Countless Australians have cruised on onboard Pacific Jewel — however after this multimillion-dollar makeover you may be pardoned for mistaking it for a brand new ship.
The almost 30-year-old Pacific Jewel has been cruising with P&O Australia for eight years, and was last revamped in 2015.
Now the 1670-passenger cruise ship is set to take on a new persona with a 10-day makeover to taking place in Sydney next month.
P&O says the refurb will convey “a fresh and modern look that is in keeping with the style P&O has become well known for”.
The refit will include a new fish restaurant, Shell and Bones, which is featured onboard sisters Pacific Explorer and Pacific Dawn, and an open air lawn bowling green.
Pacific Jewel’s bars, pool cafe, atrium and Oasis area will likewise be invigorated, while new P&O livery — the Southern Cross — will be painted on the ship’s hull.
perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Much of Pacific Jewel’s new look is themed around Australian nature, botanicals, animals and traditional art and patterns that are inspired by my travels,” Ryberg told Cruise Critic .[/perfectpullquote]