Review of CMV Columbus deck 24 (Pacific Pearl deck12)
The fore-located Navigation Bridge and the adjacent Captain’s Suite and officers' quarters are inaccessible to passengers.
“Salt Grill” (portside) is a specialty restaurant (surcharges PP) run by celebrity chef Luke Mangan (reservations-only, closed on port days).
“The Cafe” bar (starboard) serves the pool area with light snacks and drinks.
The Pacific Pearl ship’s pool area has 2 large swimming pools (the forward one is adults-only). The area is served by the Splash Bar (swim-up bar), “The Grill” (complimentary fast food choices with AU BBQ fare /charges apply at dinner, after 5pm) and an Ice Cream Bar (charges apply; offers “New Zealand Natural” ice cream, including the P&O’s “Choc Hokey Pokey” flavour). In the evenings, here are organized open-air deck parties.
Facing the adults pool is the ship’s “Big Screen” – large-size outdoor LED screen for movies, live sports games (including NRL/AFL) and show programs. There is a stage for live music and show performances, including the “Pacific Cirque” show.
At the “Aqua Hut” guests can hire snorkeling equipment for shore tours, or to purchase “Tabata” high quality snorkel equipment.
The “Plantation Restaurant” is the lido buffet restaurant. Dining times here vary (sea / port days): breakfast (6:30-11 am / 6-11 am), lunch (11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 11:30 am - 3 pm), and dinner (5-9 pm).
The “Luna” room is an Asian-cusine specialty restaurant annex (cover charges PP aplly). Luna’s menu features Japanese and Thai food specialties.
The Plantation Restaurant has an outdoor terrace served by the Plantation Bar.