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Pacific Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Pacific Princess

29 Night World Cruise Segment - Hawaii & South Pacific (Los Angeles To Sydney)

Sail date: January 20, 2019

Ship: Pacific Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7016

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had been on long cruises before and we had visited up to Singapore from LA. The ship stopped in many new locations, such as Steward Island and Raiatea we never visited before. We really enjoyed these places. Madagascar was the best location for our visit. We met many interesting people on the ship and on land. We shall not do a world cruise again but we we met many who had done it four or five times. One woman had done it ten times.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The pastry chef, Santino, was amazing. He prepared very good cakes, some with Italian content. The buffet was excellent, the dining staff amazing and very attentive.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness center was quite good and mostly empty. Since this is a small ship there were always armchairs at the pool.

Main Pool

5 out of 5

Very clean, water was always very warm. Lots of available armchairs. Deck attendants and waiters were very good.

Lotus Spa

5 out of 5

Not many people at the gym. Spinning classes in the afternoon were good and well attended.

Internet Cafe

5 out of 5

Very good support. Internet was slow.

Excursions Deck

2 out of 5

The person at the desk was not very helpful. She answered the questions abruptly. Her manager, Elena, though was very good.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The dancers were from Ukraine and from England. They were amazing. We also had some very good comedians, magicians, singers, musicians, etc.

The Library

5 out of 5

Lots of interesting books to share.

Children's Programs

no children aboard

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody gave excellent service including all waiters, room stewards and the plumber. He fixed a bad leak in the SPA changing room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely well maintained. All the stairs, elevators, etc. were cleaned once an hour.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was very comfortable and very clean.

Ship tip

Take a shower in the SPA change room on deck nine instead of in the cabin

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
we went to the beach al day

Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii

5 out of 5
we went to a local beach all day, very good

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
Not much to see in town, just went for a walk

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
We went to the beach with a free shuttle. very good.

Raiatea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
We booked an excursion with Bruno on line ans went snorkeling with the sharks. Amazing.

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands Did not visit port

Bad weather

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We went to town all day and then visited the marina. Amazing restaurants.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
We took a ship excursion. Quite good.

Stewart Island, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We went hiking around the island. We bought very cheap beer at the local supermarket.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
We took a bus to the beach. we went to visit the Parlament and the Apple Store.

Cairns, Australia

3 out of 5
We stayed in town and went to the library to do internet.

Darwin, Australia

4 out of 5
We took a local bus to a shopping center and then another bus to a beach near the Casino.

Komodo Island, Indonesia Did not visit port

We had been here before

Singapore Marina Bay

5 out of 5
Singapore is a great city. We went to see the light show at 8 pm. Amazing.

Port Kelang

5 out of 5
We had a good time but I forgot what we did here

Langkawi (Pulau Langkawi), Malaysia

5 out of 5
We had a good time but I forgot what we did here

Phuket, Thailand

5 out of 5
We went for a hard hike in a national park. Very hard but lots of fun. Tour with the ship.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

3 out of 5
We went to a tea plantation.

Nosey Be

5 out of 5
Amazing Madagascar. We had a private tour around the island. People very friendly.

Port Louis, Mauritius

5 out of 5

Ponte Des Galets

5 out of 5

Durban, South Africa

4 out of 5
We went to visit an animal park since we were in Africa.

East London

3 out of 5
We were on a sunday. All closed. We took a local taxi to a beach.

Cape Town, South Africa

5 out of 5
Amazing three days in port. We took and on and off bus. We also went to Rodden Island to visit Mandela's prison.

Luderitz, Namibia

3 out of 5
We went to a ghost town with a taxi. Nothing much to see.

Walvis Bay, Namibia

5 out of 5
We took a private tour of the dunes. Amazing.

St. Helena Island (U.K.), South Atlantic

5 out of 5
We went to see the house where Napoleon died. Very interesting. Many on the ship climbed Jacob's ladder, 699 steps, they took between eight and 16 minutes. The record is five minutes.

Natal, Brazil

5 out of 5
We took a local taxi to visit. Quite interesting.

Fortaleza, Brazil

4 out of 5
We took a ship tour bus of the city, not worth the price. Then we walked in town by ourselves. They told us it was dangerous but people were very nice.

Devils Island, French Guiana Did not visit port

ship did not stop

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Very good beach. We walked there in about 25 minutes. Good snorkeling.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands Did not visit port

ship did not stop

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

we went to the airport.

Oranjestad, Aruba Did not visit port

off the ship

Huatulco, Mexico Did not visit port

off the ship

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very good and fast.
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