Beautiful fine dining and entertainment.
The room was great, the ship was ultra clean, nothing was out of place, the food in the empire room was amazing
All th time we were on board. Lots to do and experience. Food especially, put on at least 10kg. Will need to get rid of that on the next Cruise to South Pacific in march 2020.Unfortunate we did not get to go to Margaret River, "due to the weather"" I know that the ship went under repairs in Albany.and have photo of the repairmen. They had 3 divers in wet suits, compressors etc and truck with equipment. all this happened right below our cabin at the rear of the ship. Would like to know what was going on............ I had hired an Avis 7 seater SUV at $173 for the day and had to return it by 3pm due to sailing time, However we remained in port all night. so wasted nearly half day hire costs due to delay. We were not told of delay as we had already left the ship... Not happy Jan
New Years eve was fantastic. Pity we once again missed 2 stops - akaroa and napier.
Sea Days as they were very relaxing, as on this trip that was what I was after
Enjoying having a suite (St. Tropez) on deck 10, with a large balcony, and spacious accomodation.
The amazing food
Making new friends
Not having to cook and clean and be waited on hand and foot
Relaxing, meeting people,I didn't think the entertainment was as good on this cruise.
The dining wait staff and experience
The staff were awesome they went out of their way to make our holiday enjoyable and fun. The facilities and activites on the ship were great.
Time to relax
Time to relax
Loved to visit the islands, every one can relax,absolutely no work involved, no cooking, no cleaning. I loved the personal experience with knowing the restaurant staff and Nash that looked after us. Everyone onboard was so friendly and helpful. You can be busy the whole time or do nothing, all your choice.
going aboard, knowing I would be able to relax
Disappointed with carnival as compared to Royal Caribbean cruise
The ability to either go hard and do everything as well as just chill!!
The ship was amazing
Friendly service everywhere we went
Really loved Lifou Island glass bottom boat experience and Champagne Bay they would be my highlights, but my husband says the food.
Food and entertainment
Kids clubs very good
Food and wine
The ports of call
Club Class Dinning, snorkeling on port day
The food on board was great.
Christmas Eve. Singing along with ships crew, Xmas Carols.
Having a good band to dance to and a great duo also. Good weather lovely beaches
The fact that it was Fremantle to Fremantle was definitely the best thing! However, there was also very little we could fault with the Sun princess, staff were excellent and relaxation easy
Being with family
Champagne Bay, Vanuatu. It was the only stop on the cruise that we had not been to before.
The service of the cruise staff and spectacular New Zealand
No favourite part I enjoyed each and every one of my 10 days 😊 cruising on the beautiful Pacific Dawn, I hope I will be on board to experience this grand lady's last cruise.
Overall the cruise was great, only comment , unable to hear any ships broadcasts in the cabin.
Milford and Dusty sounds and the quaint village of Akaroa.
I loved the shows
Port Vila was great so many things to do
Spending time with family
The ease on arrival to get on the ship and off the ship, the food was good and staff were very friendly and attentive
Swimming at the Isle of Pines
Loved our stop at Port Arthur. Really wasn't expecting such a beautiful place.
Relaxation, and the many things to do on board plus the port if callsand good food were some of the highlights.
Whilst I loved the ports and itinerary, the staff on Celebrity is what really made the difference. Their hospitality and communication was 10/10 and probably the best I have ever seen! The renovation on this ship makes it feel like new; beautiful ship. I would now look for Celebrity promotions first above all other cruiseliners. Deck chair cruising (Sharon) ensured an easy process in the initial booking and was knowledgeable about the cruiseliner, the destination and the promotion at the time.
Ports of call
The 3 days at sea just relaxing
Everything was good / excellent. There was no one favourite part. We thoroughly enjoyed the champagne breakfast provided by Deck Chair Cruising. A BIG thank you for that.
Being able to completely relax and do 'everything or nothing'. The food and beverages were amazing every day. Payment options provided by Deck Chair cruising were easy to use and meant that when using a credit card, international fees were not charged - great.
Nice casual relaxed atmosphere on board
Very relaxing, so good to get the cabin we requested.
fun with friends
Relaxing and not having to cook clean and to breath fresh air after living months in the bushfire zone
Our room with a balcony, the range of food, the entertainment
No money hassles
Loved the complimentary balcony breakfast from Deck Chair cruising, thankyou so much
The hospitality of the staff both room and dinning
Nice Foods,friendly Staffs, Room, etc..
Loved the Majestic Princess. Such a beautiful ship with so many great entertainment and dining options. We had such a great holiday. The kids loved the discovery kids program so much. Can’t wait to go on our next princess cruise!
Waterfront restaurant menus and food was even better than the last time.
The cabin service crew where great.
Spending time with family.
Having a great cabin steward
Service, shows and Port Artjhur
The cruise was excellent, this ship was a bit too big for us though, so we will look for smaller ones next time. Overall the ship was impeccable and the staff excellent it was just the amount of guests...
Willis island scenic cruising we were able to buy Duty free on the ship
The organisation of the ship.The food and staff were great.The cleaners were terrific very accommodating very welcoming.Room clean. Entertainment terrific.Great 4 day cruise highly recommend.
