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.
Salt Grill by Luke Mangan.
Everything was amazing and I loved every minute of it. Thank you for making this experience special, for me!
The balance - plenty of activities to do, or plenty of space for quiet down time, depending on your mood.
Variety of entertainment
The staff, and so much activities on offer
If it’s nice if you are going to port destination. Gatsby & white night.
The change of itinerary to Eden was handled really well by P&O. Provided shuttle buses allowed us to enjoy the town.
on board entertainment
lovely food,all staff were friendly and helpfully,lots of things to occupy yourself, just Awesome, the whole cruise ,must save for our next one,cheers
The staff are amazing considering the circumstances that couldn't be helped they accommodated us all so well
It was our first cruise and it couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect. Your advice when we booked was very helpful. I'm sure we'll go again sometime and would love for it to be on the Carnival Spirit. Thanks again.
all the staff were wonderful, from bartenders, waiters, cabin stewards, and their officers. very accomodating to all our needs throughout the cruise
Too many enjoyable experiences to single out one. We enjoyed the total experience.
The whole cruise was just so relaxing form start to finish crew was so helpful and friendly would go again
Sharing the holidays with friends.
The comedians and shows.
Being able to holiday with family and friends
Catching up with cruise friends
As we have cruised many times to New Zealand .This was a Birthday Cruise.So destinations were secondary, the ship we were on was our objective.I can only say it lived up to it all the way.The tours we did do were of ship tour bookings.All in all every thing about the cruise was perfect.
Spending our time on board relaxing and cruising. Watching the ocean and the tugs and pilots boats. The wonderful crew who helped my 82 year old mother up and down steps. Great service!..Great cruise!..We love this ship!..sorry to see her go. Thanks Deck Chair Cruising..we will look to you for future cruises.
Everything was fantastic, no complaints about anything
Relaxing, Good Food and entertainment
The entertainment crew were outstanding also having steady eddy we have never laughed so much. Our room staff were awesome
I loved the small events that the crew organised, karaoke, yes & no, golf & bean bag toss, that sort of thing.
The friendly staff & variety of entertainment
meeting crew and passengers on board and re-acquainting myself with New Zealand
Relaxing The stuff crew are wonderful people
Relaxing and P&O staff excellent
All of it
the whole trip was fantastic. and the service and help from the staff at deck chair cruising was fabulous, so helpful , would book through them again.
The service from staff onboard the Ovation of the Seas. Exceptional
The destination New Zealand. The ship is ugly , over crowded and claustrophobic. The décor was dark and consuming.
Airlie Beach, Trivia, Kareoke and the choir
Meeting people Stage shows etc
Embankment at south Australia was very busy, as first timers it wasn’t pleasant
Nice cabin, modern ship
The staff always willing to go the extra mile to help
For a first time ever cruise and being a little nervous. Being able to relax and settle into the cruise and have an enjoyable time.
The booking experience with Deck Chair Cruising was first class as usual. The experience with Princess Cruises and the Sea Princess was relaxing, exciting, experiencing new adventures, wonderful food and a bed to dream about whilst being pampered by friendly helpful cruise staff.
Enjoyed everything being my very first cruise.
The stateroom was well laid out, and comfortable
The relaxation while at sea.
Excellent customer service from deck chair cruising . I would really like to thank Merron from customer service team who made me and my friends booking a breeze. Since initial booking till departure date We were fully supported . I had to make so many changes on my booking time to time , however Merron happily resolved all the issues & was always their for us with her gentle and humble approach . Iam glad I did not book directly from P&O , else I would not find such a fantastic customer service officer (Merron). Thanks heaps deck chair cruising and Special thanks to Merron.
Spending time with family
Comedians were very funny
weather / food / water / child minding /events
Entertainment was fantastic.
The relaxing. Doing as much and as little as you wanted to.
the relaxation of a cruise is unbelievable, every moment was awesome
All of it
Ice skating, rock climbing for the kids. Rooms were made twice a day! Customer service was awesome. Enjoyed not having to do anything, and not having to go to work. Great holiday easily booked via Deck Chair Cruising. Thank you.
Relaxing, good food, good drinks, good entertainment. We love cruising because once you unpack you relax and either do nothing or take part in the shipboard activities.
