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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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603 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


stephenhughes40 avatar

stephenhughes40

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, slightly let down by a few issues

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We chose this cruise because of its itinerary (China & Japan were top of our list). Unfortunately, the itinerary changed several times before our departure, which took some of the shine off it (particularly the loss ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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kenandmaureen

8 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Third and final leg was best of all

We did a back to back to back Sydney to Yokohama so this review is for the last leg, Hong Kong to Yokohama. The Jewel is now quite old and in need of a refit but provides a good cruising experience with lounges and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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jennyprovo

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

We have sailed on Norwegian many times. I really enjoy the Jewel Class ships. When I saw this itinerary I was excited. The ship itself is showing its wear but I believe it is up for dry dock after it goes to ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Joncoop

7 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good, but?

Chose this cruise fo the itinerary. But was let down by the actual docking and transfers. Over half the ports were tender ports, with long tender journeys to obscure docks. Then buses or taxis to the actual port ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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maisie mac

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise spoiled by tendering

Wanted to see Australia and this cruise had excellent itinerary. Unfortunately we didn't see much of each port due to tendering. Arrived in Cairns at 9am and didn't get to city until 13.30 due to tendering then ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Glennbow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

18 Night Australia to Singapore

The cruise was a great experience with some superb destinations. The ship is in pretty decent condition but is probably ready for the re-fit due later this year. Food in the restaurants was average at best, its ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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AnnenAlan

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise from Sydney to Singapore

we booked this cruise because it was a great price and an itinerary we had done before and really enjoyed pros We have done many cruises but never NCL, I have to say we were pleasantly surprised embarkation ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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formula18

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful scenery

Wonderful Cruise to Alaska from Seattle. Emarkation at this port needs a little work,a bit disorganized.Seattle its self was wonderful, wish we had come a few days earlier, versus the one extra day that we had.The ...
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Sail Date June 2017


rsgraves avatar

rsgraves

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise but 2 problems

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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cassamanda

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Top entertainment, great restaurants and bars

We originally chose this ship for the itinerary and to try out a different line. The original itinerary included Melbourne, Geelong, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Hobart and Eden. This was changed after 6 months ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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sh7159

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise with Norwegian Jewel

We have just returned from a 10 day cruise on Norwegian Jewel around the southern ports of Australia, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Contrary to what I have read on some reviews, the food on board was very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Margielh

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise with friends

Chose this ship as usually cruise with Princess and wanted a change. As Australians who had been to most of the ports it was more for rest and relaxation than for new experiences. I had read many reviews of this ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Paul Sharp avatar

Paul Sharp

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First cruise with NCL

My wife and I like to try different ships/different destinations hence Norwegian Jewel for the first time and Kangaroo Island and Eden as places we had not visited. First impressions are very important and when we ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fantastic itinerary through Australia and New Zealand!

We had sailed on the Norwegian Jewel last year through the Panama Canal, so we decided to book again when the Jewel headed down under. We splurged and reserved a balcony cabin this time and enjoyed it immensely. We ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Honeysnooks

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Winter Getaway

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which originally had several Australian as well as New Zealand ports of call. While we were sad to see less of Australia than we expected, the changed trip was terrific. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Scoop368

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NCL - welcome to the Australasian sector - but room for improvement.

We chose NCL's Christmas cruise in preference to other options as they were new to this sector and friends travelling on same cruise had previous good experience in Hawaii and Mexico trips. The itinerary also ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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fivefoot4

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship inside but cabins small

Embarkation was very quick and easy but then we were Latitude members. First impressions of the ship was good but expected wow factor from the atrium and didnt get it. I love freestyle dining and there were plenty ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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c2helen

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Memories of a Lifetime

Going to Australia and New Zealand was always on our wish list. The NCL Jewel itinerary made it easy to see several cities in one trip. We booked a balcony cabin on level 10. Pre-cruise and post cruise we spent 2 ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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GaleNAlan

2 Reviews Written

Wrong cruise?

I must have been on a different ship than the other reviewers because I encountered none of their problems. Embarcation: Being a Latitudes member{this was my 26th cruise} I only waited 3 to 5 minutes in Latitudes ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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queenann1

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Perfect weather and location

We have always dreamed of going to Australia and New Zealand...this was a trip of a life time. We like cruising on the smaller NCL ships and the Jewel fit the bill. I booked originally a 2 bedroom family suite a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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cvolpato

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Tasmanian sailing

This was our 7th cruise the first time with NCL I really liked the ship I thought it was a great design and I did not think that it was out dated as mentioned in a lot of other reviews. In fact for me it was one ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Barryben avatar

Barryben

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska at its best.

We chose this cruise as it was longer than the seven night cruise that we had done before and included three extra ports. We flew into Seattle the night before from Australia. As platinum latitudes members ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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SKAdams001

3 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

NCL Jewel cruises the South Pacific for the first time

NCL Jewel - South Pacific Cruise Review : 10-30 October 2017 We are just returned from a package which included a 12-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line, Jewel, sailing the South Pacific and I will try to be as ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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judyturnbull

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise except....

The food was great and most of the entertainment was excellent. I would highly recommend this ship but be prepared for some frustration. Embarkation in Vancouver, BC, we arrived at the time our tickets specified. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ottoj55

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaskan cruise

My wife and I booked the cruise for the destination. We wanted to see Alaska, the cruise line was less of a consideration. After some quick searches we found Norwegian had a trip that fit our schedule and included ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Norwegian Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service3.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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