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Warwick Archer

Age: 64

Occupation:Director

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Dawn Princess

Sailing Date: 2011-05-13

Itinerary: South Pacific

We took a 13 day cruise to South Pacific in May 2011. Had travelled before on Diamond Princess (inside passage Alaska)and found the ship too big, too glitzy and too many Yanks. I was dragged kicking & screaming onto Dawn Princess but was converted in 24 hours. All aspects of the service was 9 out of 10, food, service, friendliness of staff, gym , activities all good. Downside was poor non-smoking policies. Allowing smoking in cabins and balconies as well as walking/jogging deck is just plain dumb and not consistent with their overt promotion of health. Inconsiderate neighbours next to us (upwind) smoked in cabin and balcony so that we had to stop using balcony and close the doors. The smoked permeated into passage ways and our cabin. Its about time cruise lines came into the 21st century and banned smoking either altogether or severely restricted it to an aft open deck area. Also a lot of bloodshed in the launderies I was told but didn't experience it myself.









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