P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Jewel is to be fitted with new features and furnishings in her public spaces (Image: P&O Cruises)
P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Jewel is to be fitted with new features and furnishings in her public spaces during a refurbishment project at the privately managed dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney, Australia.
To be renovated over 10 days this March, the vessel’s public areas will be redesigned to mirror the ‘modern Australian’ aesthetic that has been introduced onboard Pacific Eden, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Explorer in the past couple of years. On highlight will be an outdoor barefoot lawn bowling green, which was first introduced on Pacific Explorer last year.
Following positive reviews from guests on Pacific Explorer and Pacific Dawn, the cruise line will add Shell & Bones to Pacific Jewel, allowing guests to enjoy locally sourced seafood, grill and vegetarian dishes. Popular lounge spot Connexions Bar will be refurbished with custom-printed fabrics and botanical patterns inspired by The Explorer Hotel on Pacific Explorer.
Pacific Jewel’s poolside café will be updated to offer a ‘light, bright and beachy feel’ and serve coffee and Spanish-style snacks, while the child-free retreat, The Oasis, will be equipped with new nautical-inspired lounge beds. The Atrium will be refurbished with new soft furnishings and coral-inspired artworks and accessories.
Following her dry dock, Pacific Jewel will also feature the Southern Cross livery on her hull, which is now a signature feature of P&O Cruises Australia’s fleet. The refit comes ahead of the start of Pacific Jewel's new homeporting season in Auckland, New Zealand. Between March and August 2018, the ship will offer 22 roundtrips from Auckland to various destinations.