The ship was lovely and it was fantastic to be upgraded to a suite!!! The shore tours were fantastic! Such a wonderful holiday. Can't wait for Brisbane port to open so we can get to go o holiday on these large luxurious ships. Thank you Deck Chair cruising!
Spending time with my grandchildren. The shows rack night were wonderful
Best Cruise we have done although our 6th Everything was fantastic
The evening entertainment, comedians, shows, bands.
Cruising Milford sound
The best part of our cruise we got to sail through Milford sounds ❤️❤️👌👌
Staff , food , experience!
One of the Dancers from Playlist went way beyond with Customer service and made my son feel very special which made our cruise amazing.
movies on the lido deckcomedians
Everything was excellent, thanks heaps from Tony and Mary Perkins.
The whole lot was awesome
Being able to relax and enjoy the holiday.
Everything but the standout was port vila the water falls our driver took us two could've stay there all day,
Services of all staff, especially the Waiters at Saphire Dining and Room service.
Spending time with my daughter
All good except activities are a bit hit and miss and usually same old, same old. Nourmea is a big let down would rather go to another small island like Lifou.
The whole cruise was fantastic absolutely no complaints. Also I must say that the service that we received from Deck Chair Cruising was brilliant. We had previously used flight centre and I must say your communication was way better. Thanks for all your assistance. We are now looking at booking again with u.
Having a complete holiday by not lifting a finger by being waited on and cleaned and tidied up and being served lovely meals with plenty of variety and excellent service throughout the whole staff.
The incredible waiters and bartenders!
The relaxation, food, friendly staff and passagers
All of the above - the beautiful cruise ship - Explorer of the Seas, the activities, the dining, the stateroom, the friendly crews, and the islands!
The variety and always something happening so never bored
no cooking or cleaning and relaxing by the ocean.
Being with my whole family - the theme nights and shows were fantastic
just being somewhere without hurrying just relaxing enjoyed every minute
Just relaxing, with no where to be or nothing to do for anyone else
Isle of pines
Australia day activities.Rekaxing.
The cruise was on the Australia Day weekend was wonderful all activities that were onboard with TV stations was excellent and watching all the air and water activities on the water were amazing we will do that cruise again looking at 2021. Thank you Mark from Deck Chair Cruising we so appreciate all you do and all the updates that you keep us in the know so thank you again and thank you for our in cruise that you have booked for us .
Being so close to the action and having the very best views of all the Sydney Harbour activities on Australia Day.
Loved all the activities on Australia Day enjoyed all the different Restaurants to eat in a nd of cause my favourite is my time in the. Casino .Thank you Mark for all your help with my booking though Sharon she speaks highly of you and Deck chair cruising and will continue to follow when I can thank you again Ross
Friendly staff & lots of fun we loved every minute of it
Fantastic cruise loved every minute
Very nice cruise treated very well by staff.
Actually the weather was very good which allowed us to cruise the sounds...Food, service and staff all very good....Prices, especially being in USD, a bit too high for drinks and tours....
The isle of pines
Relaxing on the ship
leaving from Melbourne instead of Sydney was great.
It was perfect. I just wish once a cabin is paid for P&O would give our cabin number. That would be nice. It shouldn’t be an optional extra
Pulling up at Willis Island - extremely interesting
It was all amazing .
bungee jumping in auckland
Snorkeling on the islands
I didn’t get a chance to experience much to give a fair feedbackMy partner was sick And I was a cater from 20th janI stayed in closed doors cabin most of the time Was disappointed as for my first cruise
Being able to relax. Not having to cook and eating at the restaurants....Going to Lifou island and snorkelling
Hospitality by the staff, particularly staff in "pantry" restaurant
It was all fantastic the only part the only reason the Explorer of the Seas didn't get a 5 is due to their guest service staff. I found out of the four I dealt with inconsistencies and rudeness in two of them. We finally got a nice one on the last night who seemed to know how refund etc worked for on board paid credit as this is how it worked as I had gone to find out and give credit card details for the refund rather than take as cash. The booking process at the start was easy and the lady who helped me book very patient and helpful. The rest of the staff on the boat were fantastic and very friendly and helpful. This was our first ever cruise and we can't wait to go again.
