We have done several cruises from short ones to 9 day ones. Previous P&O ships being Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. We have just come back from being on Pacific Explorer which we were not impressed with. It was a real shame. The other P&O ships were wonderful but this one had a strange layout and design which we did not like. The cabins were very small and awkward in shape. We could not see any shows as the layout in the theatre was not staggered and no matter where you tried to sit you could not see anything.
However the staff were excellent and very friendly. Always greeted and spoke to you. Made you feel very welcome. The food was also excellent and the drink prices were reasonable compared to other cruise lines.