Amazing New Zealand

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

14 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 30, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9505

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise was a "bucket list" adventure. It did not disappoint. New Zealand was so much more than I had hoped for when I was planning this trip. Every port had something of interest that was a bit different from the others. The ship itself is a wonder. All I can say is that I would do it all again in a heartbeat and not regret the repeat.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
well organized and easy to complete

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining was a pleasure. All food offerings were varied and well prepared. Service was impeccable. All staff were friendly and efficient.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
You could choose to be as busy or as relaxed as you wanted to be.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were varied and all were excellent. The performers were talented and did an amazing job.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The wait staff were wonderful. The room staff was efficient and friendly. The on board staff always made you feel special.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was top notch. I had sailed on this ship before and the renovations ertr excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cleanliness was fine as was the size. I only sleep in the cabin, There was a noise problem being so close to the theater. In the future I would pick a mid-ship cabin.

Ship tip

Do not depend om a good library. I was disappointed with selection

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
I spent an extra day and enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus.

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
breathtaking

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
very impressive

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
I did the Dunedin Highlights tour. The guide was wonderful, providing lots of stories and insights into the area.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Highlights tour was very informative.

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
A beautiful area.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The highlights tour was a good one for this impressive city.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
This was my favorite tour. The town is remarkable with all of the Art Deco buildings.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The Maori Experience tour was a delight. I learned a bit about this fascinating culture and want to learn more.

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The Hop on Hop off tour is a great way to experience this city. There are some great museums and and galleries.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick, easy, flawless!
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