Entertainment. Being able to roam about the boat and stop off in a bar or atrium and join in the fun and music etc
Exceptional service from the staff , especially in the dining rooms . Only issue we had was rude passengers who made us feel unwelcome and uncomfortable either because we had children or we are Muslim but the service and wonderful treatment from staff made up for the comments, scoffs and eye rolls from the older passengers who felt entitled to everything.
Snorkeling at Conflict Island
The relaxing by the pool and the good time in Isle of Pine
Snorkeling at Conflict Island
Enjoyed every minute of the cruise, cabin was great, food was great, entertainment was just what I liked and the cruise staff were brilliant.
Everything was brilliant, nothing to complain about at all.
Marquee evening entertainment, food, ports of call,
The Curtis Stone “Share” specialty restaurant was exceptional.
Too many favourites, but, I want to say a special thank you to our waitress, Edna at SHARE specialty restaurant, who made our night very enjoyable. My husband and I appreciated Edna’s knowledge of the menu which enabled us to select an exciting 6 course meal. Thank you, Edna.
The dining experience
Everything except for the Royal Caribbean’s Shows were terrible
Relaxing and spending time with sister and daughter
Stopping At the ports
All of it. The opportunity for kids to experience a cruising life before we have our 12 days to Fiji in July.
The gatsby party
thoroughly enjoyed the punchliner comedy lounge, and relaxing in the cloud 9 therapy rooms when the worked properly. The family loved majority of the shows and the atmosphere Lee the cruise director and his fun squad created on the ship
The food and the exceptional service were standouts- the staff were amazing!! Also enjoyed all the activities that were available.
The onboard entertainment was great
Ease of the boarding and alighting the ship. Especially with two hypo children. Was a great experience.
This is our 7th cruise. You don't have to think about anything, there is no better holiday!!
No favourite part! Just enjoyed the relaxing and excellent food.
Cabin min8 suite and theatre shows and decor of ship
Champagne breakfast was amazing, Steak dinner was delicious & the desert was brilliant. Huge ship, very organised. Tenders & delays were a problem in the heat. Hollywood spa area was excellent. Loved the trip, but wouldn't suggest old people do it in the heat. Airport transfer was not documented, then they charged us One way while we were on the ship (already paid return on Visa) Princess corrected the charge.
The food, entertainment and friendly staff on the ship. Excellent and well organized embankments on dock days
dinner time waiters were fantastic Lowel and assistant Haryadi made us to feel special
Our cabin and the shows
The 2 room stewards,Arnold and Ronald were amazing with us and especially our grandson Rory.
Islands were fantastic. Locals very friendly. The food was very good.
live music at night in level 5 near the reception. water park and water front restaurant
Winning a few raffles!
We loved the entertainment in general, particularly the shows in the Marquee theater. The attention shown to us by our room stewards, Liezl and Ryan was exceptional. Even though it is a fairly small ship, it did not really feel so and never seemed over crowded even in The Pantry restaurant.
Our balcony cabin and the ship The Ruby Princess just great but could do with a paint over on the outside and balconys as you can see rust stains all over the ship
The final live show in the Marquee Theatre was very good.
The food,ship,the shows every night,superb.
Dining experiences and Brad Nind lectures on forensic science
All parts!!!Nothing not to love!
Spending time with Family, visiting various ports, relaxing
not being at work
Just to be away with fresh sea air v
Conflict island was amazing
Staff were excellent.
The food , spa and gym
Not going to work
The location of my cabin was good, minimal noise and vibration.
The New Zealand Ports
Every thing !
All good, especially the Waterfront restaurant meals and service. Would have been nice to receive a Deck Chair Cruises lanyard as a token of our first cruise experience with you.
The foods and the staff
Conflict Island was great the swimming was amazing water so clear
Just relax and enjoy the bars and food outlets
Chilling with a cocktail.
Just relaxing and enjoying not having to do anything!We had anytime dining and asked for a table of two - we really needed ‘us time’ - hence the cruise, but the woman at the dining repeatedly made us feel bad for asking and was almost rude and unfriendly when saying, ‘do you have a reservation, if not there’ll be a long wait and wait over there’. This ruined our experience in the dining room and we found we were eating in the Horizon buffet just so we could sit together alone. We much prefer the actual dining room.With Carnival they had plenty of tables for two and were ever so accommodating.
I loved every part. The whole experience was wonderful and I can’t wait to go again. Thank you so much for the upgrade to a balcony suite, I loved being able to have the fresh sea breeze in my room.
Getting on the ship
Doing the edge activities
Being on the water away from the maddening crowd
The quality of food and onboard entertainment was excellent. and I would like to give special thanks to Loretta of Deck Chair Cruising for her very excellent and sincere service regarding my booking related issues. I really really appreciate her sincere hardworks and efforts to give the best services to customers. I will definitely book future cruises with Deck Chair Cruising. I always recommend Deck Chair to Royal Caribbean and P&O Facebook users group.
With family and friends
Relaxing and entertainment
Everything was fantastic, can’t fault the food.Lots of variety.Entertainment was great!Thoroughly enjoyed it
Everything was awesome 😎. Food entertainment staff were friendly and drinks were amazing and delicious. Various variety of food and drinks and we were truely spoilt.
