Posted July 13th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Hi Diane, the inside cabins and most of the outside ones have twin beds as per the photos on the website. Other than no option to convert to queen, they were not really any different to any other ship we've sailed on. I liked the 2 separate wardrobes, and the shower set up in the ensuite.
Hubby and I loved it, as did our daughter (27yo), her hubby was a bit bored at times, even taking part in all the quizzes and games on offer every day, (but that's normal for him).
The crew are mostly eastern European, and wonderful people, full of stories
The staff really know how to throw a party and do so very well, especially Xmas and NYE (we did back to back).
The only down side I found was with the food, being an aussie summer, more was needed in the salad department, and no ice cream! Both things I wrote on the feed back forms at disembarkation. The shows are all done by the crew (no fifo acts) brilliantly, so talented. Only other minus was some of the old people, lining up 1/2 hr before dining buffet opened and acting like it was their last meal, but I've seen that on other ships too.
It's def the smallest ship we've been on, but we enjoyed that side of it. Plenty of bars and lounges and outdoor areas, and the indoor pool down on L3 was awesome. No laundry, but good ironing room right next to lifts.
In Bali, we just self toured, got taxis to and from, was very surprised no duty free at any dock or on board. Security was a bit lax in Bali compared to the scrutiny we expected from other ships.
In a nutshell, would we do it again? Absolutely! Round up a few friends or family and bon voyage! If you have any questions, just ask away
Sandy and Ian
Pacific Sun - September 2011 - 3 night comedy cruise
Voyager of the Seas - March 2013 - 14 nights to Singapore via Bangkok and Vietnam
Astor - December 2013 - 10 nights to Bali for Christmas B2B with
Astor - December 2013 - 3 night New Year's Eve cruise
Voyager of the Seas - March 2014 - 18 nights to Fremantle via Sydney, New Zealand, Melbourne and Adelaide
Astor - March 2015 - 5 nights to Esperance
Pacific Jewel - April 2015 - 3 nights to nowhere
Dawn Princess - June 2015 - 12 nights to Fremantle via Singapore, Phuket, Langkowi, Penang and Lombok
Astor - March 2016 - 6 nights to Esperance and Albany