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P&O Australia Pacific Jewel First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Jewel
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25 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Richrob33 avatar


1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

P&O Poo Cruise


I am writing to advise other potential future customers for a P&O Cruise and the treatment they can expect. This is a account of many issues that occurred on our cruise that completed on the 27th May. Cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016

11mike avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Pleasantly Surprised

My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 ...
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Sail Date March 2016

jaymarc24 avatar


1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

What a nightmare!

Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in ...
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Sail Date March 2016

jbtas avatar


3 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Do not take notice of negative reviews.

Just back from our first cruise with my wife. I have a cafe, 28 staff and have high standards so I understand hospitality. Good service we very much enjoyed the short trip from Melbourne to Sydney and had a ball. ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Legend58 avatar


1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Pacific Jewel take a bow.

We departed on the 11th of January 2016 for a relaxing cruise. The first thing we noticed was the ease of getting on the boat, unlike an airport there was staff everywhere to help with luggage, fill out forms and ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Nomienut avatar


2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

1st time cruisers

My Husband & I were excited but a little anxious about heading on a planned P&O trip due to the regular negative feedback people had left on P&O Facebook page! We decided it will be what we make of it! Sorry ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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The Tall Guy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

This was my first cruise so I dont really have a benchmark. However, I set out not expecting much as I was told that P&O is at the lower end of cruise lines. We totally enjoyed our cruise and the faults I will ...
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Sail Date December 2015

DFP avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Comedy cruise saved by friendly room staff and comedians.

We booked a 4 berth cabin all paying the special price of $355 each, friends a couple of weeks before the cruise got a twin share for $190 each with an added a $25 upgrade to a room with a balcony. One member of ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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Crusing Newbies

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Expectations Well Exceeded; 7 Fun Packed Days and Nights

Having endured the worst of yet another cold Melbourne winter my wife and I found ourselves more than ready for a mid year escape. We hadn't previously considered a cruise however fortuitously an advert for P+O ...
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Sail Date August 2015

jubes55 avatar


1 Review Written

1st time cruise

My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise on Pacific Jewel for 7 nights. Before leaving for the cruise I had heard negative comments about P & O cruises, but we were pleasantly surprised. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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MKK cruise addicts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Whitsundays First Timer

Embarking was easy, a walk in the park until the steps present small issues if your struggling with knee injury or the like ... Once on board the staff met us at the doorway to the Atrium, first impressions , OK , ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Lyndanev avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser Pacific Jewel 7 Day South Pacific Jewel

Just arrived back today Sunday 12th July!!! This was my first time on a cruise and I wasn't disappointed. There was 9 females ranging from approx. 40 - 80 years of age celebrating my girlfriends 50th birthday. We ...
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Sail Date July 2015

Wencol avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional Service

This was our first cruise was a little unsure what to expect, but from the moment we arrived at the Terminal were treated exceptionally well. Upon arriving at our oceanview cabin a room steward appeared and happily ...
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Sail Date April 2015

sinkers54 avatar


1 Review Written

Floating 3 star hotel

I am an experienced traveler though not an experienced cruiser. Let me say firstly that the cruise ex Fremantle to Geraldton, Broome, Lombok, Bali and Komodo was fantastic value for money. What I would have liked is ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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Peta S

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Dissapointed

My husband and myself went on the Comedy Cruise which left Perth on the 3 April 2015. This was our first cruise as a taster to see if we enjoy "Cruising". In some ways I am glad it was only for three days! We had a ...
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Sail Date April 2015

rijoch avatar


1 Review Written

Not quite what I had expected

I had never cruised before so was unsure of how I would like it but after hearing from friends who have cruised and hours of YouTube/google etc. etc. I was expecting quite the holiday Travelling with my partner – ...
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Sail Date March 2014

cruisenixxy avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The best first cruise!

Let me start off by saying I was the last person who thought i would be going on a cruise but i have to say it was the most amazing thing i could of done! Once you get onto the ship there is nothing left to do, just ...
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Sail Date June 2013

Jazzle avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruise on the Pacific Jewel - what a shame

This was our first cruise. We took our two adult daughters to visit Port Vila, Lifou and the Isle of Pines and were expecting lots of interesting activities, lovely cabins, good food and great service. The good ...
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Sail Date July 2013

kingsware avatar


3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

B & B Pacific Cruise

Just got back from our first cruise. In spite of the weather being average the cruise was great. From the time we got to the dock to the time we reached are cabin the whole process was completed in 1,5hrs. Our ...
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Sail Date July 2012

aussiekiwis avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

Extremely good value for money

This 9 day cruise out of Sydney was great. Make sure you label your suitcases at home. Saves hassle at departure time. We are first time cruisers. We enjoyed our holiday. Tips for booking a cruise: check your ...
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Sail Date February 2012

melaniel avatar


1 Review Written

Pacific Escapade - Thumbs Up!

My partner and I are both first time cruisers, booking the trip as a way to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic year for both of us. We had read fairly mixed reviews about the Pacific Jewel thus we boarded not ...
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Sail Date December 2011

pearlsz avatar


2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A great escape from the everyday

We were 1st time cruisers so I can't make comparisons, but there's no need because we thought the Pacific Jewel was great. A few highlights: Service - staff were ALWAYS polite, friendly and well-informed. Not ...
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Sail Date November 2011

peterd647 avatar


1 Review Written

First time cruiser and thoroghly enjoyed it.

This was my first cruise but I really enjoyed it. I guess these things are what you make of them and my partner and I are very social people, so we chatted to most people and got to know as many people as possible. ...
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Sail Date May 2011

marsy07 avatar


5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Most relaxing Holiday in many many years

I had read a lot of information regarding cruises on the internet. There was quiet a lot of negative comments that I filtered out as I decided to emabrk on my first cruise with my partner. He has cruised before, and ...
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Sail Date August 2011

daisycutter avatar


1 Review Written

Eyes wide open

As first time cruisers we did not really know what to expect when we committed ourselves to a cruise to "somewhere" warm, in the middle of winter, so we went into this experience without any preconceived ideas or ...
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Sail Date July 2010

Pacific Jewel Ratings

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