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Brisbane to the South Pacific P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 27 Brisbane to the South Pacific P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews


My terrible experience

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kezzan52 avatar

kezzan52

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

See New Guinea. Particularly Rabaul and Volcanos, Milne Bay. Ship left 14hrs late, had been docked facing upriver and they couldn't turn it around. Cruised to Milne bay at 13-14 knots, three days at sea. Return trip 19-20 knots. Late departure used as excuse to cancel Rabaul. Docked at Milne bay, quite good and interesting .Kirinina very good beautiful people. Kitava didn't dock captain said seas ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Here is my feedback from my latest cruise (J846)

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Honestmick

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Here is my feedback from my latest cruise (J846) I must say that all the crew were great,10 out of 10. The same with the Entertainment and Lightning up front. Well, I never did see Rabaul. But let’s start: As I boarded the ship I realised that I had joined a floating Old Age Home. (With all the things that go with it). As it got closer to our 4pm departure a broadcast was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Very disappointed

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mrmcgoo1950

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose cruise for destination,boarded at 1.30pm left dock 14 hrs late after captain said too windy to leave,missed two ports one because we left late second because of medical emergency ,on the way back another medical emergency so captain said we will not be docking at Portside we will dock at the grain wharf and bus it to Portside, when speaking to workers at Portside they said they could not ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Cruise from Hell!

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keithandlyn

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see New Guinea. We were 14 hours late leaving Brisbane - our first night spent portside. Consequently we didn't get to Rabaul,the most important port on the cruise. The captain then decided it was too rough to put the tenders out for Kitiva- - 2 ports down! Two medical evacuations which of course are not the fault of P & O but did the captain have to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Not a cruisy cruise

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Kotkot

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Chosen to return to a country that I worked in the '80s. Positives: Crew, but not the Captain. Entertainment by the crew, and general positive attitude when future employment, following sale of ship in 2019, not always known. Negatives: Tired ship despite refurbishment; changes to itinerary due to weather (T&Cs permit, but choice of excluded port not well received); standard of food not ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Hit and MISS

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reerod67

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise primarily for its destinations in PNG. We had been before and this time wanted the kids to experience the people and culture of the PNG islands. We knew the Jewel was old and on its way out of the fleet but as said, destination was our focus. There were a number of mishaps on this cruise that resulted in two missed ports and two medical evacuations - I won't pass judgement on ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Traveled with children


Time Out

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carol1949

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise primarily to visit Ribaul , unfortunately it did not happen, due to unforeseen problems. I realise the Captain had to make certain calls but it was a great disappointment ,to the majority of passengers that we were unable to dock there. Like many others we had wanted to see where our fathers had been stationed. during the War ,especially as it was so close to Remembrance Day. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Cruise from Hell 28. 10 18

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bob wallace

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Paid for a cruise to Rabaul & Islands of New Guinea. 14 hours late leaving port at Brisbane, this immediately caused the Captain to cancel Rabaul (which was supposed to be the highlight of the trip). Another island was cancelled because he couldn't anchor the ship. Fridge not working in our room,& told no replacement on board. Return to port in Brisbane saw us docked at Fishermans wharf & ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Missed Destinations

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Colin Belton

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We previously been to PNG on Aria and it was great so when our friends where going on this cruise we thought we would join them. Ship was 14 hrs late to leave port so this meant we would not get to Rabaul. Emergency evacuation of ill passenger meant we stayed at Kirawina Island overnight resulting in getting to Kitava late. Then we were informed we would not be going ashore in tenders because of ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Worse cruise experience ever

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Mzcoast

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Having cruised with P&O numerous times I was looking forward to cruising to PNG. Unfortunately this cruise was unsatisfactory & well below expectations. It was delayed 16 hours, there was no sail away party. The ship has been sold and the new owners were on board with paint samples, carpet samples, tape measures wandering around measuring things. 2 ports were missed, the main one being Rabual. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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