I went on Pacific Jewel 7 day cruise to the Qld State of Origin & Ukulele cruise. The State of Origin & Ukulele components of the cruise were great, the other aspects of the cruise were ordinary to say the least eg some staff were very pleasant but the majority of staff were not very friendly at all. The food in the Pantry was passable however quantities were small , if you wanted a Chinese cuisine meal you had to pay an extra $49 per person ( over the top)!! If you wanted a restaurant quality meal you paid an extra $99 per head ( way over the top)!! There was no fruit available unless the chef approved it & then the quality was very poor, green bananas , rock hard apples and pears with no flavour. Filtered water stations were few & far between and the cakes for desert were very dry. At the end of the cruise we were given an envelope entitled Gratuities which I thought at the outset was covered by our fare & made us feel greatly inadequate Overall, we have been on a number of cruises & this was by far the worst, would be very unlikely to travel on the Pacific Jewel again.
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