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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2298 reviews
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Good Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Inside

Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation went smooth in Sydney but some people did not see the little sign that said once onboard you could not disembark. Ship was much improved coming out of a recent drydock. Had a nice inside cabin and room attendant Nathan was excellent. Dining was good in main dining room except for the veal one night. The specialty dining venues were good and even the buffet was better than I remembered. Traveled solo and our solos coordinator Patrick helped us out with dinner reservations, show seating and whatever else we needed. The entertainment was hit and miss. Liked the idea of three overnights especially in the tender ports because the tendering process did not go so well. It was nice to have the second day so you could get out early and see the place. Did a couple ships excursions which would have been ok except that they were in a hurry to get you back to the ship although it was not sailing for another three hours. The rest of the excursions I did were organized by CC members. They went great and a special thanks to the members who organized them. The only real negative was the tender ports. I will be avoiding them whenever possible in the future.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside

Cabin IA

Very nice cabin. Very quiet.

Port Reviews

Newcastle (Australia)

Did the little hop on hop off tram


The zoo was excellent but did not have nearly enough time to see it all. I think they thought we all had to get back for our naps.


Took the train up to Kuranda. It was to windy to take the skyrail back down so we bussed down and then went to aquarium.

Komodo Island

Pink Beach was nice.


Litchfield park is amazing.

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