P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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175 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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hollylodge
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
having taken 71 previous cruises some (not many) with P&O I can honestly say I was disgusted with the whole cruise.there were only two good things one was the comfortable beds and the other was Mathew on the cruise staff who will go ... Read more
Sollie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise to see more of our wonderful country. We did not spare any expense and booked a mini suite cabin 11148. Although the ship needs a clean we could look past that as the cabin was nice and spacious and the staff were just ... Read more
dnreemey
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose the cruise as we have not seen PNG islands previously and there is only so many times you can visit Port Vila or Noumea. This was out 4th cruise with previous being on Pacific Sun and Dawn. Overall the ship was old but very ... Read more
blueybastos
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just returned from a 11 night cruise to PNG onboard the Pacific Jewel in cabin 10247. We have been on quite a few different ships from various cruise lines and I must say that we do not nitpick about very minor problems but take notice of ... Read more
lagoon380
Member Since 2013
1 review
154 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose a cruise on the Pacific Jewel due to it going to the Conflict Islands. Having been on 4 Carnival cruises, 2 on the Spirit and 2 on the Legend, we decided to give P & O a try despite reading many bad reviews. The ... Read more

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Natsys
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we were excited yet filled with trepidation - what to take , what to wear, theme nights , how much to allow for spending money. The usual questions that newbies would ask - but the info we got back from people ... Read more
southsider20
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I chose this cruise as my partner didn't have a passport but we wanted some sun, this was my third cruise one previously on Pacific Dawn and the other on Dawn Princess. In comparison I was not impressed, the Jewel was a smaller ship to the ... Read more
davandliz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Over 2 hours to disembark onto tender at Mooloolaba - and this with a priority ticket because of our mini-suite. First we were told that the ship was late - a lie. I watched it drop anchor just after 7am. Then we were told by an ... Read more
windsor26
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
6,121 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Was trying a new ship and trying to see if P&O had improved after the mediocre ship Pacific Pearl earlier in January That ship was dirty boring badly served and the food was awful The Jewel was excellent The staff were welcoming ... Read more
Lunafan
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our worst cruise out of 9 taken. Sit down dining in the Waterfront was appalling, really really slow service, very basic menu and generally plonk down waiting service though service quality appeared to vary in accord with the gender of the ... Read more

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mbear64
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Just recently spent 10 days aboard the Pacific Jewel visiting Noumea, Lifou, Vila, Mystery Island and the Isle of Pines and have to say it was a most enjoyable time. The embarkation process at Sydney went relatively smooth and we into ... Read more
mackozie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
12 forum posts
I cruise solo so I often have a different outlook to how a cruise works. This was my 3rd cruise out of Sydney in the past 5 years. I have never had any issue with embarkation, no matter the cruise line. This time I arrived at checkin at ... Read more
Emnauwontok
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Primarily value for money, @ $999.00 for an inside double cabin. The option was an outside cabin with totally obstructed views, could not see the point of paying an extra $100! Good points: food was good at the Pantry, with lots of ... Read more
chapconn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise experience chosen as it was advertised as a "Blues" cruise. We attend Blues festivals so we were excited to be going on a cruise with the prospect of listening to some good music. P&O did not ... Read more
Ozzy777
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Teh destinations looked good and the price reasonable. What I didnt expect was such an old ship- painted over rust, damaged UV film on very dirty windows, varnish worn off furniture. The main dining room food was bad boarding house ... Read more

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Chmw
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We went Basically because it was cheap. We paid $56 a day each and we didn't expect much and we got what we expected. Food very ordinary. Even Salt Grill was disappointing. Embarkation and disembarkation ok. Ship is old but clean. Cabin ... Read more
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teandmlkennedy
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise but first with P&O had read alot of reviews and had a few concerns as we had always had a balcony but this time just booked a window cabin. Cabin was great very clean, good size better shower than in other ... Read more
survey54
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
11 helpful votes
‘Pacific Jewel” is purposefully a “no frills” cruiseship to keep the prices low - if you want the extras you have to pay for them. However our 14 night cruise was totally enjoyable: the ship is clean and well ... Read more
karin roddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Four of us travelled on the Pacific Jewel. My 90 year old sister, feisty and healthy and my two nieces. We shared adjoining cabins on Deck 9. We had a ball - more or less entertaining ourselves. Staff superb - can not fault their ... Read more
JWoody58
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
VANUATU EXPLORER via Cruiseship Pacific Jewel ISLE OF PINES: Is a tender port and is a delightful place to visit. The tenders bring you to a jetty near the old ruins on kuta bay. Everything is a short walk, there are generally a small ... Read more

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Richrob33
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I am writing to advise other potential future customers for a P&O Cruise and the treatment they can expect. This is a account of many issues that occurred on our cruise that completed on the 27th May. Cruise J624 on the Pacific ... Read more
dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. We were met at our cabin by the stewards who were very friendly and looked after us all the cruise. The food experience was very much what I would have expected and there was ... Read more
waldstubn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Weather shocking so all port of call activities were cancelled. Unfortunately onboard entertainment was almost nil making the cancelled port of call day even less bearable. This was an inaugural rock cruise and, apart from performances ... Read more
mazza51
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
148 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have been on this ship before, about 3 years ago, and was a bit doubtful of all the bad reviews. However, now I have to say I was very disappointed with a lot of aspects of this cruise. Firstly, the positives. The entertainment staff ... Read more
bpurton74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We were loyal P&O cruisers until we decided to try the others in the market, being disappointed with the other lines we tried and their large ships with all the features, we were apprehensive to return to the line that introduced us to ... Read more

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