The food and the Islands
Isle of Pines beautiful. Noumea not so much. Food on ship plentiful and nice. Chloe cruise director entertaining. Plenty of onboard activities. Bed although 2 pushed together still very comfortable. Nothing to criticize. Had a wonderful 8 days of pampering
Time on the extended balcony
The cultural experiences at the islands
the service onboard and the facilities
There were several favourites firstly I really like the Cabin we choose, however next time I will choose one with a balcony. Secondly The Crew all over the ship were very friendly and helpful and thirdly so many things going on the ship,hard to choose my most favourite.
Vanuatu. The kids had a ball.
Loved every minute of it. Beautiful weather, calm seas and great service.
Going to the islands
The staff and the comedy show were awesome. The only thing I could really fault was not being able to get into the free restaurants. I think everyone who books a cruise should get 1 booking per restaurant via a coupon. If you dont make the booking within 24 hours then others can then book for other nights. I never got to try any of them except the waterfront and the Pantry
The ocean and Vanuatu. Relaxing
Spending time relaxing with my husband, eating the wonderful food, drinking the delicious cocktails and enjoying the beauty of the natural surroundings of the islands and at sea. The variety of activities on board were also great. Had a fantastic first cruise experience. Thank you!
So much food and super friendly staff
Snorkelling at Isle of Pines and relaxing on deck.
The friendly and helpful staff and the magnificent food!
Everything !!! It was absolutely amazing !!
Music & entertainment on board.
Everything was great
All ports of call were amazing, food excelent
Getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life
All of it was fantastic. only issue we had was that we were not given the same time to dine, however we found out on the second last night we could of changed it, but no one let us know. Otherwise we all had a great time.
The weather was exceptional, the destination ports were great and the service on the ship was good, the party Band were fantastic. The ship is old, the Night time feature shows were poor - overall we had great time - but you get better value for money on more upscale cruise lines
THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE
Spending quality time with friends & hubby without the stress of kids & our day on Moreton Is.
Everything. The most enjoyable and relaxing holiday we have ever been on, we cant thank you enough. We are now hooked. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything just ran so smoothly. Looking at a cruise next year aboard the new P & O boat that is leaving from Singapore. Thanking you
AntertainmentP@O is now operating as a budget cruse providerCould not believe we had to pay more for sea food
Not the food. Meeting new people.
My boyfriend and i got engaged on New Year’s Eve, which was a huge celebration for us. I was disappointed that we didn’t get done celebration off the boat. Even a poster on our door. Abs everyone knew as it was announced in the atrium party on New Year’s Eve.
Good & Morton island all wow factor
snorkeling the wrecks
The food was fantastic
Being able to choose how busy or relaxed to be. There were enough activities happening that we had a hard time making all the things we wanted to do some days. Then again on other days we enjoyed having a balcony to relax on & to have quiet time to be by ourselves. The cabin steward was wonderful, Aileen on deck 10 was very thoughtful & efficient. The variety of food available was amazing, particularly worth a mention was how my wife's shell fish allergy was catered for, we were very reassured that on booking the restaurants we had to pre-order her meals so that there was complete assurance that her meals were safe. Thank you to P&O cruises for a wonderful 40th Wedding Anniversary cruise for myself and my wife, we loved it.
Our stop overs. I have so much to say but you haven’t given me enough room. Very disappointing trip.
The amazing staff and their support to us as a big family of 8, catering to all of our needs. The ship itself is old, but the themed nights, kids club, food etc was all wonderful. We were dispoppointed that the 15 month old toddler could not swim, even in the splash pool. We had the proper swim nappies for him, but this wasn’t allowed. We understand re health and safety, but it was disappointing. Overall, we had a lovely family time.
Just doing nothing!
