Pacific Sun - Melbourne Cup Cruise

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#1
Batemans Bay, NSW Australia
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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
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Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

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#2
Melbourne
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Joined Nov 2005
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.
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#3
Wauchope NSW
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Joined Oct 2006
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 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
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#4
Sydney, Australia
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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!! It was the same next door.
It is the smart option. Think of all the costs for flights, accomodation, food etc.
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Sydney, Australia
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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!! It was the same next door.
It is the smart option. Think of all the costs for flights, accomodation, food etc.
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Happy Cruising Everyone.
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Up next:
Brilliance of the Seas ~ Scandanavia & Russia 19th August 2014

followed by:
Brilliance of the Seas Transatlantic cruise via Iceland 31st August 2014


Past Cruises:
Radiance of the Seas ~ South Pacific March 2012

Carnival Valor ~ Western Caribbean August 2011

Rhapsody of the Seas ~ Sydney to Honolulu April 2010

Rhapsody of the Seas ~ Perth to Sydney March 2009

Rhapsody of the Seas ~ Sydney to Perth February 2009

Pacific Sun ~ New Caledonia October 2007

Diamond Princess ~Mexican Riviera October 2006

Voyager of the Seas ~ Western Caribbean October 2005

Celebrity Infinity ~ Alaska June 2004

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#9
Batemans Bay, NSW Australia
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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.
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Cheers..(Uncle) LES

Cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Carnival, Sitmar, Sydney Harbour Ferries. World Cruise, plus British Isles, Europe, Med, Greek Isles, Transatlantic, Asia, USA, Panama Canal, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Japan, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.!

**Last cruise: Queen Mary 2 - Sydney - HK, 16 nights, 2 - 18 March 2017.


**Future Cruises**:

Adonia: - 3 June 2018, France, Spain & Portugal, ex Southampton - 16 nights
B2B with..
Adonia: - 19 June 2018, Ireland, North Cape, Scandinavia, ex Southampton - 18 nights.

'Adventure before Dementia - Live for Today !!'