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I chose this trip for the itinerary, but I overpaid for a worn out ship. The ship rolled a lot in the rough waters. There were no stabilizers. We paid for one of the best cabins but it looked like a Hilton from the nineteen nineties. The common areas were also dated and worn with seat cushions with little effective padding left. The ships systems were unreliable: the toilets stopped working on each of the first two nights; the air conditioning was erratic and we were not able to effectively control it with our thermostat; the TV system was also unreliable and would just stop and we had to restart it or get someone to reboot it. Several of the Zodiacs were old and would "caterpillar" at cruising speed. Both Papua and Indonesian New Guinea were spectacular and I would highly recommend the destination if you can find a different ship.

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Silver Discoverer Cruise Review by jephoenix

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Suite
I chose this trip for the itinerary, but I overpaid for a worn out ship. The ship rolled a lot in the rough waters. There were no stabilizers. We paid for one of the best cabins but it looked like a Hilton from the nineteen nineties. The common areas were also dated and worn with seat cushions with little effective padding left. The ships systems were unreliable: the toilets stopped working on each of the first two nights; the air conditioning was erratic and we were not able to effectively control it with our thermostat; the TV system was also unreliable and would just stop and we had to restart it or get someone to reboot it. Several of the Zodiacs were old and would "caterpillar" at cruising speed.

Both Papua and Indonesian New Guinea were spectacular and I would highly recommend the destination if you can find a different ship.
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Cabin Review

Verandah Suite
Cabin VR 608
The cabin was very dated and worn. Badly in need of refurbishment. Limited drawer space and a safe on the floor. Air conditioning was unreliable and we were not able to effectively control it with the thermostat. The "TV" system kept going out and had to be restarted and sometimes rebooted.
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