The entertainment they had top quality musicians, all the bands, the pianist the party's on board. We partyed every night it was so much fun!!!!New Years Eve was so much fun on the pool deck, white night on the pool deck. Gatsby on deck 8 wasn't the best location and also Back to School in the Dome apparently was great but we didn't go because it was so crowed and took a long time to get drinks so again location not the best. The staff were great, look we rate P&O 3 star so we didn't go on with high expectations it's not Royal Carribbean or Celebrity we knew that going on this cruise. So the staff were fine not as much as attention as other ships but tha's what we expected so it was fine. We did have some great bar staff look after us on the pool deck and the staff in Dragon Lady restaurant and Angelo's were outstanding. Our room staff we didn't bump into maybe once or twice when I went looking for a pool towel. Our air con didn't work in our room but as my husband doesn't like a/c it was also ok. I loved the ship and it's decor some beautiful pictures, it is a real shame P&O have sold it because I would go on that ship again. As I know two people who have gone on Explorer at different times and said it was terrible, old and smelly so won't be going on that one. We truly had the best holiday it was so much fun, so much entertainment and activities and it was all good, don't know if it was because of New Years but it was the best entertainment I've had on a ship. I thought P&O know how to entertain but my sister travelled on Explorer during last year and said the entertainment was terrible. I guess we got lucky. The main band on New Years was fantastic, they played again on Back to School night. They also did a Motown Shown which was fabulous. Spencer in the piano bar was so so entertaining always got everyone singing along. The other bands were great too. We had a Neil Diamond impersonator that show was fantastic. On our last sea day all the bands played together a Beatles Tribute so good. The only thing we didn't like was after 10.30 the music continued in the Dome they had a Brazilian DJ who only catered to the young generation which there were a lot of. It would of been nice if they could of maybe had some 80's or proper decent music playing on the pool deck for us over 50's not just the boof boof music in the dome if you call it music.We are over going to the Pacific Islands we have been 3 times Noumea isn't nice, although we did go on a great snorkelling tour, Lifou is ok and Mare was nice so we probably won't be going there again. We are going to the Carribbean in May but we like to go on cruises in Australia so might look at the West Coast next time. Thanks for the extra's, the New Zealand ice cream voucher and a surprise voucher to Luke Magnion's restaurant which we gave to a friend who's birthday it was on the cruise and we didn't know. I will definitely book with you next time not sure when that will be as the Carribbean is already booked.
celebrating a friends 60th, great night from the restaurant to the entertainment for the evening.
Just relaxing and the islands are so beautiful
Total relaxation and cocktails
The variety of restaurants and the way the Pantry has been set up..
Having our bed and room made everyday
Ports of call
Cruise activities/staff - very friendly and well organised.
We had a great time on the cruise. Really loved the entertainment especially the Gatsby night. The service at the waterfront restaurant for breakfast and dinner was excellent. Our cabin boys were very efficient and did a fabulous job looking after us and were always pleasant when we met in the hallways. We also loved the cabin we were allotted. Thank you Loretta for all your help when we doing our booking and helping with the changes we requested. Will certainly recommend your firm Deck Chair Cruising to anyone who requires assistance with booking cruises.
Being up graded to with a balcony room on level 10. This was a awesome experience.
Lots to do and relaxing.
Just taking in the relaxing atmosphere, no rushing, just relaxing
Being able to relax on a calm ship. My experience ten days prior being very different experiencing seasickness the whole time re cyclone Owen, also on Dawn. The food in the pantry was ok. We enjoyed the Waterfront restaurant very much. The food was beautiful and found the staff quite friendly. The entertainment was really good on the ship. We dressed up for Gatsby night and had some photos taken.I purchased a photo package on the first cruise I mentioned ( Comedy cruise - 15th to the 18th of Dec, Pacific Dawn) but because I was ill I had no photos taken. I find the whole photo deal very expensive and only being able to purchase photos if all passengers we travelled with had also bought the package a real rip off. Not all of the photo staff were very helpful. One female member of the photo staff in particular needs a little improving in her selling point nature. She was a blank page, no smile, so enthusiasm, no interest in what she was selling. We did end up purchasing some prints but was disappointed that it was so hard and that there were 'catches'.
Just sitting on the deck watching the ocean.
Being disconnected from the rat race for 3 days!
We enjoyed all of it, the staff were very friendly. This was our second time with Pacific Explorer, and our 17th cruise. We will sail with P&O again sometime. I think they've lifted their standard.Thank you Deck Chair for your help with our bookings, and especially Susan who is Always willing to go to great lengths to find us the perfect cruise...
It was generic cruising. Not bad but not excellent. A bit boring
As this was our first cruise we have nothing to compare it to,But we had a fabulous time. The service on board was exemplary as was the service and advice from your office so much so we will be calling on your agency for future cruises.
getting away for Christmas
Meeting new people
Relaxing in the cafes with bay windows
Very relaxing, brilliant entertainment and wonderful service.
Seal By, Sth. Australia.. Port Athur. Hobart
ALL OF IT. A GREAT ITINERY.