EVERYTHING!!!! We have just put our next cruise on Hold!!!
Great cruise loved our cabin great part of ship very pleased thank you
The food and service was amazing.
Balcony breakfast inMilford Sound
Just relaxing and no cooking , and the theatre shows were fantastic
No pressure to do anything yet plenty on board to do.
Great cruise loved our cabin great part of ship very pleased thank you
Cruise staff was very helpful, Lots of entertainmentsGenerally good food
Duck cruise at Airlie Beach
Just relaxing on my favourite ship the Pacific Aria which unfortunately will no longer sail from Brisbane as of February, 2020. Visiting Mystery Island once again was special.
Meeting new people every day & making new friends that I'm sure will remain for many a day. The shows of a night were brilliant.& the food was just too good. Over all a wonderful cruise. Thankyou.
there was too much upselling on this cruise - we were bombarded by hawkers when we first boarded the ship to buy speciality restaurant bookings and drinks packages, internet packages etc.. They need to tone down this practise or else people will not travel with them again. also too many unsupervised kids on board
Everything. Beautiful ship, crew and travellers were very friendly. Food was fantastic. Service was great. Entertainment was fabulous.
The shore tours are fantastic a great way to see different places and all in time to reboard the ship
Island of pine
Friendly staff, lively ship, great food
Quiet time sketching. It's hard to find uninterrupted time back home!
Dylan loved kids club; and the staff there were great.
I find the food and service on Princess is way better than other cruise companies
Loved Everything esp the Skywalker at night
The cruise was great but cold. Security on the boat was awesome as they tracked down our 'lost/stolen' jacket within 3 hours of us reporting it missing.
meeting people and the dining experience
All of it
the show 7 sins and dinner at shell and bones
Spot on organisation in Melbourne getting to and from the Melbourne cup, enjoyed the presenters onboard eg ex jockey, ex strapped, ex caller. Informative,engaging, entertaining.
All of it !!!!!!
Enjoyed the time in port (Melbourne)Only “whinge” is the amount of area adjacent to pool devoted to smokers is too bigThe big group of smokers would overflow this area and the smell of smoke was spread to all passengers in this areaI don’t see how having a smokers area here could be considered best practice.Smokers will go to the most inconvenient place to smoke as it is an addiction and this where they should sent
People we met
all ports great, favourate port vanatau
A good singalong every night ( Frances) at the piano bar. Dining at Waterfront in the evening. Breakfast in the Waterfront is usually cold. Any meal at the pantry is a shit fight.Christine the lady in charge of tours warned of rude public ( cruisers) and they are. ENI culture tour has serious hygiene problems. Blue lagoon cruise was good and apart from minor problems the HoHo was good. After 9 cruisers the stage shows are becoming repetitious and boring. Our cabin was much better this time. I am personally still enjoying cruising by ignoring the problems I have mentioned . It will be good to see how good the opposition is when the new terminal is finished....Cheers
Everything couldn't fault it. The dining experience the food and staff were all 10 out of 10.
The weather was great
Just so easy and simple! Everything is take. Care of and we are looked after the whole time! Fantastic!
The Staff and Service onboard Radiance of the Seas was excellent!
Easy to book and edit through deck chair cruising. Exceptional cruise just as described.
Everything was wonderful .
Being at sea
Excellent friendly staff and just wonderful experience
1/ deck chair is very easy to deal with and look forward to dealing with them lots more. 2/ excellent and 3 excellent and in reply to the last question … just love the cruising
Port Lincoln and the musical as a theatre show.
Locations, Entertainment, Food and Service
Listening to the Live entertainment on board the Sun Princess. All were exceptionally talented people and knew how to capture the attention of the passengers and keep them well entertained.
Experiencing the culture of the islands
Being with a group of girlfriends made it fun,The ship itself is old & tired and needs to go. We didn’t enjoy the food or the nightly shows but the band “Popcorn” was very good.The cabin was great, beds comfortable, stewards lovely.Port Vila has had a lot of work done since I was there last time and the water taxi was much better than getting in a car to get to town.We got into Noumea late and didn’t get off the ship.Wanted to swim at Lifou but water was freezingOverall the experience hasn’t stopped us from cruising, just don’t want that ship again!
The many choices of ship life and ports were fabulous...but I found the choice of TV programmes very limiting and boring especially for my elderly mother who stayed in her cabin quite a lot.
The ship was beautiful plenty of seating. Food ok to much Asian shows great. After dinner entertainment to boring
All of it we had a great time
The room & the dining.
My fav part was relaxing no cooking no cleaning and the amazing service staff always smiling and helpful ...food was good service was excellent a very beautiful and huge ship
Cabin was great, plenty of room for the 2 of us and neat and tidy, great that the was your own bathroom.
Cabin was a good size and friendly staff all over the ship
the food and our cabin staff and waterfront waiter.
