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Pacific Jewel Review

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48% 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 63 Reviews
   Not quite what I had expected
March 2014

I had never cruised before so was unsure of how I would like it but after hearing from friends who have cruised and hours of YouTube/google etc. etc. I was expecting quite the holiday

Travelling with my partner – this is ...continue

March 2014

I went with a friend on the Wine and Food Cruise 28 /3/14. I was not happy with the overall hygiene in the ship. I have cruised over a dozen times, mainly on Royal Caribbean and have never seen such poor hygiene practices. There wasn't anyone ...continue

   J410 - Moreton Island
March 2014

My husband and I booked this cruise as a last minute trip as it was the only one that fit our time frame. We have previously cruised with Princess and had a little bit of trepidation about going P&O.

Embarkment - Getting to White Bay ...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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