This was the Best cruise I have ever been on. It was a Holiday cruise in December and just the Best Time!!! Christmas caroling, cookies and fun things to do. And the Christmas buffets were spectacular. The food was really good and at times excellent. The buffets were just terrific and I spent most of the time eating at the buffets because they were so good, and the staff were very accommodating. The entertainment was better then even the shows I have seen in Palm Beach County Florida at the Kravis Center; they were Spectacular (from the phenomenal singers, to the fabulous dancers, "Red Velvet", Le Cirque Bijou, etc.), can't say enough. The Cruise Director and staff were so awesome, always smiling, sincere, friendly, and helpful; and they were at the dance floors quite a bit which was a lot of fun. The room stewards were absolutely great. So much to do on the ship that I couldn't choose sometimes because I wanted to do it all. The fitness center was the best. And then the excursions, well words can't describe how phenomenal they were!!! You have to go on "Nature's Wonders Wildlife Safari", "Queen Charlotte Track Hike", and "Hawks Bay Countryside" you simply can't miss, just awesome!!! But the best was actually cruising through Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound; absolutely breathtaking!!! New Zealand is just absolutely Beautiful and the people are just as beautiful as the Country. I think this might be as good as it gets, just the best vacation I have ever had and probably will ever have. I could keep writing. And I met "my person" on the cruise (fingers crossed, prayers going up), we are dating! Thank you Norwegian Jewel for literally, "The Time Of My Life"! And I mean that with all sincerity!
The cabin was pretty average, but the shower and bathroom seemed a little bigger then some ships. I had and inside cabin which I always get because I am never in my cabin except to sleep and shower.