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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Wont be doing Norwegian again.

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by Lisalace

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Inside

We did this cruise to compare it to Royal Caribbean just to see if there were any differences as we usually cruise with RCL.

We will be going back to RCL.

Eventhough the ship has had a refurbishment, it didnt really feel like it.

Our inside cabin was tiny. No where to sit so had to lay on the bed to watch tv. Had to hunch over and crab walk along side the bed to get into it as there was a fold down bunk attached to the wall. Very tiny room.

It seemed the staff were not very happy at all.

We were one on the last in the dinning room after lunch one day and it was really the first time I saw staff in there smiling and happy, because everyone was leaving.

Eventhough I am a recreational smoker, I could not believe they allowed somking everywhere in the casion whenever it was open! Yuck.

The food was very average. Moderno, the Brazilian restaurant that is an additional cost was the best food on board.

If you were unlucky enough as us to be ones without a drinks package included, the pricing is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. It worked out to be $185 AUD per person per day!! What a joke. Of course we didnt partake.

The entertainment was ok, the best being the aerialist couple who were outstanding.

There was no indoor pool so when the weather was not great, there was no swimming at all.

Drinks were expensive. There showed the cost in US dollars then in tiny print down the bottom of the menu it said plus 20% gratuity plus 10% GST. So you must add 30% to the advertised drinks price displayed.

Always take your own coffee as we do as the stuff they claim to be coffee is not drinkable.

Overall we were disappointed and wony try Norwegian again.


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Cabin IC 10013

Our inside cabin was tiny. No where to sit so had to lay on the bed to watch tv. Had to hunch over and crab walk along side the bed to get into it as there was a fold down bunk attached to the wall. Very tiny room.

The only thing I really liked about the cabin was that the shower had a door instead of a curtain.


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