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I have been on many cruises with various cruise line. This has been my 5th P & O and I must say after this trip I will never sail with P & O again. The cabins are so small that you don't even have room for your luggage when you empty it. Not even under the bed which is where you normally would store it. The entertainment was very average. The food was below standard except for the in 400 Gradi, which was excellent. The cruise director and her crew were excellent. As were the cabin staff. But the biggest problem a of all was a stench that was evident throughout the whole ship for 5 of the 6 days. People could smell it in their rooms, the dining areas and the bars. There was just no escaping it. The reception staff kept making excuses, but at no time were we ever given the truth about the smell or was any sort of apology given. At one stage the even tried to say that it was a passengers deodorant. We spoke to other passengers who said that they had had the same problem previously on the Explorer.

Never ending stench

Pacific Explorer Cruise Review by barb0164

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I have been on many cruises with various cruise line. This has been my 5th P & O and I must say after this trip I will never sail with P & O again.

The cabins are so small that you don't even have room for your luggage when you empty it. Not even under the bed which is where you normally would store it.

The entertainment was very average. The food was below standard except for the in 400 Gradi, which was excellent.

The cruise director and her crew were excellent. As were the cabin staff.

But the biggest problem a of all was a stench that was evident throughout the whole ship for 5 of the 6 days. People could smell it in their rooms, the dining areas and the bars. There was just no escaping it. The reception staff kept making excuses, but at no time were we ever given the truth about the smell or was any sort of apology given. At one stage the even tried to say that it was a passengers deodorant.

We spoke to other passengers who said that they had had the same problem previously on the Explorer.
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