overall experience: Pacific Jewel Cruise Review by She Devill

Pacific Jewel 4
She Devill
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Sail Date: October 2012
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
just got off the pacific jewel yesterday did the j232 bounty adventure would like to have my little say Had an awesome cruise just loved Norfolk island an dravuni Fiji must say its only my opinion but a little disappointed in the events an entertainment as when we were on the pacific pearl an pacific sun both had much more an more age appropriate entertainment up for offer, as i said its my opinion i just found the music and activities more for over 65s the attic was too small for dancing there was no dome, the oasis is free hence never a sun lounge unoccupied, the gate way through there is to the upper an lower decks which children constantly RAN in an out of, we will book again but not on the pacific jewel, i found the entertainment crew very boring an mundane the senior cruise director Gemma was totally not into engaging with passengers yet ive experienced cruises with second in charge cruise events member Alan on other cruise and he and zultana g were amazing and worked well More together engaging at all times with ALL passengers he and Gemma do not appear to communicate or work well together this displays to passengers, there was suppose to be a GBLT meet it was at 10 am in the attic no music no crew member anyone who came in walked out (disrespect on P & O side), after a written complaint the GBLT was rescheduled to meet in the casbar at 6pm (dinner time)ON A FORMAL NIGHT ???? although we entertained ourselves an had an awesome time and wonderful cruise overall enjoyed meeting the wonderful people of all the beautiful islands that we visited especially Tonga, Norfolk islands & Dravuni Fiji :):)

some examples was knitting club, seniors meet, there was no trivia in the evening, the music on deck 14 was always screeching you could not sit an chat, there was no room that did not have pre recorded music so no where to sit an play a game of cards read a book (except for a dark library) or just chat with friends, the kids turtle shack was on deck 14 at the other end of the boat from the only lift to deck 14 was on the opposite end most afternoon activities in the kids club involved parents participation, in the evening there was not a selection of activities it was the show then the karoke not a choice of activities i think P & O should reconsider Gemma's role someone with engaging an warming personality

then again in waterfront grizald, rupert and amit where amazing crew members made us all feel like family interacted wonderfully these people should be long standing crew members for years to come,
salt grill really dont cater well enough for non seafood eaters
la luna was amazing we went on a thai night yummmmmm would dine there again
like ive said we will cruise again but not on the pacific jewel Less

Published 10/24/12

Cabin review: g4158

our cabin was wonderful as always with P & O although the design slightly narrower given the bathroom was then bigger the only issue was cabin Stewart was either his first cruise or very slack person rarely smiled rarely interacted maybe we scared him two women in one room and having a queen bed rather than twin :)

Port and Shore Excursions

pleasant experience although buses are paid to take you directly to jackys store one needs to venture out and check out other stores although we have found not to book P & O cruise tours we like to get off the boat find a local or local tour group and negotiate money and places of interest we want to see we did this in all ports at a 1/4 of the on board tour prices we also visited Tonga Suva dravuni island
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Noumea is not my favorite place the people are rude and the prices are outrageous although we have found not to book P & O cruise tours we like to get off the boat find a local or local tour group and negotiate money and places of interest we want to see we did this in all ports at a 1/4 of the onboard tour prices
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She Devill
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