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Pacific Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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153 reviews
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Exploring P&O Sampler

Review for Pacific Explorer to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019

I booked this as a quick cheap getaway for a few days and it was pretty inexpensive.

Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy, probably because customs wasn't involved.

The condition of the ship was better than expected as I had read reviews that it had seen better days but it was very nice and no obvious signs of wear and tear and certainly better than some ships we have been on. Lots of areas to lounge around including window seats but these were popular with the teens and 20 somethings, plenty of other sitting areas including lots of sun lounges on decks.

Cabin Review

Cabin Inside Aft

The cabin was tiny and dark but in excellent condition and immaculately clean. I wouldn't book an interior again because of the size and darkness and for the sake of a little more I need light and fresh air. Overall the cabin was certainly acceptable. The bed was difficult to get in and out of due to the lack of room on either side and the mattress springs gave us some free acupuncture until I requested and received a mattress topper, which alleviated the issue somewhat. A clock of some sort would have been good as to tell the time in the morning as it was so dark it could have been 3 am or 11 am- this I didn't like and we missed breakfast in the restaurant because we overslept. We had cabin 10214 which is the last cabin , so now passing traffic which is perfect. I chose this cabin due to its location and not the deck above (11) as that was directly under the gym, then again maybe noise from the gym goers might have woken me earlier.

No kettle- Tea/coffee in cabin.

Shower is lukewarm at best after 3pm. Hot in the morning so if you need a shower in the evening its either cold or go to the gym and use theirs.

Shower cubicle is small but usable- we are not small people and found it ok but if you are on the larger size it would be a tight fit.

Only use to sleep no room for anything other than being in bed or using the bathroom. Pay the extra for a better category.

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