The cabin was a very good size and service was very good
The comedians were funny without language
The cruise was greatEntertainment was fantastic But quality of food in the pantry restaurant was poor
The staff on the ms maasdam were so fantastic and amazing, and they left no stone unturned to provide 100 % customer service
The staff made it really enjoyable, made us feel special, the activities and awesome food and drinks. Thanks to all aboard especially Hakim, Anthony, Jaymar, Ronel and Eli
Island stop over
Visiting isle of pines
Our piano entertainer (Spencer Chester) who we previously met and fell in love on a cruise two years ago with was on board again (didn't know when booking but found out two months ago). Every night revolves around his playing schedule. He is amazing! Port Vila and Lifou were amazing too
Going to all the different ports was great, although very tiring.
The friendly staff on Pacific Aria.
The ports of call and the food.
The ports of call and the food. The only disappointing thing was the entertainment.
What wasn’t to like, it as fantastic in every way
Just relaxing eating and having no housework to do someone looking after all those chores for me
Loved the peace and quite of the area of the ship we were located, staff were amazing especially our Stewards on Deck 5. Very well looked after on a daily basis by these guys.One downfall was the lack of GF options when dining, these were not always readily available. Beautiful Pizza restaurant that did not provide GF option apart from "Salami and salad" very disappointing.
Simply being on board the ship.
If I have to choose I would say is very relaxing and wonderful not having to think of any housework!
Cruising into Halong Bay
Our trip to Rotaria was one of our highlights..Overall a great relaxing holiday.
Friendly Staff Delicious Food Nice Atmosphere
Main dining room and staff
Spending time with family and friends, having fun, relaxing, cocktails, the entertainment and food! All was great!
Everything being in one place. Lots of entertainment and activities that have made me want to do a longer cruise as soon as I can fit it into my finances and leave
I loved everything the ship, the staff, the food and the islands overall great value for money A couple of points Why doesn’t Carnival incorporate the cost of chat on its app within the cruiseThe cost of on board internet was expensive!!!!We booked a shore tour for 11 of our party on board the ship paid $79 per person the other 5 people we travelled with arranged same tour with locals while on Island of Pines and only paid $39. Seems like Carnival make a lot out of our booking onboard
ALL OF IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND ALL WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN. I REALLY ENJOYED THE SEA DAYS AS WELL AS THE PORT DAYS AND ESPECIALLY THE HELP PRIOR TO SAILING WHICH DECK CHAIR CRUISING SUPPLIED
the whole thing, was my 1st cruise and the whole thing was new and the helpful of staff make it easy. while there was a few things that confused and surprised us we coped okay.
Activities provided for kids, entertainment, food... basically all of it!
We had the best suite and that was all to the fantastic knowledge of our agent Vonda at deck Chair Cruising - I could not recommend them highly enough, she was fantastic and knew exactly what we wanted.We were however very disappointed in Majestic Princess as a whole - the food in dining area and buffet were very average/poor and there were not enough activities (infact even our P&O cruises had better entertainment comedy nights etc - the entertainment was small and poor). Had we not had the full suite and the benefits of exclusive dining and areas we would have hated the cruise - however the club class was certainly the way to go. Don't think we'd ever cruise with Princess again, I think we'll stick to Royal Carribean in future, however I would most certainly use Deck Chair Cruising and Vonda again
Experiencing the Taste of Salt.
Lovely new ship, great room. Awesome production show. Quality food
Spending time with family and friends, having fun, relaxing, cocktails, the entertainment and food! All was great!
Loved the ship. Had a deluxe balcony room it was great never had a balcony before . The food was a let down though .Im coeliac and the choices were pretty bad especially in the marketplace in fact they were pretty non existent. The staff also need to be more aware of cross contamination. The show on board was brilliant . Staff were great .
Visiting the islands and experiencing the culture.
Wonderful weather & lots of relaxation. High tea& a dinner at Luke Mangan Salt Grill. I wasn’t very happy with the food in the Waterfront Restaurant this time & have provided feedback to P&O
Many favourites Lots of fun, great cruise director and her team. Good food.
My favourite part was the entertainment, but then again I only cruise on whatever ship my friends (who are entertainers) are performing on.
Relaxing and meeting different people
The entertainment on the ship and the food was amazing.
Isle of Pines was amazing. The snorkeling was incredible. The food and entertainment and activities on board was fantastic and options endless And super easy travelling with kids as a single parent Very relaxing
total relaxation and being spoilt. the food was good and we were lucky to have great weather.
Spending time with family
We loved renewing our vows onboard & found the staff very accommodating to our needs. The Captain is absolutely fantastic & a generally lovely guy, his assistant in reception Anjay was lovely & did everything the entire cruise to ensure we were well taken care of. The VIP treatment was also an added bonus.
The space and comfort of the suite
Port Villa. Gorgeous
The comedians and visiting Eden
we really loved all of the food and the entertainment we also bought some art at their art auction the experience of the overall 2 day trip was enjoyable just some small little issues
It was a comedy cruise, very entertaining
The range of activities, comfort of my bed, the delicious food and friendly staff
The Aussie the cruise director, she was amazing.
Loved the ship, our cabin, entertainment onboard and ports of call.
plenty of entertainment.
Just getting to relax with the family
The fact I could have my girls in kids club and just relax.
