expired 8 Nights on Pacific Explorer, Southern Pacific Cruise - $624 p.pax ($78 Per Night, Depart Sydney) @ CruiseSaleFinder

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Cruise for only $78 per night!!

Sailing Dates

Departs: Fri, Apr 5, 2019

Arrives: Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Ports of Call

Sydney | Mare | Isle of Pines | Noumea | Sydney

Package includes

  • Private ensuite
  • Flat screen TV for in-cabin entertainment
  • In cabin safe
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Musical stage shows and entertainment
  • Special guest entertainers
  • Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
  • Choice of Bars and Lounges
  • Fully supervised childrens programs for ages 3 to 17 years

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Based on a 2 person room.

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    My kids would be almost 2 and 4+ by then. Can I bring them onboard?

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      Are they toilet trained?

      Edit: actually no age limit to bring them aboard.

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      1 is the minimum age requirement for outside of Australia cruise travel. 6 months for within Australia

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        Incorrect it depends of the cruise line and how many days at sea, within USA its 6 months and there is no more than 2 consecutive sea days

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          Okay, well I was referring to all the cruise lines we have looked at in Australia not the US
          Always best to ask the individual company you are intending to book with but I haven’t come across anything different for cruises departing Australia

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      Sorry, no kids allowed on this cruise. I already asked, no need for you to call to verify. In fact, if you do call they'll probably say it's no problem, and if you Google you'll probably find this page that says they're fine if they're over 12 months:

      https://www.pocruises.com.au/plan/know-before-you-buy/travel...

      And yes, if you book them and show up at the pier with them you'll be able to board with them. But…something something DON'T DO IT! I mean come on, I'm taking my wife on a romantic cruise while leaving the kids at home, flying a family member here just so they have "adult supervision" (apparently it's not legal to leave them unsupervised, who knew?), etc.

      Fine, bring them if you must. The "Fully supervised childrens programs for ages 3 to 17 years" means that if your kids are over 1yr old but under 3, you can't drop them off at kids' club while you and the missus put the DND sign out on your cabin door. If they're 3 or over you can take them to kids' club IF they're toilet trained (and no, they're not allowed to wear pull-ups "just in case"). Check each cruise line for their rules, some are fine with kids under 3 who aren't toilet trained yet (I "think" Carnival is, but don't quote me on that).

      • +6 votes

        You’ll find that a lot of kids that go on these cruises have more self control then adults especially at the buffet and drinks packages

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          lol there’s a quota for kids and you rarely see kids. the boat is big enough.

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    The link provided suggests the travel date is 05 April 2019 (and not Mar 11 2020 as per OP).

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      If so, it was cheaper when we booked ten days ago ($604pp). Still a great deal.

      Do note that since it's within 90 days of booking, you'll have to pay the entire amount ASAP, so you won't get the advertised price (there will be a debit/credit card fee).

  • +1 vote

    Any deals for ovation of the seas rep

  • +2 votes

    P&O are the worst floating caravan parks/rsls, spend the extra $$ go RCL

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      Why is that the case? My parents are looking to do a cruise so I am researching on which ones to look out for and avoid.

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        rough crowd some what, included food is not up to par compared to other cruise lines ie you have to pay if you want a steak at dinner etc, oldest ships out of all the other carriers.

        I would spend a few extra 100 pp and go with a more deluxe cruise company not bare bones

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        We did P&O and thought it was like a floating RSL and actually flew home from Vanuatu. We hated it! If you can get on a ship that comes out from the US, it’s worth the extra money - Celebrity solstice or something like that.

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        Never had an issue and went on two separate P&O ships in the last year. Both were excellent and no hassle at all. The restaurants are great and all staff were very friendly. Even the food in The Pantry, which is your basic meal area, was excellent. Definitely would go again.

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      I disagree.

      I had a great time on P&O, no problem with bogans etc.

      If you can spend the extra then do it, I probably will next time just for the luxury.

      But P&O are great for a cheap holiday.

