P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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220 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews
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teandmlkennedy
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
9 reviews
14 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
10 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
28 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
dove2427
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
5 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
6 reviews
163 forum posts
17 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
9 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
7 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
11mike
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 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
31 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
13 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
27 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
4 reviews
24 forum posts
10 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
jbtas
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 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
Helpful? Thank jbtas
Tracey888
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
19 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
4 reviews
94 forum posts
34 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
Nomienut
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 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
7 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
Ianfoster
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
As a group we chose this cruise for a New Years eve and cruise along to South Australia and back. Amazing that it took two days to reach Tasmania from Melbourne. We had a balcony cabin midships as we would normally do on our cruises. ... Read more
planthenextcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was one of the few that left from Melbourne, so we didn't have the hassle of planes/trains etc prior to the trip. We enjoyed the ports of call, and some of the staff couldn't have been better. However, the ... Read more

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