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Pacific Aria Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Never again

Pacific Aria Cruise Review by Det Retals

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

This was our second cruise on this ship, the first was a disappointment as you will see in our previous review but we wanted to go to Cairns and couldn’t fly so it was Hobson’s choice. We had a balcony cabin which was a good size and quiet comfortable except for the bathroom which was a disaster. The shower was over a spa bath and impossible for anyone with even a minor disability to access, the toilet was designed for very short people and was very difficult to get off for elderly people, although a toilet raiser was supplied on request.

Most disappointing was the food, we tried the pantry but found the food cold and unappetising. The seating arrangement was modern cafeteria and almost impossible to get a table for two. When possible we ate in the Waterfront restaurant and again were disappointed. The selection of dishes was very limited and the standard of cooking poor, in some cases inedible with that kept warm to long flavour.

There was no decent coffee shop and the service was very poor generally resulting in us having to go to the bar a join a line to order.

Entertainment was bog standard and after twenty cruises had nothing new to attract us.there was no classical music or decency comedy.


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