This is our sixth cruise, second with Norwegian, the others have been with Royal Caribbean.
I haven’t submitted a review before, but have spent a great deal of time reading others before booking previous cruises so thought it’s my turn to give some (hopefully) helpful tips.
We cruised with Norwegian Jewel, in penthouse suite 9000 which is at the forward of the ship, sailing from Sydney to Auckland.
We were in a forward facing penthouse suite, had a large balcony with two lounges, two chairs, small table. Mainly private under the overhang, fellow neighbours can look onto your balcony if they go to the end of their balcony and peek over!
King sized bed, table with four chairs, small couch, plenty of storage, coffee machine that makes hot water also, tea and coffee supplied.
Also had glasses, wine glasses and champagne glasses and cup & saucer supplied.
No water supplied, bottles were in room for US$6 each (don’t forget your 20% gratuities on top of that!).
Was given two bottles of champagne (one on first day, second on the second day), assuming one bottle was due to being in suite room, the other as we are bronze members.
Also had marvellous stateroom attendant who learnt our routine quickly, never saw him in our room, it seemed like the room was made up by magic! Also had butler & concierge which we didn’t use much.
Tip - if wanting a penthouse, go for level 10, rooms are bigger, they have a small bay window in the lounge area. Also our room was over the theatre so could hear rehearsals and shows quite clearly. Wasn’t a problem for us as we love music.
Sorry, couldn’t figure out how to attach photos.
Beautiful breathtaking scenery
Very excited about this port! Capital of green lipped mussels. Booked a table at Escape to Picton boutique hotel (33 Wellington street) where we had amazing meal of mussels and wine. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wandered around, went to two museums. Very wet and windy but hey, when you’re on holidays everything is fun!