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Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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39 Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


MileHighBill avatar

MileHighBill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great NZ cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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2CruiseGirlFL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever....

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MkeCruzn

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Amazing New Zealand, great ship, great fun

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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okema

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best ship in the NCL fleet

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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helena and paul

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

FANTASTIC - South Pacific Island Hopper - 10 Ports of Call !

I have been cruising since I was a kid because my Mom loved crusing - so she started us off young! I took my son on his first cruise when he was 5 - and he said it was better than Disneyland! I must concur. This ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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briantelly14

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A very good experience

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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yakcruiser

1 Review Written

Good Cruise

Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation went smooth in Sydney but some people did not see the little sign that said once onboard you could not disembark. Ship was much improved coming out of a recent ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wdnolasco

2 Reviews Written

Australia to Singapore

We are cruising for several years now with Norwegian and we are pleased with their service and free style cruise is what we liked most. My wife have never been to Australia, Indonesia and Singapore so I decided to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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stylecruizin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports of call

The ports of call were a great deciding factor for us to take this cruise, embarking was smooth . The ship had undergone a recent refit and found it easy to navigate all areas. The average age for cruise was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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yahozg

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful holiday!

My sister and I have just returned from a very enjoyable 12 night cruise on the Norwegian Jewel sailing to New Zealand. We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Sydney, with lovely views of the harbour from the rooftop pool ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dartmum

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

So good - but expensive on board

We chose this cruise because we wanted to try a new cruise line after a couple of less-than-impressive experiences with our long-time favorites, Princess. We had heard good things about NCL, so it seemed a good ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Joshgrobanfan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice remodel, friendly crew

Traveling with a disabled person, was concerned that it would be a nightmare but was very happy with the attention given that made sure our trip was comfortable. Every issue and concern was resolved immediately. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Giddyupgirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Giddyupgirl

what a holiday!!! I have cruised a number of times. This cruise was something different again, great group of passengers great staff, crew as well. I can say this was the best cruise I have ever done. Ship was in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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TOK10

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience

This cruise was a last minute holiday decision and we are so happy that we did it. The itinerary was excellent, the ship - which has recently been refitted - was exceptional and we could not fault the staff. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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matt151617

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

An amazing New Zealand cruise

Fresh out of dry dock and the first of the Sydney to New Zealand trips of the season, the Jewel looks great. Gone are the tacky plastic palm trees, ugly carpet, and funky colors. The ship looks modern, instead of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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PJ Huston

1 Review Written

Australia/New Zealand

Itinerary was Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.(32 days) This was a cruise of a life time. We saved for a long time to do this cruise. We have sailed with NCL before and believe this was the most ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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31 cents

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Trip of a Life Time

This was a 29 day trip in Australia and Asia. We worried about the length, but thanks to the cruise critic roll call thread, it was the best. We met many of the people we had been blogging with for the year before ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Pizzalover_

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel Cabin 5104 - a great choice

We love to cruise with Norwegian because of the relaxed, casual approach the line takes for dining except for the nice restaurants on board. This cruise was our first visit to Australia and it fit nicely into our ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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zwho

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sailjerry7071

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well run vessel with hard working and friendly crew

Really enjoyed our first cruise. We found food and service compared well with other All inclusive holidays. The New Zealand and Tasmanian ports were interesting and worth visiting; Geelong less so. Service in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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big stretch

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good value and a fun cruise

This cruise departed Sydney on a Sunday and we happened to arrive at the pier near the 12 noon embarkation time. I recommend not doing that because of all the queueing, which made it take close to an hour to get on ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Gizmosmum

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fabulous time

I chose to go on this cruise as I was off work after a knee replacement. My plus one was my mum. We arrived at the port a little after 12. Bags were dropped with no difficulty. We had to show our printed on line ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Jumping Castle

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise with Norwegian Jewel

Thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. Travelled as a family of 4 with 2 children aged 17 and 12. Embarkation was a breeze as we arrived early and were one of the first on the ship which ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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tinselgirl

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great to be back onboard Norwegian Jewel

We were very keen to cruise with NCL on their 1st season in Australlia and having been on the Jewel before in Alaska it was wonderful to be back onboard. We chose to embark about 2 hours after embarkation had ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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cbalthis707

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

My husband and I chose this cruise to Australia and New Zealand for our 35th Wedding Anniversary. It did not disappoint. From the moment we boarded the ship to the minute we disembarked everything was spectacular. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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