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After visiting family on the west coast, we chose to sail home to Florida instead of fly. This was our first time on such a small ship. So, we viewed it as an adventure. We had been assigned late seating for dinner and wanted early dining. We always choose "Anytime Dining"--however that was not available. On arrival, a visit with Oscar, the Maitre d' offered a compromise. He allowed us to come at 6 p.m. and he fit us in to an available space. On the 4th night, we were assigned to the best table ever! There were 8 of us and dinner became a highlight of our day. We had so much fun together and were the last table finished nightly. There are 2 big "lounges". One takes the place of a theatre, but you are seated close to the show--the dancers are on a floor right in front of you. The seating is arm chairs--like in a living room. Arrive 30" early. The production shows were beautiful, and the guest entertainers were quite good. The dancers doubled as activity staff, and were delightful. The other lounge is smaller and that is where the gameshows take place, zumba, some lectures, etc. Our room steward spoke excellent English and was very personable. The Buffet was on deck 9. Our cabin was deck 7, and the show lounge was on deck 5! It was so easy to get around--2 sets of stairs and 2 sets of elevators. And the elevators were not crowded. The buffet was small, but had a pretty good variety of food. Seating was not a problem. In 17 days we visited 5 ports. Of course, the Panama Canal was very interesting. The new ports for us were Puerto Chiapas, Mexico and Santa Marta, Columbia. We took ship tours and they were satisfactory and decently priced. The pool area (one pool) is small with 2 hot tubs--always looked to have available loungers. There is a running track overlooking the pool--also not crowded. There were the usual sales presentations in the spa area. The cruise director is humorous, friendly and visible around the ship. The ship was in good repair. Embarcation and disembarkation were very timely.

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Pacific Princess Cruise Review by nojoke

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After visiting family on the west coast, we chose to sail home to Florida instead of fly. This was our first time on such a small ship. So, we viewed it as an adventure. We had been assigned late seating for dinner and wanted early dining. We always choose "Anytime Dining"--however that was not available. On arrival, a visit with Oscar, the Maitre d' offered a compromise. He allowed us to come at 6 p.m. and he fit us in to an available space. On the 4th night, we were assigned to the best table ever! There were 8 of us and dinner became a highlight of our day. We had so much fun together and were the last table finished nightly.

There are 2 big "lounges". One takes the place of a theatre, but you are seated close to the show--the dancers are on a floor right in front of you. The seating is arm chairs--like in a living room. Arrive 30" early. The production shows were beautiful, and the guest entertainers were quite good. The dancers doubled as activity staff, and were delightful.

The other lounge is smaller and that is where the gameshows take place, zumba, some lectures, etc.

Our room steward spoke excellent English and was very personable.

The Buffet was on deck 9. Our cabin was deck 7, and the show lounge was on deck 5! It was so easy to get around--2 sets of stairs and 2 sets of elevators. And the elevators were not crowded.

The buffet was small, but had a pretty good variety of food. Seating was not a problem.

In 17 days we visited 5 ports. Of course, the Panama Canal was very interesting. The new ports for us were Puerto Chiapas, Mexico and Santa Marta, Columbia. We took ship tours and they were satisfactory and decently priced.

The pool area (one pool) is small with 2 hot tubs--always looked to have available loungers. There is a running track overlooking the pool--also not crowded.

There were the usual sales presentations in the spa area.

The cruise director is humorous, friendly and visible around the ship.

The ship was in good repair. Embarcation and disembarkation were very timely.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BE 7030
Our cabin was right by the front stairs--very convenient. It had plenty of storage for us. There was no walk-in closet, but the closet was at the entry along with TV and safe.
The bathroom was adequate with the hair dryer on the wall and a shower.
The balcony was normal size with 2 chairs and a tiny table. No plexiglas--metal railings on the sea side. We found the TV a bit difficult to navigate. But we didn't sail to watch TV.
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