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The cruise gave us an opportunity to visit friends in Melbourne , Adelaide and Hobart plus have a relaxing break. This was our 18th cruise and the first with Norwegian Cruise Line. Embarkation was terrific , probably the best we have had. getting off was not quite as easy. We usually go to the Dining room for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner . We had lunch after boarding , Dinner's menu was not terribly inviting so we went to the Buffet area. Breakfast the next morning , my wife had one incorrect order and I scored 3 out of 3 incorrect . The lunch menu was the same as previous day as was the dinner . We discovered there was very little that enticed us . O'sheehans and Chin Chin never changed menus. Even swapping the lunch for the dinner would have been a start. Only 2 dished at O'sheehans were ok and Chin Chin , given the number of Asian staff and chefs and passengers was perhaps the worst Asian Restaurant we have been to. The exceptions , the Calamari and the Sago pudding. So much is aimed at the Americian idea of food.. Deep fried .. overcooked .. sickly sweet. Burgers , sliders , hot dogs and Sandwiches are not something worthy of being on a Restaurant menu ... they are junk food .. American wines , a couple of NZ wines . As for news ..... If it hadn't been for the BBC channel you would not hear anything of the world outside the borders of the US . It does not appear to exist for Americans. Entertainment was excellent , a very nice ship , excellent facilities . Would we go on Norwegian again ??? Probably not. On the cruises we enjoy the dining experience and a good variety of great food. This , we missed . Royal Carib and Celebrity run rings around Norwegian in the food and Restaurant department.

Our review of the Feb 10th 2018 cruise

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by styxwix

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The cruise gave us an opportunity to visit friends in Melbourne , Adelaide and Hobart plus have a relaxing break. This was our 18th cruise and the first with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Embarkation was terrific , probably the best we have had. getting off was not quite as easy.

We usually go to the Dining room for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner . We had lunch after boarding , Dinner's menu was not terribly inviting so we went to the Buffet area. Breakfast the next morning , my wife had one incorrect order and I scored 3 out of 3 incorrect . The lunch menu was the same as previous day as was the dinner . We discovered there was very little that enticed us . O'sheehans and Chin Chin never changed menus. Even swapping the lunch for the dinner would have been a start. Only 2 dished at O'sheehans were ok and Chin Chin , given the number of Asian staff and chefs and passengers was perhaps the worst Asian Restaurant we have been to. The exceptions , the Calamari and the Sago pudding.

So much is aimed at the Americian idea of food.. Deep fried .. overcooked .. sickly sweet. Burgers , sliders , hot dogs and Sandwiches are not something worthy of being on a Restaurant menu ... they are junk food ..

American wines , a couple of NZ wines .

As for news ..... If it hadn't been for the BBC channel you would not hear anything of the world outside the borders of the US . It does not appear to exist for Americans.

Entertainment was excellent , a very nice ship , excellent facilities .

Would we go on Norwegian again ??? Probably not. On the cruises we enjoy the dining experience and a good variety of great food. This , we missed . Royal Carib and Celebrity run rings around Norwegian in the food and Restaurant department.
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