Pacific Jewel cruise ship guide


For cruises to a variety of stunning destinations around Australia and the surrounding islands, there are few better places to spend your time than on board Pacific Jewel.

This 11-deck, Crown Princess class ship has plenty to offer, whether you’re looking for a pleasant and relaxing cruise, or for something a bit more upbeat.

More than 200 rooms on the ship offering private balconies, Pacific Jewel caters for all budgets – but never compromises on class.

Take a look at our cruises ships on Pacific Jewel for 2013 and 2014.


What is there to do on board?

In between stops at a number of beautiful destinations, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied on Pacific Jewel. Arguably the biggest attraction on board is the high-wire circus and trapeze arena on the top deck, sure to entertain people of all ages! The ship also boasts P&O’s largest spa afloat in the southern hemisphere. It’s truly a ship for both excitement and relaxation, depending on what takes your fancy.

Pacific Jewel can also claim its own celebrity restaurant – Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, where you can enjoy top-class cuisine in equally impressive surroundings. You’ll also find other restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets.

The Aqua Health Spa & Fitness Centre provides ocean views while you enjoy a range of treatments and relaxation sessions, as well as plenty of equipment for fitness enthusiasts to take advantage of.

And yet we’ve touched on only a handful of the activities and amenities Pacific Jewel has to offer. The only way to truly appreciate it is to come and experience it for yourself.

A bit of history

Pacific Jewel has a rich history, having sailed under several names over its 22 years on the seas. She was originally called Crown Princess when she first set sail in 1990, and was built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy. She most recently underwent a refit in 2004 when she was known as AIDAblu.

She joined P&O’s fleet in 2009, and has been sailing routes around Australia and the surrounding area since then.

The ship’s claim to fame is undoubtedly being used during filming for the TV show Neighbours in August 2010.

Current cruise trips on board Pacific Jewel

Cruise 1st offers a range of cheap cruise trips on Pacific Jewel, including:

Pacific Magic – round trip from Sydney – 10 nights
Stopping at Wala, Vila, Mare, Noumea and back to Sydney.

Island Delights – 9 nights
Stopping at Noumea, Mystery Island, Lifou, Isle of Pines and back to Sydney.

Fiji Adventure – round trip from Sydney – 14 nights
Stopping at Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Vila, Dravuni, Fiji Islands, Port Denarau, Suva, Noumea and then back to Sydney.

Crystal Reflections – round trip from Sydney – 12 nights
Stopping at Noumea, Mystery Island, Vila, Wala, Champagne Bay Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo Vanuatu, and back to Sydney.

These are just a few examples of the trips Cruise 1st has to offer on Pacific Jewel. There are many more to choose from, with options for various budgets, so check out our Pacific Jewel page for more information.

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