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49% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • Aqua Health spa offers ocean-view treatment rooms
  • Celeb chef Luke Mangan oversees Salt Grill
  • Sails to South Pacific and New Zealand
  • Chocolate cafe proffers sweet treats
  • Trapeze arena provides high-flying fun
  • Go dancing in the Attic
  • Chill out to live music in the Casbah lounge

Pacific Jewel Overview

The 70,310-ton, 1,950-passenger Pacific Jewel was originally built in 1991 and sailed with German-based AIDA Cruises and the now-defunct Ocean Village brand, before joining P&O Australia in 2009.

Some highlights of onboard facilities on Pacific Jewel include:

The Aqua Health, Spa and Fitness centre spans two decks and 1,300 square meters. It features 11 oceanview treatment rooms, a salon, fitness centre and thermal suite.

Dining-wise, there are five eateries onboard Pacific Jewel. The line has also recruited its first ever celebrity chef, Luke Mangan, who will add his touches to the menu in the Salt Grill restaurant, a steak and seafood venue.

Chocolate lovers are in for a treat -- this ship has its own chocolate cafe onboard! The cafe serves up chocolate ravioli, warm chocolate fondant, Belgium waffles and a range of cookies and chocolate cake.

Like U.K. sister line P&O Cruises' Ventura, Pacific Jewel has a trapeze arena on the top deck of the ship.

Entertainment-wise, there is a 'Run Away to the Circus' production show -- which features life-size elephant puppets.

There are 832 cabins, 198 of which have balconies.

As Pacific Jewel, the ship is marketed to the Australian cruisers, and sails roundtrip cruises from Sydney to the South Pacific and New Zealand.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor

Pacific Jewel Member Reviews 72 Reviews
   What a shock!
July 2014

We took this seven day cruise to Port Douglas and return because it fitted in neatly with our holiday dates in Queensland and to get away from the cold weather in Victoria.

I had read many reviews on these pages and must admit I was ...continue

   Fantastic time!
June 2014

My husband and I went on a 7-night cruise on the Pacific Jewel, from 29th June till July 6th 2014. We had a truly wonderful time! This was my husband's 8th cruise and my 5th, but our first on the Pacific Jewel. Embarkation was very smooth and we ...continue

   (Awesome) booked another one for next year
June 2014

All the staff were friendly and helpful and made you feel special. Alcohol, hand sanitizes were located in all the food queuing areas. Food was plentiful with an excellent variety, especially the deserts. Must try the Salt Grill restaurant, great ...continue

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Ship Stats
Launched: 1991/2009
Tonnage: 70,310
Passengers: 1,950
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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