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5 out of 5

Pacific Jewel is amazing. The... by sophie16

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Pacific Jewel is amazing. The staff are so incredibly kind and genuine, they feel like family. Most of the entertainment is really good and sure the ship is slightly older but a holiday is what you make of it. The room was much more spacious then I predicted and the ship is always spotless. There were heaps of free activities for every age group as well as for the whole family. Loved every second of it and even during rough water the staff checked on us to make sure we were okay. There's been so many bad reviews of this ship and I can't figure out why. I loved it.

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We found the Jewel to... by DonnaGH

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We found the Jewel to be an adequate ship. A bit tired but still well maintained. The mini suite was very comfortable. As we expected there wasn't much in the way of activities but we are not looking for waterslides and bumper cars. The entertainment crew were excellent so we were never bored. The food in both the pantry and the waterfront was ok but nothing to rave about. Overall we had a lovely holiday at a great price.

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We now know why it... by jmunn5

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We now know why it took us so long to go on a cruise, we had heard all the stories from friends and family as well as neighbours, talking it all up and saying how wonderful cruises were to go on. We fail to see what all the fuss and hoopla is all about. We think cruises are equal to spending 8 nights trapped in your local bloody RSL club. Overrated !

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3 out of 5

It was "fine" by ChazS

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I had very low expectations for our 4 night cruise after reading a number of poor reviews for this cruise and P&O in general. A few people said words to the effect of "if you haven't been with another cruise line, for example Royal Caribbean, then you won't know any better and it will be fine". Well, we had previously cruised with RCI and I'm pleased to report that we still found the cruise fine. 

Was it spectacular? No. 

Was the service outstanding? No. 

Was the food amazing? No. 

Where we overwhelmed with the choice on onboard activities? No. 

But...

Did we have a good time? Yes. 

Was the service adequate? Yes. 

Was the food ok? Yes. 

Did we find enough to do to occupy our time? Yes. 

 

The ship's decor looked outdated, although some might call it 'retro'. Plenty of orange & brown hues. 

 

The food was just ok. The pantry served up a variety of styles of food and we could always find something we liked although I wouldn't have wanted to eat there for much more than 4 days. The Waterfront restaurant was a little disappointing with the food well below the quality we found on RCI but it was still fine. My husband even felt that the espresso coffee was better on P&O compared to RCI!

The kids club was good. Miss 4 went along for a short time each day & enjoyed her time there.

We probably wouldn't choose to sail with P&O again unless friends were going or there was a particularly enticing itinerary but it wasn't that bad, just not particularly special. 

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5 out of 5

We have been on the... by leary

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We have been on the Jewel three times and are going on her again in November the food and the staff are amazing we haven't met a bad staff member yet, they can't do enough for you

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