A Photo Journal: 10 Days at Sea Aboard P&O’s New Pacific Eden

No bikes or snowboard packed. Just the wife, two kids, a few cameras and a drone.

End of year holiday = Cruising time. First extended time on the high seas!

Our 10 day round trip from Sydney had 4 days hanging out on Vanuatu’s pacific islands. All aboard P&O’s newest addition to their five ship fleet: PACIFIC EDEN.

 

 


Related: My wife’s detailed wrap up of Cruising the Pacific with Kids over at AwolFamily.com 


 

ISLAND STOPS

The weather gods played kind and we were able to get of on all the stops. These 15 second video snippits speak for themselves. The island waters were as clear as anything I’ve seen around the globe on my travels.

 

SECRET LOCATIONS ON MARE ISLAND

2 HOURS ON NOUMEA

EXPLORING MYSTERY ISLAND

ISLE OF PINES WATERS

3 RANDOM THINGS FROM ABOARD THE PACIFIC EDEN

1. Pulled Pork Burgers

The $3 pulled pork burger from the Grill at the family pool is the best I’ve eaten anywhere! Don’t worry all restaurants meals are covered in cruise fare. But you don’t get stung on the extras and drinks. Barista coffee on the pool deck each morning $3.50 if you can’t handle the free Nespresso machine.

Pacific Eden Pulled Pork Burger

 

2. Gym and Elimis Health Club

I confess I snuck in a bit of training. Wife and Kids know I get cranky otherwise. A few jogs on the treadmills. Best view on the ship! Had some fun by attempting to run 20km/h with swell hitting the ship. Now that’s a good agility workout! Hat’s off to the P&O entertainers who dance at the nightly stage shows in rough seas.  Also tried my first experience at a bamboo massage. I’m a fan, as good as any deep tissue rub I’ve had.

Pacific Eden - Gym - Courtney Atkinson Running

 3. Kids Club

My 9 year old Chloee would wake up, run down the 150m hallway. Tackle a few flights of stairs to be first to see the days kids club program. My 3 year old not so much!

Our holiday is all about the kids and the cruise was a real winner for them. Novelty of living, sleeping and swimming on a ship goes over well with the kids.

Pacific Eden - P & O Cruises

 


Related: My wife’s detailed wrap up of Cruising the Pacific with Kids over at AwolFamily.com 


 

 

 

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