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Pacific Pearl Cabin Choice Deck 6 Midship Cabins FF or M

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Pacific Pearl Cabin Choice Deck 6 Midship Cabins FF or M

Well we have chosen a cruise departing Sydney for 10 days going up to Port Douglas and back. Now we have to choose a cabin. I have been offered Deck 6 Midship Cabins Outside FF or Inside M.

Can anyone help us to decide. Also when we book should we ask for our cabin to be guaranteed? Any other advice would be much appreciated as we are first time cruisers.

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1. Re: Pacific Pearl Cabin Choice Deck 6 Midship Cabins FF or M

A "guarantee" cabin is the opposite of what it sounds like. You are not guaranteed a particular cabin. You are guaranteed one aboard of at least the grade you book, and might be upgraded.

Many people have good luck with getting free upgrades, but I'm always worried I'll wind up in a so called "better" cabin I wouldn't have picked. For example: over the casino, which will be noisy late at night.

The inside M cabins towards the back of the ship have exactly that problem. They are over the casino on deck 5, and under bars on deck 7. The M cabins towards the front of the ship are over other cabins on deck 5 (which is good), but under the show lounge on deck 7 (which is not so good).

All of the FF outside cabins are over other cabins on deck 5, and under the promenade on deck 7. You *might* get some noise from early morning walkers above your head, but I suspect the outside cabins are quite a bit less noisy.

I'm sorry I didn't find a useful cruise for you, and am glad you found one yourself! The P&O Australia board at Cruise Critic might be able to help out with more advice on Pacific Pearl. Here are some recent threads there:

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

Hope that helps more than my last post did!

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2. Re: Pacific Pearl Cabin Choice Deck 6 Midship Cabins FF or M

Dear Fannish

Thanks for both you replies. We are just back from the travel agent and booked the FF category outside on Deck 6 Cabin 6225 so we are quite happy and are now looking forward to our trip. Your replies were very helpful and we feel a bit more confident in making our booking than we did a couple of days ago.

Scotty01

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