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We have both cruised before but this time we used the P&O airport shuttle bus which took us from the airport to the ship and back again - minimum of fuss and quite cheap. This particular cruise left from one terminal and returned to a different terminal so the shuttle bus was an added bonus - one less thing to think about. Embarkation and Customs were handled very well considering the large number of people which needed to be processed in a relatively short time. The same applied when using the tenders to access the islands with no docking facilities. Overall the cruise was fantastic for us - at our request the bar steward was even teaching us simple bits of the Filipino language. We did hear others complaining about various things but never had a problem ourselves - perhaps we are easily pleased or they were very fussy. We will most definitely be cruising again as soon as possible.

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Pacific Pearl Cruise Review by LastChanceReally

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We have both cruised before but this time we used the P&O airport shuttle bus which took us from the airport to the ship and back again - minimum of fuss and quite cheap. This particular cruise left from one terminal and returned to a different terminal so the shuttle bus was an added bonus - one less thing to think about.

Embarkation and Customs were handled very well considering the large number of people which needed to be processed in a relatively short time. The same applied when using the tenders to access the islands with no docking facilities.

Overall the cruise was fantastic for us - at our request the bar steward was even teaching us simple bits of the Filipino language.

We did hear others complaining about various things but never had a problem ourselves - perhaps we are easily pleased or they were very fussy.

We will most definitely be cruising again as soon as possible.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10144
The Cabin was more than good enough for the amount of time we spent in it.
It is not 5 star nor is the price!
The cabin stewards were fantastic.

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