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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Reviews: 4
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

10 Night Australia & New Zealand (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: January 13, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nez Zealand was a pleasant surprise- CLEAN, FRIENDLY, and EASY TO GET AROUND Would advise anyone who just want to get away to take the cruise

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It took less than an hour to get on to the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Brazilian restaurant was fantastic. The buffet was ok. The sports pub had good lunches.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Attended the art auctions which were poorly run

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Candice Glover was SUPER. The Broadway tribute and a salute to Frank Sinatra were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was quite personable. Our steward did an exceptional job

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Easy to get around

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
great for getting morning coffee. easy to get to

Ship tip

Easy to get around. The star lounge has seats with obstructed views- get their early for shows

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
This was our entry port --Loved it

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Went tolearn about the native history- great trip

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
trip was changed around but still saw the mission house. Had time to walk around

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Art deco dream!!! Wish all cities would do this after a disaster

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We walked around the town- should have done an excursion

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
went to Christchurch-- loved walking around. Took the hop on and off just for some guidance.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Took the bus into town- walked around. The best fish and chips ever!!!!

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
Spent the day watching the sounds. Did not see much wildlife

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
Still glued to the seat to observe the area.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
We did not get there until after 6pm so it was quite impressive with the sun going down

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Spent an extra day just walking around. The hop on off bus was ok but had to wait extra long times between stops

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We were off and the ship and into a taxi within an hour. Be sure to have your paperwork filled out
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