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We have previously done two cruises with P & O in 2017. Both cruises where on the Pacific Jewel.Both cruises were excellent. we decided to try pacific explorer and although we had a very good time it was not as good as the Jewel. The Jewel was more user friendly for the older generation.The only real complaint with the explorer is the entertainment venues were rather small and hard to get a seat. The Margee and the Black Circus were very good and usually easy to get a seat. The entertainment on board was very good and the bands that we saw were excellent.The cruise director Joanne and her staff were very funny and were instrumental in guests having a good time. The food for the most part was good and of an acceptable quality.We only ate in the Pantry The service was for the most part excellent and the waiters were very attentive. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly getting of the ship when in port was easy and very quick.The only down side to the shore tours was that e could not get of at Moreton Island as the weather was to rough. all in all the cruise the was very relaxing and we both had a good time. Embarkation and disembarkation was handled very professionally and with the minimum amount of fuss. Overall very happy with this cruise

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Pacific Explorer Cruise Review by cruiser8635890

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We have previously done two cruises with P & O in 2017. Both cruises where on the Pacific Jewel.Both cruises were excellent. we decided to try pacific explorer and although we had a very good time it was not as good as the Jewel. The Jewel was more user friendly for the older generation.The only real complaint with the explorer is the entertainment venues were rather small and hard to get a seat. The Margee and the Black Circus were very good and usually easy to get a seat. The entertainment on board was very good and the bands that we saw were excellent.The cruise director Joanne and her staff were very funny and were instrumental in guests having a good time.

The food for the most part was good and of an acceptable quality.We only ate in the Pantry

The service was for the most part excellent and the waiters were very attentive.

Reception staff were very helpful and friendly

getting of the ship when in port was easy and very quick.The only down side to the shore tours was that e could not get of at Moreton Island as the weather was to rough.

all in all the cruise the was very relaxing and we both had a good time.

Embarkation and disembarkation was handled very professionally and with the minimum amount of fuss.

Overall very happy with this cruise
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10155
Balcony cabin on starboard side. Cabin itself was very comfortable and clean.Cabin steward was excellent.Very helpful and nothing was to much of a bother.anything asked of the steward was dealt with promptly and efficiently. Have absolutely no complaints as far as the cabin goes.There were only two of us and there was ample room for for both of us