deconz

deconz

Captain
Auckland
Joined 10/2015

21

Cruises

13

Reviews

90

Helpful Votes

I am 58 and got into cruising in 2011 and have already done 18 and have 3 coming up it so easy and you only pack once and you get three meals a day.

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Past Cruises

Pacific Aria

July 2019 - 9 days on Pacific Aria

Celebrity Solstice

March 2019 - 13 Night South Pacific Fiji & Tonga (Auckland Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Solstice

Had a great cruise 13 nights South Pacific Fiji Tonga Samoa 16th march - 29th march food 5 star+ room service was very very good ship was nice TV was poor and in room free movies poor but everything else was great

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Majestic Princess

September 2018 - 13 days on Majestic Princess

Great ship nice to have a new ship 4000+ passengers but never found it to busy most days walk around and only saw a few people plenly of deck chairs to lay in the sun the food was great staff very frendly room clean and tidy and a good size

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Pacific Jewel

August 2018 - 4 days on Pacific Jewel

Pacific Jewel

June 2018 - 3 days on Pacific Jewel

Diamond Princess

February 2018 - 12 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland) Cruise on Diamond Princess

Best trip

Best cruise so far great staff very helpful AAA+

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Pacific Jewel

October 2017 - October 10, 2017 Cruise on Pacific Jewel

Dawn Princess

May 2017 - 12 Night Treasures Of Asia (Fremantle To Singapore) Cruise on Dawn Princess

Great ship was on her last sailing frendly staff great food had a great time will miss her but will sail on her again as the Explorer with P&O thanks for a wonderful trip

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Pacific Aria

December 2016 - 7 Night South Pacific Cruise on Pacific Aria

Found the Aria a great ship it was a little smaller than the ships we have been on the food was great the staff friendly and the pantry was very good good food

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Sapphire Princess

March 2016 - 9 Night Malaysia & Thailand Grand Adventure (Singapore Roundtrip) Cruise on Sapphire Princess

Malaysia and Thailand Adventure

This was a great cruise the places we saw were great and very beautiful and the shopping was great lots of different shops and markets all the places we saw were great and worth seeing

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Sun Princess

September 2015 - 10 Night Papua New Guinea (Brisbane Roundtrip) Cruise on Sun Princess

Great Princess cruise

This was a great cruise it was somewhere new and a great place to see if you like WW2 things the japs left a bit of stuff behind so a lot to see well worth a look

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Carnival Spirit

February 2015 - Pacific Islands Cruise Cruise on Carnival Spirit

Did not like the Carnival Sprirt the staff not helpful or friendly the only good thing was the slide which i enjoyed the pools had to many kids jumping and ru nning the ship was not clean food on ground under tables for two days and not cleaned up after i asked it to be

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Pacific Pearl

June 2014 - June 15, 2014 Cruise on Pacific Pearl

Pacific Dawn

November 2013 - Papua New Guinea Discovery Cruise on Pacific Dawn

I have been on the Pacific Dawn two times and enjoyed my trips with them my rooms were great clean and tidy the staff are always friendly and helpful the meals are always very good i would be happy to sail on her again

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Pacific Pearl

June 2013 - Short Break - Auckland to Sydney Cruise on Pacific Pearl

I have been on the Pacific Pearl three times and enjoyed all the trips on her the rooms are great the staff are friendly and helpful the food was very good and had plenty of different things to eat

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Pacific Dawn

November 2012 - Week Tropique Cruise on Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn is a great ship with great staff who will do anything for you the food is always to a very high standard the rooms were clean and a good sizes the bed was comfortable would have given a higher score but the ship is a bit old

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Pacific Pearl

May 2011 - May 02, 2011 Cruise on Pacific Pearl

Pacific Aria

Pacific Aria

Sail Date: December 09, 2016

Found the Aria a great ship it was a little smaller than the ships we have been on the food was great the staff friendly and the pantry was very good good food

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Pacific Pearl

Pacific Pearl

Sail Date: June 24, 2013

I have been on the Pacific Pearl three times and enjoyed all the trips on her the rooms are great the staff are friendly and helpful the food was very good and had plenty of different things to eat

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Dawn Princess

Dawn Princess

Sail Date: May 14, 2017

Great ship was on her last sailing frendly staff great food had a great time will miss her but will sail on her again as the Explorer with P&O thanks for a wonderful trip

