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Norwegian Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

5

Average

6

Poor

7

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

24

Romantic Cruises

14

Senior Cruises

14

Entertainment Cruises

11

Repositioning Cruises

6

24 Norwegian Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brad J.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norovirus Outbreak Disaster 96 Hours in Lockdown

Having sailed more than 100 days on numerous cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, P&O, Holland America, Celebrity and Princess the Norwegian Jewel was a floating biosecurity nightmare. With staff from ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stokate

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel disappointing

No words for this cruise. No basics like sugar salt or pepper unless you hunt someone down for them. Service is the worst I’ve ever received at sea. An hour and a half for a kids pizza . If you want vegemite they ...
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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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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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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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inekee

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel 16 day cruise to New Zealand

We chose this particular cruise because it went Sydney to Sydney and as we live near Sydney it was very convenient. The itinerary was also very attractive with 9 ports to visit. Embarkation went smoothly, even ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Nikki D

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sydney to New Zealand 13 night cruise

I chose this cruise due to the timing and destination. It needed to be in school holidays and New Zealand was a destination I wished to visit. The service from most staff was of a high standard. Staff greeted ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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chime83

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

New Zealand

This was our 4 Norwegian cruise and loved it the food was amazing and the entertainment was outstanding especially burn the floor. The service in all areas was great and the staff were very friendly and made you ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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scootersdad

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Freestyle FLOATING----NEVER again !!!

Chose this 33 day cruise based upon the ports listed. Weeks before the cruise found out the ship had engine problem ( and had been having for a long period). Had misplaced belief that Norwegian would have the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Stacy L

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as bad as everyone has been saying

As most have heard the Star had some technical issues on its voyage to Australia on Feb 6, 2017, its AZiPod system had a major failure and the ship was stranded at sea. Well I am here to tell you, that even though ...
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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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+happy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Embarked at Papeete ran very smoothly . Especially loved our cabin and its position on the ship. It was a disabled cabin so had heaps of room to accommodate a wheelchair (which we did not have). The only downside to ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Siljeff

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Aussie cruise

Loved how clean and orderly the ship was very friendly staff from start to finish! Thank you very much for making our holiday such a wonderful experience. The cabin was amazing and they kept it clean and tidy ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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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


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donna_h7

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on a norweigan line and our 50th Birthday celebration

Norwegian jewel ,January 5/1/19 very enjoyable for first time traveling on norweigan line ,except for our cabin "HORRIBLE " We visited Noumea,isle of pine ,lifou,cairns ,Airlie beach ,and Brisbane ,my favorite ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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