Pacific Explorer Taste of New Caledonia July 2017

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#1
Australia
34 Posts
Joined Dec 2016
I've just taken advantage of P&O's 1$ deposit premium drinks package free for over 7 nights deal and booked this - very excited. It will be our first cruise - I've got Ovation for NZ booked in Feb next year but wanted a short winter cruise to "get my feet wet" so to speak!

First thing - can't find a roll call not sure how to start one? Might be bc this ship is 'new' (it's refurbed Dawn Princess.)

Second thing - noticed after I booked in Cruise Control it said we only had the soft drink package - called P&O and they were most excellent and sent me confirmation we had premium - just a heads up for others to check this;

Third - so I notice we can't choose a cabin - is that just a P&O thing? So do we not get a preference?

And lastly - My booking confirmation said note - twin beds do not convert to queen. But in cruise control I was asked what configuration I wanted and it let me choose queen? Anyone know?

Cheers


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#2
Adelaide
3 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
HI there,

we are also on the July 2017 cruise on the Pacific explorer, so just saying hi!

I think I read somewhere about not being able to pick your room on the P&o sites, we were able to choose via travel agent, I would recommend calling P&0 and asking the lady on the phone was quite lovely when I rang.

Can I ask did you get charged for a your premium drinks package, I booked via travel agent and they charged us, I rang p&o and said it was for free, the travel agent is looking into it for me.....

I am also looking for the roll call....

I think maybe they push the bed together to make queen..

Thanks!
#3
Australia
34 Posts
Joined Dec 2016
Hi, I actually cancelled this one! But anyway the deal is one dollar deposit (nom refundable of course) and if seven nights or more free premium drinks package for the first two guests.


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#4
1 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
We are booked on the explorer departing Sydney 20 July 17, $1 deposit and premium drinks package for 2. I booked through a TA and got to chose our room. I have been into cruise control told me I had 2 premium drinks packages and 2 soft drink packages, didn't ask me anything about bedding, but we are quad share balcony so assuming we will just get bunks.




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#5
Gosford Australia
450 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Hello , I found I could not book a specific cabin via the P&O Australia direct site. It only offered " guarantees " on all types of cabins. I called P&O and was told you have to call them if you want a specific cabin, if booking directly or book through a travel agent ! No wonder I couldn't find the option online. Cheers, Buzz.
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#7
central coast
11 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
HI there,

we are also on the July 2017 cruise on the Pacific explorer, so just saying hi!

I think I read somewhere about not being able to pick your room on the P&o sites, we were able to choose via travel agent, I would recommend calling P&0 and asking the lady on the phone was quite lovely when I rang.

Can I ask did you get charged for a your premium drinks package, I booked via travel agent and they charged us, I rang p&o and said it was for free, the travel agent is looking into it for me.....

I am also looking for the roll call....

I think maybe they push the bed together to make queen..

Thanks![/quote]
#9
central coast
11 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
Can't see Meet and Mingle for P O Pacific Explorer 20 July
Could we meet on 2nd Day of cruise...Will leave a note on
Message Board for time and place
Lauraine n Ivan from Central Coast