did send up ear plugs the next day ,which didn't impress, so went to tell them this only to be told well maybe you should see the ships doctor and get some sleeping pills from him (I don't think so) any way in the end the solution was to give us a inside cabin to sleep in of a night on deck five then we had to go back to deck eight to our outside cabin for the day time not ideal but at least we got some sleep, would we go on the Pacific Dawn again no we prefer the Pacific Sun