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P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews

P&O Australia
Pacific Jewel
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Departure Port

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Excellent

65

Very Good

72

Average

87

Poor

55

Terrible

45

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327 P&O Australia Pacific Jewel Cruise Reviews


Mary Faith avatar

Mary Faith

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing good about tit!

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Full of complaints about the 'Jewel' which appeared to be no more just a Tasman 'shuttle'. Some parts had been 'refurbished' - still smelled of paint and carpet glue - fumes pervaded our cabin and gave us ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Debbiess

1 Review Written

SOS from the Pacific Jewel

It was my birthday month and I was celebrating my birthday on board the Pacific Jewel P&O. P&O had said they had given me a birthday package and asked me when I would like it. I had said the first day 1/3/19 when I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Lynleyloo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise, Not happy with situation of drink supply and food running out

Just to try out cruising. We have heard that cruis8ng is the way to holiday as we live on the road as we travel with our caravan full time. So we gave it ago. Beer run out, wine run out but the only beer we were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Tammey

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Our first P&O cruise was wonderful, This cruise was a special Anniversary for us and being at Christmas we thought it would be extra special. All of it was a complete & utter let down the buffet food was just not up ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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KarenLWekwerth

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise

We had a great cruise. The cabin staff were amazing and attention to detail was spot on. Loved the entertainment and the dance classes were so much fun. Food was amazing and the staff in the Pantry and Waterfront ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Back2Black

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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FullHard

1 Review Written

If it wasn't for the entertainment I would have jumped ship!

After travelling on the Jewel in 2012 - we decided to head off again in Dec 2018 as it was the only boat leaving our desired destination at the time we wanted and the port we wanted. What a major disappointment from ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AA101

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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Aussiedave767

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not too bad.

A 4 day mini cruise from Melbourne to EDEN (NSW) and it was good. Food was OK. We ate mainly in the MDR Waterfront and there were no complaints. A small serve of one dish I had and the waiter offered to bring ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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GrrBar

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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gippslander

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Needs Improvement by Management

Embarking from Port Melbourne ,fantastic ,as was Disembarking..So fast.Cabis old but cannot compalin as it was comfortable and only spend part of time there.Always cleaned and room cleaning people such as Prince and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Mzcoast

1 Review Written

Worse cruise experience ever

Having cruised with P&O numerous times I was looking forward to cruising to PNG. Unfortunately this cruise was unsatisfactory & well below expectations. It was delayed 16 hours, there was no sail away party. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jola1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad experience

We choose this cruise because was relatively cheap and great for short break. Pretty much everything was mediocre. Food very ordinary. The pantry was boring with the same food each morning. Desert station was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Annush

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

We choose this cruise because it was our Wedding Anniversary on the 8/12 & Ship departed from Melbourne. Speciality dining & Elimis Day Spa were the highlights. Main dining horrible. For b’fast we ordered ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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TANRO02

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Three B2B Cruises around Melbourne

We chose this series of Cruises as a cost effective way to increase the number of cruise nights for status recognition with Princess Cruises working towards Elite. We are based in Melbourne but flew to Sydney for ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Honestmick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Here is my feedback from my latest cruise (J846)

Here is my feedback from my latest cruise (J846) I must say that all the crew were great,10 out of 10. The same with the Entertainment and Lightning up front. Well, I never did see Rabaul. But let’s ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Walter65

1 Review Written

Birthday Cruise

Got the cruising bug again after a 30 year hiatus, this cruise being the 3rd in 3 years on or around my birthday. First was the Pearl out of Sydney, second Dawn out of Brisbane & this year Jewel out of Brisbane. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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harleyqu1nn

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very average

This was our first cruise (me and my partner). So a lot of things were new to us. For example, we were completely unaware of the credit card hold. Both of our credit cards were blocked because of repeated holds ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Colin Belton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Missed Destinations

We previously been to PNG on Aria and it was great so when our friends where going on this cruise we thought we would join them. Ship was 14 hrs late to leave port so this meant we would not get to Rabaul. Emergency ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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kezzan52

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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bob wallace

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell 28. 10 18

Paid for a cruise to Rabaul & Islands of New Guinea. 14 hours late leaving port at Brisbane, this immediately caused the Captain to cancel Rabaul (which was supposed to be the highlight of the trip). Another ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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reerod67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hit and MISS

We chose this cruise primarily for its destinations in PNG. We had been before and this time wanted the kids to experience the people and culture of the PNG islands. We knew the Jewel was old and on its way out of ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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penwal

1 Review Written

fantastic cruise

we needed a cruise fix . the ship is old and i believe it's sold ..but the staff made up for its age the food was great in the mdr ..didn't eat in the pantry . had dinner at salt very nice .. have been ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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fredowitch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Thought it was an inexpensive option for family holiday. Now know not a good choice. Pantry food boring and disappointing.....Hot food warm, cold food almost the same. Strong smell of sewerage on every deck ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Pacific Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.7
Dining4.03.1
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms3.53.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.1
Family3.53.5
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.6
Value For Money4.53.2
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