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Pacific Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
140 reviews
1 Award

Much better than expected

Review for Pacific Explorer to the South Pacific
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Traveled with children

After reading the previous reviews of the Pacific Explorer, I embarked on this cruise with a level of trepidation. My fears were unfounded - what we experienced were highly motivated and friendly staff, a small balcony cabin that was perfectly adequate for a short cruise and great entertainment.

Food quality was inconsistent - there were some standouts and some pretty average dishes - in our experience, the staff were more than happy for a meal to be sent back and swapped for something else and for multiple courses to be ordered. Nothing was too much trouble. We found the Waterfront and Angelo's to be the pick of the restaurants but Dragon Lady was ok too with some interesting dishes - my advice would be to try all three early. Menu in the Waterfront changed daily and half way thru for the other two. The speciality restaurants did book out on the first day so my advice would be to book for the entire cruise - you can always cancel or change a time later.

This was a school holiday cruise but children numbers were booked and youth security was always on hand to deal with any unruly children.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony

Small but adequate, comfortable bed, everything worked and spotlessly clean.

Port Reviews


Not much to do here except the local market and a swim at the beach - unless you are super keen you could better spend your day on the ship enjoying the lack of other passengers

Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)

Great, nice white sand and clean water; lovely locals and no hard sell of souvenirs

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