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Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Australia & New Zealand
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Excellent

39

Very Good

36

Average

40

Poor

17

Terrible

10

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17 Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


KruiserKev avatar

KruiserKev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

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The 1st cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018. The 2nd cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 to December 20, 2018. We chose these cruises because we liked the itineraries. We purchased a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


TheoJ avatar

TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Far to little time ashore (to do non NCL excursions)

Went on this cruise with two friends. Generally saying the ship spent far to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not possible to make a longer ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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alpee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Procedures disorganized, room was noisy, food weak and slow service, weak shows

This was my second Norwegian cruise. Norwegian is pretty low cost and has some good itineraries that make it appealing especially in some of the areas where the ports seem to be more expensive (Baltic and Australia ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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You got to be kidding

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not satisfied

Food in buffet very ordinary club standard, sometimes less. Finding somewhere to sit was a feral activity like an overcrowded food court in a shopping centre at lunchtime a few days before Christmas. Food in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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thomasthompson750

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not many pluses

Food not the best not much variety pasta and fish ,Christmas Day some food was cold ,wouldn’t recommend ship or cruise go up to desk and take gratites off or you’ll stung for massive bill just tell you tip who ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ChemE521

1 Review Written

Excursions offered little content and at times unsafe. Excursions were hurried

Being from North American, we traveled about 10,000 miles to be on the NCL Jewel cruise. The cruise started in Sydney and when as far as Adelaide and returned to Sydney. The most important part of this cruise was ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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TravelingRoxy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not worth the Money!

Due to my husband’s work schedule we typically book our vacation around February or March, this one fit in with his schedule and we had vouchers from another cruise we were unable to take. I normally book ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Finsfan23

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again, Norwegian

We had chosen this cruise primarily because it coincided with the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, which was one of the stops. Until it wasn’t any longer, which caused us to alter our plans and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DaveyD

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL #NastyCruiseLine.

As a person who has done 15 previous cruises with celebrity, rci., princess and thompson cruise lines i consider myself more than experienced to give a good and honest account of any cruise i’ve been on so here is ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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redanne

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Disappointing first time with NCL

Firstly I start by saying I've been on 27 cruises and there are good and bad points on every cruise. I’ve cruised with P&O, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Australia. This is my opinion only, ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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oldie2go2

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Don't do it!

Last minute booking complete with drinks package for a short trip to Tasmania. No problem with the ship except the smell of smoke in some areas such as the card room and library. The problems concerned the bad ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Furrphy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average ship

Chosen for the itinerary. Evening activities pretty poor...thoroughly boring actually...I was on a 19 day cruise and would have liked to have gotten off a week earlier if it was possible to do so. Ship itself ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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retiredhistorian

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Chaotic management ruined a holiday of a lifetime

Chose this cruise to return from a coach tour of New Zealand to go to Singapore where we would fly home to the UK so using it as a final opportunity to visit key places on the east coast of Australia as it is ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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violin227

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very badly designed itinerary and the ship was very shaky which made us sick

Hoping to tour around a bit of Australia and Tasmania but it turns out most of destinations this cruise covers are not the worth-visiting ones such as Eden, Burnie, and Kangaroo Island especially only given ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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MaartenW

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

First time cruise; beguiled by the Norwegian in its title - it an US ship and shows it in its entertainment and dining (if it can be called that). We selected a penthouse cabin (10502) and it lived up to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kenandmaureen

8 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

First part of the 40 nighter was poor!

This is the third review i've been asked to do for this cruise which we booked as a 40 nighter but the cruise was back to back to back so this review is for the first 18 days Sydney to Singapore which was poor. The ...
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Sail Date February 2018


grantd291 avatar

grantd291

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Much better value elsewhere, feeling ripped off

Overpriced everything, in US$, especially drinks, auto 20% gratuity on everything to staff who don't deserve it. Outrageously expensive excursions. On board activities run by staff with English as a second language, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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