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Pacific Dawn Review

4.0 / 5.0
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300 reviews
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Review for Pacific Dawn to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Traveled with children

We chose this cruise because we wanted to take our 8 year old grandson on his first cruise, and he was so excited to be going on the cruise.

We wandered around the ship after embarking, then had lunch, unpacked and then had dinner.

Back to the cabin we duly went, and about 4 hours later we heard “I’m going to vomit”, and off he raced. He was going both ends all night, and we took him to the doctor the next morning, who stated that he had gastro enteritis, and put him into cabin isolation for 3 days. We dropped something off the bed shortly after, and while we were retrieving it found a partially used packet of anti diarrhoea pills stuffed down between the mattress and the dresser.i went back to show the medical staff the packet, and they stated that it was not a brand they stocked or sold in the shop, so the passengers from the previous cruise must have been ill when they embarked, and not said anything, as it was only a 3 day comedy cruise and didn’t want to be cabin bound. Our grandson had also said that he could smell urine quite strongly, so we had a good look, and found a pair of size 12 pink ladies knickers that were heavily urine soaked, and stuffed down between the mattress and the wall of the top bunk. Upon showing the medical staff these, they contacted the cleaning assistant supervisor who came down, looked hard at the cabin, then left and came back with a voucher for a bottle of wine and an ice cream voucher for the grandson.

Cabin Review

Cabin Inside

Cabin was as expected from an interior cabin, although it had not been properly cleaned after the previous cruise, as evidenced by the partially used packet of anti diarrhoea pills, and the heavily urine soaked knickers that we found there.

Port Reviews


We had booked the snorkelling experience off the Reef, but had to cancel it as the grandson was in cabin isolation. Luckily the Medical team were able to get our money for the snorkelling refunded.

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