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Pacific Aria Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Wow beyond our expectations

Pacific Aria Cruise Review by Pirateexplorer

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

We booked this cruise for a 50th birthday. 4 girls shared a 4 berth room on deck 5 & 2 girls shared a balcony room. Embarkation was very smooth, recommend choosing the early embarkation time so you have time to familiarise yourself around the ship.

The 4 berth room was definitely quite crowded. Bearing in mind that ladies need to bring several different outfits to wear for the parties, evening & day wear, so suitcases were quite large. The balcony accommodation was perfect the room was spacious with lots of storage & a mini bar.

Food choices were excellent. Recommend booking the restaurants early. Dragon Lady & Angela’s were the best.

Elemis Spa was expensive but luxurious. On board thermal longe, saunas, massage, facials.

Well equipped gym with free stretch & abs classes or u can pay for other classes.

Adult pool is lovely & relaxing.

Dress up parties were fun. Live gigs in all the bars were excellent & definitely take in some of the live shows. Bingo good fun. Take advantage of the duty free alcohol so cheap, buy early as they run out. Precook you onshore trips. Noumea was disappointing & town closed on a Sunday. Recommend cultural tour on Mare. Vanuatu fantastic. We used a local company called Atmosphere Tours & visited Cascades, Turtle Cove & Blue Lagoon.

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Cabin Review

Balcony room for 2 was perfect. Comfortable with lots of storage space and a fantastic view.

4-berth room a little dated, mattresses uncomfortable & crowded with 4 adults. Not Enough storage space for four ladies

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


It was a Sunday and the city was closed in the Noumea. The beach was average, so we spent the most of our time in a pub enjoying some Pina coladas

The cultural tour was good but a little bit rushed

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This excursion was fantastic we used a local company called Atmosphere Tours. Tour was fantastic. Our guide Justin was brilliant. He had so much knowledge and he was great fun.

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