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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 great organisation but after us we saw another 2 big groups to feed only 4 to 5 dolphins. It was too crowded and I hope P&O will also look into this. We found the local organization was not mature enough to look after the animals as they are wild The tenders were really good even when the sea was a bit rough. Always helpful staff around. Our overall review was great, good service and not to mention the Chef's table was a really great experience. The kids staff were great too making lots of great arts and T-shirts are always the best. The kids still like the food at home the best :-) but the pancakes were great too.

Great cruise to see the Great Barrier Reef

Pacific Jewel Cruise Review by imf4u

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Trip Details
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 great organisation but after us we saw another 2 big groups to feed only 4 to 5 dolphins. It was too crowded and I hope P&O will also look into this. We found the local organization was not mature enough to look after the animals as they are wild

The tenders were really good even when the sea was a bit rough. Always helpful staff around.

Our overall review was great, good service and not to mention the Chef's table was a really great experience.

The kids staff were great too making lots of great arts and T-shirts are always the best.

The kids still like the food at home the best :-) but the pancakes were great too.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10120
We were not so fortunate as we experienced bedbugs after 4-5 days. Which we understand this is a hard thing to notice. They did acknowledge the issue and support us where they could with cleaning our clothes and belongings, gave us another room(s) (we were with 4) and a dinner. I really hope they were able to treat the bedbugs and nobody else got it. We know this happens nowadays as lots of different people are traveling around the world and without knowing to bring those bugs.
As it happened the last day of our trip we were unable (sick) to thank the staff of the Jewel for helping us out.
I hope the room(s) have been bug free after our stay and the next journey was a great smooth sail.

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