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Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice

Sail Date: March 16, 2019

Had a great cruise 13 nights South Pacific Fiji Tonga Samoa 16th march - 29th march food 5 star+ room service was very very good ship was nice TV was poor and in room free movies poor but everything else was great

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Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn

Sail Date: November 10, 2012

Pacific Dawn is a great ship with great staff who will do anything for you the food is always to a very high standard the rooms were clean and a good sizes the bed was comfortable would have given a higher score but the ship is a bit old

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Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit

Sail Date: February 08, 2015

Did not like the Carnival Sprirt the staff not helpful or friendly the only good thing was the slide which i enjoyed the pools had to many kids jumping and ru nning the ship was not clean food on ground under tables for two days and not cleaned up after i asked it to be

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Majestic Princess

Majestic Princess

Sail Date: September 15, 2018

Great ship nice to have a new ship 4000+ passengers but never found it to busy most days walk around and only saw a few people plenly of deck chairs to lay in the sun the food was great staff very frendly room clean and tidy and a good size

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Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn

Sail Date: November 16, 2013

I have been on the Pacific Dawn two times and enjoyed my trips with them my rooms were great clean and tidy the staff are always friendly and helpful the meals are always very good i would be happy to sail on her again

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Cruise Tips

Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice

Go to all your meals early not so many people around

Majestic Princess

Majestic Princess

Get to the buffets early can get a busy at times

Apia, Samoa

Shopping was poor the market was ok but everything was the same but worth a look the streets were nice the markets on the wharf were very good well worth a look

Pago Pago, American Samoa

Nice looking port but once on land there is not much the market is ok but the shop are not much you need to get out of the town ship to get the nice views

Suva, Fiji

Stay on the ship not worth getting off streets are dirty shopping is poor watch your wallet and all the prices go up when a ship is in port needs a lot of work to be done up

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Very nice port great views small market so you can buy gifts short walk from wharf to shops and market, atm and banks and plenty of things to eat or spend your money on enjoy

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

Nice port 30 min walk to shops there is two markets where you can buy gifts and all sorts of things there is a mall with shops and a food court it worth a look

Tauranga, New Zealand

Very nice place to stop at good shopping and lots to see the mount is great the beachs are very nice and the shopping was very good with plenty to buy

Akaroa, New Zealand

Very pretty town with lots to do like swim with dolphins to just looking thru the great shops or having a nice hot drink at one of the many cafes well worth a look

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

Not much here only a few shops about a 5 min walk from ship you need to go to dunedin to see anything to do like larnach castle or otago peninsula or get a train ride

Cruise Fjordland National Park

Very very pretty great place to take photos you can get some great shots of the sounds on a nice clear day well worth a look will be going back again just loved it AAAAA+

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Nice city with great friendly people and the shops are ok lots of places to get a coffee or hot drink lots to see and things to do nice would go back and have a good look around

Melbourne, Australia

Very poor not to much to do in the city the shopping was very poor not that many places to shop the cafes are great with lots to choose from but its just like any other city not to much to do

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit

Great up early go get your meals i get up at 5.00am and get my meal at 5.30am nobody around and plenty of tables i have my meal in peace then i go get my deck chair and enjoy the sun

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

I love rarotonga friendly people the snorkling is great with lots of fish get a motor bike and ride around the island great fun shopping is ok fish and chips are yum as fresh fish

Picton, New Zealand

I love comming into port here very beautiful past the island and the mountains the port of picton is nice but not to much to do in town go on a tour shopping is ok.

Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Nice place but not much to do swimming by the wharf is ok with deep water the local kids all swim here the water was nice there is a market to buy local things which are ok

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

Found this place very nice great beach for swimming and the markets are fun lots to buy it is a lot better now they have done it up

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

Been here a few times now always worth a look small markets to look at with same nice things to buy good views from the beach back to the ship so good photos nice new wharf

Port Denarau

Very nice port good shopping just watch the taxi drivers they take you to a shop and make you buy something before you can leave

Pacific Aria

Pacific Aria

Go to the pantry early 0600 no lines and you can get a table the food is out at 0630 then once you have finished go get your deck chair and enjoy the sun

