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Pacific Princess Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Pacific Princess

12 Night Far East (Osaka To Beijing)

Sail date: May 17, 2006

Ship: Pacific Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

The Pacific Princess is a relatively small ship by today's standards, about 34,000 tons; which had both advantages and disadvantages. The advantages included no crowds, no lines, and no waiting for most ship's services (except the laundromat); the disadvantages included not as many services as today's cruisers are becoming accustomed to.

Ports of call

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

5 out of 5
Interesting contrast with Japan, Russia and China
Don't Miss: The park with the tower, I think it is Yongsan or something like that.

Shanghai, China

5 out of 5
A very busy, lively port. Not as civil as Japanese ports, but very bustling.
Don't Miss: Suzhou.

Hiroshima, Japan

5 out of 5
Very interesting and moving. Enjoyed being with the Japanese...such a delightful people to associate with!
Don't Miss: Atomic Dome and Peace Park.

Dalian, China

5 out of 5
A delightful port and very friendly city by Chinese standards. The people seemed happy to see you and appreciative of your being there.
Don't Miss: The port itself, the beaches, and parks.

Vladivostok, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Very educational, but the people here just don't seem very happy. Very attractive, very active, just not happy overall.
Don't Miss: The trans-siberian railroad and the people watching from the shore.

Shanghai, China

5 out of 5
A very busy, lively port. Not as civil as Japanese ports, but very bustling.
Don't Miss: Suzhou.

Dalian, China

5 out of 5
A delightful port and very friendly city by Chinese standards. The people seemed happy to see you and appreciative of your being there.
Don't Miss: The port itself, the beaches, and parks.

Vladivostok, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Very educational, but the people here just don't seem very happy. Very attractive, very active, just not happy overall.
Don't Miss: The trans-siberian railroad and the people watching from the shore.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea

5 out of 5
Interesting contrast with Japan, Russia and China
Don't Miss: The park with the tower, I think it is Yongsan or something like that.

Hiroshima, Japan

5 out of 5
Very interesting and moving. Enjoyed being with the Japanese...such a delightful people to associate with!
Don't Miss: Atomic Dome and Peace Park.

Pros: The food in the restaurant and the Ports of Call

Cons: The length of the cruise was a little long for my taste

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