Well here is my review - will add photos shortly.
Travelled on the cruise with hubby and 2 teenagers - boy aged 15 and girl aged 13. We were in an outside Cabin midship on Empress Deck.
Got to Portside Wharf at about 10 am to find there had been big changes in 10 weeks. There was now the huge arrivals and departures hall open. The hall was ok - still smelt of new paint!! The loudspeakers were not working and it took about 2 hours to get into line. Then a relatively smooth passage onto the ship. After we got on, we found out the the customs computers kept crashing and as such we were 1 1/2 hours late leaving Brisbane.
We were in an outside cabin on Empress Deck. The cabin was set up for 4 spoke to our cabin stewards - Voltaire and Russell about changing the bottom 2 beds into a queen. Was told to check with the pursers desk. Went down to pursers deck - got the ok and when we got back to the cabin the beds had been moved and remade up. Was quite surprised at the size - cabins are definitely bigger than the Pacific Star.
We were 1st seating Bordeux Resteraunt. On reflection we much prefer 2nd seating but this was not possible due to teens club. Also tried out the sushi and oyster bar. Really enjoyed the sushi but wasn't too fussed on the prawns. 12 piece sushi platter is $10, 1/5 kg prawns is $10 and oysters were only available for 1st 4 days so missed out on them. New Zealand natural Icecream was yummy - $4 for 2 scoops and $5 for 3. Went to Lido buffet a few times - but much prefered resteraunt. Also tried steakhouse - well worth the $20 cover charge!!
The entertainment crew were relatively new - most had only been on the Pacific Sun for 2/3 weeks - most were from New Zealand. Cruise Director was Neil Rose. Shows were: Piano Man - absolutely loved it; Tribute - ok - wasn't overly fussed on this. Performers were singer Helen Day - really enjoyed her stories - didn't so much like her singing but she does sing a great shirley bassey. Other performer was comedian Martin Ralph - just loved his tricks with a yoyo and spinning top!!
Next post will be shore tours and ports of call.
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