Singapore

Singapore is a very busy port lots of ships in the harbor and the sky line with all the buildings are great

Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess

Get on have a good look around to get your bearings and then fine a good place to relax and watch the people

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

The market on the wharf was very good lots of gifts to buy shopping in the town ship was a bit poor not to much streets are easy to walk a round has a nice new wharf

End Of Vacation

Going back home after a great cruise is always sad but its nice to see my dogs and start getting ready for my next cruise but i do miss getting up and having breakfast can't bet bacon and eggs yum off to start booking next cruise😁

At Sea

At sea is a great time to look over the ship and find the best place to enjoy the sun get up early enough and nobody is around so you get the best deck chairs

Auckland, New Zealand

Great port close to shops and buses there is a lot you can do lots of eating places and the people are friendly

Sydney, Australia

Great port very pretty city with great shopping from the ship close to all transport very handy with taxi and trains and ferry all around and easy walk to the shops

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is a great port very pretty as you sail into port with the many islands the shops are just walking distance from the ship and you can get a bus to anywhere ie the museum, kelly tarlton's sea life aquarium or just get on a bus and have a look around

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

This is my best cruise spot the araucaria conifer trees scattered across the island look great the markets are great good for souvenirs and clothing well worth a look the beachs are great for snorkeling and swimming

Bali, Indonesia

Enjoyed bali the beachs are great shopping was fun and the people are nice you can see monkeys and over the place which is cool the taxi rides are fun just close your eyes and pray

Sun Princess

Sun Princess

Do as much as you can on board

Cross International Dateline

Missed it as it was night time but we got a certificate for crossing the date line which was nice hope next time to be awake we crossed it twice but only got the one certificate

Adelaide, Australia

Did not enjoy it here not much to do shopping was poor and very cold wind the casino was not great the river was nice you could go for a ferry ride which was fun and worth a look

Penang (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia

Penang is great lots of great markets and the snake temple is a great place to see with viper snakes all around you no good if you dont like snakes but it is well worth a look

Vava'U, Tonga Islands

Went back on another cruise has gone down hill needs some work done on the streets and shopping is very poor not much to see in town i won't be going back

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is a great place well worth having a look lots to do from driving to just going for a ride in a taxi the shoppi ng was fun and there where plenty of good food outlets

Singapore Marina Bay

Very beautiful great with all the ships and all the tall buildings great sky line and so many great things to see it a must see port love coming in here in a ship

Singapore

Singapore is a great place with lots to do gardens by the bay, Singapore zoo Sky way singapore flyer just so many things to do go for a taxi ride lots of markets lots of food and malls

Doini Island, PNG

Great swimming and snorking a bar here to buy drinks and nice sandy beaches

Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Great place the city is a bit ran down but the diving here is great with plenty of wreck diving and WW2 history nice beaches for swimming well worth a look

Fremantle (Perth), Australia

Great place like all the old building's and the walking places around the water front the cruise terminal was ok had a cafe which sold nice food and the boarding was easy

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

found this place was great shopping was fun and monkey park was excellent very friendly people well worth a look so go you will enjoy don't believe all the bad things you hear

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

Great shopping at twin towers plenty for the ladies and younger generation with Adidas puma Levis what ever you need with a food hall and lots of places to get a coffee can get a bit boring for as men

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Great place to go swimming and snorkeling well worth having a walk around the locals sell some nice things so take some money with you well worth the trip

Kitava, Papua New Guinea

I enjoyed my time here looking around the locals sell things to buy shells are worth a look got some very pretty ones had no trouble bringing them back

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is a great place to go there is plenty to do and going down the river in a cruise ship is great with plenty to see and a nice place to berth.

Noumea, New Caledonia

Ok but don't go on a Sunday all the shops are shut our ship dropped us off but didn't tell us all was closed not much to do all back to the ship to sit in the sun

Ko Samui, Thailand

went to see elephants which was great you can touch and feed them then went shopping the shops where ok some cheap things very hot most have aircon worth a look

Cairns, Australia

not much to do here a few pubs and a bit of shopping need to do a tour to have a look around or go for a dive trip lots of places to eat some are very good

Alotau, Papua New Guinea

this a place to go if you like going somewhere different it takes you back to another time it is a very interesting area to go as it has a lot of WW2 things to see

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