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Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Much better value elsewhere, feeling ripped off

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grantd291
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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, they were incomprehensible, activities boring. Food was OK. Specialty restaurants food quality not worth it. Best food was in Azura. Will not be a repeat customer, extremely poor value ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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

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TheoJ
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 trip ashore. Also, one could not call it a Pacific cruise, as it only went to New Caledonia in the pacific. If you really want to do something you had to take NCL's expensive shore ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Not many pluses

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thomasthompson750
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 you won’t to tip yourself ,watch one major travel company who will try and get to sign up to gratitudes before you get on ship ,wouldn’t recommend ship to anybody everything is expensive ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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

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alpee
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 seem to cost more per day than Med or caribbean). This ship was less crowded (it was a pretty full ship but the spaces seemed better matched to its carrying capacity) than the last time ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Not satisfied

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You got to be kidding
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 restaurants was average. Bar service was poor, staff generally unfriendly and understaffed. Waited >15mins to be served and paying 20% service charge for no service. Waiters brought a ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

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KruiserKev
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 specialty dining package. We were infected by a norovirus along with other passengers. On the second day in the main dining room, I was given a drinking glass that was obviously ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


First part of the 40 nighter was poor!

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kenandmaureen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 cruises improved over time so the Singapore to Hong Long leg was better and the Hong Kong to Yokohama better still. This first part of the cruise was ruined by poor port choices, inept ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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

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ChemE521
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 to experience great shore excursions. If food, entertainment, sun or drink were of prime importance, we would have taken a Caribbean cruise which involves much less travel to get to ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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

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violin227
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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 averagely 5 hours on the shore with tendering,etc and poorly arranged and super overpriced excursion package which we ended up seeing nothing. It could have skipped Burnie or Kangaroo and ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Not worth the Money!

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TravelingRoxy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 everything myself, so when I contacted Norwegian Cruise Line to book, they were very helpful setting a vacation package for us. Once they have the booking then the money all help is gone. Asked ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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