P&O Cruises Australia MV Pacific Aria Official 2017 PNG Cruise Review

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Pacific Aria ~ Cruise Review

Pacific Aria is seen at anchor of Kiriwina Island PNG on Monday November 20, 2017

Photograph by & Mr. Hun-Eng Tan of cruise-australia.com & ssmaritime.com

Cruise Review:

Earlier this year, my friend and I did a 14-Day Papua New Guinea Cruise, which was my third amazing experience on the Pacific Aria. The PNG cruise was so much enjoyed, by Hun-Eng Tan (End) my friend and carer that we decided to book another PNG cruise departing Brisbane on November 14, 2017.

This is a new and updated cruise review, covering the ship; it services all the venues, entertainment and so much more. You will find that I have rated the ship as I have done with most ships for countless years. However I am happy to say that the Pacific Aria certainly rates very highly, that I will be happy to sail on her again and again!

Young villagers seen at the Special “Madang Festival”

Photograph by & Mr. Hun-Eng Tan of cruise-australia.com & ssmaritime.com

This the Cruise Review it self contains Two Pages and it will cover the ships interiors and exteriors, as well as her accommodations, a Deck Plan, however there is a great deal regarding services on board, as well as the excellent dinning facilities, etc! This is followed by three pages entitled “The Papua New Guinea Experience” for besides the Pacific Aria being a star; we need to remember that … Papua New Guinea was without a doubt the main feature. My travelling companion Hun-Eng Tan (Eng) stated the day before returning home; “This was the Best Cruise Ever!” And believe me he really meant it, even though he had sailed around the world in 106 days, taken many line voyages to and from the UK, countless cruises from 45 days to 14 days, and to so many great and some of the most exotic destinations, he simply loved the PNG and its people. In the past we sailed mostly on 5 Star luxury cruise ships. Yet this cruise we both felt was really a good ship well lets face it she was originally a Holland America Line ship, and P&O did an amazing refit on her public venues! Thus we loved beautiful Papua New Guinea the land and its people!

The popular Blue Room the perfect venue for great Music, and entertainment!

Photograph by & Reuben Goossens of cruise-australia.com & ssmaritime.com

Thankfully I was able to obtain the same suite (#10058) as I need a “Special Needs” Bathroom. It has a large shower complete with a fold down seat, and there is a fold down armrest beside the WC, ideal for those who have mobility problems, such as myself being confined to a scooter. All other suites and balcony cabins have a Spa-bath, having rather high sides.

The Pacific Aria and her identical sister the Pacific Eden are without a doubt P&O’s finest and most intimate ships, and I know for a fact, that the has the highest satisfaction rating in the entire P&O fleet when I sailed on her last February! And remember that, I would not be sailing on her if she was not up to my high standards, considering we had been sailing mostly with Holland America Line and Princess Cruises etc!

ENTER: Cruise Review Page One - PNG - 2017

Two Pages covering our 10-Day Cruise & Ship Review

Links are on each page to the Three Page PNG Feature

Please Note: All exterior photographs of the ship and ports visited are by Hun-Eng Tan, my friend and carer. These days, I no longer leave the ship in any port, and thus I enjoy shipboard life on all cruises, regardless the length of the voyage! Interiors are mostly by the author, whilst some photographs may be by P&O or persons noted.

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