I have just returned after 13 nights on the pacific Aria traveling to PNG. Had an excellent time! From reading previous reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but as a first time cruiser my expectations were met. Don't let all the elderly whingers reviews get you down! A great time was had.
-Lots of friendly helpful crew on board!
-Good facilities, thoroughly enjoyed the pools, casino, marquee, gym and multiple bars.
-Food was great especially considering the volume of passengers. The pantry had a good variety of meals to suit all pallets! The restaurants were great for the most part, obviously some meals were better than others.
-Oceanview room had more than enough room for a 2 week stay, nice hot showers too!
-Internet was average at best, connection was extremely poor in our room but okay at other parts of the ship, for $99 I expected better.
-whilst the crew did their best, 100's of people were stuck for an hour or two directly in the hot sun in Wewak whilst waiting for a tender. P&O should certainly make plans for more shade in the future.
Overall I'm very happy and would highly recommend the Pacific Aria, thanks for a great trip!
More than happy with the room, it's great for 2 people, 3 or more may be a bit packed. Hot showers, excellent house keepers - shoutout to Jun and Rocsil on deck 4. We bought a laptop with shows for entertainment - highly recommend for long cruises