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Pacific Aria Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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P&O well done

Pacific Aria Cruise Review by mc53

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

We chose this cruise to PNG as we wanted to experience something different. I don't understand why some cruisers give such bad reviews. I did my research I knew what to expect and the Aria is a nice ship and much better than I anticipated .

I have no complaints re the food ,I enjoyed most of the meals and we tried all of the restaurants

We were on deck 10 room 10070 . I had read some complaints about this room because the cabin staff had their work station opposite us but we were not bothered by any noise and the work trolleys were not in our way. If we walked out of our room and the staff was there my Husband told them we could be bribed with chocolate!

It was a great location just a short walk to the adults only area and bar . Yes this area needed more shade.

We have cruised with 3 cruise lines and the shows on this cruise were the best we have seen. The was plenty of activities ,trivia on the sea days was a lot of fun just for the laughs. Staff were always smiling and happy and I have no complaints re the service in the bars and Restaurants. If you are expecting 5 Star food and service you will be disappointed go with an open mind and don't fret it something isn't perfect and you will enjoy yourself. The Tendering could be improved but we got to all of the destinations as we were lucky enough to have calm seas. It was a bit rough on the way home the captain kept us up to date and he advised us about the seas, he was quite funny when he told us in his Italian accent he would give us a nice ride home.

Embarking and disembarking was the most efficient I have experienced an any cruise line

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Cabin balcony 10070

Good location close to adults area and Bar

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