P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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186 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews
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Cruisersfromcanberra
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 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
3 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
3 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
6 reviews
29 forum posts
3 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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Neveragain62
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
P&O Australia, hang your heads in shame. The Pacific Jewel is a joke. There is not one redeeming thing about this scrubbed up old tub. The staff look absolutely miserable and the morale is appalling low, The food on the Pantry is the ... Read more
aussiebums sydney
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
58 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
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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
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
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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
5 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
CptFatguts
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
240 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
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