Pacific Jewel to sparkle after Sydney makeover

A fun laser game, a new nightclub, a dedicated chocolate shop and interconnecting cabins will all be added to P&O Cruises’ superliner Pacific Jewel during an exciting makeover in Sydney this month.

When the ship emerges from Thales Shipyard at Garden Island on August 22, it will be the first in the P&O Cruises’ fleet to feature Laser Tag, a new game offering endless hours of fun for passengers of all ages on the ship’s top decks.

During the revamp, Pacific Jewel’s child-free Oasis retreat will be expanded over two decks while a new nightclub will be created within the ship’s distinctive dome.

The ship will join sister ships Pacific Pearl and Pacific Dawn to offer an Orient Bar, an LED wall in the Marquee Theatre, a Chocobloc shop and interconnecting cabins in configurations of quad-quad, twin-quad or twin-twin.

During the refit, Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill menu will be updated to include new dishes from his shoreside restaurants including Salt and Pepper Prawns with Thai Salad and Cajun-spiced Spatchcock, while La Luna will be rebadged as Luna with a Japanese menu added to its offerings.

The ship’s interior and decks will feature new carpet, furnishings, art works and furniture.

Just like any big hotel refurbishment, P&O Cruises Vice President Hotel Operation Sture Myrmell said Pacific Jewel would emerge from her refit looking a million dollars.

“The new look Pacific Jewel will offer something for everyone. Families will love the interconnecting cabins and we know that Laser Tag will be a big hit with young and old, while adults will have more room to relax in the largest Oasis retreat in our fleet,” Mr Myrmell said.

“The new chocolate shop is sure to sweeten every cruise and while there are hours of fun to be had dancing the night away in the new Dome nightclub, it will also be a great place to catch up with friends or simply read a book during days at sea.”

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