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  Pacific Dream (Pullmantur Cruises)

Pacific Dream | Pullmantur Cruises
The Island Star at Islabhela, Brazil
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The Pacific Dream, or the Horizon as it is named in the Pullmantur Cruises’ website, is a classic luxury cruise ship. While the passengers here are mostly Spanish-speaking, the crew can understand and speak in English. Some materials are also in English but expect most of them to be in the Latinate language. It won’t hurt for you to learn a few phrases. This cruise ship travels to the Caribbean for most of the year, and has amenities that would please the entire family. Children are welcome aboard.

This ship travels to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Canary islands.

The MV Pacific Dream was originally owned by the Celebrity Cruises. It carried the name Horizon and was built by Meyer-Werft in Papenburg Germany (1989). When it was sold to the Royal Caribbean Cruises in 2005, it was renamed Island Star. When Pullmantur Cruises bought it in 2009, it was once again renamed, this time as MV Pacific Dream. Currently, the ship is still operated by Pullmantur. In late 2010, there were reports about its possible transfer to a French cruise line CDF Croisières de France who plan to rename it L’Horizon.

The Restaurant La Condeza offers waiter service. There is also the Buffet Grill and the Panorama Buffet with more casual dining. For refreshments, you can choose from the ship’s five bars. There is also a café for daytime socializing, snacks, and mid-meal beverages. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The Pacific Dream is well-suited for family travel. There are amenities here which would surely please the family. Teens and younger children will feel welcome with game rooms, play rooms and internet lounges. Adult travelers will also not get bored with disco facilities, a casino, a library, a Broadway lounge, and a spa. When you feel like just soaking up the sun, you can also spend time at the solarium. There are two pools in this ship and a deck for Jacuzzis. If you want to keep yourself fit, there is also a fully-equipped gym. Bars are open from late afternoon to late evening for socializing and drinks.

The largest cabins are the Royal Suites. You can choose between the RS with terrace and the RS without terrace. Aside from more space, these suites also have their own bathrooms, lounges, and separate bedrooms. The Junior Suite is just a smaller version of the Royal Suite. You can also choose between a terraced or non-terraced cabin of this type. The Superior cabins have outside and inside layouts. These cabins are graded according to size. The interior cabins have no windows or portholes, and the outside cabins have picture rooms or portholes, depending on their positions in the cruise ship.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Pullmantur Cruises
Built by:Meyer-Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Date Completed:1989
Gross Tonnage:47427
Length:208 m
Width:29 m