French Polynesia

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Transpacific

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

17 Night French Polynesia & South Pacific (Papeete To Sydney)

Sail date: October 25, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8062

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Had a great time. Met a lot of nice people. Made new friends. Don't like the little cutbacks. Like a chocolates on the pillow and chocoholics night. I didn't mind the tips have gone up. The kitchen and housekeeping staff are well worth it. My biggest complaint was the visa that I was unaware of. In the end I purchased two next S. Wasn't going to do it based in my last experience. But this cruise was so much better than the one I took.l in May. I like carnivals internet policy. It's $5 a day for social media. It's a great idea when you need to contact family.


4 out of 5
I understand this was a makeshift port. New itinerary. People were coming and going, but it managed to work out well

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent nice varieties.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Daily trivia. Progressive trivia. Cooking demos. Dance classes


4 out of 5
Burn the floor was excellent, as well as cirque bijou. A lot of the comedians were hard to understand. Totally different entertainment when I was on the spirit in May.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly. Outgoing always smiling. Go out of gheir Wat to please you

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved it

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Jimmy. Carlene and Carlson did an exceptional job.

Ship tip

Get you visa on line. Do not go thru Norwegian. You need an electronic visa for Australia. I was notified two days before I was leaving. Between the emails and phone calls, I did what they said and went they visa central in ncl site. Could have done is myself for $20 aud dollars. Paid $50 USA each. Use cita or Edt. My travel person left after I booked this in Jan and my new person was unaware.

Ports of call

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
Very expensive for taxis food etc. have to go to Venus point to the beach. Very far away.

Raiatea, French Polynesia

4 out of 5
Better shopping. Cheaper prices. E took a day trip from Tahiti to moorea. Beautiful beach. $35 Rt in ferry. For a half hour ride.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
On of my favorites for water sports

Pago Pago, American Samoa

4 out of 5
Took a bus tour around the island for $30. Loved the post office. National park and shopping in the tents.

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5
Party on board. Went from nov 1-3

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

3 out of 5
Took a bus ride around the island. Went to the thermal mud baths. The sleeping giant. The Hindu shrine of Nadi Then to debark to the beach. Jacks is a great place fit good souvenirs. They have the same stuff in Suva.

Suva, Fiji

4 out of 5
Did a walking tour up to the church. Went to china town. Did a hop in hop off bus. A bug bustling town.

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
Favorite part of the cruise. Went to the tribal land and were taught how they lived.

Noumea, New Caledonia

4 out of 5
Another hop on hop off bus. $10 for all day. Plus they take you to three beaches. There is a lot of shopping. And a china town

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

5 out of 5
No one knows about this one. No yours were offered by the ship. We found our own $15 bus and went all over the island. Beaches were beautiful. Old churches. Prisons. Caves. To name a few. Less than 2000 inhabitants.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
We met up with an old friend of mine she took us to the rocks. The opera house. Bondi BRAC. Darling harbor zoo. Sydney harbor. Had a great timr


5 out of 5
Fantastic. We walked off at 8:28 and was at our hotel at 9:30 after we cleared customs. The only drawback is you can only claim 25 cigarettes. And have to be careful about wood objects and feathers
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