Crusing on P&O Pacific Dawn

Posted by Kelly Flack on Monday, August 30, 2010
Well we just got back from our 3rd family cruise with P&O and I'll tell you what ~ I'm so tired I think I need another holiday :)

If you have never been on a cruise before but have always wondered what to expect, then I'll tell you all about our experience.

We have found cruising to be very affordable. All the cruises we have taken have cost us no more than $100 per person per day. Yep! Thats $700 for a 7 night cruise. The costs include ALL meals, and the meals are massive, and after dinner shows and onboard entertainment. If you like to have a few beers like me, then thats extra and you can pay with your cruise card so theres no need to carry your wallet or purse around with you.

I remember in 2006 we wanted to go on a cruise but thought we couldnt afford it. I made a Mind Movie where I mentioned that we "cruise every year" and "holiday every 2 months" ~ I watched it, absorbed it, believed it and have been cruising every 2nd year since and at the best of times, we find ourselves holidaying every 6 weeks. Sure, its not exactly what I was focusing on in my Mind Movie but hey, I'm certainly not complaining. In my mind, its all good :)

The cabaret shows are awesome. There is also daily Bingo with huge prize pools, horse racing (passengers race on wooden horses - lol), Golf chipping and putting contests, Wii competitions, Galley tours, Art exhibitions and auctions and thats just to name a few. The theme nights are great fun as all the passengers get to dress up. Formal night, Country and Western night, Island night, Cocktail night ~ Ahhhhh wonderful times. The country and Western Ho-Down in The Dome nightclub was a hoot! Yeee-ha!

Kids clubs are also available with heaps of activities throughout the day and night to keep the kids busy. Shayla and Cori only went to kids club once on this cruise. It's free, but they were in different clubs due to their ages. Oh well. We all had fun hanging out together in the spas and eating and swimming in the pools and eating and exploring the ship and eating and enjoying the company of Nana and Pop - oh, did I mention the eating part?

Buffet breakfasts every morning, Buffet lunch or dine in lunch, afternoon teas, and the dinners! Man o man! 5 course meals every night. The crew are awesome. Definitely no cooking for me and I dont even have to make the beds. Our cabin steward does all of that for us. Wow!

We went to Noumea, beautiful Lifou and Port Vila (Vanuatu). We did the snorkeling again at Vila as we had so much fun last time and this time it was even better. Fish fed from our hands. Jumped off the boat. Patted a sea cucumber. Great stuff!

The hardest thing about cruising is coming home again. I now have to cook our meals and make the bed once again (well actually, my husband makes the bed hehehe ) Since my Mind Movie came true, maybe I should make a Mind Movie about having my own personal chef and maid. Hmmmm, got me thinking now.

And as for you dear reader, I hope you enjoyed my post. If you ever want to go cruising or holidaying in places that don't currently seem within your reach, I'm more than happy to make a personalized Mind Movie just for you!

Have a wonderful 'Now' and happy sailing to all.

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