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  • Obstructed View Cabin

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  • Balcony Cabin

  • Mini Suite with Balcony

  • Mini Suite with Balcony Floor Plan

  • The Pantry

  • The Pantry

  • Waterfront Restaurant

  • Chefs Table

  • Shell & Bones

  • The Cafe

  • HQ Kids Club

  • HQ+ Kids Club

  • Shark Shack Kids Club

  • Turtle Cove Kids Club

  • Pool Deck

  • Funnel Rock Climb

  • Laser Tag

  • Walk the Plank

  • Connexions Bar

  • Mix Bar

  • The Orient

  • Gatsby Party

  • Nero Party

  • The Oasis

  • Life as we Know it

  • The Marquee

  • Sauna

  • Exercise Track

  • Lawn Bowls

  • Players Bar and Casino

  • Pandora

P&O - Pacific Jewel - P&O Cruises

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P&O - Pacific Jewel Overview

Since joining P&O Australia in 2009, the beautiful Pacific Jewel has become quite the trailblazer for the cruise line. Thanks to regular refurbishments, she features several impressive features, such as the P&O Edge theme park and a circus arena at sea. With fun additions like this, she's quickly becoming a firm favourite in the Australian cruise market.

Specs: Pacific Jewel at a glance
A mid-sized vessel, the Pacific Jewel weighs 70,310 tonnes, measures 804 feet in length and spans 11 decks. She can accommodate 1,900 passengers and 730 crew members. Her cruise speed is 22.5 knots.

Inside Pacific Jewel
The atmosphere on board the Pacific Jewel is fun, friendly and welcoming. Expect delightful service everywhere you turn, and a wide variety of inviting public spaces to enjoy a drink as you relax, unwind and watch the world go by.

Interiors are contemporary and attractive, with regular million-dollar refurbishments ensuring all facilities are in excellent condition. The colour palette varies widely throughout the ship, from earth tones to bright blues. Wherever you look, one thing is for certain: the design is tasteful and appealing.

Entertainment: things to do on board the Pacific Jewel
The Pacific Jewel boasts a fun, interactive entertainment schedule, with several activities organised each day, from enrichment classes to bingo competitions. Stay informed about the day's happenings by reading the daily newsletter or asking one of the friendly crew members.  Or try something adventurous with P&O Edge.

If you prefer your fun to be unscheduled, then you'll find no shortage of spots for your own impromptu enjoyment, such as the pool, outdoor lawn bowls and the Oasis, an adults-only retreat.

As night falls, evening entertainment usually kicks off in the three-storey Atrium. This beautiful spot is home to a variety of bars and lounges, including the popular MIX cocktail lounge. Start your evening with a pre-dinner aperitif, before catching a show in the Marquee Theater or returning to the Atrium for some dancing and socialising.

Food: Pacific Jewel restaurants
P&O Australia has stepped up its dining game in recent years, introducing a selection of exciting new restaurants to its ships. In 2015, The Pantry was unveiled on board the Pacific Jewel, a new approach to buffet style dining that focuses on freshness and choice. You won't find any tired buffet options here - it's more like a fancy food court made up of tiny premium restaurants. Take your pick from Mexican, Asian fusion, traditional pub fare and many more delicious options.

In addition to the Pantry, the Pacific Jewel has several formal, sit-down restaurants, all of which offer exceptional service and creative, innovative menus. During the day, you'll also find several casual cafes and eateries on board for all of your snacking needs.

A new addition as of March 2018 is Shell & Bones, a classic surf 'n turf venue serving local seafood, delectable cuts of meat and even some tasty vegetarian options.

Destinations: Pacific Jewel itineraries
Based in Sydney, the Pacific Jewel spends most of her time sailing to ports around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Her schedule includes a variety of short and medium length cruises, with some 2-3 day options - perfect for those who would like to get a taste for cruise life without committing to a long journey.

The shore excursions available will of course depend on your chosen destination, but you can expect a range of interesting tours to choose from. Some popular examples include visiting the Blue Mountains near Sydney, taking a tour of Jinek Bay Marine Reserve in Lifou and exploring Noumea by segway.

Cabins onboard the Pacific Jewel

In keeping with its fun, relaxed atmosphere, the Pacific Jewel isn't home to any over-the-top penthouse suites or the like. Rather, you'll find a good range of interior, oceanview and balcony cabins, as well as some mini suites. All rooms are comfortable, spacious and inviting - ideal for some quiet relaxation after a busy day at sea or at land.

In-room facilities are excellent. There's ample storage space for your belongings, as well as a flatscreen television, mini-fridge, safe and air conditioning. If you do decide to go for the mini suite, you'll enjoy fresh fruit and flowers when you arrive, as well as priority check-in.

If you're travelling as a family or a large group, there are 20 interconnecting rooms, as well as several quad cabins.

Food and Dining

Dining included in your Pacific Jewel ticket:

  • Waterfront Restaurant: main dining room (please note: no fixed seating times)
  • The Pantry: P&O's alternative to buffet style dining - think of it as more of a 'food market', featuring a range of international cuisines.

Specialty dining (not included in your cruise fare):

  • Salt Grill: fine dining with a menu by celebrity chef Luke Mangan
  • Luna: Asian cuisine
  • Shell & Bones: tasty surf 'n turf
  • The Cafe: delicious desserts and specialty coffees
  • Charlie's: pastries, cake and coffee
  • Chef's Table: an exclusive degustation menu
  • New Zealand Natural ice cream


The Pacific Jewel by day
There's always plenty going on during sea days on board the Pacific Jewel. Whether you're in the mood for organised fun in the form of trivia games, quizzes, dance classes and more, or you'd like to enjoy some relaxing down time, there's something for you. Be sure to check the Pacific Daily newsletter every day for a full selection of upcoming activities.

If you're ever in doubt, you're bound to find something happening in the atrium. The social heart of the ship, this is a great place to sip a drink and people-watch.

Pools, spas and fitness facilities on board the Pacific Jewel
The main pool area is located on Deck 12, home to two Lido Pools and several whirlpools. It's easy to spend a whole day here, as there is an outdoor stage for live entertainment, a movie screen and a bar. Both pools are family friendly.

For some relaxation and pampering, make your way to the Aqua Spa on Deck 14. This beautiful facility offers a variety of indulgent spa treatments, sure to leave you feeling wonderful.

Also located on Deck 14 is the ship's fitness centre, jogging track and Edge adventure park. The fitness centre is equipped with cardio machines and free weights, while the adventure park has a flying fox, high ropes, cargo nets and many more physical activities.

Pacific Jewel nightlife
As the sun sets, the ship's performers come to life. There are several resident entertainers, from actors and actresses in the production shows, to circus performers, musicians and more. Most of the evening fun is hosted at the Marquee Theatre, but you can also catch plenty of action in the Orient, the Dome and MIX Cocktail Bar.

If you'd prefer a more interactive evening, try your luck at the Players Bar and Casino, or show off your general knowledge with trivia in Connexions Bar. Whatever your mood, you'll find plenty of public spaces to relax, socialise and have a great time.

Pacific Jewel for families
The family facilities on board the Pacific Jewel are excellent. There are plenty of spaces for the whole family to hang out together, such as the pools on Deck 14 or the Pantry food market. Most of the public spaces are designed to be inclusive and family friendly.

The Pacific Jewel also runs fantastic youth programs for different age groups. Experienced staff facilitate supervised fun in a safe, inclusive environment. The programs are: Turtle Cove for ages 2 to 6, Shark Shack for ages 7 to 10, HQ for ages 11 to 14 and HQ+ for ages 15 to 17.

These programs start in the morning and run through until late in the evening, with breaks for mealtimes. Group babysitting services are available in Turtle Cove and Shark Shack from 10.30pm to 1am for a small fee. 


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Balcony Cabin

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture~
  • Sitting room area
  • Twin beds that covert to a queen-size bed.
  • Air-conditioning with personal controls
  • Ensuite with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV for in-room entertainment
  • Wardrobe and writing desk and chair
  • Fridge
  • Telephone and safety deposit box
  • 24-hour room service*
  • Bathrobe and slippers*

*Charges apply
~Some balconies are metal fronted instead of Glass.

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Cost Included Dining Options

Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant is a modern, stylish restaurant offering, full service, a la carte dining. You can choose from the regular menu or the ever changing range of specials, and the young ones will love the selection on the kid's menu.

Family style share platters are popular features on the Waterfront Restaurant menu. Designed for four to six people to share, choose from platters such as Honey and lemon whole roasted chicken with bread stuffing, natural gravy, charred onions and root vegetables, or baked, rustic beef and onion pie in Shiraz sauce with roasted vegetables.

The Pantry

Exclusive to P&O The Pantry is a brand new dining experience like nothing you've seen on a cruise before. Say good bye to the traditional cruise buffet and hello to freshly made food from around the world. It's the perfect venue for a quick bite or long lunch and the best bit, it's included in the your fare.

The Pantry provides an all inclusive dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious food and a contemporary café vibe, replacing the former buffet area on deck 11.

Inspired by modern Australia, Hook's Fish and Chips feels like a beachfront restaurant. Mexicana embraces its Aztec look. The sleek façade of the Sugar Bar is the perfect backdrop to the rainbow colours of the decadent sweets and cakes on display. It's no surprise that Fat Cow carvery is all about meat. Curry House dishes up modern Indian while Stix serves up tantalising Asian fare. Drinks are all sorted at the blue and white tiled Coffee Bar.

Choose from communal long tables to lounge chairs and high tables, with scattered pictures, plants, fruit bowls and books adding to the relaxed urban café feel, created by Tillberg Design of Sweden.

  • Kettle & Bun:Kettle & Bun offers freshly baked bread, expertly crafted sandwiches, great tasting salads and mouth-watering soups. It seems unfair to choose just one, so mix and match for your perfect combo.
  • Fat Cow:Vegetarians beware, at Fat Cow there's more meat than you can imagine, offering the finest cuts to send meat lovers into a flutter. Try tender carvings, roast chicken (using our own secret recipe), succulent legs of lamb, cured hams, roast pork racks and beef scotch fillets that melt in your mouth. It's all sourced from local producers and served with a wide selection of rustic sides and condiments to create the perfect roast dinner.
  • Sugar Bar:Discover a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pastries and individual desserts all freshly made onboard at Sugar Bar. If you're in the mood for something sweet, bring the family for some handmade desserts to top off any meal.
  • Mexicana:Our soft or hard shell tacos filled with favourites like homemade salsas and pickles, chilli, guacamole, fresh lime and cheese will impress even the seasoned salsa connoisseur. It's a fresh and spicy treat to enjoy anytime.
  • Stix:China, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar - they all have their own word for 'chop sticks', so onboard we just call them Stix! Indulge your passion for Asia's finest cuisines including traditional rice dishes, the freshest stir-fries, sizzling noodles and heart-warming dumpling soups. And don't miss our famous P&O Laksa!
  • Hook's Fish & Chips:Surf and turf goes casual with P&O's Fish & Chips. Serving up crispy battered fish and hot chips with the perfect amount of crunch, this onboard 'fish and chip shop' knows how to please. Get your hands on the freshest seafood and daily specials like salt and pepper squid, lemon and herb calamari rings or crumbed scallops. Yum!
  • Curry House:Where does the best curry in the world come from? Right here at P&O! Curry House is a smorgasbord of classic curry flavours and authentic dishes. Whether you're enjoying an old favourite or trying something new (like the renowned P&O tandoori), you'll love the incredible range, complemented by homemade breads, chutneys, raitas and pickles.

Cost Required Dining Options


Calling all chocoholics! When you are craving a chocolate fix while onboard a visit to The Cafe will hit the spot. Try the warm chocolate volcano with a melting heart of pure chocolate or the freshly baked Belgian waffles, served with chocolate sauce of course.
Open from early in the morning until late at night and located on deck 12 right near the pool, The Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a quick snack, coffee or cocktail.
Pay per Item

Charlies Bar

Open from early in the morning until late at night, Charlie's Bar is a great place to sit back and take in all of the action unfolding in The Atrium. Here you can purchase espresso coffee, specialty teas, pastries, cookies and cakes by the slice.
Pay per Item

Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

Celebrity chef Luke Mangan brings his reputation, talent and flare to Salt grill’s exquisite menu. This stand out restaurant brings the very best of fine dining and the finest Australian wines exclusively to P&O Cruises, all for a fraction of the price you pay on land.
One mouthful of Luke Mangan’s luscious signature dish, Salt grill crab omelette, enoki mushroom salad and miso broth, and you’ll know why this award winning Australian chef is celebrated around the world.
Surcharge of AUD$49.00pp applies (3 course Evening Meal), AUD$35pp for Lunch (Sea days only) or AUD$20.00pp for High Tea.

Shell & Bones

Enjoy a bounty of sumptuous seafood at our new venue, Shell & Bones. Featuring crab from Queensland, blue mussels from South Australia and much more, this restaurant is set to reel in guests. Or, take a pick of items off the grill with beef short ribs and roasted chicken. Alongside, there are vegetarian options as well, with a sweet treat for all to finish.
Pay per Item

Chef's Table

For a meal that is equal parts memorable and mouth-watering, join us at Chef's Table.
Your evening starts with a cocktail and canapes reception hosted by the Executive Chef, followed by an exclusive tour of the galley. Once seated, the Executive Chef will introduce each course and its expertly matched wine.
It's your job to relax amongst great company and indulge as we serve up this extraordinary dining experience.

The Grill

When the weather's just too good to go inside to eat you can grab a casual meal from The Grill and enjoy it on the the top deck overlooking the pool. The selection includes a gourmet beef burger, a pulled pork burger, hot dogs, nachos, pizzas, meat pies and chips.
For a classic Aussie dining experience you can also purchase a bucket of prawns or chicken wings. What could be better than lounging by the pool, enjoying some sunshine and nourishing some morsels along with a chilled beverage.
Pay per Item

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream 

Why stop at one scoop? Try all your favourite flavours onboard at New Zealand Natural ice cream. 
Pay per Item

Room Service

You can also order from our 24-hour room service menu.
Pay per Item


Aqua Health Spa on the Pacific Jewel

Aqua Health Spa

Unwind with some rejuvenating 'you' time. At our onboard day spa you can loosen your muscles, relieve your tension and clear your mind. And we're not just talking facials and massages.  Reflexology, acupuncture, men's treatments, even teeth whitening are all on the menu.

And if you're not feeling quite prepped for the poolside, we've got you covered with spray tans, body scrubs, and the full service range of a hair and beauty salon.

Aqua Health Spa Fitness is open daily though we suggest you make a booking on embarkation day for an appointment time which suits you.

Charges apply.