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Our 3rd P&O short cruise - this one for 40th Wedding Anniversary. We booked a suite, 10010, and P&O offered special services for suite customers. So did Holland America (HM) but they failed to deliver on all counts - P&O went well above expectations. 1. Express check in - YES, very fast and friendly. 2. Cabin fine, really clean, a little old but the ship is going to another company in a month or so. It did not detract from the experience. 3. Tried all the food outlets; ie restaurants, the buffet, and the speciality ones - the Luke Mangan Salt Grill and the Chefs Table- ALL were Fabulous, especially the Chefs Table! At first the price appears expensive but in reality what you get the food, the wine, the afters it would be cheap at twice the price - DO try it! NO bad food on the ship and plenty of choices for everyone. 4. All the various crew members were always happy, helpful and ready to assist. 5. The entertainment was a 1000% better than on HM. The Blue room music variety was outstanding. So many different entertainment venues to keep everyone happy. The shows in the main theatre were amazing! Loved the magician. 6. P&O has restored my faith in big ship cruising after the HM experience killed enthusiasm.

100 times BETTER than Holland America (Canada trip, 2017) at a third the price!

Pacific Eden Cruise Review by MNBryce

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Our 3rd P&O short cruise - this one for 40th Wedding Anniversary. We booked a suite, 10010, and P&O offered special services for suite customers. So did Holland America (HM) but they failed to deliver on all counts - P&O went well above expectations.

1. Express check in - YES, very fast and friendly.

2. Cabin fine, really clean, a little old but the ship is going to another company in a month or so. It did not detract from the experience.

3. Tried all the food outlets; ie restaurants, the buffet, and the speciality ones - the Luke Mangan Salt Grill and the Chefs Table- ALL were Fabulous, especially the Chefs Table! At first the price appears expensive but in reality what you get the food, the wine, the afters it would be cheap at twice the price - DO try it! NO bad food on the ship and plenty of choices for everyone.

4. All the various crew members were always happy, helpful and ready to assist.

5. The entertainment was a 1000% better than on HM. The Blue room music variety was outstanding. So many different entertainment venues to keep everyone happy. The shows in the main theatre were amazing! Loved the magician.

6. P&O has restored my faith in big ship cruising after the HM experience killed enthusiasm.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10010
This is an oldet ship bit the cabin suite was absolutely fine. Everything one needed, especially the coffee machine.

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