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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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Departure Dates:
2016
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168 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Natsys
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
6,014 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
Emnauwontok
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
Chmw
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
15 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
10 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
3 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
Richrob33
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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

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dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
140 forum posts
16 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
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
3 forum posts
6 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

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11mike
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 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
jaymarc24
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 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
12 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
23 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
20 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

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