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Norwegian Auckland Cruise Reviews
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"This is my second review, but this time focusing on the tours. NCL did a great job putting together tour options in an effort to satisfy a variety of interests. I heard only a few gripes (and I'm not sure these..."Read More
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MellowMe

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Average cruise, some good, some not so good

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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sc_parry

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Overall: Average Cruise and the highlight was the day cruising the Sounds. The Sounds are spectacular and cruising was a great way to see a small portion of them. Dining: We never do up charge dining, we paid for an all inclusive why would you pay even more? The main dining rooms were average to below average. There was not one shrimp dish, appetizer or entree, on the menu for the entire ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Great NZ cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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MileHighBill

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We did an Auckland to Sydney cruise on the Jewel from Feb 4th to 14th. We choose this cruise because of the number of stops in New Zealand. We favor Celebrity, but picked this for the itinerary. We had been on NCL a couple times years ago and were never impressed. However, we were quite pleased with the Jewel and this cruise. I believe it has been refurbished fairly recently, so that probably ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Not bad for a good value solo cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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marlowman

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First time on Jewel, this was cruise 60 for me. Been to New Zealand many times. Embarkation and disembarkation was long and delayed due to port authorities and health checks for the Coronavirus. Not fault of Norwegian, There was an outbreak of gastro which made the bistro and main dining room difficult as everything was handled and served by staff. Everything was disinfected over and over. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Inside

34 Helpful Votes


Comparison to prior cruise experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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Rrb99

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How lucky is that ?!  I saw Queenstown on a previous visit, and highly recommend it and the bus tour to Milford Sound.   The road into the Sound is great. It has been a few years since I took ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Inside

2 Helpful Votes


Amazing New Zealand, great ship, great fun

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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MkeCruzn

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We selected this ship and itinerary because we wanted to visit this part of the world for the first time. Cruising seemed an ideal way to see a lot of New Zealand including the sounds on the South Island. We planned our own air since we wanted to stay an extra few days in Auckland at the beginning and Sydney at the end. More on this later. The Norwegian Jewel was just refurbished and it’s clean ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

15 Helpful Votes


Best ship in the NCL fleet

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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okema

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 3rd cruise on the NCL Jewel and it did not disappoint. I am a solo traveler and NCL is the best for solos. I always get an oceanview cabin on deck 5 midship. So comfortable and close to mid and forward elevators always quiet. Our solo activity leader was awesome making dinners for the group getting group seat at the shows and making sure we all had a good time. The activities ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

5 Helpful Votes


Good cruise but 2 problems

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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rsgraves

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

This cruise visited all the New Zealand spots we planned on visiting. As well, it ended in Sydney where we planned on visiting next. Excellent itinerary. One large negative experience was the embarkation at Auckland. The whole process of getting guests on board was chaotic. Norwegian blamed the New Zealand immigration officials. However, it is clearly Norwegian's responsibility to take ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

1 Helpful Vote


Bucket List Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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zwho

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was a last minute decision for me. I usually do my homework and know exactly what I want to see and how, before I even book a vacation. This time I decided I didn't want to wait another year until it was summer again "down under"! I picked NCL Jewel strictly on the itinerary and time. As a solo I had to pay for 2 people, and that will always bother me, but I as a solo on NCL I was ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Inside

2 Helpful Votes


Surprisingly uncrowded...

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Australia & New Zealand

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swisstrailblazer

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We had not travelled Norwegian before; decided to give it a go. Embarkation in Auckland was an absolute nightmare - by far the worst we have ever experienced. Apparently everybody was told to arrive at midday and the port facilities were completely overwhelmed. We had to stand in a waiting area for over an hour before finally being allowed upstairs to queue, again, for another 45 minutes to ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: St. Thomas

Cabin Type: Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Worst Cruiseline EVER !!! Still chasing up the refund they owe me ! ! !

Review for Norwegian Star to Australia & New Zealand

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MangoJJ

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

First of all, the main reason for booking this cruise was because I was doing a Tour or New Zealand North Island which started and ended in Auckland. And since I live in Brisbane. Australia, this cruise was the "perfect" way home, cruising from Auckland to Brisbane for 6 days, was meant to relax on my trip back to Brisbane before returning to work....and then it was an easy 20 mins drive from the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Departure Port: St. Thomas

1 Helpful Vote


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