Meeting new people and enjoying the music and dancing.
snorkelling Jenek Bay
Efficiency when getting on and off the cruise and mostly at the ports and the value for money. Our cabin staff (Merrian and Erwin deck 9 plus Pablo and ? Deck 6) were always friendly and helpful.Least favourite parts were the drinks package being limited and the service staff on all areas of the ship other than Angelos, Dragon Lady and sometimes the waterfront. Staff would almost always make you feel like you are bothering them and not even acknowledge you a lot of the time. Once the did take your order they would rush you along and not even look at you when they gave you your card back!!! Most notable cases on a daily basis was Zing and Lunga from the New Zealand Ice Cream counter for coffee in the mornings...it set the tone for the day.
Watching people enjoying the company.Meeting new people
The Christmas decorations were great and the islands were lovely, only thing wrong was we had a drink package and the kids had a soft drink package but when we boarded they said the kids didn't have 1 as it only went to the 1st 2 booking, however they had a different booking number to ours and I booked back in March and was told they had their own.
Stopping at all the ports, swimming
Special Christmas extras
The islands namely Mystery and isl of pines..The worst part was the food, it was crap,our friend got sick on the meatloaf, the best part of the foodwas. Bread rolls and jelly beverages were no better than water and coffee was absolutely yuk. Will not travel with P@O again
Xmas Day on board Sea Princess, made it such a delightful and easy Xmas. Cruising Milne Bay was great too
Lovely trip i would recommend everybody have a Christmas cruise Mystery Island was my favourite port of call just beautiful
Rigoletto Dining Room experience Service and quesine
Friendly and attentive personnel, relaxing atmosphere and overall fantastic experience
Really enjoyed the Solstice, a lovely boat.The weather for the cruise was sensational and all aspects of cruising were fantastic.Would definitely recommend Celebrity Cruises to anyone, in fact, we have paid a deposit onboard to lock in some perks for our next cruise with Celebrity.Will be contacting Deck Chair Cruising shortly to confirm our booking for our cruise in 2020.
I loved to Casino the night life the shows and Thank you Mark for looking after us though Sharon booking with you we will book again and thank you Mark for letting us know if there is any changes.
Everything. The suite was amazing the service the food the ship the staff the entertainment. PERFECT. Thank you DCCruising
We just love cruising as an all-in package - the food, entertainment, staff service - not in any particular order.
Ports of call as we hadn’t been to 3 of these ports the weather great and service good , cabin was a bit far from the lifts so we had a lot of walking , level on the ship good as well
Beautiful Conflict Islands, water and beaches fantastic.
The visits on shore were great
I enjoyed being on board and the entertainment. The ship seemed updated and a big daggy.
The staff The cabinsDrinksEverything
Staff all are just wonderful
Just being on the ship out in the big blue briny sea
Doing nothing and the great coffee shop on deck :)
The fun onboard
Just loved the 4 night short cruise and wish it had gone on for a few more days. We have cruised with many other Cruise Shipping lines and this was our 3rd P & O. We love the friendliness of staff, the range of activities on board and the Night Shows and standard of entertainment on board. Excels other Shipping Cruise Lines by far. We have been on the Princess Lines, The Norwegian Cruise Lines & The Celebrity Cruise Lines but will say that P & O has an ambience of its own far exceeding the others.
Relax and enjoy it
Snorkeling at Isle of Pines. One day there is not long enough, the water is absolutely beautiful
It was all goodIt was so good infact that i am coming om again
The excellent service by the crew
Favourite part was definitely relaxing as I don’t get a lot of time to do it at home, bad part was we were forgotten on disembarkment weren’t told any of details as promised night before and had to chase around ship with kid in toe to find out where I had to be at what time so I would make my transfer to train station anyhow all staff were wonderful despite some language barriers
I think the service guys on our room. France and Dennis. They did a great job and were very friendly.
Relaxing and being spoilt
Seeing the Sounds
t the shower was the best he had experience while cruising as he was able to stand upright in it. The bathrooms in the stateroom were excellent. The room itself were very nice and there as sufficient storage. The specialty restaurants ere outstanding and well worth the extra money. I found the general pop music very loud in all the public areas. After a while we did find some quieter areas to sit in if we wanted to read. The ship overall was very clean and well maintained and was beautiful to look at. Depite the large number of passengers ( we are used to sailing on ships with 700-1200 guests max) it never felt crowded and they were very efficient at getting people off and on the ship. The staff are lovely and are one of the ship's best attributes.
