Pacific Dawn Cruise Review by Chris Toms
- Sail Date: November 2015
- Destination: Pacific Coastal
Rabaul War Memorial was excellent but not enough time at sites and forget the Queen "Whoever" steps, waste of time. Time better spent at Museum and Cemetery. Lots to see and not enough time. No air-con in mini-bus.
Islands and water are beautiful. Snorkelling great.
Beer at Lido was far from cold enough whether tap or cans/bottle. Bar staff lacked knowledge on how to even pour a beer. Even after politely mentioning to them quietly. They still had no idea. We ended up being told by another passenger that the cafe at the other end had cold beer.
Service around pool was extremely poor. Most passengers got their own. Not good for bar sales nor recommendation.
Restaurant food was poor. Menu wasn't up to par. Service was slow. Eating and trying to get to 2045 show didn't happen unless went earlier. I have always eaten at 8pm on other cruises and made it to late show. Drink waiters didn't come around unless called for.
Perfume discount sales. Don't bother. Can get cheaper on mainland at Chemist Warehouse and the like.
On Princess gym has a view of ocean. Maybe swap gym and kids area. They don't really enjoy the view.
I love cruising but will have to think seriously whether to go with P. & O. again as the standard appears to be slipping.
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