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Pacific Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Very disappointing

Pacific Dawn Cruise Review by MickM43

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the South Pacific

My Fiance bought this cruise for my 50th birthday.

We departed from Singapore on 25/08/19. Singapore is a magnificent place by the way.

The first thing we noticed was that the ship was not the gleaming white vessel depicted in the brochures.

On deck 12 there are large windows which are held in by steel bracelets. These brackets in places were rusted through and effectively were holding nothing.

The carpet outside our room was marked and stained and the hallway smelt musty.

There was also an odour of raw sewerage which remained inside and outside for the rest of the cruise. This smell was disgusting.

The carpet in our room was frayed, wet and musty. The carpet had to be lifted and dried with a blower.

The shower had active mould growing around the top. The shower vent was rusted as was the outer wall.

Fittings were missing off the toilet and the toilet brush was disgusting.

At night our cabin door squeaked constantly to the point that we had to jam paper in it to quieten it.

In some toilets cisterns were not secured to the walls. One tap was covered in duct tape to stop a leak.

Some of the doors in public toilets were swollen from moisture and smelt bad.

Every day they would incinerate rubbish which would cause black soot to fall all over the back of the ship including in your drinks, food and clothing.

All of the windows on the ship were filthy - even at the start of the cruise.

The cabin walls are incredibly thin and you can hear everything going on the next cabin.

Activities are tailored toolder people.

The pool is tiny.

Damien Mullin (Elvis) was very good as was the comedian Stephen Whiteley.

The rest of the entertainment was so so.

There was plenty of food but the same thing was served many different ways. Eg todays roast became tomorrow's stir fry the sandwiches on the third day.

The staff were friendly but even their enthusiasm does not not make up for the tired old tub they work on.

The ship had been dry docked in Singapore for 14 days for maintenance so it must have been bad before.


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