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Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1-10 of 37 Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews


OK for a first cruise but overall an average experience

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sixfootscott
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This was our first cruise and we are glad we chose something short and local to see if it was something for us - but now that we've experienced this we may consider other options in future. My wife and I went on the cruise with our son (3.5 years old). Firstly the good: * staff were friendly enough - although English was a challenge at times. * the ship was generally clean, though in ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


Thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise

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avonleanz
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Chose this cruise as it was a "last minute" sale offer at an extremely good price, with room credit. We had never cruised before and wanted a shorter cruise to try out whether we would like it. Getting to embarkation was frustrating as our flights got into Sydney too early to realistically use the shuttle. Once there, getting on the ship was okay. Disembarkation was much easier. The ship ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


4 night sampler - Moreton Island

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Harneynay
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Wasn't very impressed at all. Being an ex cruise ship employee I have sailed on many ships and found this one to be best summed up in one word - tired! The interior of the ship is dated and in some parts worn and dirty. One waiter and purser were downright rude ( Restaurant supervisor on the other hand was extremely helpful but shouldn't have had to be called). The pantry food was fairly ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


Good Entertainment, Good People Mix in Well

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peter haley
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 notices. Dining was good in the Waterfront each night after show which was good entertainment with shows like the LAIR , the service in the drinks could improve in a one off beer service ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Very disappointed in the whole experience.

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Darcylzzy
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 problems experienced they were with dinning in Waterfront restaurant, lack of choices of desirable food in the Pantry. No towels or toilet paper in cabin when arriving at cabin, lack of ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Ship is run down and needs to be scuttled

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secki
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

For my first cruise, what a let down. Aged ship, broken fixtures and fittings, duct tape to cover up sharp edges, room had hair on the window sill and in shower on emarkation. Staff were friendly but most seem non-motivated, especially cafe and shop staff. Advertised events didnt happen, buffet was pure rubbish. Nothing kid friendly, choice of Chinese 2-3 dishes, Indian 304 very spicy or ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Traveled with children


Worst quality of food in the Australian cruise industry

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Pavan
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Rooms are dated. A few touch ups such as furniture and paint touch ups would go a long way in maintaining the condition of the room. Cleanliness level was ok. Every once in a while it would be a good idea to move the bedside drawers out of their place & vacuum the carpet underneath. Ceiling & wall on one of the top bunks had stains. The Food & Beverage service staff are the stars of the ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Traveled with children


Nice cruise but loud mini suite

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Sollie
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise to see more of our wonderful country. We did not spare any expense and booked a mini suite cabin 11148. Although the ship needs a clean we could look past that as the cabin was nice and spacious and the staff were just wonderful. The one issue we had was the amount of kids running and jumping around in what you might call uncontrolled! Not really P&O's fault but surely ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


So much better than I expected

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windsor26
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Was trying a new ship and trying to see if P&O had improved after the mediocre ship Pacific Pearl earlier in January That ship was dirty boring badly served and the food was awful The Jewel was excellent The staff were welcoming and friendly. The ship was homely and clean. The Dining in the Waterfront was excellent as they did not stick to the P&O rules and we had a table for 12 (strangers ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


Second but definitely last time on the Jewel

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Lunafan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our worst cruise out of 9 taken. Sit down dining in the Waterfront was appalling, really really slow service, very basic menu and generally plonk down waiting service though service quality appeared to vary in accord with the gender of the wait staff( the girls won, no contest) Pantry service staff were generally more genial but food was uninspiring and the ergonomic set up of the tea/"coffee" ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


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