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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

12 Night Australia & New Zealand From Sydney (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: January 23, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11520

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall a very nice cruise!! Itinerary was well done. Ship and stateroom were very comfortable.


5 out of 5
As a Latitudes member, we flew right through check in and Embarkation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good but not the best we've had.

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

Best salad bar ever!!! Come hungry! Lots of good food

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

The menu has changed some and it's even better now.

Chin Chin Asian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Nice to see a different restaurant. Really enjoyed the food and good service. Nice that this is complimentary.

Azura Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Good variety of food and good service. A person really doesn't need a speciality restaurant.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did the trivia sessions a few times and used the fitness Center once as well as the pool and hot tub once.


4 out of 5
Rock show was good but all other shows were mediocre. Pablo Rodriguez was an exceptional guitar performer!

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

Perfect place to sit quietly and read and have a nice view during the day. Nice place for an evening party/dance.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Servers were mostly very efficient. Our room steward, Rolicia, was very kind and went out of her way to make my birthday special. One server, Joel, was very kind and informative. Front desk staff as usual were rude, slow, and incompetent

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Good to see the Jewel had been updated in places

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size for us. Bed was very comfortable. Full size shower/tub was nice.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5
Crowded, lots of traffic. Needed an extra day here

Eden, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved this charming town! Everyone was so friendly! Free shuttle into town

Melbourne, Australia

4 out of 5
Glad we were here on a Saturday as this place would be much busier. Sky Tower was fun to visit.

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Did the Wings Wildlife tour! Fun place! Got to hold a baby Tasmanian Devil!

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Beautiful!!!! Such a relaxing day experiencing Fiordland right from our balcony. Milford sound was the best!

Cruise Doubtful Sound

4 out of 5
Beautiful!!!! Such a relaxing day experiencing Fiordland right from our balcony.

Cruise Dusky Sound

4 out of 5
Beautiful!!!! Such a relaxing day experiencing Fiordland right from our balcony.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Went on a penquin tour that only allowed us to view two penguins for just a few seconds behind plexi glass

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Toured a working sheep farm and had tea in their lovely home. Saw a working dog herd sheep

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Wine country tour!!! So much fun!!! Beautiful area!!

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
My favorite stop in NZ! Beautiful buildings, nice shop and eateries and such kind people. Free shuttle takes you right downtown

Tauranga, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Visited the Thermal Wonderland. Very interesting and lots of walking and stairs. Also visited a Kiwi exhibit which was fun

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Did the post cruise tour that goes all over the city with stops at the War Memorial Museum and lunch on our own in a quaint district


5 out of 5
Very easy! Left early with a tour
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