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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 always totally soft sell either) Everything above the very basic is extra - right down to having a hot dog, or a burger. Dont think you can have a bottle of a wine that is special to you - they charge $15 corkage - or it is seized till you queue to get it back at the end - dont worry - you get good at queues. Get to the music events etc that you want to see early - there are never enough seats or tables. Bag of chips $7.50 - no wonder they wont let you bring anything on! Be aware they will not let you join friends unless you walk in the dining room together , and you cant save spots for breakfast of lunch. If you are a bigger group you need to have someone at the booking area right at 5,30pm the previous night or you will only get 8pm sittings. Basically everything is designed to run it as tight and cheaply as possible - its how they get it so cheap, but you do feel it at times, and I found it trying that there is no flexibility in the systems. Ship tired but very clean. Staff very mixed - I saw some very rude customers (cmon people your not on the QE2 get over yourself) but I also saw and experienced some incredibly rude staff - I was told they hate the cruises with grog packages and we were directly after one so they were tired. Im sorry others were horrible - but please dont take it out on me. All up I wouldnt travel with them again - but they are what they are and will suit many.

The tiger airways of the sea

Pacific Jewel Cruise Review by Lenishta

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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 always totally soft sell either) Everything above the very basic is extra - right down to having a hot dog, or a burger. Dont think you can have a bottle of a wine that is special to you - they charge $15 corkage - or it is seized till you queue to get it back at the end - dont worry - you get good at queues.

Get to the music events etc that you want to see early - there are never enough seats or tables.

Bag of chips $7.50 - no wonder they wont let you bring anything on!

Be aware they will not let you join friends unless you walk in the dining room together , and you cant save spots for breakfast of lunch. If you are a bigger group you need to have someone at the booking area right at 5,30pm the previous night or you will only get 8pm sittings.

Basically everything is designed to run it as tight and cheaply as possible - its how they get it so cheap, but you do feel it at times, and I found it trying that there is no flexibility in the systems.

Ship tired but very clean.

Staff very mixed - I saw some very rude customers (cmon people your not on the QE2 get over yourself) but I also saw and experienced some incredibly rude staff - I was told they hate the cruises with grog packages and we were directly after one so they were tired. Im sorry others were horrible - but please dont take it out on me. All up I wouldnt travel with them again - but they are what they are and will suit many.
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Cabin 9235
Tired but clean - very small - the two guys looking after us were just lovely.

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