The relaxing time and the staff were amazing
All of it! The entertainment was good, the atmosphere was amazing. The workers are all so lovely
A free upgrade should be that not a large tender boat that never that position no veiw
The 4 x ports.
We love the price we pay all on board experience love Restaurants the staff 3 Day cruises gives us more options to cruise more every year and a Big Thank You to Mark and Deck Chair always recommend Deck Chair to all people we talk to on our Cruises.Love the Ship P&O Explorer we are always looking for your excellent prices everyone said keep looking for Sydney to Cairns and Port Douglas and a drink package could be good we will keep looking weather we like April 2020 or January to April 2021
Thank you Sharon for booking our cruise though Deck Chair and Mark for the price and locate on the ship for our cabin.We look forward to book more Cruises love the ship and alway waiting for the news of another Cruise and Price and love all that you can do thank you again.
Trivia with Zoltina-J the cruise director. Shes the most bubbly person amd makes the cruising so enjoyable
Being able to see relax. Friendly atmosphere.
Cabin was fine, cabin stewards were excellent. Entertainment was great, décor of the ship was great as were the bar staff. As per most cruises, the shop assistants didn't assist very well, they always seem condescending and like they are doing you a favour by 'assisting' you. Also the food overall in all outlets that are included in the cruise price were very ordinary. Actually it was the worst food we have had on our 11 cruises. The people we met on board made up for any negativity of the ship. We had a great time.
Relaxing watching movies in the cabin
Onboard entertainment and good variety of food
Definitely The Waterfront Restaurant. The food was amazing and so was the service. It was my husband and grandson’s Birthday while we were on board and everyone went out of their way to make the night special. Just one small criticism, on the next cruise I will make sure that there is a couch in the cabin as there was nowhere to sit so we always had to sit on the bed which can become quite uncomfortable over lengthy periods. Just a great family cruise.Also we both play Ukuleles. When we briefly came back to our cabin one night the cabin boy Soulah asked Joe to play a song . Joe obliged , then he had a thought he placed the uke in his hands and taiught him a few chords . This gentle Phillipines man picked up the music straight away and he was really good . When we were ready to leave the ship I gave soulah my uke with a thank you note for looking after us so well . I have never seen a man so overjoyed with such a gesture. He bowed and kissed Joe’s forehead and did a little dance for me. That was the highlight of our cruise . We both had tears in our eyes. If anyone is interested I can send you the video of Soulah playing the Uke.And oh the free photograph package . Thank you Deck Chair cruising it was great to pick up the beautiful photos with compliments of you. Roll on the next cruise in March.Kind regards Jean Moore(Clark) Joe Clark .?
The food was excellent, the staff top rate & the shows wonderful. I would recommend to other friends & family. I would like to mention, Santosh, our steward, who serviced our room to a very high, professional standard. Regards Graham & Bridget Keye.
Loved it all.
My favourite part was the 8-s night but it ended too soon and it was on the wrong night, it should have been on the Saturday or Friday night to allow a big night for those that enjoy it.
The cruise experience on board the ship..... the service, shows, entertainment etc. Atmosphere was Great!
The food. Tne shows. Visiting the islands.
Just relaxing and appreciating the fantastic service on board. Staff were amazing. I have been on quite a few cruises and the ship is in need of a revamp , but the crew compensate for this. Thank you Deck chair
The service we got from our consultant was the best I have ever had I always recommend Deck Chair cruising to everyone. I have already booked another cruise with your company. I love cruising and could not fault any part of it on the Aria. Service was great and we even saw whales dolphins and manta rays so very exciting.
the whole cruise was excellent but i would say pulling into Komodo Island,Bali & Singapore early in the morning. the sights were amazing cruising in
not having to do a single thing - spending some uninterrupted quality time with my mum and my sister
Getting back home. This will probably be our last cruise on Pacific Explorer. Not impressed with food,staff,or the experience on this ship.
Generally just relaxing and been looked after.
I can't really narrow it down to just one thing. The whole cruising experience was great as usual. It's always lovely to get onboard and be treated the way we do. It's above and beyond but lovely at the same token. I gave a rating of good for both Explorer and P&O for a couple of reasons. Don't get me wrong, we still had a great time but I just found the days a bit boring. There wasn't a lot happening during that time, unless you wanted to go to bingo or quiz shows. Wevé learnt our lesson and are already trying to figure out what we'll take onboard next time to keep us amused. As for our room, we were really happy with that. We had a great room in a great spot from our point of view. The only thing I can say is it would have been great had we had a cleaner window to enjoy the views. I mean what's the use in paying for an OV, if its not a clear view. Food was good. Pretty much exactly what we always get from P&O, so no disappointment's there. I mean there were a few dud meals but it's a lottery when picking from a menu. You never know what your actually ordering. We do try and scan the room to try and work out whats what. Anyway, we have a cruise coming up on Majestic which we are super excited for. We've done 4 cruises, all P&O, so it will be nice to try another organisation. We have Ovation in Feb 2020, then back on Explorer in April 2020. We absolutely love cruising and we are aiming to go on at least 3 a year. :)
Getting to see and experience thing onshore at our destinations
The whole trip 100% The ship itself,staff ,our cabin ,food entertainment the tours etc etc
When I am going inside into my cabin
The cruise itself. Unfortunately, the Japanese ports of call on these cruise were not top drawer ports. There was really little of interest at these ports, the shopping experience was poor-shops were either shut or individual shops were spaced far apart. Also Princess failed in their responsibilities, after we had paid to obtain a shuttle bus into the various ports/towns, the buses invariably dropped their passengers up to 1km away from the nearest proper shopping area and gave no instructions on how to reach these areas. There were large numbers of passengers who felt in a similar vein. Onboard the Diamond Princess, no problems. However they failed in the ports
The comedy shows were amazing. The only negative feedback we give is there needs to be more to do on sea days. Especially when on the upper deck we couldn’t play the games as it was too windy. We spoke to a lot of people and they all said the same thing. But thank you we had a wonderful enjoyable cruise
relaxing in the sanctuary every day with fab weather
not having to cook or clean up, the room attendants were absolutely fantastic and took awesome care of us.
