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This was our second NCL cruise and found the experience excellent. Embankment was fine although in Sydney it takes a little while to clear customs. The ship had been recently refurbished and was like new. However some of the updates looked like it had been a rush job but it was still very good. We found the ship very easy to navigate and explore. This was stark contrast to our previous cruise with MSC in Northern Europe. The food on board was probably the best we have experienced on a cruise particularly the buffet and the french restaurant. Simple but good. Cruise staff were friendly but not overly friendly and our cabin was well maintained, As per usual NCL Ports of call were excellent and getting off and on the ship was seamless.Did not use onboard excursions as it was much cheaper to organise our own. Disembarkment in Sydney was excellent and the quickest we have experienced.

A very good experience

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by briantelly14

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This was our second NCL cruise and found the experience excellent.

Embankment was fine although in Sydney it takes a little while to clear customs.

The ship had been recently refurbished and was like new. However some of the updates looked like it had been a rush job but it was still very good.

We found the ship very easy to navigate and explore. This was stark contrast to our previous cruise with MSC in Northern Europe.

The food on board was probably the best we have experienced on a cruise particularly the buffet and the french restaurant. Simple but good.

Cruise staff were friendly but not overly friendly and our cabin was well maintained, As per usual NCL

Ports of call were excellent and getting off and on the ship was seamless.Did not use onboard excursions as it was much cheaper to organise our own.

Disembarkment in Sydney was excellent and the quickest we have experienced.
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Cabin Review

Family Balcony
Cabin B3 9026
Standard Balcony with plenty of storage room. Well maintained by cabin steward.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins