• Passengers booked
    220000+
  • Length: 811ft
  • Beam: 32.00ft
  • Cruising speed: 20kn
  • Onboard Currency: Australian Dollars
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Voltage: Australian 220v
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Art Auctions
  • Dance Classes
  • Fitness Centre and Gym
  • Internet Facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Medical Centre
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  • Year: 1991
  • Draft: 26.00ft
  • Kids Club: Turtle Cove, Shark Shack, HQ and HQ+
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,950
  • Tonnage: 70,310
  • Year: 1991
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Casino
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Guest Entertainers
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Themed Party Nights
+ show more
  • Length: 811ft
  • Beam: 32.00ft
  • Cruising speed: 20kn
  • Onboard Currency: Australian Dollars
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Voltage: Australian 220v
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Art Auctions
  • Dance Classes
  • Fitness Centre and Gym
  • Internet Facilities
  • Kids Club
  • Medical Centre
+ show more
  • Year: 1991
  • Draft: 26.00ft
  • Kids Club: Turtle Cove, Shark Shack, HQ and HQ+
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,950
  • Tonnage: 70,310
  • Year: 1991
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Casino
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Guest Entertainers
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Themed Party Nights
+ show more
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P&O Pacific Jewel Overview

The Pacific Jewel joined P&O Australia in 2009 and has been a faithful member of the fleet ever since. Her 2015 upgrade has seen her the first to boast some fantastic P&O features including the Pantry, a revolutionary new dining concept for the line. She was also the first to offer a circus arena at sea to Australian cruisers - all in all, a real trailblazer for P&O!

Comfortable and spacious cabins and public spaces make cruising on the Pacific Jewel a delight. From the elegant earth tones of the atrium to the bright blues and greens of the top decks, cruisers will love the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific Jewel.


Pacific Jewel food and restaurants

The dining options on the Pacific Jewel have taken a turn for the varied, with the introduction of the Pantry. For the traditionalists, the ship's main dining venue offers a fabulous menu with local specialties and international dishes. Fun options like family-style dishes for the whole table and a range of butters and oils to enhance a meal make dining on the Pacific Jewel a unique experience.

The Pacific Jewel's specialty restaurants include the full range of P&O offerings, so you don't have to miss out on any favourites. Try some of Luke Mangan's offerings in the Salt Grill, or opt for extra-special with the Chef's Table dining experience. Don't forget to book early!


Pacific Jewel activities and entertainment: staying busy at sea

There's plenty to keep passengers hopping during the day and evening aboard the Pacific Jewel, and of course myriad ways to stay firmly in one place and chill out.

Check the daily newsletter for fun activities organised by the talented crew, or take some time to yourself and chill out by the pool or in the adults-only Oasis. Get in some exercise or learn something new - it's your holiday.


The Pacific Jewel bars and theatre

The three-deck Atrium is the hub of life on the Pacific Jewel, and you will find several bars there including the MIX cocktail lounge. From there, bars and lounges spread over the decks to offer a range of night-time situations - quiet drinks to dancing in the early hours. If you want to outsource your amusement, there's a theatre and a range of other entertainment options outlined in the daily newsletter.



Cabins onboard the Pacific Jewel

The Pacific Jewel leads the P&O fleet in balcony cabins, with nearly 200 cabins and mini-suites offering private outdoor areas out of the total 837 passenger accommodations. Also available are oceanview staterooms and inside staterooms, offering Pacific Jewel holidays for a range of budgets.

In-room facilities will make you feel at home and provide a great space to relax.  These include daily service, plenty of space to pack away all of your clothes and other luggage, a fridge, personally controlled air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a safe for your valuables. Booking a mini-suite will get you priority check-in and fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival.

The 20 sets of interconnecting cabins on the Pacific Jewel are great for family groups of different sizes, and are available in a few different formats combining twin, triple and quad cabins.



Food and Dining

Dining included in your cruise fare:

  • Waterfront Restaurant: À-la-carte dining with no set seating times.
  • The Pantry: a food market with small eateries including fish and chips, deli sandwiches, a carvery, a mexican cantina, pan-asian cuisine, a curry house and a dessert bar.


Specialty dining:

  • Salt Grill: gourmet fine dining with a menu curated by Luke Mangan.
  • Luna: a rotating menu of Asian-inspired cuisine.
  • The Cafe: specialty coffees and chocolate desserts
  • Charlie's: espresso and pastries
  • Chef's Table degustation menu with wine pairings
  • New Zealand Natural ice cream



Entertainment

Make the most of your sea days aboard the Pacific Jewel by doing exactly what you feel like doing!


Pacific Jewel pools and facilities

Deck 12 is where the pool action happens in the two Lido Pools. They are separated by the outdoor stage and a couple of hot tubs, and both are open to all ages. Aft of the pools is the outdoor bar, and forward of them the big LED screen.

The fitness centre and Aqua Spa are on Deck 14, with great views over the bow of the ship. There you will also find a jogging track and the Edge adventure park for a more informal workout. The Edge offers climbing, cargo nets, a flying fox and more for some action and adrenaline.

Keen gamers will also be interested in the Pacific Jewel's racing car simulators on Deck 8.


Pacific Jewel daytime activities

The Pacific Daily keeps cruisers up to date on what's happening around the ship -  and there are always plenty of options and opportunities. Commonly seen on the schedule are quizzes, dance classes, health seminars, deck quoits, wine tasting, live music, game shows, scavenger hunts, Wii and poker tournaments and mixology.

Circus shows in the atrium and the outdoor circus arena are a favourite daytime entertainment, and of course so are cocktails by the pool. The ship has a Pandora store onboard along with some duty free shops for those who like a bit of retail therapy.


For the kids

The Pacific Jewel facilities for families go beyond interconnecting cabins. Kids will be very well entertained with a range of programs targeted at different age groups. Here they are:

  • Turtle Cove for ages two to six
  • Shark Shack for ages seven to ten
  • HQ for ages eleven to fourteen
  • HQ+ for ages fifteen to seventeen

All programs are fully supervised by qualified staff and pagers are available so parents can be contacted while enjoying the rest of the ship. Group child-minding is available in Turtle Cove and Shark Shack from 10:30pm to 1am.


Pacific Jewel bars and lounges

In the evening, the Marquee Theatre hosts shows and productions. If none of them take your fancy, there's movies and sports games on the big screen, or something going on in the many public rooms scattered around the ship.

The Orient is a favourite for all comers, an English-style pub with a selection of beer and cider on tap.  The MIX Cocktail Bar is all about fancy drinks, and Connexions is the place to go to be entertained by live music or trivia. Looking for the late-night dancing action? It's at The Dome on the top deck.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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