    • +1 vote

      I've been on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, NCL, Princess, P&O Australia, and Disney. I'd go on any of them again except for Princess (I'm sure they're fine, but we had quite a few issues on a B2B cruise over ten years ago…I have a long memory). I'd probably be willing to pay the most for Disney, followed by Celebrity, then Royal Caribbean, with NCL/Carnival/P&O bringing up the rear. I do like how Carnival has free ice cream (soft serve), burger joint, and 24hr pizza (not sure if P&O's burger place is paid or not, but the pizza place costs $$).

      If there was an identical cruise leaving from the same place (I hate the White Bay Cruise Terminal P&O leaves from), going to the same ports, for the same price, I'd pick Carnival Spirit any day. I might even be willing to pay an extra $10pp/night for Carnival (I'd save about $18pp just from being able to embark from Circular Quay vs having to get to White Bay). But for the price, P&O is just fine and we're going to have a blast.

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        which ship did you go on Princess?when was that?

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          Looked it up just for you. Island Princess, May 2018. Vancouver to Whittier (Anchorage), then Whittier to Vancouver.

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        Golden Princess, returned a few days ago.
        Everything is 10 out of 10.
        The only thing that was really bad was a gym.

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    plus airfares from other states

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    from sydney again..

  • +1 vote

    Hi OP, where is the deal from Brisbane please post it here, we are waiting for you!

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    Would be useful to put [Departing Sydney] in the title.

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    What’s a virtual balcony ? anyone experienced this?

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      A TV screen which shows a live feed of outside the ship. Haven't experienced, but not worth much IMO.

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      Not really worth it. Balcony room is great for those that feel uncomfortable in small spaces.

  • +4 votes

    Isle of pines and Mare is nice, Noumea is meh. Decent deal.

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      This persons reviews are correct.
      Nice, Nice, Meh.

    • +1 vote

      I'd rate Isle of Pines first, then Noumea followed by Mare. Mare's purely a beach day, so if the weather's not great or there's lots of jellyfish out…you're out of luck. Isle of Pines is mostly the same BUT you can easily walk to decent snorkeling (Mare is a mandatory $20 shuttle ticket). Noumea has plenty of non-beach stuff you can do.

      Personally, we're going to try to snorkel at Noumea first, probably skip Mare (unless Noumea was a bust), and definitely snorkel in Isle of Pines if we can. Last time we went, same itinerary, we were all ready to snorkel in Isle of Pines but then the port was canceled. That was a downer. Ideally Isle of Pines would be first on the itinerary, so if we get the "good" snorkeling we don't have to waste another port day with "so-so" snorkeling. Oh well.

  • +1 vote

    Any from Perth?

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    Great deal for VIC school holidays.

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    Hi there

    Do you have deal for 3-4 nights departing Sydney

    Thanks

  • +3 votes

    Hello OP - any deals now or in future from Melbourne please. There is a lot of interest..

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    OP, children <12 yr old pays full fare or discounted rate? Please advise.

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    Are cruises any good for people who get seasick on smaller boats?

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      It can be fine, but you want a middle cabin that is low, that way if things get rocky, you can go back to your cabin.

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    Does this have 24 hour pizza??

  • +1 vote

    Tempted by the penthouse room just for the "Invitation to senior officer's private cocktail party (on cruises over 5 nights)." I wonder if this happens before or after the 'Pillow Concierge'. One things for sure! I will have no need of the 'turndown service'!.

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      I'm tempted too, but for "Welcome aboard letter from Hotel Director"

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      We had dinner with the captain on Superstar Virgo, along with the entire 6 other Caucasian passengers on board. Minority rewards.

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    Does anyone know how much they charge for 2 year old kids on the cruise or is it a normal full rate?

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    I stumbled across this deal before it was posted on OzBargain. I wanted to book 3 cabins but could only do 1. Emailed them saying I wanted 3 cabins didn't hear back for a day. I then spoke to the sales person on the phone, thought he had modified my booking to secure the other 2 cabins and he said just send through the names which I did, I had to follow up him hours later. He finally gets back to me with oh sorry price has increased can't help, pay the new price or don't go. That was about a 5 day turn around. Won't deal with this company again. Price is now only slightly cheaper than P&O but would much prefer to deal with P&O than a dodgy company like this.

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