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Auckland Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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"Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Rrb99
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How lucky is that ?!  I saw Queenstown on a previous visit, and highly recommend it and the bus tour to Milford Sound.   The road into the Sound is great. It has been a few years since I took ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Inside


Average cruise, some good, some not so good

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sc_parry
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Overall: Average Cruise and the highlight was the day cruising the Sounds. The Sounds are spectacular and cruising was a great way to see a small portion of them. Dining: We never do up charge dining, we paid for an all inclusive why would you pay even more? The main dining rooms were average to below average. There was not one shrimp dish, appetizer or entree, on the menu for the entire ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great NZ cruise

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MileHighBill
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did an Auckland to Sydney cruise on the Jewel from Feb 4th to 14th. We choose this cruise because of the number of stops in New Zealand. We favor Celebrity, but picked this for the itinerary. We had been on NCL a couple times years ago and were never impressed. However, we were quite pleased with the Jewel and this cruise. I believe it has been refurbished fairly recently, so that probably ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Not bad for a good value solo cruise

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marlowman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time on Jewel, this was cruise 60 for me. Been to New Zealand many times. Embarkation and disembarkation was long and delayed due to port authorities and health checks for the Coronavirus. Not fault of Norwegian, There was an outbreak of gastro which made the bistro and main dining room difficult as everything was handled and served by staff. Everything was disinfected over and over. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Inside


Best ship in the NCL fleet

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okema
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 3rd cruise on the NCL Jewel and it did not disappoint. I am a solo traveler and NCL is the best for solos. I always get an oceanview cabin on deck 5 midship. So comfortable and close to mid and forward elevators always quiet. Our solo activity leader was awesome making dinners for the group getting group seat at the shows and making sure we all had a good time. The activities ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Amazing New Zealand, great ship, great fun

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MkeCruzn
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We selected this ship and itinerary because we wanted to visit this part of the world for the first time. Cruising seemed an ideal way to see a lot of New Zealand including the sounds on the South Island. We planned our own air since we wanted to stay an extra few days in Auckland at the beginning and Sydney at the end. More on this later. The Norwegian Jewel was just refurbished and it’s clean ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Good cruise but 2 problems

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rsgraves
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

This cruise visited all the New Zealand spots we planned on visiting. As well, it ended in Sydney where we planned on visiting next. Excellent itinerary. One large negative experience was the embarkation at Auckland. The whole process of getting guests on board was chaotic. Norwegian blamed the New Zealand immigration officials. However, it is clearly Norwegian's responsibility to take ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Bucket List Cruise

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zwho
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was a last minute decision for me. I usually do my homework and know exactly what I want to see and how, before I even book a vacation. This time I decided I didn't want to wait another year until it was summer again "down under"! I picked NCL Jewel strictly on the itinerary and time. As a solo I had to pay for 2 people, and that will always bother me, but I as a solo on NCL I was ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Surprisingly uncrowded...

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swisstrailblazer
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We had not travelled Norwegian before; decided to give it a go. Embarkation in Auckland was an absolute nightmare - by far the worst we have ever experienced. Apparently everybody was told to arrive at midday and the port facilities were completely overwhelmed. We had to stand in a waiting area for over an hour before finally being allowed upstairs to queue, again, for another 45 minutes to ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointing

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MaartenW
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

First time cruise; beguiled by the Norwegian in its title - it an US ship and shows it in its entertainment and dining (if it can be called that). We selected a penthouse cabin (10502) and it lived up to expectations with excellent butler and steward services - well done Rodwin and Francis. A hint on the cabin - while there are 2 European power points these are hidden under the dressing table ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


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