Pacific Jewel


A heroic week of cruise ship rescues

It was a week of heroic rescues after a team from Rescue 500, the Queensland Government’s air rescue helicopter and the Sun Princess came to the aid of several people. Rescue 500 air lifted three people […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 30 2016

P&O deny gastro claims over Pacific Jewel death

The death of a woman aboard the Pacific Jewel has sparked claims of an outbreak of gastroenteritis aboard the ship off the coast of Queensland. The Sydney Morning Herald in a front-page report this morning […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 13 2016

P&O celebrates the 2015 Melbourne Cup in style

Guests onboard P&O’s three iconic ships – the Pacific Jewel, Pacific Pearl and Pacific Dawn – celebrated this year’s Melbourne Cup in style. It was also a momentous occasion for Pacific Dawn as it was […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 6 2015

Jessica Mauboy and Kate Richie name P&Os latest ships

Two of Australia’s hottest celebrities – singer Jessica Mauboy and Home and Away’s Kate Richie will officially name P&O’s two newest ships, the Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, via their personal Twitter accounts on November […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 13 2015

Cruise Passenger goes onboard P&O’s newly refurbished Pacific Jewel

Cruise Passenger has just stepped off Pacific Jewel, which is making her maiden call in Sydney following a multimillion dollar refit in May this year. A ‘modern Australian’ feel has been introduced across the whole […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 25 2015

There’s a first for everything!

Here are a few firsts your favourite cruise ships have been involved in… P&O Cruises’ Pacific Jewel broke records on June 13, 2015, when she visited Timor-Leste’s capital Dili (the first cruise ship to ever do so). […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 16 2015

P&O launches biggest season ever with more ships and home ports

More Australian cruisers will be able to board a ship without hopping on a plane, as P&O homeports its five ships around the country. The ships represent the biggest fleet P&O have ever had in […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 5 2014

P&O Cruises expands its adults-only zone

P&O Cruises has expanded the adults-only zone aboard its three ships. The Oasis retreat is now available across two decks on Pacific Pearl, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel. The retreat offers passengers over 18 a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 21 2014

OMG – guess what P&O named its new ships

P&O’s two new ships have been named – Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria. The names were revealed by sand artist Chloe Dickey at Bondi Beach today. They were selected out of 30,000 suggestions submitted through […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 11 2014

P&O to base more cruise ships outside of Sydney

There’s a new trend in Australian cruising, and it’s one that will give Australians the opportunity to board more ships direct from their doorsteps. It’s called home porting. It’s where cruise lines base ships out […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 21 2014

P&O boosts Australian fleet with two new ships

P&O Cruises is expanding its Australian fleet from three to five, with two new vessels joining the line next year. The move, coupled with an increase in the size of the Princess fleet and two […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 20 2014