P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

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235 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews
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RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
800 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was the second of my back to back cruises on Pacific Jewel. Was with my husband on a four night cruise to Moreton Island. It was fantastic! We were so lucky to have wonderful sunny weather every day and smooth seas. We had a fruit ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
800 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my second cruise on Pacific Jewel. A food and wine cruise from Sydney calling in at Eden. Unfortunately we had bad weather so we couldn't tender at Eden, which was a shame. But the food and wine stuff on board was good. Guest ... Read more
Maple30
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
104 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first P & O cruise in around 10 years, having previously cruised with HAL (our favourite), Royal Caribbean, Princess and Captain Cook. This was a 3 night comedy cruise out of Sydney. Embarkation was delayed as there ... Read more
tjejb30
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to give P&O a try after experiencing seven other cruises. So we chose this seven days cruise from Sydney to Morton island & return. Check in was efficient however once you board the Pacific Jewel you soon ... Read more
suemarg2016
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose to cruise on the Pacific Jewel as the destinations were of interest to us. The cruise was called,Secrets of the south. Well they kept our first port of call a secret,(Eden), as it was decided by the captain that the waters off ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
800 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We picked up a bargain last minute cruise from Melbourne to Sydney, had an oceanview on deck nine. Cabin 9182, quiet, clean, and well maintained by Dannielle. This was my first time on the Jewel, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good ... Read more
Lenishta
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Short version - the title says it all - your paying tiger air prices expect tiger air standards Long version - Ok as long as your expectations arent too high. A lot of the "entertainment" is soft sell infomercials. (not ... Read more
naracoopa
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
156 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation: Embarkation was painless. We arrived at Port Melbourne Cruise Terminal on Friday 16th December 2016 before midday, and joined the queue to get onboard. We were in the first group to be processed by immigration, so got ... Read more
Graves
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had an absolute fantastic time of the Jewel. There were 22 of us in total adults and 12 kids aged from 15- 19. We dinned at both the Pantry and the Waterfront restaurants, service was excellent,, we had the same waters at our table. A ... Read more
bob jg
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The South Pacific destinations are fine but for Mare. Melb depature port means lots of days [8] sailing with no stops.The Food Pantry concept was a great disappointment, at every meal the queus proved frustrating and at times meant diners ... Read more
linz65
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 helpful votes
We, a group of 5 just came back from the most enjoyable 6 nights on the Pacific Jewel. After reading some of the quite horrendous reviews I was expecting the ship to be 1) So run down that it needed to be decomissioned 2) the food so bad ... Read more
sixfootscott
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we are glad we chose something short and local to see if it was something for us - but now that we've experienced this we may consider other options in future. My wife and I went on the cruise with our son ... Read more
avonleanz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as it was a "last minute" sale offer at an extremely good price, with room credit. We had never cruised before and wanted a shorter cruise to try out whether we would like it. Getting to embarkation was ... Read more
Harneynay
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wasn't very impressed at all. Being an ex cruise ship employee I have sailed on many ships and found this one to be best summed up in one word - tired! The interior of the ship is dated and in some parts worn and dirty. One waiter and ... Read more
skyeclear
Member Since 2017
1 review
The time and was the main reason. the cost was low, but i was under the impression it was , reduced due to low booking rate. well, the basic eating area was like a food court, pigs to a trough. the supposed up market dining room looked ... Read more
rayboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Reasonable cruise ,great stateroom good cabin staff. The new look pantry wasnt all it was cracked up to be it did the job . No food available after 9 at night ,So if you fancy a cheese and crackers later at night you better grab what ... Read more
Darcylzzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as I was turning 70 and was looking for memorable experience to celebrate this milestone in my life. However on boarding Pacific Jewel was totally underwhelmed from the start. Without detailing problems experienced they ... Read more
MartinHin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am an ex customer service manager and you have to get things 100% right to get 10. You got things 60% so you get 6. Main problems were : cockroaches in the shower ( -4), staff English problems (-1), missing Lifou stop with no ... Read more
secki
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
For my first cruise, what a let down. Aged ship, broken fixtures and fittings, duct tape to cover up sharp edges, room had hair on the window sill and in shower on emarkation. Staff were friendly but most seem non-motivated, especially ... Read more
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the boat cover bloke
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and 12 year old daughter enjoyed our family cruise . This being my first and my wife had been on two others . Overall the cruise , staff and experience was an enjoyable time .I was a bit surprised to find that the extra things fo ... Read more
seniorcruiser22
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Having cruised on 5 lines but never before on P&O, my wife and I did a Noumea cruise to get away from winter and later a Melbourne Cup cruise. We chose them because of timing and price. We had seen the wide variety of opinions about ... Read more
hollylodge
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
having taken 71 previous cruises some (not many) with P&O I can honestly say I was disgusted with the whole cruise.there were only two good things one was the comfortable beds and the other was Mathew on the cruise staff who will go ... Read more
Pavan
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Rooms are dated. A few touch ups such as furniture and paint touch ups would go a long way in maintaining the condition of the room. Cleanliness level was ok. Every once in a while it would be a good idea to move the bedside drawers out ... Read more
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Sollie
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see more of our wonderful country. We did not spare any expense and booked a mini suite cabin 11148. Although the ship needs a clean we could look past that as the cabin was nice and spacious and the staff were just ... Read more
dnreemey
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose the cruise as we have not seen PNG islands previously and there is only so many times you can visit Port Vila or Noumea. This was out 4th cruise with previous being on Pacific Sun and Dawn. Overall the ship was old but very ... Read more

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