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Pacific Jewel
Pacific Jewel
Member Name: peterd647
Cruise Date: May 2011
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Cabin Category: AB
Cabin Number: 11143
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Ship Facts: Pacific Jewel Review (by Cruise Critic!)
First time cruiser and thoroghly enjoyed it.
This was my first cruise but I really enjoyed it. I guess these things are what you make of them and my partner and I are very social people, so we chatted to most people and got to know as many people as possible. We also tried to do as many of the activities as we could squeeze in so aways seemed to be running from one thing to the next.

The staff were wonderful Cruise Director David Pepper was great, as were the entertainment staff - Pee-Wee, Anthony, Karen and the others.

The shows were brilliant!! Girt by Sea was an Australiana show which I thought would be cheesy, but it was so well done. The main singers were Charlotte Fortune and Neil James. Both wonderful and nice people to talk to socially.

My favourite would be the Mentalist show by Phoenix. I saw his first show and it was so good I saw the same show repeated again. His memory is amazing and the way he can read people's minds is mind blowing. Highly recommended. He also was social with the passengers and he did some close up tricks for my partner and I and I'm still baffled how he does them!

Loree from LA was a pianist/singer playing every night. Also brilliant.

Food wise, Salt was lovely ($40 surcharge) but absolutely loved La Luna ($20 surcharge). The duck was amazing! The buffet one was okay. Went there mostly because it was easy. Get ready to put on weight!

The night club was fun too. My only criticism was they closed down whenever the crowd dies down. I believe they should still stay open until a set time if there are still people that want to party there.

Had fun in the casino, but the bar would shut before the casino did so you had to run up to the nightclub to get drinks. Very bizarre.

First port was actually Airlie Beach but it's not listed here. First time I've ever been there. We just relaxed near this big public pool near the beach. Perfect day. Beautiful

But overall, excellent.

Publication Date: 10/24/11
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