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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Haven upgrade was well worth it!
"I figured why not and bid on a Haven 2 bedroom villa, even though there was only 2 of us traveling.They use the Moderno Churrascaria restaurant for breakfast and lunch (the menu is the same every day; it does not rotate) and there is no designated dinner offered for Haven guests...."Read More
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Alaska!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska

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mlmalone3
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We arrived home from our June 13-20 Cruise to Alaska on NCL Jewel yesterday. It's hot in Texas, so I thought it might cool me off to remember our cruise. Embarkation went pretty smoothly. Our time was 10:30, and after showing our NEG results, we were in line to get checked in. I will say, I did all of the Online Checking, but they did it all over again at check-in. Working harder, not smarter! We ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


disappointed in cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska

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woodro10
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My friend booked this trip for the 3 of us. We left from Vancouver, The first thing that happened, the bus that brought us to the dock just let us out. We didn't have anyone to tell us where to go .Nothing was marked, no signs or arrows. We asked several people and finally found the elevator. Two in our group are handicapped and we wasted a lot of time trying to find the gangplank .. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Great Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska

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hdkash
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Other than a complete mess around COVID testing at embarkation, during online checkin it required that we arrange a time with Eurofins for testing and NCL covered the cost. We arrived and met blank stare about Eurofins, we had to into downtown Vancouver and pay $75 for tests. Prior to online checkin we had bought video supervised tests to use at our hotel in Vancouver. We had not heard a word from ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Haven upgrade was well worth it!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Mexican Riviera

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MONYMONY68
10+ Cruises

NCL sent us an email before the cruise and offered us a chance to bid on an upgrade. I figured why not and bid on a Haven 2 bedroom villa, even though there was only 2 of us traveling. Any woman would love to have the master bathroom to herself! We got the upgrade! Haven was everything you thought it would be. If you have the opportunity, go for it. Only 2 complaints. The Jewel’s Haven is ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


A cruise I will always remember!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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stjohnbeachlover
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United States at that time. The day before we departed we received an email from Norwegian that stated our itinerary had been changed and we would be compensated with a 25% refund and 25% credit ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


The entire crew on this ship was so helpful and gracious under extreme circumst

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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rscales2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The crew should get an award from NCL they worked so hard. Some of them haven’t seen their families in months. Even though I didn’t go to many ports out of my 29 cruises on NCL I have never had a better experience. I almost didn’t want to leave but the circumstances on land made me want to go home. The food was Great I had the free at sea dining along with me being a Platinum member includes 7 ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Ordinary

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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Zorto145
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and felt fortunate to find this cruise to Burnie, Tasmania, Melbourne and the South Island of New Zealand. Why anyone would include Burnie on any itinerary is beyond belief. We were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Not bad for a good value solo cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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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


Average cruise, some good, some not so good

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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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


Comparison to prior cruise experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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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


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