all of it
as always the relaxing part is the best, entertainment was great, food lacked quality
Isle of pines
Shore excursion to Spice Farm in Suva
The range of entertainment and the food.
Fine Dining & Theatre Shows
The relaxation, nice comfortable cabin, cabin boys were helpful, friendly people.
can not really choose it was all good
Moreton Island and eating at the pizza restaurant. The staff were amazing.
I really enjoyed all of the Cruise. Only the food I have been on Carnival Spirit to Singapore before and food was just ok, this time a little better. I think the food on other ships is quite a lot better. Also there was a good size chicken bone in my soup very dangerous. I would like to thank you for all of your help with the booking of the cruise, and would book with Deck Chair Cruising again. Many thanks Gay Thomas
Cruise was a disappointment since we missed 2 destinations due to heavy seas and lack of port facilities meant that tenders could not be launched. This led to many more days/nights at sea than anticipated. Destinations visited were very interesting and informative. Information talks on boat by guest lecturers John and Morag Hocknull were excellent.Dining room food was inconsistent both in the ingredients used and whether delivered hot or cold. But every effort made to satisfy special dietary requests.Cocktails were also inconsistent in their formulation and several were returned to be remade due to missing ingredients - these were $16 each and were remade on 4 or more occasions without a fuss.Had a pedicure at the spa which was an appalling service. On complaint to the manager the cost was immediately refunded.P&O web site does not include any details about the necessity to have cash local currency for excursions on this cruise, its provision on board and the cost of visa charged to on board account without prior notice. All staff on board were great with the exception of the nail technician. On board wifi was hit and miss but better than expected for coverage but speed was often poor.
We were never bored on the sea days ,there was always something happening onboard, The amazing productions from the playlist team kept us entertained.
Staff, service and food
Deck Chair Cruising was easy & friendly to deal with.... Highly recommend.
Theme nights and delicious food
Awesome cruise, with great comedians. Deck Chair are amazing to assist with all your cruise requirements.
Variety of food options, table service for drinks, friendly cabin staff
Relaxing, good food and wonderful staff
Our favourite thing was going to Moreton island for the day
Everything was fab the staff,food and PNG
no house work no cooking
Everything from my first contact with Sharon Deck chair cruising she was very helpful This was our first cruise and it didn’t disappoint We had a fabulous time
Getting to meet the fabulous staff on P&O Explorer and creating a friendship with them over our holiday experience
The different ports and islands - discovering that pre-existing ideas on Japan and reality were totally different. In a good way.
The housekeeping was fantastic. The live shows were brilliant.
The whole experience! It was higher than my expectations
Not having to do anything but relax. No cooking no cleaning no shopping or driving whoooo
The room was amazing as per usual booking thru you guys !
The excellent Elvis entertainment. All te entertainers were fantastic. Loved everything.
Meeting like minded people,and of course the music
All of it. Loved it. 💕
Everything, I loved the cruise.
Staff were beyond amazing and deck chair cruising was so easy to book through with great prices
It would have to be the visit to the Taj Mahal, an experience not to be missed, although taken as a side trip to the cruise
Having fun with my friends
Not having to cook or cleanThe beautiful swimming and snorkeling we experienced - crystal clear water and fantastic weatherkids club was great for our son.Wish they would stop using plastic straws on the ships though.
All the food and most activities were included in the price. Relaxing and an easy holiday.
Overall the whole experience was fantastic .The staff on the ship and Deck chair cruising are amazing.Room was a little dated but other than that still had great time .
The staff onboard were amazing so helpful friendly and Jeffery and Roby were amazing with our girls and making special towels etc. the service the provided was brilliant. The food in the Pantry and Waterfront Restaurant was great and onboard entertainment enjoyable. The only thing I can fault on is the “smokers area” this could be allocated elsewhere where the majority of people don’t spend their day as the smell was overwhelming at times and in the main area where kids are also spending the day in the pool and top deck entertainment (maybe the back of the ship somewhere would be better served for a smokers area) I also think the water slide could be opened for kids over 11 as opposed to 12 and then have adult supervision as this excludes quite a few kids fully capable of using the slides but not able to enjoy it.
