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NSWP
November 14th, 2007, 11:38 PM
My sister in law was on Pacific Sun last week, Sydney to Melbourne and back - Melbourne Cup Cruise. Rocky seas all the way, 70 people attended sick bay for treatment for sea sickness. Also Capt Froude put off a few 'louts' in Melbourne rather than take them back. Good on you Andrew. (Capt Froude is on Pac Sun until Feb then takes over as Master of Pacific Dawn.) It was my sister in law's first cruise, now she is a cruise junkie like the rest of us. She was happy with Pac Sun, good food etc, just rough weather going down to Melbourne, she also told me the ship was full with 1900 pax on board, does it carry that many?

Cheers..Les:cool:

jessica3152
November 14th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Pac Sun takes 1900 pax when upper berths are in use. I think it is about 1400 without.

Melbourne Cup cruise is notorious for drunken behaviour. I heard staff dreaded the Cup cruise even more than the old Schoolies cruises.

cheznandy
November 15th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Yes, I think it has a reputation like the two/three nighters used to have, not saying everyone on there is like that:) but it is a theme cruise and you really wouldnt book it unless you liked a bet and a gamble:p and a drink.

and also, it is quite expensive for a 6 nighter, so most book 4 berths to lessen the cost. I have wanted to do it for years, but then compare it to 7-10 days in the South Pacific,;) know where I would rather be!!

Chez
xx

AuzzieCruiser
November 15th, 2007, 04:09 AM
I'd imagine it was chockers. They had already made up the Upper berths in our cabin with 3 days left to go in the cruise!!:eek: It was the same next door.
It is the smart option. Think of all the costs for flights, accomodation, food etc.;)

AuzzieCruiser
November 15th, 2007, 04:20 AM
I'd imagine it was chockers. They had already made up the Upper berths in our cabin with 3 days left to go in the cruise!!:eek: It was the same next door.
It is the smart option. Think of all the costs for flights, accomodation, food etc.;)

maybs
November 15th, 2007, 04:51 AM
just out of interest how much does that cruise cost

LuckiePuris
November 15th, 2007, 07:50 AM
Prices don't seem to be too expensive for Melbourne Cup Cruise.

I was unable to find the price of this year's Melbourne Cup Cruise but have found the cruise for next week.

http://www.pocruises.com.au/html/view_pricing.cfm?cruiseID=W831&brand=PA

6 night cruise.

LuckiePuris
November 15th, 2007, 07:56 AM
http://www.pocruises.com.au/html/view_pricing.cfm?cruiseID=W831&brand=PA

Melbourne Cup 2008 cruise doesn't seem to be too expensive.

NSWP
November 15th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Melbourne Cup in 08, Pacific Dawn is doing that run, too many crazies on that run for me.

1900 on Pac Sun, yes it would be chocka.