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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 nice, with about 10 different places where you could eat. We found the Teppanyaki and Brazilian BBQ our favourite, but had no complaints with the other restaurants. We had the Specialty Dining Package, and never lined up to get into any of the restaurants. The anytime-dining means you don’t have to make a booking, so just turn up when you’re ready and meet new people every time you dine. You would be hard to please if you faulted the food on the ship. People please remember this is a Cruise ship and not a Michelin Star restaurant. One thing we were very impressed with was the facilities for people with disabilities. In the Garden Cafe and in the Stardust Theatre there were seats and areas reserved for people mobility aides. The shows were as good as any we had seen on other cruise lines and varied and entertaining. Burn The Floor put on some excellent shows. As well, there is entertainment in other bars and the Spinnaker lounge. Our favourite was Hotwire. There are digital noticeboards around the ship to keep you up to date with what’s going on during the day and also the booking availability of the various restaurants. Getting on and off at most ports was reasonable good. We didn’t do any Ship excursions because we had been to most of the ports before so just did our own thing. Two people we would particularly like to thank are Anton Oborovich (Asst. Executive Housekeeper) and our Cabin Stewart Alberto, who went out of their way to make this a very enjoyable holiday.

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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by sh7159

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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 nice, with about 10 different places where you could eat. We found the Teppanyaki and Brazilian BBQ our favourite, but had no complaints with the other restaurants. We had the Specialty Dining Package, and never lined up to get into any of the restaurants. The anytime-dining means you don’t have to make a booking, so just turn up when you’re ready and meet new people every time you dine. You would be hard to please if you faulted the food on the ship. People please remember this is a Cruise ship and not a Michelin Star restaurant.

One thing we were very impressed with was the facilities for people with disabilities. In the Garden Cafe and in the Stardust Theatre there were seats and areas reserved for people mobility aides.

The shows were as good as any we had seen on other cruise lines and varied and entertaining. Burn The Floor put on some excellent shows. As well, there is entertainment in other bars and the Spinnaker lounge. Our favourite was Hotwire.

There are digital noticeboards around the ship to keep you up to date with what’s going on during the day and also the booking availability of the various restaurants.

Getting on and off at most ports was reasonable good. We didn’t do any Ship excursions because we had been to most of the ports before so just did our own thing.

Two people we would particularly like to thank are Anton Oborovich (Asst. Executive Housekeeper) and our Cabin Stewart Alberto, who went out of their way to make this a very enjoyable holiday.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB 10636
Cabin was a reasonable size, bath and toilet on the small side. There wasn't much room to move around the side of the bed, but that was because it was a big king size bed.
The cabin was kept clean and serviced well at all times.
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