Friday, 27 May 2011

About the Pacific Sun


Pacific Sun in Auckland
P&O's 'Pacific Sun' now operates on South Pacific Island and Australian itineraries year round. Embarkation ports are Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, and Fremantle, at various times of the year. With an abundance of four berth cabins, she is popular with families and groups of friends who wish to cruise together.
    Built in 1986, she underwent an extensive refit in October 2008. She has a cruising speed of 21 knots and carries 1950 passengers and 670 crew.
   Crew members come from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and India. We found them to be very friendly, cheerful and helpful.
   In the restaurants alone, there are 4 head waiters, 50 waiters, 50 assistant waiters, and 22 buffet staff.
   We particularly enjoyed the variety of evening entertainment. Some nights, the main shows in the Atlantis Show Lounge were preceded by a spectacular laser light show. The special lighting effects were co-ordinated with music to create fascinating, colourful light patterns.
   After formerly cruising on four and five star ships, we were not quite sure what to expect on the 'Pacific Sun' which has a three star rating. We were pleasantly surprised. The stateroom was a reasonable size, there was a great variety of food and we enjoyed the activities on offer.

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