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Pacific Jewel Cruise Review by savvey

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Pacific Jewel
Pacific Jewel
Member Name: savvey
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: South Pacific
Cabin Category: 10
Cabin Number: 10247
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 1.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 5+
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Ship Facts: Pacific Jewel Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Never again
This ship is dark,dreary and past its use by date.

Service was shocking;we had problems oredering wine with our meals,wine turning up after meal was completed for 3 nights running,waiter seemed suprised when we asked for the wine to be served before the start of meal.On ordering a bottle of sparkling wine waiter appeared with 1 sherry glass and 1 wine glass !!

Dirty glasses were placed on our table,and left for the duration of our meal,despite asking waiter to get rid of them,these were NOT our glasses.Open sitting dinner does not work;despite going to the inconvenience of booking a table we still had to wait.We were also shocked at poor dress standards of other diners,it is not polite to wear baseball hats at the table,nor wear boardies or thongs!

5 days passed before we were approached by a waiter out on the decks,same poor service in Charlies cafe.Waiters walked round in a dream and would not give eye contact.

Why does the music have to be so loud out on Lido deck?Why do we have to put up with music videos going on the screen all day long?Surely the staff could see the mass exodus when dreadful Rap,Hip Hop music was put on.If we were at a resort we would NOT want a large screen flickering all day long,KEEP the screen for night time,movies under the stars....do not inflict it on passengers.

P&O you lost a lot of money from wine,beer,cocktails and coffees sales due to poor waiting staff.

We also did not appreciate the very loud music from the Lido,we could actually hear it in our cabin on deck 10.The balcony was virtually unusable due to outward opening door,also the stench of cigarette smoke wafting up from deck 7 and down from deck 12,we had asked for non smoking,we should have been told smoking was on the starboard side.

We spent $9.000 dollars on this cruise,and feel very cheated on our experience.

Publication Date: 11/13/11
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