The food and entertainment
Pretty much all of it! The amazing service, the delicious food, the super comfortable bed, Robin (our cabin steward), the wide variety of activities. The total feeling of relaxation!!
Just relaxing and eating and not do any work
relaxing in the lovely sanctuary
The amout of activities available for all ages. The children aged 7 to 16 all had a ball! And the rest of us also!
The entertainment, the food, the crew, the decor all were excellent
Just relaxing with cocktails & going to the shows
Doing nothing for 10days
Entertainment Food GalleryCruise director Jen Staff friendly
being with my wife , playing basketball , meeting new people
The martini course at the champagne bar
Holiday was the best, Cant wait to cruise again on Radiance on March 2021. Booked whilst on the ship and already had prompt confirmation from Deck chair
Clean room, towels and turn down. Shooting hoops w my husband. Sunshine, warm days on deck and the crew! Everybody was friendly and helpful
Isle of Pines we did the brush island & turtle adventure. It was really good we also got to swim with a turtle. At Villa we did a sail boat cruise to Dream cove & had fish feeding out of our hands. Great
Everything was amazing.
The Orient bar activities
Loved the ports
Experiencing New Zealand. Getting a snapshot of the beautiful country. The Ports of call were well chosen . I found getting on and off the ship considering the amount of people was excellent and well executed.. embarking was excellent.
The waiters we had at dinner time lazing by the pool drinking cocktails Shows but mostly the relaxation
Everything was awesome. Maybe a bit longer in ports would be beneficial to people who haven’t been to New Zealand before
Getting away and relaxing on the islands.
I enjoyed the sanctuary on board the golden princess a lovely place to relax.
was treated like a queen ,just amazing
THe whole holiday was great. Our cabin staff were fantastic !
Having already been on the Dawn on previous occasions we were excited to see how the grandkids took to the new slides and waterpark along with all the other cool things for kids to do. We weren't disappointed they loved all of it … the ship and the locations. They even played hide and seek using the whole ship to hide, needless to say it was a long game :) The only thing I was disappointed in was the seating in the Pantry. There just wasn't enough for the amount of people that use it. We did use the Waterfront mostly because it was easier to seat 6 people without a hassle. Other than that we loved our trip .. thank you
Booking was easy & straight forward. The cruising & life on board the Aria.I have cruised on the Aria prevously & the atomsphere is friendly & relaxing
The islands visited, the people we met on board. Noisy cabin, food average.
No cooking, great food,Friendly staff, Awesome shows.
EVERYTHING ! We had a great time
Fantastic entertainment! Excellent ports.... overall, one of the best cruises we’ve done
The ship, entertainment, the food and the crew were all amazing!
Time with family, enjoyed Conflict Island and snorkeling
The service and booking was very good. Enjoyed the Cunard Experience
The people we met on the ship
The intertainment team were amazing. The food in the restuarants was great. Not keen on the Pantry would rather have a self serve food court.
Nouveau Restaurant was the highlight of the cruise and Isle of Pines was beautiful.
The relaxation of doing nothing, enjoying the programs and the dinning experience with Headwaiter Muchtar and his team
the relaxation and friendly atmosphere of all crew
We had a fantastic time. The crew where great our waiter went above and beyond. Jen the cruise director was brilliant and the people we met have become friends. This cruise was the best we have been on from the booking with Deck Chair Cruising to the day we came home.
The relaxation & the food
Our Waiter Staff Dewa and Jayvee where amazing!
The ship’s service and entertainment were remarkable. It was wonderful!
Definitely the buffet! No wait, the main dining room service and food. No....it was the balcony views, actually no because we were on deck 6 and right over the smokers area, smelly and noisy. So it was the onboard shopping. Nah that was too crowded for me. Must've been the 70s dance party, what a hoot! But the music was hurting my ears. So my favourite part was flying high in the North Star and the amazing views while at sea or onshore. Or maybe it was just everything. Yes everything was my favourite.
The island tours booked thru P&O, plus quiet time in our mini suite
Not the ports as we didn’t get off because of theweather
The service of everyone was wonderful,
Everything about the cruise was absolutely fantastic and we can't wait till the next one
We went for a 40th it was the best cruise I have been on loved relaxing and doing nothing all day. Food was amazing, booking the trip with Deck Chair was hassle free and staff was amazing.
The hollywood pool and surrounding area
not having to prepare and cook my meals. relaxing in the lounges . A few other comments. I was disappointed that there was not a fridge in my cabin, I had travelled on the Dawn before which had one. I couldn't look out the window without climbing on the bed .
entertainment and service
Cruise itself & awesome hospitality. However Indian vegetarian food was not available untill we asked them for. Also a big issue with internal communication within their kitchen staff.
Having my birthday onboard the ship (depature date) and getting a voucher for $50 off a massage which I found in my room 2nd last day. Too late to book a massage. We love Carnival cruises 8/10. Room was great, location was great, shows were amazing and the staff were friendly.
Over 18s area. Plenty of different bar areas and entertainment
It was relaxing
Visiting the islands and swimming / snorkeling.
Just to get to relax and chill out
The food was absolutely outstanding!!!The ship was amazing!!!Boarding and dis-embarking was extremely well organised making it very easy!!
