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Pacific Dawn Review

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Pacific Dawn 'Week Fantastique' December 2011

Review for Pacific Dawn to the South Pacific
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2011

This was our 6th cruise - we've done four with Princess and this was our second with P&O. We went on the 'Week Fantastique' cruise with some family and friends to celebrate a 50th birthday. Our cabin was a mini-suite on Aloha Deck (deck 11).


We flew to Brisbane the day before the cruise and stayed overnight in the city. On the morning of the cruise we all woke up fit and well and then for some reason my husband was suddenly taken quite violently ill. Of course he had to tick the appropriate box on the health questionnaire, and after a long discussion with the P&O medical staff they decided he could board, but only if he agreed to be quarantined in our cabin until at least that evening when the doctor would come to see him. We agreed to this, and a staff member took us straight through security and customs making sure hubby came into contact with as few people as possible.

Cabin Review

Cabin AB

Quite noisy - directly under the pool deck so lots of noise of deckchairs scraping across the deck. Also

Bathroom has loose and broken tiles - clearly there have been a number of attempts to repair them (including three during our cruise) but they really need to be replaced.

Bed - as usual, two single beds pushed together but they were noticeably different heights. Mattresses were quite comfortable though.

Storage space - lots of storage space - at least 5 sets of drawers and plenty of room to hang clothes

Desk / tabletop space - ample, much more than in a balcony cabin.

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