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Pacific Eden Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
302 reviews

Fantastic ship and destination

Review for Pacific Eden to the South Pacific
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RobynC
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin:
Marquee Theatre
Ocean Bar
Atrium
Deck 10, portside
Ocean Bar
Marquee staircase
Marquee Theatre stairs
Ocean Bar
Essentials shop
Computer games area in the atrium
Casino
Mix/Casino bar
Handbags, Perfume, Makeup, Watches and Jewelley shop
Martini Bar
One of the lounges
Blue Room bar at the end
Blue Room
Reception
The Dome
The Dome
Pacific Eden arriving in Cairns

We choose our cruises for the availability of when we want/can cruise and also very importantly, the destination. My brother had previously sailed on the Eden and had a wonderful experience on their first ever cruise, so I had no qualms about sailing on her, even after the negatives I had read on this site and Facebook.

We do like our privacy and time on our own so we chose a suite for our accommodation, the fact that P&O are a cheaper cruise line than others we have cruised with, we were able to afford the extra for our suite, the suite amenities were excellent, the perks included; free laundry, room service breakfast, separate dressing room with ample cupboard space, priority embarking, disembarking and tenders.

We ate in all of the restaurants except for Salt and enjoyed every morsel we ate. The Waterfront had a good selection and we always found something that appealed, we ate there for breakfast and lunch on most sea days. We also ate in the Pantry, but not as often although what we did eat there we couldn't fault, when we did choose to eat at the Pantry we usually took our meals back to our cabin and ate them there, I think seating can be a problem there during peak times. Salt Grill had very tasty burgers, hot dogs, pizza and my husband scoffed a whole bucket of prawns to himself, all for a nominal fee. Both speciality restaurants served gourmet food and the service was excellent, both menu's changed half way through the cruise. It is a good idea to book all your restaurants at the beginning of the cruise, quite a few people who didn't book were turned away during the cruise as the Waterfront was booked out. On the first day we went straight to the Monkey Bar and booked for the whole cruise.

Cabin Review

Cabin Suite

Lovely cabin, the ship is dated but everything was clean and comfortable. Huge balcony with two sun lounges and a table and four chairs. Comfy couch inside and the king bed was sleep inducing (of course the gentle rocking of the ship helps with that too). Large dressing room with a vanity and sink also ample storage. The bathroom was adequate with a high pressure shower over a spa bath, I did utilise the spa bath and it was great. Shampoo, Conitioner and Body Wash on tap. It is advisable to bring a power board as there is only one double power point, the Nespresso machine is plugged into it. Airconditioning is also very efficient.

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