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P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Jewel
Departure Port

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Family Cruises


Senior Cruises


Entertainment Cruises


Group and Theme Cruises


First-Time Cruisers


28 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Back2Black avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great for a short break


I chose to do this cruise as I had never been on one before and thought a short one would be a good introduction. The overall cruise was lots of fun but there are some less than great things. This ship is ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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Big family cruiser

1 Review Written

Fun, food and lots of sun.

First cruise and I was terrified due to negative reviews on here. Our review...well we are now hooked....an amazing cruise. We ate everywhere...enjoyed it all. The ships crew are constantly cleaning to keep the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect all round

Everything went perfectly on the cruise, went on a 7 night from melbourne around australia. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent and was worth the money. We had a balcony cabin, Our cabin was abit ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again with P&O

This was my second NYE cruise upon the Jewel, my first being 5 years prior, and boy, was this one a let down. Cheap and nasty holiday and a far cry from how they used to be. Food was bland, dry, over-cooked and ...
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Sail Date December 2018

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1 Review Written

My terrible experience

See New Guinea. Particularly Rabaul and Volcanos, Milne Bay. Ship left 14hrs late, had been docked facing upriver and they couldn't turn it around. Cruised to Milne bay at 13-14 knots, three days at sea. Return trip ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A memorable trip

we enjoyed so mch the staff n crew members were just soo amazing always greeting u with a smile n ready to help . we loved the food n drinks n the entertainment .there is soo mch to do .even the kids were kept busy ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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Cruise to No Where

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Pacific Jewel First Cruise

From Shirley & Martin We experienced our very first cruise - trial cruise for us before considering a longer cruise -been a cruise to nowhere out of Auckland for three days. Naturally before we left we read ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bad food, Neglected Ship; However comedy was Fantastic

To start with we are loyal Royal Caribbean guests, however after going on 5 cruises on Allure, Harmony, Ovation, Explorer of the seas we wanted to try out another cruise company just to see the difference in ...
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Sail Date March 2018

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1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

We will be back :)

I just go off the Jewel yesterday after a 4 day cruise. My 1st time ever on a cruise & I went on this cruise as it was bought for me as a gift. After reading the reviews I was a bit worried but we loved it. The ...
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Sail Date February 2018

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


Our previous trip was on Princess line (Emerald Princess), which was superior in EVERY aspect. We had a balcony upgrade from BD to BB deck 10. If this was an upgrade..would hate to see BB. The balcony chairs ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fun but definitely not fancy

We chose this cruise as a fun school holidays kick-off for ourselves, our 9 year old son and 3 other families with similar age kids. Was meant to be a Comedy cruise - but, for us at least, it was more of a family ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Jewel due for up grade

This was the the worst P O cruise I have done Fiji and Tonga just a bad destination. Had 100% refund on the snorkeling trip from hell in Vava'a Tonga the shore tour guide told me that they had had 87 complaints on ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our very first cruise, 4 nights Sydney to Auckland. It was AWESOME! Just go! :)

My wife found a great deal on GrabOne, $1860 NZ for us and our 15 yr old son, including our flights from Auckland to Sydney. Had to put down $1300 to secure our booking, and paid the balance by around a month before ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pacific Jewel is old and tired

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. ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

55 Helpful Votes

Loved the Pacific Jewel

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, ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes


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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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jolly julie

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Loved the layout of the cabins, Entertainment good

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Excellent and relaxing atmosphere

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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9 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Don't know how they call it a "Jewel"

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

No expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017

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2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Lovely, relaxing cruise; just go with the flow

Embarkation was pretty painless, the longest wait was going through the scanners but this just came down to people not listening. Make sure you bring your own pen, saves waiting for a one to become available and if ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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8 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Christmas Escape

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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bob jg

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

One bitten twice shy

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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peter haley

1 Review Written

Good Entertainment, Good People Mix in Well

group of 18 choose to do this cruise who have not attended the Melbourne Cup We embarked White Bay Sydney Terminal on boarding meet the cabin staff was impressed with the cabin and each of the day cleaning and ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed in the whole experience.

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Pacific Jewel Ratings

Public Rooms3.53.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.1
Value For Money4.53.2
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