Meeting new people
Everything was fantastic. Cabin, food, service, staff, excursion. We could not of had a better cruise. We will certainly be looking for another cruise next year. Thanks
the service and friendship shown by jefferson of the outriggers bar
The port of calls
Seeing New Zealand
Mystery island was amazing. The staff on the cruise were all so lovely. They definitely make you want to cruise with them again. Everything was always so clean. Staff were very attentive and we never waited long or went without anything. The cruise was very well organised in regards to getting on and off the boat in a timely manner. I'll definitely cruise with carnival again. I'm also impressed with deck chair. No issues with booking the cruise and the price we paid was great and got a bonus of 500 on board credit. I'll be booking my next cruise with you guys. Thank you for a great experience.
I loved everything about the cruise apart from the itinerary changing AFTER we had payed the $500 deposit. It changed from Hamilton Island, where I was looking forward to the most to seedy back packer town Airlie Beach. I used to live and work on Hamilton Island and wanted to show my partner the island, only to find out it had changed for no reason given after I had payed that deposit. I wouldn't have chose this cruise if it wasn't for Hamilton Island, so that part was very disappointing.
The variety of music onboard especially Spencer Chester
Trying a different cruise line.
The gorgeous clean ship with its wonderful Crew and Staff, fabulous food, drink and entertainment.
Service from the staff was great, plenty to do on the cruise and beautiful destinations
Visiting the islands
The easy ,relaxed , carefree, stress free nature of the getaway . We enjoyed the food , the staff were great and comfortable room.
Visiting new places and the restaurants. My 8 year olds favourite part was the kids club!
exploring the islands
Isle of Pines
Having all food provided
A great family cruise. Lots of kids and cou in ples. Entertainment was fantastic. Excellent food in the Pantry. I have done many cruises over 12 years but this old ship had character. The staff were exceptional and made the cruise. Lots of people criticised this ship but for the price and what you got it was fun and value. I had a balcony cabin and it was clean and comfortable. I have done 6 star which cost $1000 a day and this was $200 a day.
All of it. Had a blast. Be doing it again soon.
Just being able to relax whenever I wanted to and party whenever I wanted to...it's your holiday to do whatever you want....and I don't have to cook or even get my own drinks....it was all perfect, which is exactly why I've already booked my next cruise with Deckchair Cruising for next year... 😀
port of calls, Isle of Pine & Lifou
Isle of Pines was the most beautiful place out.
The food and entertament good service and friendly staff
Snorkelling at Isle of Pines. Jonathon in the piano bar was absolutely amazing. My husband and I spent every night in the piano bar.
Shows and meals
Not having to do anything
the NZ destination and the ship
Amazing food, Awesome staff and time with friends
Nightly entertainment by duo in lounge areas. Drawbridge Duo.Conflict Island was outstanding baring the rain. Did not damper at all.
The ships decor fittings etc were top quality
Loved it all particularly Red Frog and band
All of it! Princess worked extremely hard to have us enjoy every moment.
The food, entertainment, comfort and company were great! One way your company could improve our cruise experience would be to issue us with a lanyard with your company advertised on the ribbon.
The total relaxation and the amazing scenery!
Meals and entertainment
Itenarey-always something to do for all age group gave us time slot and locations -was awesome
I loved everything about it.
Seeing Moreton Island
The ship was amazing and the service and plenty of things to do. Loved it and will go on it again.
The 3 sounds were magnificient. Julia and Ken from the Diamond Lounge were amazing and loved the outdoor adult only spas. Jiovanni specialty restaurant was great.
Just sitting back and relaxing on a cruise
The upgrade on our room.The materdee in the dining room.Eli the entertainment coordinator was great.Adults only area was our sanity as one thousand children were on board. way to many our of control.
the female comedian
Team trivia and not doing the dishes
The dinning room
Very relaxing thanks to all the staff
WE HAD THE BEST BALCONY VERY BIG, CHAIRS TO RECLINE ON AND LEAVING ON MONDAY NIGHOUT OF SYDNEY HARBOUR WAS WONDERFUL. ALSO FIORDLAND, MILFORD SOUND WAS BEAUTIFUL, NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING BREAKFAST ON DECK 16 GOING THROUGH MILFORD SOUND.I DONT KNOW HOW WE GOT THE GREAT BALCONY WHETHER IT WAS DECK CHAIR CRUSING OR PRINCESS BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH WOULD GO AGAIN.
Everything was gr8 about the cruise food, entertainment, staff, cant wait to book more next cruise with u very soon :) for my first cruise couldnt have asked for anything better well done po cruise
1. The staff, we are all part of a working life and to go away and be servered was a change of pace and thankful for. I had many nice persons taking care of us. And that was the best. Elemis. I would do everything there if i had loads more dollars or the prices were affordable for the porpers.
I forgot the food! Awesome to be able to eat so much styles at the pantry. We ate out once and wish i had tried them all. So going back on the cruise.
Relaxing and food service
The helpful staff and the music entertainment
The food & entertainment
Fav part was eating at the restaurants. And seeing one of the dance shows, fantastic.