P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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175 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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2903happy
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
29 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
aussiebums sydney
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
51 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

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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
Crusing Newbies
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having endured the worst of yet another cold Melbourne winter my wife and I found ourselves more than ready for a mid year escape. We hadn't previously considered a cruise however fortuitously an advert for P+O popped up on screen whilst ... Read more
jubes55
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise on Pacific Jewel for 7 nights. Before leaving for the cruise I had heard negative comments about P & O cruises, but we were pleasantly surprised. The check-in staff at the ... Read more
MKK cruise addicts
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Embarking was easy, a walk in the park until the steps present small issues if your struggling with knee injury or the like ... Once on board the staff met us at the doorway to the Atrium, first impressions , OK , moderate, not shiny but ... Read more

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taigan123
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Firstly let me say that our last P&O cruise was 10 years ago and we vowed "never again". However we needed a mid year break this year and the only ship sailing out of Brisbane was the Jewel. I fully expected a ship that ... Read more
AU76
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
1st time for us on the Pacific Jewel, we have been on the Dawn and Pearl before and also have sailed with Princess, HAL, Carnival and RCL. The ship was just recently out of the refit in Singapore where it had amongst others the Pantry ... Read more
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Lyndanev
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just arrived back today Sunday 12th July!!! This was my first time on a cruise and I wasn't disappointed. There was 9 females ranging from approx. 40 - 80 years of age celebrating my girlfriends 50th birthday. We had a hoot!!! As with any ... Read more
inspectoralan136
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is our second cruise so we decided to cruise on the 7 day island hopper that left brisbane on 30-06-15, last year we also booked the 7 day island hopper and booked a suite 11121 on the p&o dawn, the noise from the deck above every ... Read more
ccsclean21
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Hi. This was my first cruise with P&O Pacific Jewel. I knew it was only a 3 star ship and I read some Cruise critic feedback that it was just a party boat, but the cruise I was on was definitely not a party boat. It had a lot of ... Read more

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CptFatguts
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
214 forum posts
Sailed June 2015
Having cruised on 4 other lines since we last cruised P&O Australia, it was a big step back to the Jewel. Cons Booking anytime dining in MDR is a tedious process that is required nightly for the first 3 nights Quality of food ... Read more
Widebay
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
554 forum posts
1 helpful vote
fistly we flew to Singapore - stayed with our son who lives & works there. We have cruised on pride of America around the Hawaiian Islands, a short cruise of South Pacific on sun princess, & lastly celebrity millennium from hawaii ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Pacific Jewel was in dry dock in Singapore and had Pantry put in place of the Plantations, replaced astro turf on top decks, Pandora store installed, unsure of what else. This was our 3rd trip on the Jewel, last trip few months previous ... Read more
Sea-Wheeler
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have done quite a few cruises with P&O and it may be my last. The embarkation process in Fremantle, Perth was excellent however both the embarkation and disembarkation process throughout the remainder of the cruise was absolutely ... Read more
Sea-Wheeler
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
47 forum posts
I was really looking forward to this S.E. Asia cruise for such a long time but was disappointed with the overall service, meals, activities and entertainment not to mention that my cabin steward threw out all my medications and other ... Read more

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Scozzy mcginty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
25 forum posts
Having just came of celebrity solstice at Easter this was a little extra trip so solstice was still fresh in mind so with that I'd say pacific jewel is a very old ship in the middle of a much needed Reno , you can see that they have ... Read more
Scozzy mcginty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
25 forum posts
Having just came of celebrity solstice at Easter this was a little extra trip so solstice was still fresh in mind so with that I'd say pacific jewel is a very old ship in the middle of a much needed Reno , you can see that they have ... Read more
Lilye66
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
29 forum posts
Would we travel again with P&O? No, not to any place that requires tenders, until they fix their process. Only average rating due to tenders. On booking our TA warned that its not the same level as our previous trip on Voyager of ... Read more
Wencol
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our first cruise was a little unsure what to expect, but from the moment we arrived at the Terminal were treated exceptionally well. Upon arriving at our oceanview cabin a room steward appeared and happily brought our luggage into ... Read more
sinkers54
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
I am an experienced traveler though not an experienced cruiser. Let me say firstly that the cruise ex Fremantle to Geraldton, Broome, Lombok, Bali and Komodo was fantastic value for money. What I would have liked is to pay more to GET ... Read more

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