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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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168 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 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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Tracey888
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The ship has a beautiful spirit which I believe is imbued by the friendliness and hospitality of staff. The Staff show is awesome! I have been all over the world, but have never experienced such a peaceful and happy holiday as I had on the ... Read more
Legend58
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
8 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
29 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

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Nomienut
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 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
6 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
No Way!
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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

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Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
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
Tunnas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 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
4 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

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smile1977
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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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claudio
Member Since 2005
1 review
257 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Thiz was my 30th cruise We actually booked b2b a 2nite syd to melb then a 3 nite melb melb cruise Went with a mate59 and 60 and where not gay. havent donep&ofor about 10 yrs and i am elite with princess. The ship dad ... Read more
2903happy
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation was reasonably quick as we had priority boarding, however our boarding was delayed by nearly 4 hours as the ship had broken down with engine issues from the previous cruise. Our ship departure was delayed overall by nearly 19 ... Read more
Fredette
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
41 forum posts
We got one of those super cheap deals, so decided to book a mini-suite - especially as this was supposed to be only a two night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne. Priority boarding - what a great idea! The day before the cruise we got a ... Read more

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aussiebums sydney
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
48 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
Upgraded from balcony to mini suite a week before sailing @$80 pp, was well worth it, priority checkin & transit onto the ship in a matter of minutes. Also had free soft drinks included, fruit basket & nibblies, after cruising a ... Read more
bluebelle 2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
P & O The Jewell.... I went on this 3 night cruise on the 20th November 2015. The cruise was a nice way to relax but the ship was a very low class and low budget cruise ship, inside was ugly with a brown and white paint job a lot of ... Read more
suffkaye
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was a 4-day cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island and return. Whilst the cruise itself was very good, the standard of food and service was definitely below par. P&O Australia is generally cheaper than other cruise lines servicing ... Read more
dancingfeet48
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had two first time cruises with me on this cruise Jewel 22nd Oct 2015. I am so disappointed the Pantry idea is ok but the food standard was so poor. (I even lost weight )The entertainment around the ship was also very poor (3 Duo's ... Read more
yogi harrison
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We travelled for a holiday to destress. The kids came with us and we have travelled before on 4 cruise. The last one was on he Princess Lines and that is the one we should have picked, not P&O (the big white cash box on the water). ... Read more

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