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46% Loved It
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3.5 Editor's Rating
Pacific Jewel is the seventh ship to cruise under the P&O Australia brand and another to have enjoyed many past lives with Carnival-owned companies. It was originally ordered by Sitmar but was absorbed ...
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2016
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150 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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45
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dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
mazza51
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
135 forum posts
5 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
6 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
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Took an overseas guest on this four day cruise to Moreton Island Qld. She was apprehensive after a bad experience with a Regal cruise to Caribbean, so hoped it would be enjoyable and certainly was. So much entertainment, the crew worked ... Read more
11mike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 sea view rooms on P and ... Read more

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jaymarc24
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in which I then called the ... Read more
KruisingKing
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This is my third visit via P & O to the South Pacific and the destinations were the calling card along with a great price. Talked into it by my travel agent at the last minute, hence the price, but the South Pacific is a wonderful ... Read more
DarylD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we had a great time, visited some amazing places, meet some great people and had plenty of time to relax as well but standards have certainly slipped since the last time I cruised with P&O. From the ... Read more
random_australian
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The main dining room had very good food. But the buffet had food that wasn't particularly good, the fish was particularly tasteless and sometimes there was hardly anything I would want to eat. All places that serve free food closed at 9PM. ... Read more
jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. I can not understand ... Read more
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Legend58
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We departed on the 11th of January 2016 for a relaxing cruise. The first thing we noticed was the ease of getting on the boat, unlike an airport there was staff everywhere to help with luggage, fill out forms and give you advice. A great ... Read more
lynette.forte2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
When u ask 4 3 cabins on 1 floor and u arrive to find out u and your friends are on 3 different levels and the only level u dont want to b on is 11 only to find out u r on level 11 the aircon was 2 noisy u can hear noise from above floor ... Read more
pkwessel
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
87 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As a seasoned cruiser, being on no fewer than 9 cruises over 15 years, on all different lines, I decided to write this review. These are my thoughts and what I feel is a balanced review. I was a bit apprehensive to go, as P&O I do ... Read more
Nomienut
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My Husband & I were excited but a little anxious about heading on a planned P&O trip due to the regular negative feedback people had left on P&O Facebook page! We decided it will be what we make of it! Sorry about the essay ... Read more
pjandkjwilliams
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided to do a NYE cruise as it was on our wish list to cruise to celebrate a new year. It was great that Jewel was sailing to and from Melbourne as this not only saved us money but also time in not having to travel to Sydney ... Read more

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No Way!
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had several grievances. The staff & crew were not at all welcoming they seemed tired and unhappy "just doing the job" attitude. The entertainment was extremely average the same two duos in the bars twice a day for the ... Read more
pagoda113
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
just finished a cruise with P & O and boy were we disappointed. The cruise was from Melbourne to the South Pacific and return to Melbourne. To start there was limited pre cruise information sent out by P & O. Once boarded there ... Read more
Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to give our family a Christmas present they would love and remember - we feel we did this on the Pacific Jewel 12 night Christmas Cruise. From the time we boarded the Pacific Jewel in Melbourne to the very end, we had a ... Read more
Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided to take our adult family on a Cruise for Christmas. We booked 2 Balcony Cabins, one for our 18 and 20 year olds and the other for our daughter and her husbad. We also booked a mini suite for my husband and myself. All 3 ... Read more
Mlgaustralia
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This year Our Xmas cruise was with P&O jewel . Given the fact we just been on Norwegian Jewel we have prepared to a bit more budget style of cruising . The good side for this cruise was the departure from Melbourne ( which saved us ... Read more

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Tunnas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Overall an enjoyable experience. We travelled as a group of 10 with ages ranging from 19 to 90 on the Pacific Jewel from Melbourne visiting New Caledonia and Vanuatu. This is my third time traveling on the Jewel and my 6th cruise.We ... Read more
kathk13
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We travelled on the Pacific Jewel from Melbourne to Eden and back. We did get a terrific deal and great cabin upgrades from a 4 berth inside deck 5 to a 4 berth window on deck 8 and from a 3 berth inside on deck 5 to the same on deck 11. ... Read more
The Tall Guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my first cruise so I dont really have a benchmark. However, I set out not expecting much as I was told that P&O is at the lower end of cruise lines. We totally enjoyed our cruise and the faults I will mention were really quite ... Read more
smile1977
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Hi, all you cruise lovers, this was my seventh cruise and first and last with P&O. I have travelled on Royal Carribbean , Carnival cruise lines and Princess Cruise lines so I had a good yardstick beforehand to compare cruise ... Read more
DFP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked a 4 berth cabin all paying the special price of $355 each, friends a couple of weeks before the cruise got a twin share for $190 each with an added a $25 upgrade to a room with a balcony. One member of our group injured ... Read more
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