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Norwegian Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
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Sydney (Australia)

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Excellent

29

Very Good

31

Average

35

Poor

15

Terrible

9

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119 Norwegian Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews


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Zorto145

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary

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We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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2CruiseGirlFL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever....

This was the Best cruise I have ever been on. It was a Holiday cruise in December and just the Best Time!!! Christmas caroling, cookies and fun things to do. And the Christmas buffets were spectacular. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

Sydney (Pre-Cruise) We landed early in the morning and were in the arrival hall in under an hour. We collected a pocket WiFi that was reserved through Klook and purchased Opal cards from the WH Smith store for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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onlyslightlymad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs

This was our second NCL cruise. The other was six years ago and since then we have cruised exclusively on Celebrity. The embarkation was quick and efficient. We chose a penthouse suite at the back of the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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peter-b

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overpriced & disorganised

Standing in a queue with 2000 people to disembark in Auckland NZ while 2 staff look up each passenger manually in a book. I'll find out why in an hour or so. Worst disembarcation I've had in 30 years. Crew are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ellamilyizzy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We paid top dollar for this average cruise. Had previously been on a Celebrity Cruise and thought the food was bad but nothing could compare to the slop on this ship. Poorly cooked and presented, mostly stone cold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davemoz

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

The Truth About a Norwegian Jewel Cruise . . . .

My wife and I have just returned from a 12-day cruise (Sydney/New Zealand/Sydney) on the Norwegian Jewel. We have previously been on 12 cruises from 7 to 48 nights with 5 different cruise lines ranging from 3 to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Arluia

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good sized ship

This is our sixth cruise, second with Norwegian, the others have been with Royal Caribbean. I haven’t submitted a review before, but have spent a great deal of time reading others before booking previous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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briantelly14

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A very good experience

This was our second NCL cruise and found the experience excellent. Embankment was fine although in Sydney it takes a little while to clear customs. The ship had been recently refurbished and was like new. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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yakcruiser

1 Review Written

Good Cruise

Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation went smooth in Sydney but some people did not see the little sign that said once onboard you could not disembark. Ship was much improved coming out of a recent ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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harvestor

1 Review Written

re far east experience

Good food staff very attentive & friendly and well trained on the boat Let down by shore excursion fiasco! Also the embarkation person to allocate our cabin forgot his glasses & logged us into the wrong ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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jmd718

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Singapore, 19 Nights on the Norwegian Jewel

Let me begin by saying that we always choose Norwegian for our cruising. By now, we've been to nearly every Caribbean island. We've cruised the North Sea, we've cruised the Baltic. It was time to visit Australia and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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myerstrekke

2 Reviews Written

Totally got music-ed out and don't need to see the inside of a tender for years

Itinerary of the cruise was great. Going into two different countries Australia and Indonesia made it feel as though we were on two different cruises. If you are looking at a longer cruise such as this 19 day one, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bali lou

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ever

Cabin Type: Balcony Day two into our holiday cruise i received a rather rude letter in my stateroom, a courtesy phone call would have been nicer, stating that my credit card was stopped and i had my ship card ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wdnolasco

2 Reviews Written

Australia to Singapore

We are cruising for several years now with Norwegian and we are pleased with their service and free style cruise is what we liked most. My wife have never been to Australia, Indonesia and Singapore so I decided to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cru Sir

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Stream of conscious memories

Excursions and Tendering left much to be desired. A cigar lounge was a wonderful treat but cigar prices were not in sync with retail prices. Animosity existed between cigaret smokers and cigar smokers because of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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stylecruizin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports of call

The ports of call were a great deciding factor for us to take this cruise, embarking was smooth . The ship had undergone a recent refit and found it easy to navigate all areas. The average age for cruise was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bubbles13doc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Older persons cruise 50+

We chose this cruise to coincide with school holidays as we took two of our 4 children with us aged 10 & 14. This was a bad idea as they were bored the whole trip. The kids club was mainly playing video games and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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KruiserKev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

The 1st cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018. The 2nd cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 to December 20, 2018. We chose these cruises because we liked the itineraries. We purchased a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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eriedel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Some good things and some bad things

Review of Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Jewel 1/5/19 thru 1/30/19 The Norwegian Jewel can be a good value depending on your priorities. I’ll touch on what I felt were the major items to help you make that ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Far to little time ashore (to do non NCL excursions)

Went on this cruise with two friends. Generally saying the ship spent far to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not possible to make a longer ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

To little time ashore, louzy dj at evening/night. Good as a simple family cruise

Joined this cruise as a friend was looking to share a cabin with. Generally saying the ship spent to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kmariek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

I chose this cruise because of the private watercolor class which was offered to me on full cruising days through Art in the Mountains. Because of that class, I was busy on all of the cruising days. We came early ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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cyberchick67

1 Review Written

Ship itself was good but they haven't changed the menu for 4 years!!!

This is our 5th cruise in 4 years with NCL. Our first one in November 2014 was from Boston to New Orleans which was great as it was our first and everything was new to us. Our second was a week-long "booze ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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