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Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Australia & New Zealand
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36

Average

40

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17

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40 Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


Zorto145 avatar

Zorto145

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary

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We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sc_parry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average cruise, some good, some not so good

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rrb99

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison to prior cruise experience

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

Sydney (Pre-Cruise) We landed early in the morning and were in the arrival hall in under an hour. We collected a pocket WiFi that was reserved through Klook and purchased Opal cards from the WH Smith store for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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onlyslightlymad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs

This was our second NCL cruise. The other was six years ago and since then we have cruised exclusively on Celebrity. The embarkation was quick and efficient. We chose a penthouse suite at the back of the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ellamilyizzy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We paid top dollar for this average cruise. Had previously been on a Celebrity Cruise and thought the food was bad but nothing could compare to the slop on this ship. Poorly cooked and presented, mostly stone cold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davemoz

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

The Truth About a Norwegian Jewel Cruise . . . .

My wife and I have just returned from a 12-day cruise (Sydney/New Zealand/Sydney) on the Norwegian Jewel. We have previously been on 12 cruises from 7 to 48 nights with 5 different cruise lines ranging from 3 to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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harvestor

1 Review Written

re far east experience

Good food staff very attentive & friendly and well trained on the boat Let down by shore excursion fiasco! Also the embarkation person to allocate our cabin forgot his glasses & logged us into the wrong ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jmd718

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Singapore, 19 Nights on the Norwegian Jewel

Let me begin by saying that we always choose Norwegian for our cruising. By now, we've been to nearly every Caribbean island. We've cruised the North Sea, we've cruised the Baltic. It was time to visit Australia and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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myerstrekke

2 Reviews Written

Totally got music-ed out and don't need to see the inside of a tender for years

Itinerary of the cruise was great. Going into two different countries Australia and Indonesia made it feel as though we were on two different cruises. If you are looking at a longer cruise such as this 19 day one, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cru Sir

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Stream of conscious memories

Excursions and Tendering left much to be desired. A cigar lounge was a wonderful treat but cigar prices were not in sync with retail prices. Animosity existed between cigaret smokers and cigar smokers because of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bubbles13doc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Older persons cruise 50+

We chose this cruise to coincide with school holidays as we took two of our 4 children with us aged 10 & 14. This was a bad idea as they were bored the whole trip. The kids club was mainly playing video games and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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eriedel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Some good things and some bad things

Review of Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Jewel 1/5/19 thru 1/30/19 The Norwegian Jewel can be a good value depending on your priorities. I’ll touch on what I felt were the major items to help you make that ...
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Sail Date January 2019


TheoJ avatar

TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

To little time ashore, louzy dj at evening/night. Good as a simple family cruise

Joined this cruise as a friend was looking to share a cabin with. Generally saying the ship spent to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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cyberchick67

1 Review Written

Ship itself was good but they haven't changed the menu for 4 years!!!

This is our 5th cruise in 4 years with NCL. Our first one in November 2014 was from Boston to New Orleans which was great as it was our first and everything was new to us. Our second was a week-long "booze ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Goonda avatar

Goonda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but not great

Did the 13 day South Pacific and North Queensland Cruise. Family of 4 in Aft Mini-Suite. Kids 10 and 16. The itinerary was pretty good with nice visits to Noumea, Isle of Pines (Magnificent), Lifou, Cairns, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lisalace

1 Review Written

Wont be doing Norwegian again.

We did this cruise to compare it to Royal Caribbean just to see if there were any differences as we usually cruise with RCL. We will be going back to RCL. Eventhough the ship has had a refurbishment, it didnt ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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baka01

1 Review Written

Need to look at their selections of food

I decided I would like to take a Christmas/New Year cruise to relax for awhile. Our first couple of days were not too bad as we found our way around and studied the dining facilities etc. On our third day we arrived ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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igotodoit

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

General

Chose cruise because it was promoted as discounted and ship was recently refurbished. The dates coincided with the itinerary planned for the Australian trip. Our highlight was actually the Great Barrier Reef. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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beveridg1

1 Review Written

NCL Jewel 19 day cruise

I selected the NCL Jewel for the itinerary. Unfortunately, it changed several times due to "mechanical" problems. This caused great inconvenience and made it impossible to utilize private 3rd party shore excursions. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Gizmosmum

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Love the refurbishment but cruise not as good 2nd time round

I chose this cruise for my DH & I as we only had a brief period of time off work and I had a fantastic cruise on the NCL Jewel in Jan 18 to NZ. Embarkation Day Boarding was relatively quick & easy. We took our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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xceo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Refitted, but some issues remaining

We were glad to find the ship had been refitted during it's 8 day lay-over in Singapore, before the relocation cruise to Sydney. However engine problems meant we were given a revised itinerary for the cruise on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Traveller25 avatar

Traveller25

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very ordinary cruise

We recently did a nineteen day cruise on this ship from Singapore. We found it to have consistently poor management in all food areas and at the bars. Many staff appeared unhappy which really affected our cruise. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Ejkap2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bucket List Adventure

We traveled first for 30 days on the Holland America Noordam visiting Southern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. From there we went on the Norwegian Jewel visiting Northern Australia, Southeast Asia, China and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Dpallett

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing itinerary, let down by poor organisation.

The ports of call sounded amazing but most had to be reached by tender. Queues for tender tickets were long, some days we didn't get off the ship till lunchtime because of this, tenders were hot, cramped, smelly and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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