P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Aria Official 2016 Cruise Review

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Pacific Aria ~ Cruise Reviews

Pacific Aria seen at anchor of Kiriwina Island PNG on Sunday February 18, 2017

Photograph by & Mr. Hun-Eng Tan of Cruise-Australia

Cruise Review One:

This was a comprehensive 14-Day Papua New Guinea Cruise, which departed Brisbane on February 10, 2017. With this being my third wonderful experience on the Pacific Aria. I decided to cancel the December review and replace it with this latest and updated version.

Although Cruise Review Number Two remains online; it contains a great deal of the ships services and cuisine. It covers all main departments and staff. This meant I rated the ship as I have done with most ships for well of 25 years. However I am happy to say that the Pacific Aria certainly rates very highly, that I booked again for a cruise in December and yet again for this Papua New Guinea Cruise in February 2017.

Young villagers seen at the Special “Madang Festival” on Wednesday February 15, 2017

This the Cruise Review contains Two Pages that cover the ships interiors and exteriors, as well as her accommodations, a Deck Plan, but 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, but 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 destinations. Not to forget the many fine ships we have sailed on, which were mostly 5 or 6 Star luxury cruise ships. Yet this cruise he felt was the best one ever, and that says a great deal about beautiful Papua New Guinea a land and a people he had come to love, as well the superb Pacific Aria!

As on our somewhat shorter December cruise, I again was able to obtain the same suite (#10058) which I originally desired for our August cruise, 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, that has rather high sides.

The Pacific Aria is without a doubt one of P&O’s finest ships, and I know for a fact, that she has the highest satisfaction rating in the entire P&O fleet! 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 One - PNG - 2017

Two Page 14-Day Cruise Review & a Three Page Feature named; “The Papua New Guinea Experience

PLEASE NOTE: This review is not yet complete, although the first Two Review Pages are online

but the last three PNG Experience pages will come online very soon.

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!


Cruise Review Two:

This was a comprehensive 18-Day South Pacific Cruise, which departed Brisbane on August 15, 2016. With this being my first experience on the Pacific Aria, I decided to do a complete and a comprehensive review of the ships, services, cuisine, thus covering all main departments and staff. This meant I rated the ship as I have done with most ships for well of 25 years. However I am happy to say that the Pacific Aria certainly rates very highly, that I booked again for two further cruises, in December and again in February 2017 and this time on both I will have the same “Special Needs” Suite, which will make my life aboard so much easier!

ENTER: Cruise Review Two - 2016

The 18-Day South Pacific Cruise is a Four Page review


MV Pacific Aria is seen anchor off a Pacific Island


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