P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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241 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews
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Scottygirl1
Member Since 2009
1 review
621 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I have only been on premium cruise lines and had never considered the local P&O line but wanted to experience a few days away with my daughter and two grandsons at a reasonable price. It was with much excitement that my boys first saw ... Read more
stunz
Member Since 2006
1 review
9 forum posts
I want my children and families to experience cruises however i did expect them to go out so far. a cruise just off north island would have been more comfortable. The Gatsby theme was fantastic as well as Scottish dancing classes. the food ... Read more
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Wilkies2
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have done over 20 cruises but this was the first time on Pacific Jewel. Our main complaint was about the ship itself. It is old fashioned in its decor and lacking many of the refinements of more modern ships. The staff, as usual, ... Read more
MineOzlem
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We did the 8 night Taste of New Caledonia from 17/8/17 to 25/8/2017. Sydney, Noumea, Mare and Isle of Pines. Negatives: 1. Docked into Noumea on a Sunday and all shops were closed, except for a couple of little markets. You should ... Read more
imf4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our fourth cruise with P&O and we had a great time. Some ports were great and we were very welcomed by local helpers. We were a bit disappointed when we went on Moreton Island for the Feeding the Dolphins. P&O did a ... Read more
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xwelshnowkiwi
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
After over 100 cruises i thought i was all cruised out , and after a very disappointing Emerald Princess cruise in February , i thought that's it for me . BUT , I went on the Pacific Jewel in early June . 8 days to Melanesia . ... Read more
maxie2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
42 helpful votes
Was a bit worried after reading a few negative reviews for the Pacific Jewel. We booked a 9 night cruise to the South Pacific islands during the school holidays. From the minute we got on to the minute we got off, we had a great time. The ... Read more
lynthethinker
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We had a group booking of over 20 family members celebrating birthdays. We had a short cruise - Sydney to Morton Bay and back. I think we all felt the same about the following. Flying fox, (which is pictured on all the advertising of ... Read more
lennyandtheflamingos
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
didnt really want to go went to keep my better half happy as she always goes on the holidays i book. first couple of days were rocky but once the boat stopped rocking we had a great time. our granddaughter came with us and went to the kids ... Read more
jolly julie
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
86 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and smaller ship, with a good price. However there were a few things that we were disappointed in. Firstly the beverage premium package, costing $799 and then it was ... Read more
2ndtimers
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Coming from NZ it was easy to fly to Sydney, hop on board and see more of Australia. We were well looked after by the crew, found the activities on board catered for most people and the entertainment was great as there were choices. You ... Read more
paulvdb1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
For this cruise we knew that in travelling P&O we'd have to make some sacrifices - but chose the cruise specifically because of Dark MOFO in Tasmania. I assumed in advance that the food would be ordinary and the boat tired - so wasn't ... Read more
kiwiaussie77
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
just for a relaxing weekend and to have a laugh. Food was good. The entertainment line up with the comedians was good. Room service was ok ...from the time we embark to the time we disembark, all went fine. never had a problem. the only ... Read more
E-ticket
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Three days was an opportunity for three new cruisers to experience cruising. Sadly this cruise didn't showcase what cruising has to offer. Problems started before we left when a Comedy cruise became a Classic cruise. P&O staff ... Read more
Said trip
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Food poisoning and latness so missed event cost money. Food was cold and bathroom was dirty. enough said but had good rest as was in bed from food poisoning. food was cold. Portions was toddler size so had to order two. ... Read more
greystonee
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
this cruise was great as i needed something for the wife and i to relax and just have fun the best part i have to say was the entertainment and the different styles of music to be enjoyed although it was a bit low on the early type of ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
31 forum posts
29 helpful votes
We have travelled three times of the Pacific Jewel in the last 18 months. It is a ship that is 27 years on the seas but well maintained both in the public areas and cabins. It is not the Celebrity Solstice or the Royal Carribean Ovation ... Read more
prunes71
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise as I got a really great deal from Cruise Sale Finders for a 10N Mini-Suite + free Bev Package and $100 cabin credit. We hadn't been on a cruise for 9 years and thought it was about time to 'set sail' on a ... Read more
TimandJenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we didn't have anything to really compare it with. That said, I have to say that we had a great time. The Jewel is a nice ship and we had a very comfortable cabin with a lovely balcony (we were on Deck 11 ... Read more
Jude72
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Was a great deal $$$ enjoyed this ship was lovely the food at the pantry was brilliant and enjoyed having dinner at the Waterfront Resturant, We booked into the resturant for dinner when we got on the ship ,The service were excellent in ... Read more
moz2357
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I loved the ship - the cruise - the destinations etc...very organised and clean ship - .the outside cabin was very roomy - with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space - it was a school holiday cruise with 409 children on board - hardly ever ... Read more
Addison36
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with P and O and it was the best cruise we have ever had! The ship is so comfortable and the public areas, especially The Dome, are beautifully furnished. Your staff are amazing, always cheerful and happy to ... Read more
cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
633 forum posts
23 helpful votes
This was unfortunately the worst cruise I have ever taken and would never ever cruise with P&O again when there are so many other cruise lines out there that offer a far superior product at the same cruise fares. Service- This ... Read more
sneeves
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I needed a small break away so decided to try a 3 day cruise. This would be our second cruise that we have ever done. Our first was on Carnival Spirit and we loved it. After reading some of the reviews about the Pacific ... Read more
Lovely Lynnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a lovely 11 night cruise to the Pacific Islands on the Jewel. We were on deck 9 midship and our cabin staff were excellent. They were very friendly, efficient on not at all intrusive. My husband had a small scratch on his arm which ... Read more

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