Resting on deck
Relaxing...cruised no of times inc this ship/destinations...3 out of 4 in party picked up an onboard virus though last couple of days...spoiled overall experience...food/entertainment good though..
Relaxing .. listening to live music..Downside was not too many choices of food for us Vegans
4 days feltl like 8 days holidays we had so much to do and so much fun
Sitting back and relaxing, moreton island was beautiful. I felt there wasnt enough to do during the day, would love to see some movies inside during the day. Really enjoyed the blue room and explorer bar.
th geat staff at deck chair cruirseing and on thr pacific aria
Spending time with familyFeedback for Royal Caribbean: considering the Ovation of the Seas was only built 2 years ago, there is a distinct lack of facilities in the theaters for people in wheelchairs. A limited number of seats are available in the back row and that is it - everything has stairs with no ramps.
All parts were my favourite of my cruise holiday
It was very enjoyable and the dinning and cabin staff were just great. I found the guess service people were just so rude. Only to prove that they were wrong did we get assistance.
Starting with my Booking experience with Mark organising and looking after our booking thank you and we have booked again with Deck chair and Mark and we recommend Deck Chair and Mark to all our friends thank you Mark .The cruise wonderful mo complaints loved everything about the shopping food entertainment outdoors bars seating Trivia music lounge areas wonderful we are booked on the Australia Day cruise 2019 and we are going to inquire about a cruise that go from Sydney to Western Australia in 2020 on Princes cruise if we can book through Deck chair and any other 3 Day cruise though to that time thank you Deck chair P&O Explorer we have the time of ours and we say thank you again .
Enjoyed relaxing and wine & cheese eventsDisappointed didn’t get priority boarding this cruise and attitude of some of the staff in dining room.
Sayan Kaewboonkam on the A deck of Sea Princess was very helpful and curteousl.Could smell cigarette smoke on open deck on occasions at Mid Ship. Was unpleasent
Well it was well organised from Mark from deck crusisig with Sharon Daley on my behalf organisation and with feedback was excellent and made the cruise very enjoyable. The casino on broad was good and the entertainment was excellent. I would not hesitate in recommend deck cruising two my friends to organise there next holiday. Ross . Big thanks again to Mark from deck cruising and Sharon for organising it
Celebrating my husbands 60 th Birthday in Angelos with friends and family.
Hop off hop on bus in Burnie
The resturant - Angelo's - wonderful food
As first time cruiser I was amazed at how enjoyable the experience was. I loved everything about it.
being looked after in all areas of the cruise
Towel animals, Isle of Pines and waiters in Sapphire restaurant.
Not having to cook and clean. The shows were really good too
Staff in all Departments ....
Everything went very smoothly from initial enquiry, to booking, to whole trip experience.
I really cant say which was my favorite because it was all really lovely,My girlfriend and I didn't want to get off the ship just kept going.The staff were fantastic well done to all the crew on the P & O Explorer I would go back the ship again.
The whole experience from booking to disembarkation back into Sydeny was amazing and would be happy to use your company again and also cruise on Majestic anytime it was an awesome ship and crew were superb. Cheers Nelmae Don Palmer
The cruise was fabulous, thank you. Thank you also for organising it for us. We would love to go on another cruise sometime and wonder if you could calculate a better deal for us next time.
Not having to do housework. And the friends that I went with. The special treat of shell and bones restaurant was lovely
Meeting new people
Being with 20 friends and having great time together
It was a very short cruise/break, but we really enjoyed ourselves on the ship. The ship is very well set up with lots of places to kick back and relax. The only issue we had was that we felt the food was not of great quality and was often cold. But for what we paid for the cruise, we still felt it was really good value.
just did it
Port Villa was amazing and just being on board with a beautiful bunch of carnival spirit staff members, they all do an exceptional job.
Super friendly Crews
The whole cruise was fantastic, loved everything about it. Great for parents and kids!
