P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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212 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews
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Lawriemcc
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise after booking a Celebrity Cruise only to find out the Taxes and Gratuities made them Very expensive. In Santo we booked the Northern seaside and Blue hole tour. The Northern seaside was beautiful and we had a nice ... Read more
JCN8888
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise for both my husband and I. I googled a lot of reviews prior to going and found a lot of negative comments, so I was a bit worried. I found the ship amazing. I think the life jacket talk could have been done a lot better, it ... Read more
hungryhippo323
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Pacific Jewel 3 nights departing Sydney 17th March - worst trip I've ever endured I couldn't wait to get off. The reviewer below is spot on about everything. Ship took off half day later and was rocky as anything anyway! Was seasick for ... Read more
NaomiW56
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We were looking for a short trip to celebrate a milestone birthday where I did not have to do the catering.....booked three cabins (2 x Mini Suites [Level 11] and 1 x quad share on level 10. The mini suites were very noisy as the pool ... Read more
scarey76
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We joined a friends cruise for our first cruise and have to say it was an experience. We loved the service. All the staff on-board are very friendly and helpful. We got a room upgrade and ended up in a mini suite on deck 11. Although it ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
791 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was the second of my back to back cruises on Pacific Jewel. Was with my husband on a four night cruise to Moreton Island. It was fantastic! We were so lucky to have wonderful sunny weather every day and smooth seas. We had a fruit ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
791 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise on Pacific Jewel. A food and wine cruise from Sydney calling in at Eden. Unfortunately we had bad weather so we couldn't tender at Eden, which was a shame. But the food and wine stuff on board was good. Guest ... Read more
Maple30
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
97 forum posts
This was our first P & O cruise in around 10 years, having previously cruised with HAL (our favourite), Royal Caribbean, Princess and Captain Cook. This was a 3 night comedy cruise out of Sydney. Embarkation was delayed as there ... Read more
tjejb30
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to give P&O a try after experiencing seven other cruises. So we chose this seven days cruise from Sydney to Morton island & return. Check in was efficient however once you board the Pacific Jewel you soon ... Read more
suemarg2016
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose to cruise on the Pacific Jewel as the destinations were of interest to us. The cruise was called,Secrets of the south. Well they kept our first port of call a secret,(Eden), as it was decided by the captain that the waters off ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
791 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We picked up a bargain last minute cruise from Melbourne to Sydney, had an oceanview on deck nine. Cabin 9182, quiet, clean, and well maintained by Dannielle. This was my first time on the Jewel, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good ... Read more
Lenishta
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Short version - the title says it all - your paying tiger air prices expect tiger air standards Long version - Ok as long as your expectations arent too high. A lot of the "entertainment" is soft sell infomercials. (not ... Read more
naracoopa
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
154 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation: Embarkation was painless. We arrived at Port Melbourne Cruise Terminal on Friday 16th December 2016 before midday, and joined the queue to get onboard. We were in the first group to be processed by immigration, so got ... Read more
Graves
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had an absolute fantastic time of the Jewel. There were 22 of us in total adults and 12 kids aged from 15- 19. We dinned at both the Pantry and the Waterfront restaurants, service was excellent,, we had the same waters at our table. A ... Read more
bob jg
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The South Pacific destinations are fine but for Mare. Melb depature port means lots of days [8] sailing with no stops.The Food Pantry concept was a great disappointment, at every meal the queus proved frustrating and at times meant diners ... Read more
linz65
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 helpful votes
We, a group of 5 just came back from the most enjoyable 6 nights on the Pacific Jewel. After reading some of the quite horrendous reviews I was expecting the ship to be 1) So run down that it needed to be decomissioned 2) the food so bad ... Read more
sixfootscott
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we are glad we chose something short and local to see if it was something for us - but now that we've experienced this we may consider other options in future. My wife and I went on the cruise with our son ... Read more
avonleanz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as it was a "last minute" sale offer at an extremely good price, with room credit. We had never cruised before and wanted a shorter cruise to try out whether we would like it. Getting to embarkation was ... Read more
Harneynay
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wasn't very impressed at all. Being an ex cruise ship employee I have sailed on many ships and found this one to be best summed up in one word - tired! The interior of the ship is dated and in some parts worn and dirty. One waiter and ... Read more
rayboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Reasonable cruise ,great stateroom good cabin staff. The new look pantry wasnt all it was cracked up to be it did the job . No food available after 9 at night ,So if you fancy a cheese and crackers later at night you better grab what ... Read more
Darcylzzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as I was turning 70 and was looking for memorable experience to celebrate this milestone in my life. However on boarding Pacific Jewel was totally underwhelmed from the start. Without detailing problems experienced they ... Read more
MartinHin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am an ex customer service manager and you have to get things 100% right to get 10. You got things 60% so you get 6. Main problems were : cockroaches in the shower ( -4), staff English problems (-1), missing Lifou stop with no ... Read more
secki
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
For my first cruise, what a let down. Aged ship, broken fixtures and fittings, duct tape to cover up sharp edges, room had hair on the window sill and in shower on emarkation. Staff were friendly but most seem non-motivated, especially ... Read more
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the boat cover bloke
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and 12 year old daughter enjoyed our family cruise . This being my first and my wife had been on two others . Overall the cruise , staff and experience was an enjoyable time .I was a bit surprised to find that the extra things fo ... Read more
seniorcruiser22
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having cruised on 5 lines but never before on P&O, my wife and I did a Noumea cruise to get away from winter and later a Melbourne Cup cruise. We chose them because of timing and price. We had seen the wide variety of opinions about ... Read more

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