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Pacific Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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In Cyclone Oma but well looked after

Pacific Dawn Cruise Review by jusybensley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: the South Pacific

Departed Bne on Sat 16Feb - departure delayed due strong winds from Cyclone Oma. Instead of 2pm - departed at 10.30pm which meant we had to miss Noumea. Captain & all the crew were very helpful & because Bne Port was going to be closed on the weekend, our cruise was extended by 3 days & we did get to visit Noumea. Some rough seas. We were on Deck 5 & water went completely over our window on a couple of occasions. But it was the best cruise because the Captain was constantly updating us & the Cruise Director & staff did their best. Free champagne on the Gatsby night & because we docked at Fisherman's Island, they provided free shuttle buses to the usual port. Food was good, loved the Pantry & always managed to find a seat. Tried Shell & Bones Restaurant & had lobster - delicious & only $29 extra. All in all the staff were wonderful & we got 3 extra nights for free.

Entertainment in Theatre was spectacular.

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Cabin Review

Cabin OC 5162

It was a 4 berth oceanview cabin with the top bunks tucked up & bottom bunks made into queen size bed. A little awkward to walk around bed but adequate for what we paid.

Plenty of storage & hanging space.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Went on shuttle bus to Lemon Beach, Beautiful beach & had a swim.

Port Vila

Took the free shuttle bus & didn't get off. We were happy to stay on board & check out the views.

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