Sitting at the back of the ship relaxing
Vanuattu, port villa
Vanuattu.port villa. Isle of pines.lifou
Vanuattu, port villa, isle of pines, lifou, loved it
Port villa, vanuattu, lifou, isles of pines
It was our most exciting cruise as this was our first time and the ship was very good in all aspects. Our biggest thanks to Vonda who did her best to make sure our cruise goes well. She really looked after me very well and that’s how I have booked another cruise two years from now. VijayParekh
The nightly shows
Entertainment first class
Being totally looked after
The food was awesome and the staff were friendly and helpful
Always love cruising with Princess and the help I get from Deck Chair Cruising for bookings is always first class. Malanie Rocks from Deck Chair Cruising is always so helpful and in fact I could not do cruising without her help
Being able to totally relax!
The whole experience was amazing. We are all awaiting the cruise survey so we provide the feedback. Can’t wait to book our next one! Nothing was too hard and they went above and beyond in the chic dining room. My o my complaint would be that our hallway smelt like smoke the whole cruise - very thick smell and children walking past it all the time. Believe it was coming from the suites near the lifts.
Swimming and eating in the relaxed atmosphere which is the Eden experience .
Relaxing in our suite and getting room service
Cruise around Fiordland ranges was superb.Great service and dining experience at Truffles restaurant.Looking now for my next cruise👌👌👌
The service, staff and facilities on the ship.
Relaxed staff and very friendly service. The entrance and the food was great 👍.
Broadway entertainment and fine dining.
Great entertainment and the staff could not do enough to make our trip any better
The ship. Pacific Aria is a very nice ship. Public areas are really good and cabins are a good size
Nice ship, excellent staff, good experience, would recommend
All the crew were so very polite and helpful the food was great and the entertainment first class would sail with Princess cruises anytime. The little mishap was handled in a very professionaal manner and we were constantly updated it was a great Cruise very well done.
The comedy and cruising with friends
Cabin, Food, Crew, Ports. were all great. Ship in pretty ordinary condition, leaks everywhere (there was a bit of a joke that went somthing like" what level did you need to be to get a yellow bucket outside your room"). fire in theatre control room meant no movies, wifi or tv for 1/2 of cruise. Only real complaint was Maori culture show in theatre was a no show!
Ports of call in New Zealand didn’t need to go to Melbourne, wasted days.
Sea days are definitely my favourite. Going to book another cruise with Princess but don’t know if I want to go on the Majestic, but then again if it is a big voyage I might
That I could not use P&O Cruise Control to upgrade my room when prices where low and wanted to do so!!!! Ha ha LOL
Very relaxing .....great destinations. The Sun Princes. Has a new Cruise Director ..( Du Vaul ) he is extremely hands on and out there meeting passengers and interacting...
The not having to do anything if I didn't want to. The kids clubs are great, the staff on board were absolutely fabulous. Merron from Deck Chair cruising was fantastic.
Just to relax and do whatever you wanted. Meals cooked a real relax.
Doing what we wamted
Everything the cruise was fantastic
Good from start to finish
Celebrating my 50th and the whole trip cant fault anything
I loved everything about myCruise/holiday on the Ovation Of The Seas.So much to do on the ship. Food was amazing at the buffet Restaurants are very reasonably priced.We enjoyed WONDERLAND and JAMIE ITALIAN.Staff all though out the ship were so friendly. We had room 7228 (obstructed view)The tender boats weren’t really in our way as we were basically above it. Recommend this room.Cabin clean and tidy.Bathroom was good too.Only down fall, cabin didn’t have room for our big luggage bags. Shopping on the ship was high end shopping. Not many everyday shops but that’s ok as that’s why you stop at ports :)We ended up stopping the At following ports* Picton * Tauranga* Wellington * Auckland * Bay Of Islands Only negative thing I have to say is that everything you buy on the ship is in USA Dollars. So by the end of the cruise we paid our account which now we have to pay an extra $4500 As that’s the difference in Australian dollar. If I knew this I would not have done any shopping on the ship.Also we have to pay 18% on everything for these tips or whatever it’s called.Which I wasn’t impressed as I gave tips from $10 to $20 tip to a few waiters and at the spa. It all added up to be expensive.Drink packages are pretty expensive too. Might be the last time I buy one as we aren’t big soft drink or drinkers in general.Next cruise I’ll pay as I drink. Thanks Susan for always helping me book my cruises. Looking forward to my next cruise hopefully in the near future.Danica
Relaxing and the comedy shows.