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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

17 Night South Pacific (Papeete To Sydney)

Sail date: November 14, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4560

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Going from one iconic island to the next and yet finding each one to be quite distinct in culture, language, and products was an incredible delight.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Line took about 1 1/2 hrs

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
some of the very best cruise ship food we've had (in 18 cruises)!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
terrific, informative lectures

Entertainment

4 out of 5
tap dancers were the best performers!

Children's Programs

no kids with us on cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
each person went out of his/her way to make sure everything was excellent!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
very nicely maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
nice room, but EXTREMELY small bathroom--the smallest I can ever remember having on any ship!

Ship tip

get ready to meet the friendliest, most helpful staff on the seas, plus taste the best food around!

Ports of call

Papeete, Tahiti

4 out of 5
private excursion--nice but not as breathtaking as the subsequent islands

Raiatea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
terrific--loved seeing the vanilla plantation and pearl farm (private tour)!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! private tour to swim with the sharks and rays was great, and earlier private tour around the island was informative and fun.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

5 out of 5
private excursion was very nice, touring the island; the people are phenomenal--so very friendly!

Cross International Dateline

4 out of 5
fun, but we didn't spend a lot of time on this

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

5 out of 5
Wow, so beautiful! The private excursion to an island to snorkel was TOTALLY worth it!!

Suva, Fiji

5 out of 5
beautiful place--private tour was relaxing and gorgeous

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
terrific stop--more very friendly locals, and had a super private tour to the Blue Lagoon, waterfalls, village, and coffee production site!

Noumea, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
breathtakingly beautiful, but beware the waves if you go to an island on a private tour--they can be pretty tough. LOVED snorkeling around and swimming with the giant sea turtles!

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

5 out of 5
iconically gorgeous!

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
SOO much to see and do here--the markets at The Rocks were so much fun, too!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
well-organized
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