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Australia & New Zealand Norwegian Jewel Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

34

Average

38

Poor

15

Terrible

6

Cruise type

127 Australia & New Zealand Norwegian Jewel Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


Zorto145 avatar

Zorto145

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary

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We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

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


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sc_parry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average cruise, some good, some not so good

Overall: Average Cruise and the highlight was the day cruising the Sounds. The Sounds are spectacular and cruising was a great way to see a small portion of them. Dining: We never do up charge dining, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MileHighBill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great NZ cruise

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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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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Rrb99

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison to prior cruise experience

Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How ...
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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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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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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

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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onlyslightlymad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs

This was our second NCL cruise. The other was six years ago and since then we have cruised exclusively on Celebrity. The embarkation was quick and efficient. We chose a penthouse suite at the back of the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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peter-b

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overpriced & disorganised

Standing in a queue with 2000 people to disembark in Auckland NZ while 2 staff look up each passenger manually in a book. I'll find out why in an hour or so. Worst disembarcation I've had in 30 years. Crew are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ellamilyizzy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We paid top dollar for this average cruise. Had previously been on a Celebrity Cruise and thought the food was bad but nothing could compare to the slop on this ship. Poorly cooked and presented, mostly stone cold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davemoz

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

The Truth About a Norwegian Jewel Cruise . . . .

My wife and I have just returned from a 12-day cruise (Sydney/New Zealand/Sydney) on the Norwegian Jewel. We have previously been on 12 cruises from 7 to 48 nights with 5 different cruise lines ranging from 3 to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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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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


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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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harvestor

1 Review Written

re far east experience

Good food staff very attentive & friendly and well trained on the boat Let down by shore excursion fiasco! Also the embarkation person to allocate our cabin forgot his glasses & logged us into the wrong ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jmd718

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Singapore, 19 Nights on the Norwegian Jewel

Let me begin by saying that we always choose Norwegian for our cruising. By now, we've been to nearly every Caribbean island. We've cruised the North Sea, we've cruised the Baltic. It was time to visit Australia and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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myerstrekke

2 Reviews Written

Totally got music-ed out and don't need to see the inside of a tender for years

Itinerary of the cruise was great. Going into two different countries Australia and Indonesia made it feel as though we were on two different cruises. If you are looking at a longer cruise such as this 19 day one, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bali lou

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ever

Cabin Type: Balcony Day two into our holiday cruise i received a rather rude letter in my stateroom, a courtesy phone call would have been nicer, stating that my credit card was stopped and i had my ship card ...
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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


Norwegian Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service3.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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