Pacific Explorer Review

4 days with friend

Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Pacific Explorer
david the pirate
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022

This is our second cruise on this ship since Covid (although we had been on it many times under the Princess flag) We knew what to expect and the experience was similar to our last voyage except this one had a pot day.

Food offering was similar to the June cruise, however the MDR food was hot. The choices were the same but I found the meal was more enjoyable by have more of the appetisers and not having a main unless it caught my eye. The Italian was again the best and my fish was excellent and came out piping hot and cooked to perfection. It's a shame the menu doesn't change there as I probably would go there most nights.

The entertainment was the same as before with pre recorded stage shows and the odd bit of real voice thrown in for effect.

Cabin Review

Long version of inside. much better than more square shaped cabin. Very quite even with bucks group and wedding group near by. Didn't hear a thing. Bed excellent. I must say that the showers in these older Princess ships (now P&O,) are better than on the Coral.

Port Reviews

Moreton Island

Although we didn't get off we love the resort and have had a time share there since 1988. There are many activities to partake in or just lie by the pool or swim in the clear water. You have to board the ship in the early evening unless you have paid to feed the dolphins. This usually happens around 6 ish and as soon as it's over you are then tendered back to the ship. The resort has equipment and tours for hire. A bar and café. If you have your own snorkelling gear. you can take a walk along the beach to the wrecks and do a drift snorkel. You just need to go at the right time according to the tide. I wouldn't recommend doing it if you are not experienced without a tour.

Sydney (Australia)

Departure great, left from circular Quay and all the beautiful highlights of Sydney right in front of you. on our return, disembarkation at White Bay. Always confusion with booked taxi drivers going to the rank and just picking up anyone. Okay being dropped off but they don't know that they have to drive to the private car pick up. I guess another bad mistake by a government that just didn't think it through. No public Transport. you can't even access historic Balmain from the area.

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