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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

10 Night Australia & New Zealand (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: February 04, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8580

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

This 10 day itinerary was a once in a lifetime experience for my family and me.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was quicker than expected. Water was distributed. Plenty of chairs available for waiting, which we didn't have to wait as long as we expected.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Moderno Churrascaria

4 out of 5

Comparable to Fogo de Chao, the food was very tasty and staff kindly brought specific cuts of meat that you wanted to try more of.

Tsar's Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

A beautiful dining room!

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Always a fun experience! Cooks were so fun and the food was the best!

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Delicious! Great quality!

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Washy washy staff was awesome! Asian night was phenomenal, especially the suckling pig and the other Filipino dishes!

Chin Chin Asian Restaurant

3 out of 5

Food overall was below average/salty for an Asian restaurant (I've had plenty of Asian food).

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Fantastic quality! If you have the specialty dining package, you can choose 1 appetizer, 1 soup/salad, 1 entree, 2 sides, and a dessert.

Azura Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

We always a great experience here! If we chose to not have dessert so we wouldn't miss a show, they would eagerly allow us to have desserts/drinks after the show.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Trainers really pushed you to keep going during their complimentary abs class. Plenty of machines to use for a smaller sized ship, clean facility as well.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Theater

5 out of 5

Spinnaker Theater was a great venue and they really transformed the stage! Lighting and sound was awesome!

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

A great space to view the outdoors, especially if it's too cold to stand outside. Activities that occurred here during the day were also fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Corona virus precautions were taken very seriously. This was much appreciated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Self explored the capital city of New Zealand. Lots to see and easy to navigate on foot.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The Maori people are beautiful!

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
A fun foodie city! Try Giapo for a fun ice cream experience!

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
A beautiful city!

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Booked a fantastic half day tour of the city via Viator - the food here is great as well!

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Booked a dolphin watching cruise through Akaroa Dolphins and it was a great time!

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Wine tour booked via Viator was great value!

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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