Not what we expected

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 119

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

21 Night Australia & French Polynesia (Sydney To Papeete)

Sail date: February 28, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10612

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Disastrous never want to experience anything like we all went through like that again being turned away from almost every port we tried to dock at then being dumped .


4 out of 5
All went fine

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food on the whole was good though the menus were a bit repetitive in the main dining room. The buffet restaurant was ok but the food wasn't very hot at times.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Usual stuff on a cruise ship quizzes etc, swam in the pool


4 out of 5
The entertainment was again a bit repetitive in some cases. We enjoyed the it though so a big thumbs up to them all . And thanks to all the entertainers that put on extra shows to help us get through our ordeal. We also enjoyed the crew show .

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
A big thanks to the crew , they were brilliant. They must have been as worried as we were about our situation and what was to become of them and their families during the Corona crisis.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The increased sanitation measures put extra pressure on the crew as they strove to keep the ship clean and virus free.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We had a mid ship cabin with balcony. As with most standard cabins on ships it wasn't that spacious but adequate and pleasant and clean.

Ship tip

The ship was fine .it was the circumstances we all found ourselves in on this particular voyage. But if there is one piece of advice I can recommend ... ask if they have fixed the engines yet before booking.

Ports of call

Pago Pago, American Samoa

1 out of 5
They let us refuel only

Dravuni Island, Fiji

3 out of 5
Nothing much there, very small island but beautiful

Brisbane, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved it, went to the Australia zoo and the coala sanctuary, highly recommended.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Bonza place


1 out of 5
Made unnecessarily to sit on a coach in the docks at 4.30am for four and a half hours before being escorted to a remote area of the airport like criminals.

Traveler Photos

Dumped Beach Dravuni island Cultural village Daling HARBOUR Sydney Lots to see,  not enough time to see it all Would have loved more time to see it all Over the top
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