Had the best time on the cruise..
Fantastic food, had the best Cabin Steward - always professional, most of the crew were great.
Kids loved the kids club and activities. You cant say you get bored - you just have to pick the best to do as there is so much to do.
The only negative I have is the staff at the pool bar on deck 12. Not very friendly at all, and when your spending the majority of your money there, they could at least put a smile on there face..
Otherwise it was a perfect family holiday :)
This cruise experience was awesome, we were lucky enough to get the ship right up to the waterfall in Milford Sound.
The entertainment on this ship was excellent and it was great to experience New Year on board, The crew were fantastic.
We had an amazing time on the carnival spirit. There is so much to do on the boat and our kids were kept entertained all the time. The food and entertainment was amazing. We will definitely be back soon.
This was my first cruise on Pacific Dawn & I had no idea of what to expect. The first day was overwhelming with the amount of people moving around but is settled down on the second day after we had explored the ship. The staff are wonderful and always willing to help. Its an easy holiday if your
life is hectic, Get aboard, relax, get fed, room cleaned, entertainment always happening. We found unlike most holidays were your looking for a place to eat lunch/dinner & sightseeing or things to keep you occupied a cruise is easy all you could want in one place, no driving! We will be going on another cruise this year.
The Food is fantastic and plenty on offer. We enjoyed the night time Entertainment & late night movie in the show room. Bingo is a laugh. You can be around people & socialise if you feel or stay in your room relax & enjoy a movie. The staff are wonderful always happy to help. Room Staff did not stop working, your room was cleaned the moment you left, Shoes neatly in a row, clothes picked up off the floor. Easy no brainer holiday. No cash on board just swipe your cruise card pay on the day of departure.
Had such a great time on Pacific Pearl. The staff were wonderful. Food was amazing. Accommodation was very clean and tidy. Loved the towel animals in our cabin each night.
So much to do or not do.
Port of call were fabulous, especially loved Isle of Pines. So beautiful.
Loved the cruise. Balcony cabin was excellent - having an extra long balcony was perfect for relaxing away from the crowds.
Choice of food was good but didn't like the specific timed dining (requested any time but missed out on that). Dining room staff were very attentive and amusing. Entertainment on many nights not up to standards of P&O cruises we have been on but some other nights were brilliant.
Bar staff generally great but did run in to a couple of surly, unfriendly ones.
Will be doing this again - happy to try other cruise lines but will return to Carnival in the future.
An excellent experience with 3 generations of family. All totally loved the experience! The staff were excellent and the entertainment ... Wow????
It was great to have so many choices of foods catering for the fussy to the gourmet eaters in our group. I just loved the silver service evening meals each night - very spoilt indeed!????
Loved the cruise. Unfortunately, the scenic cruising in and around Wineglass Bay didn't take place due to extreme weather, but I didn't mind. I thought the Itinerary could have been better so that we arrived Friday night at Hobart so that people could take in the Salamanca Market on the Saturday.
Arriving Saturday night gave us Sunday with very little shops open. Maybe straight to Hobart arriving Friday night, all day Saturday in Hobart, Port Arthur Sunday, Wineglass bay on the way home then Phillip Island. I'm sure there is a reason for the order of the Itinerary, but such a shame to be in Hobart on a Sunday. Our Cabin Steward, Joseph was top notch. Our room was always clean and tidy yet we never saw him in there! We'll be back on Princess.
Two nights at White Bay - inconvenient but unavoidable. It's better the fault was identified while we were still in port. Being rudely woken early in the morning with an ear-splitting update COULD have been avoided.
Food bordered on inedible and the staff were rude and disinterested. A lady at the table next to us complained about her steak (we observed her trying to saw through it) and her meal came back to her over 30 minutes later. The air conditioning in the Pantry was non-existent, making dining an uncomfortable experience.
Entertainment was poor and trivia questions need updating. If you've been on the Eden or Aria in the last year you will know all the answers. Staff, in all areas, seemed like they were tired, bored and couldn't give a damn.
The public toilets were either blocked or dirty. The toilet blocked in our cabin and we were without a bathroom for the whole day despite numerous calls to housekeeping and reception.
Overall, the cruise was shabby and our promised refund is nowhere in sight. I contacted P&O and they said refunds were sent out on the 21st of December. Nearly a month later and I'm very quickly losing all faith in P&O. When my refund arrives I will definitely be cancelling a future cruise with this company.
P&O cruises have sunk to a very low level and I'm sure I'm not alone with this thought.