With Reuben Goossens

Cruise’n’Travel Journalist / Cruise Reviewer & Maritime Historian

MV Pacific Dawn

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All photographs (unless stated otherwise) on these pages were taken by and are © 2007 Kosta Specis of cruise-australia.net

Updated December 2009 by the author of cruise-australia - Reuben Goossens


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On this final photo page that has been made available to me by my cruise-australia associate and friend Kosta Specis we are going to conclude with the spectacular “The Dome” atop of the ship on Sun Deck and we then go down to Lido Deck and view the pools and conclude with the Restaurant’s, the Palm Court Restaurant and the “Café Del Sol” as well as the night-time optional “Steakhouse.” You will note that there are a number of venues not covered, such as the Legends Sports Bar & Casino, the Trattoria, Lido Café & the Lido Café, Lido Bar poolside, the Spa & Gym as well as the children’s and youth centres. However, the good news is there will still be new things for you to discover when join aboard the Pacific Dawn for your own cruise in the near future - Bon Voyage!

Entrance to “The Dome” is via a tunnel on both sides of the ship 


During the day this is a magnificent observation lounge and Bar, akin to P&O UK’s Crow’s Nest 


At night The Dome becomes the Night Club with live bands entertaining until Midnight, and then it becomes the Disco


 Lido Deck is fully glazed in, but vents along the top allow ventilation. Perfect for relaxation and for an outdoor buffet lunch


The two pools are separated by twin Jacuzzis on a dais 


 This is a multi purpose space, table tennis, dance floor and entertainment at night under the starts


There are two more Jacuzzis aft on Aloha Deck


The Palm Court Restaurant & Café Del Sol


Warm timbers are a feature throughout Pacific Dawn and this gives the restaurant a warm and inviting elegance 


A fine glazed panel features the Hibiscus 


With its large windows on three sides, the room has ample light as well as spectacular ocean views



Above and below: Aft on Lido deck is the Buffet, Café Del Sol, open for Breakfast & Lunch 




Café Del Sol extends aft & outdoors


The aft section of Café Del Sol is divided at night to become: 1. Café Del Sol for dinner (Free). 2. The Steakhouse (small charge applies).



Mr Specis and his friend travelled in cabin P190, which is a twin bedded cabin, portside aft on Plaza Deck. It is not one of the higher graded cabins, however the good news is, that most cabins on the ship close to identical, be they inside or with a window. Only the top graded cabins, being cabins with a balcony, mini-suites and deluxe suites are laid out differently and are much larger. As you can see from this standard sized cabin it is of a good size and you will note that in this case it has an additional two berths available for families travelling together. These berths are tucked away into the ceiling when not in use. Thus, this cabin can be used as a twin, three or four berth cabin.


 Each cabin is superbly equipped and has ample wardrobe and closet space!


Note the upper berths in the ceiling 



Above and below: These photos provide a good idea of the width of the cabin. More generous than o most ships!

Note the LCD TV




Walk-in wardrobe 


Basin in the bathroom 

Below you will find three additional photographs of a mini-suite which is especially equipped for wheelchair dependant passengers. During the cruise Kosta met a delightful couple and they had booked this mini suite, equipped with a bathroom for passengers with disabilities. Sadly I do not have their names, but I am sure they will be delighted to be included in these pages.

Another happy couple who according to Kosta thoroughly enjoyed their cruise on Pacific Dawn!


Bathroom suitable for wheelchairs, etc


 A mini suite has a wider balcony than a balcony cabin



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Pacific Dawn - Introducing the best ever cruise ship we have had based in Brisbane Queensland!

Photo Page One – Kosta Specis my associate, presents three fine photo pages of his cruise

Photo Page Two

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Deck Plan – Covering all her deck Decks 2 (Holiday Deck) to Deck 14 (Sun Deck)

Cruise Review – Michael & Rohani Dutton and their 3 children sail on Pacific Dawn – This is their story!


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