P&O Cruises Australia MV Pacific Explorer

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Deck Plan & Accommodations

Please Note: Deck Plan & Stateroom images are by & Carnival/P&O & Princess Cruises

Part One contains the ships Deck Plan and Part Two will contain the ships accommodations, from the economical, but very small inside cabins, to the luxury suites. Currently the cabins and suites shown are images as provided by Princess Cruises from the ship as she is today, but when P&O releases their new look accommodations, I will place them online upon receipt!

Part One - Deck Plan

Please Note: The Deck plan is shown, commencing from the top Decks (15) on the first plan, the second plan below it goes down to Deck 4, which only has the Medical Centre.




Part Two - Accommodations

Although the photographs below have been sourced from Princess Cruises and thus they reflect cabins and suites aboard the Dawn Princess as she is today. However it should be noted, that most of the cabins shown do NOT really reflect the actual cabin in some cases, for the cabin you book may well be very much smaller that the cabin than what you see in the photographs, even though there may be a well hidden small disclaimer somewhere!

Above: Here we see an inside cabin, which is shown on Princess Cruises.com Dawn Princess Deck Plan, but regardless the grade you are looking at, this same image comes up. But this photograph is in fact the most expensive Inside Cabin on the ship, being Grade A1, which is sized 148 sq-ft and is a genuine twin bedded cabin! However, considering that so many of the inside cabins are just 135 sq-ft and also upper berths, you will find there are no pictures nor fancy wallpaper and not even a chair as per the cabin shown, but just a hard stool. Yet, as I said, this photograph is shown for every inside cabin on the ship. But, as always, there is that typical disclaimer stating, that not all cabins will look like this, the only thing is that you will have to go and search the fine print to find it!

Here we see an outside cabin with a label saying it has an obstructed view,

But obviously it does not, for the same image is used for all cabins with a window


Here we see another cabin with a window, is it a regular or a Premium, well we are not

told for the same image is used for every single outside cabin. I would say, this is a Premium Cabin

for it is a Princess habit of only showing the very best and you will think that this is what you will get


Here we see a cabin with a balcony and thankfully all of these are standard and much the same


Of course here we see one of the better Mini-Suites, just like we would expect from Princess


As well as Princess displaying one of their better Suites

I look forward to when P&O releases their new Cabin configurations; it is my hope that the smaller inside cabins will only be sold as twin bedded rooms, which is far more suitable, for they are too small from more than two persons! Apart from this problem, her accommodations in general are quite good!

P&O Cruises Australia - INDEX:

MV Pacific Explorer: 77,441 Gross Tons – 1,998 passengers (lower berths).

MV Pacific Jewel: 70,310 Gross Tons - 1,950 passengers (all berths).

MV Pacific Dawn 2017: 70,285 Gross Tons - 2,000 passengers (all berths).

MV Pacific Aria Reviews: 55,820 Gross Tons - 1,500 passengers (all berths).

*MV Pacific Navigator: 114,147 Gross Tons - 3,780 passengers (all berths) due in 2019.

*A provisional name: Chosen by Reuben Goossens; Author of ssmaritime.com & cruise-australia.com, however this name may not be used by P&O Australia, but it would be the perfect name for this amazing ship!


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