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Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Australia & New Zealand
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40

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17

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36 Norwegian Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


stjohnbeachlover avatar

stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

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This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United ...
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Sail Date February 2020


marlowman avatar

marlowman

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Not bad for a good value solo cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MY Schavuit

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Free at sea

We like cruising. We have been on several cruises, Costa, Holland America, Royal Caribean and Carnival and this was our first Norwegian experience. We are not the dress-up types and the fixed dinner seatings on most ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Arluia

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good sized ship

This is our sixth cruise, second with Norwegian, the others have been with Royal Caribbean. I haven’t submitted a review before, but have spent a great deal of time reading others before booking previous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Pt 2 of B2B thru South Pacific - great itinerary

This was the 2nd leg of our 30 days from Hawaii to Australia which was an amazing itinerary with great weather. I covered most of the detail in part 1 of my review. A third of passengers were back to back so the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


kmariek avatar

kmariek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

I chose this cruise because of the private watercolor class which was offered to me on full cruising days through Art in the Mountains. Because of that class, I was busy on all of the cruising days. We came early ...
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Sail Date January 2019


kcruisecritic avatar

kcruisecritic

1 Review Written

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

We had always wanted to visit Australia and New Zealand and we are glad Norwegian had this cruise. It’s a memorable trip. We enjoyed exploring the port cities although four sea-days to and from are a bit long. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Scyl avatar

Scyl

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Decent cruise on NCL

Newly refurbished NCL Jewel is a great ship, aside from the cabin's bathroom, the whole ship feels really new and fresh, doesn't seem like a 13 year old ship at all. Service and dining was nothing impressive, but it ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Lizzylovessean

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great first time with Norwegian

I really loved this cruise ship had never been away with Norweigan before and after reading the reviews was a little worried. We chose an interior cabin as we got it at an awesome price. We only use cabin for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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rubyjack67

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

NEW DECOR AND PRODUCTION SHOWS MAKE THIS SHIP A REAL GEM!!

Norwegian Jewel departing Sydney on December 1st 2018 to New Zealand for 12 nights. My husband and I booked only 6 weeks prior to the departure date and managed to get a great deal on a mini-suite. The ship had been ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Joncoop avatar

Joncoop

7 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good, but?

Chose this cruise fo the itinerary. But was let down by the actual docking and transfers. Over half the ports were tender ports, with long tender journeys to obscure docks. Then buses or taxis to the actual port ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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maisie mac

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise spoiled by tendering

Wanted to see Australia and this cruise had excellent itinerary. Unfortunately we didn't see much of each port due to tendering. Arrived in Cairns at 9am and didn't get to city until 13.30 due to tendering then ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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rsgraves

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise but 2 problems

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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cassamanda

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Top entertainment, great restaurants and bars

We originally chose this ship for the itinerary and to try out a different line. The original itinerary included Melbourne, Geelong, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Hobart and Eden. This was changed after 6 months ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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sh7159

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise with Norwegian Jewel

We have just returned from a 10 day cruise on Norwegian Jewel around the southern ports of Australia, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Contrary to what I have read on some reviews, the food on board was very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Margielh avatar

Margielh

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise with friends

Chose this ship as usually cruise with Princess and wanted a change. As Australians who had been to most of the ports it was more for rest and relaxation than for new experiences. I had read many reviews of this ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Paul Sharp avatar

Paul Sharp

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First cruise with NCL

My wife and I like to try different ships/different destinations hence Norwegian Jewel for the first time and Kangaroo Island and Eden as places we had not visited. First impressions are very important and when we ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fantastic itinerary through Australia and New Zealand!

We had sailed on the Norwegian Jewel last year through the Panama Canal, so we decided to book again when the Jewel headed down under. We splurged and reserved a balcony cabin this time and enjoyed it immensely. We ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Honeysnooks

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Winter Getaway

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which originally had several Australian as well as New Zealand ports of call. While we were sad to see less of Australia than we expected, the changed trip was terrific. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Scoop368

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NCL - welcome to the Australasian sector - but room for improvement.

We chose NCL's Christmas cruise in preference to other options as they were new to this sector and friends travelling on same cruise had previous good experience in Hawaii and Mexico trips. The itinerary also ...
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Sail Date December 2017


fivefoot4 avatar

fivefoot4

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship inside but cabins small

Embarkation was very quick and easy but then we were Latitude members. First impressions of the ship was good but expected wow factor from the atrium and didnt get it. I love freestyle dining and there were plenty ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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c2helen

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Memories of a Lifetime

Going to Australia and New Zealand was always on our wish list. The NCL Jewel itinerary made it easy to see several cities in one trip. We booked a balcony cabin on level 10. Pre-cruise and post cruise we spent 2 ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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GaleNAlan

2 Reviews Written

Wrong cruise?

I must have been on a different ship than the other reviewers because I encountered none of their problems. Embarcation: Being a Latitudes member{this was my 26th cruise} I only waited 3 to 5 minutes in Latitudes ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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queenann1

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Perfect weather and location

We have always dreamed of going to Australia and New Zealand...this was a trip of a life time. We like cruising on the smaller NCL ships and the Jewel fit the bill. I booked originally a 2 bedroom family suite a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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cvolpato

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Tasmanian sailing

This was our 7th cruise the first time with NCL I really liked the ship I thought it was a great design and I did not think that it was out dated as mentioned in a lot of other reviews. In fact for me it was one ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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